12 Facts About Marxist


Marxist claimed that the term was being abusively used as a rhetorical qualifier by those attempting to cast themselves as genuine followers of Marx while casting others in different terms, such as Lassallians.

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Marxist humanism was born in 1932 with the publication of Marx's Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 and reached a degree of prominence in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Marxist humanists contend that there is continuity between the early philosophical writings of Marx, in which he develops his theory of alienation, and the structural description of capitalist society found in his later works, such as Capital.

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Contrary to the official dialectical materialism of the Soviet Union and interpretations of Marx rooted in the structural Marxism of Louis Althusser, Marxist humanists argue that Marx's work was an extension or transcendence of enlightenment humanism.

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Marxist education develops Marx's works and those of the movements he influenced in various ways.

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Marxist historiography is a school of historiography influenced by Marxism, the chief tenets of which are the centrality of social class and economic constraints in determining historical outcomes.

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Marxist historiography has contributed to the history of the working class, oppressed nationalities, and the methodology of history from below.

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Marxist historiography suffered in the Soviet Union as the government requested overdetermined historical writing.

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Marxist literary criticism is a loose term describing literary criticism based on socialist and dialectic theories.

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Marxist aesthetics is a theory of aesthetics based on or derived from the theories of Karl Marx.

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Some notable Marxist aestheticians include Anatoly Lunacharsky, Mikhail Lifshitz, William Morris, Theodor W Adorno, Bertolt Brecht, Herbert Marcuse, Walter Benjamin, Antonio Gramsci, Georg Lukacs, Ernst Fischer, Louis Althusser, Jacques Ranciere, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Raymond Williams.

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Marxist posthumously went on to become an internationally recognised icon.

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