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"Civilizations and Social Theory" takes as its starting point the present as the most decisive period of the transformation of the world since Europe's rise to hegemony in the fifteenth century. If we are adequately to comprehend our times, the author argues, it is necessary to adopt a cross-cultural perspective based on the historical dialectical method and following the ...more
Paperback, Revised transaltion, 214 pages
Published January 1st 1982 by State Univ of New York Pr (first published June 30th 1981)
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This is the first of two collections of papers, most of which were originally published in French, by a marvellous Egyptian theorist of 'third world' politics. The papers are intense and challenging as he weaves together marxist social theory with tricontinental analyses to disrupt dominant models of critical social theory. This volume is a major and under-recognised (because he is Egyptian?) contribution to Gramscian analyses. Definitely for the pointy headed, but well worth the effort.
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An Egyptian-French political scientist of Coptic descent . He was a pan-Arabist and Marxist.
Anouar Abdel-Malek gained a bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1954 from Ain Shams University before studying for a doctorate at the Sorbonne. He subsequently joined the CNRS, becoming head of research there in 1970.
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