‘The Rise and Fall of Structural Marxism: Althusser and his Influence’ by Ted Benton

Published by St. Martin’s Press in 1984.


Benion provides wide-ranging and accessible exposition and criticism of the main ideas and achievements of the structural Marxists, and sets them in their intellectual and political contexts. In doing so, he takes account of the revisions and self-critical positions established by Althusser and his close associates, especially in response to the revolutionary events of May 1968 in France, and Althusser’s subsequent bitter attacks on the PCF’s leadership in the mid-1970s. …

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