Late Marx and the Russian Road

Marx and the Peripheries of Capitalism

Teodor Shanin

978-93-50020-03-6

Aakar Books, New Delhi, 2009

286 pages

Price INR 295.00
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Late Marx and the Russian Road addresses in a new way Marx's attitudes to societies we describe today as 'developing' or 'peripheral' and to social and socialist theories which originated in them and which reflect their particularities. It argues that the intensive research coupled with public silence during the last decade of Marx's life represented a new, theoretical, 'post-Capital' threshold. This phase corresponded—not accidentally—with intensive studies of Russia and contacts with its theorists and revolutionaries. Russia was the first 'developing society' in the sense accepted today, and its social and intellectual context were to produce by the turn of the century the first wave of 'modernization' theories and strategies, as well as Leninism. Included in this work are the translations of Marx's notes from the late 1880s, hailed as one of the most important 'finds' of the last century.

Teodor Shanin

Teodor Shanin (b. 1930) is an eminent British sociologist and a former Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences in 1995.