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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Pluto Press; First Edition edition (4 Jun. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0745330029
  • ISBN-13: 978-0745330020
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.5 x 21.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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About the Author

Kieran Allen is a sociology lecturer at University College Dublin. His books include Max Weber: A Critical Introduction (Pluto, 2004) as well as a number of works on Irish society and politics.

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Allen has written a very clear account of Marxism as it applies to the 21st century.His explanation of how Marx's tendency of the falling rate of profit and how it applies to the modern crisis is particularly impressive.Allen also gives a very enlightening framework for thinking about a post capitalist world based upon a combination of workers control,pulic ownership of the major sectors of the economy and decentralised planning. In it's own way this book is a modern update of the 'Communist Manifesto' of Marx and Engels. It is an excellent accessible introduction to Marxism.
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I bought this book for a Sociology course I have undertaken. Before reading it I had wondered if it would be a very heavy and difficult read, the opposite is true. Anybody could pick up this book and read it and find it interesting, it uses very clear language and explains the concepts within very cleary. Highly Recommend.
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HASH(0x8f8faf0c) out of 5 stars Excellent introduction to Marxist thought 19 Jan. 2012
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This book I bought in a local Costa bookshop and found it was written by an Irish sociologist Kieran Allen. Shortly before my interest in Marxism was inspired by seeing a link to Irish communist party website and socialist bookshop in a booklet for Dublin Culture nights festival. It was a bit funny to see communists as part of Irish culture festival especially for me from former Soviet Union. Anyway, later I saw on streets that Marxist festivals are popular in Ireland nowadays. So let's go back to the book. I found it very good and even lucid in explaining various Marxist ideas and vocabulary. A good start for more advance reading such as Capital (I have all 3 hardcover volumes from an Indian publisher and plan to have leather bound edition from Russia if I have enough surplus) or specialized books such as A Dictionary of Marxist Thought. What I also tend to agree with the author is that Stalinism is a mirror of Capitalism (there is also a book "Magnetic Mountain: Stalinism as a Civilization" that I'm reading). I leave an application of a dialectical method of double negation to a reader here. Now the weak points of the book: 1) it doesn't cover post-Stalinist era; 2) subsequent analysis of alternatives sounds a bit naive for me who really lived in socialism and can compare it to capitalism both in post-socialist country and now living in real capitalist country. The book also has a good reading suggestion list and I even thinking now on reading Voloshinov book "Marxism and the Philosophy of Language" (in Russian, although there is an English edition). Anyway, I would recommend Kieran's book with reservations (about alternatives) as a first introduction to Marxist thought.
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