Thompson - overdetermined history and left no space for...

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While some members of the group (most notably E.P. Thompson) left the CPGB after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, the common points of British Marxist historiography continued in their works. They placed a great emphasis on the subjective determination of history. E. P. Thompson famously engaged Althusser in The Poverty of Theory, arguing that Althusser's theory
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Unformatted text preview: overdetermined history, and left no space for historical revolt by the oppressed. Are there significant insights that can be gained from a Marxist analysis of international relations now that the left has been freed after the collapse of Communism?...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2010 for the course FINC 2012 taught by Professor Andrew during the Three '10 term at University of Sydney.

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