For Mao pp 45-113 | Cite as

On Practice: Four Studies

  • Philip Corrigan
  • Harvie Ramsay
  • Derek Sayer


The four essays which follow are not historical studies in the conventional sense, for this we direct attention to existing publications. What is being attempted here is the provision of what we regard as a crucial location for many of Mao’s major theoretical discoveries. These are both context for, and in some measure the content of, the cumulative marxism we have analysed in Part One. They also show the internal relation between historical experience (of specific classes in particular struggles involving definite political, cultural and production strategies) and theory which we have argued is a distinctive mark of historical materialism.


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Part Two: On Practice: Four Studies

  1. 10.
    See CPC (1965) especially On Khrushchev’s Phoney Communism and its Historical Lessons for the World, Document IX, July 14, 1964.Google Scholar
  2. 38.
    These were originally intended as temporary organisations it seems. They have survived, however, the restoration of the status of Party Committees and the reintroduction of the trade unions in 1973, becoming an established symbol of the GPCR and a replacement for the old management system. There are reports that some are seeking to dismantle them ( John Gittings, The Guardian, 19 November 1977 ).Google Scholar

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© Philip Corrigan, Harvie Ramsay and Derek Sayer 1979

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  • Philip Corrigan
  • Harvie Ramsay
  • Derek Sayer

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