Envisioning Real Utopias, Erik Olin Wright, London: Verso, 2010

in Historical Materialism
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Abstract

In this review, I argue that Erik Olin Wright’s Envisioning Real Utopias is necessary reading for anyone interested in thinking through the possibilities of creating noncapitalist ways of organising economic and social life in the world today. However, I also raise questions about Wright’s deterministic interpretation of Marx’s critique of political economy, his relative neglect of class-analysis, and his non-Gramscian conception of the relationship between the state, economy, and civil society.

Envisioning Real Utopias, Erik Olin Wright, London: Verso, 2010

in Historical Materialism

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