Adventures of the Symbolic: Post-Marxism and Radical Democracy

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Marxism's collapse led prominent theorists to reject revolution and abandon class for more fragmented models of social action. Acknowledging the constructedness of society and politics, they chose the "symbolic" to reinvent leftist thought outside a Marxist framework. Mapping different ideas of the symbolic, Breckman traces Romantic themes and resonances, and he explores in depth the effort to reconcile a radical and democratic political agenda with a politics that does not privilege materialist understandings of the social ...

Adventures of the Symbolic: Post-Marxism and Radical Democracy 2015, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231143950

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Adventures of the Symbolic: Post-Marxism and Radical Democracy 2013, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231143943

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