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By Richard Howson

Postmarxism is usually depicted as some extent of intersection for a collection of inter-disciplinary theories which are in themselves complicated and dense.

Bringing the postmarxist thought of Ernesto Laclau into the sphere of political sociology via an in depth examining and research of postmarxism and its courting to ‘the social’, A Sociology of Postmarxism develops key postmarxist arguments in an interesting and sociologically appropriate method. certainly, via a threefold approach to research, Howson first unpacks the connection among ‘the social’ and ‘the political’ by way of analysing key allied theories to teach the place the issues of connection take place. this is often then by means of an insightful research of the major gains of postmarxist conception reminiscent of antagonism and the inevitability of social dislocation, the political significance of hegemony; and the empty signifier thesis and equivalence to teach how such thought may be utilized at a sociological point. eventually, by utilizing sociological different types corresponding to masculinities, migration and social capital, the foregoing theoretical analyses are synthesised to teach the social nature of postmarxism and especially within the context of aspiration and co-operation.

This enlightening quantity will attract undergraduate and postgraduate scholars, in addition to postdoctoral researchers who're attracted to fields akin to Political Sociology, publish Marxist Political concept and Social thought.

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