© 1999

Marxism and Social Science

  • Andrew Gamble
  • David Marsh
  • Tony Tant


    • An up to date account of the evolving nature of Marxism and its continued relevance in social science research and analysis
    • Takes account of the collapse of communism and its implications for Marxist theory 
    • Original, commissioned essays from both well established and younger academics

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Why Bother with Marxism?

    1. Andrew Gamble
      Pages 1-8
  3. Critical Engagements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Stevi Jackson
      Pages 11-34
    3. Michael Kenny
      Pages 35-60
    4. Glyn Daly
      Pages 61-84
    5. Andrew Gamble
      Pages 85-103
  4. Substantive Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Jim Johnston, David P. Dolowitz
      Pages 129-151
    3. Colin Hay
      Pages 152-174
    4. Chris Pierson
      Pages 175-194
    5. Charlie McMahon
      Pages 195-216
    6. Trevor Purvis
      Pages 217-238
    7. Daryl Glaser
      Pages 239-258
    8. John Barry
      Pages 259-279
    9. Simon Bromley
      Pages 280-301
    10. Neil Robinson
      Pages 302-319
    11. David Marsh
      Pages 320-340
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 341-381

About this book


This major reassessment of the relevance of Marxism in the social sciences decisively rebuts claims that it has been consigned to the dustbin of history by the collapse of communism and apparent triumph of capitalism and liberal democracy. The book first considers how Marxism has engaged with various critiques including Postmodernism, New Right theory and Feminism before assessing its continuing utility as a framework for analysis of a range of substantive issues from class and the state to culture, ecology and globalization.


capitalism communism culture democracy feminism globalization Marxism postmodernism welfare

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew Gamble
    • 1
  • David Marsh
    • 2
  • Tony Tant
    • 3
  1. 1.University of SheffieldUK
  2. 2.Department of Political Science and International StudiesUniversity of BirminghamUK
  3. 3.Department of PoliticsUniversity of PlymouthUK

About the editors

ANDREW GAMBLE is Professor of Politics, University of Sheffield.

DAVID MARSH is Professor of Politics, University of Birmingham.

TONY TANT is Senior Lecturer in Applied Social Studies, University of Plymouth.

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