Marx at the Margins
On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies

Anderson, Kevin B.
Publisher:  University Of Chicago Press
Year Published:  2016   First Published:  2010
Price:  $32.63   ISBN:  9780226019833
Library of Congress Number:  JC233.M299A544 2016   Dewey:  320.54-dc23
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX12632

Marx’s critique of capital was far broader than is usually supposed. To be sure, he concentrated on the labor-capital relation within Western Europe and North America. But at the same time, he expended considerable time and energy on the analysis of non-Western societies, as well as race, ethnicity, and nationalism.

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Contents:

Introduction
A Note on Marx’s Relationship to Engels
A Note on Sources
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations

Chapter 1: Colonial Encounters in the 1850s: The European Impact on India, Indonesia, and China
The 1853 Writings on India: Qualified Support for Colonialism
Marx, Goethe, and Edward Said’s Critique of Eurocentrism
Resistance and Regeneration in the 1853 Writings
The 1853 Notes on Indonesia
On China: The Taiping Rebellion and the Opium Wars
“India Is Now Our Best Ally”: The 1857 Sepoy Rebellion

Chapter 2: Russia and Poland: The Relationship of National Emancipation to Revolution
Russia as a Counterrevolutionary Threat
On the Chechens and the “Jewish Question”
The Turning Point of 1857-58: “In Russia the Movement Is Progressing Better Than Anywhere Else”
Poland as “External Thermometer” of the European Revolution
The Polish Uprising of 1863: “The Era of Revolution Has Opened in Europe Once More”
Debates Over Poland and France within the International
Dispute with the Proudhonists over Poland
Last Writings on Poland

Chapter 3: Race, Class, and Slavery: The Civil War as a Second American Revolution
“The Signal Has Now Been Given”: The Civil War as a Turning Point
The Civil War and Class Cleavage in Britain: The Movement against Intervention
“A War of This Kind Must Be Conducted in a Revolutionary Way”
Continuing Disagreements with Engels, Even as the Tide Turns
Toward the First International

Chapter 4: Ireland: Nationalism, Class, and the Labor Movement
Engels and Marx on Ireland, 1843-59: “Give Me Two Hundred Thousand Irishmen and I Will Overthrow the Entire British Monarchy”
Marx on Ireland During the Crucial Year 1867: “I Once Believed the Separation of Ireland from England to Be Impossible. I Now Regard It as Inevitable”
Theorizing Ireland after the Upheavals of 1867
Notes on Irish Anthropology and History
A Change of Position in 1869-70: Ireland as the “Lever” of the Revolution
The Controversy with Bakunin and After
Ireland and the Wider European Revolution

Chapter 5: From the Grundrisse to Capital: Multilinear Themes
The Grundrisse: A Multilinear Perspective
Non-Western Societies, Especially India, in the 1861-63 Economic Manuscripts
The Narrative Structure of Capital, Vol. I, Especially the French Edition
Subtexts of Capital, Vol. I

Chapter 6: Late Writings on Non-Western and Precapitalist Societies
Gender and Social Hierarchy Among the Iroquois, the Homeric Greeks, and Other Preliterate Societies
India’s Communal Social Forms under the Impact of Muslim and European Conquest
Colonialism in Indonesia, Algeria, and Latin America
Russia: Communal Forms as the “Point of Departure for a Communist Development”

Conclusion

Appendix: The Vicissitudes of the Marx-Engels Gesamtausgabe (MEGA), from the 1920s to Today
Riazanov and the First Marx-Engels Gesamtausgabe
The Collected Works of Marx and Engels
Marx’s Oeuvres, as Edited by Rubel
The Second Marx-Engels Gesamtausgabe, Before and After 1989

References

Index

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