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An Anthropology of Marxism

Cedric J. Robinson


An Anthropology of Marxism offers Cedric Robinson’s analysis of the history of communalism that has been claimed by Marx and Marxists. Suggesting that the socialist ideal was embedded both in Western and non-Western civilizations and cultures long before the opening of the modern era and did not begin with or depend on the existence of capitalism, Robinson interrogates the social, cultural, institutional, and historical materials that were the seedbeds for communal modes of living and reimagining society. Ultimately, it pushes back against Marx’s vision of a better society as rooted in a Euroc ... More

Keywords: Marx, Marxism, capitalism, communalism, modernity, Eurocentric, Western socialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781469649917
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649917.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cedric J. Robinson, author