Advancing Utopistics: The Three Component Parts and Errors of Marxism (Paperback)
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Advancing Utopistics: The Three Component Parts and Errors of Marxism (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 20/11/2007
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Mohammad H. Tamdgidi is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He is the Founding Editor of Human Architecture:Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781594513862
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm


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"In Tamdgidi's critical study of Marxism and its troubled relationship to utopianism, the pull between what is and what should be is re-explored creatively, resulting in a new and promising utopistics, shorn of limiting dualisms and conceits. An equally rigorous and hopeful book."
-Avery F. Gordon,University of California at Santa Barbara

"Tamdgidi does the field of Marxist critique a great service in developing a more nonreductive dialectical method, laying bare self-defeating Eurocentric structures of thinking. Tamdgidi's suggestion-that utopistics must be a creative endeavor, to which all forms of knowledge and experience, Western and Eastern, scientific and otherwise, can and should critically contribute-is a major advance in the field of world-systems studies."
-Peter McLaren, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies,University of California at Los Angeles

"The argument of Dr. Tamdgidi's book, that anti-utopianism in the form of radical materialism of the later Marx jeopardizes the creative dimension of dialectical thought, offers a critique and theoretical response rooted in the complex forces of the self as lived. The work is a contribution in Marxist social thought, in that it is a part of the stream that offers arguments for reconsidering the early Marx, but it is also a work in agency-oriented dialectical social thought."
-Lewis R. Gordon, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Philosophy at Temple University and the Jay Newman Visiting Professor of Philosophy of Culture at Brooklyn College

"All of Professor Tamdgidi's broad knowledge in world-history and East/West epistemologies are powerfully condensed in Advancing Utopistics. His book is a tour-de-force in several fields of scholarship such as world-systems, sociology of knowledge, and Marxist sociology, recasting both Mannheim's and Wallerstein's concept of utopia. Here he develops a radical critique of what he calls the three component parts and errors of Marxism ... His recasting of the dialectical method beyond the binary of idealism vs. materialism is an original and crucial contribution to sociological theory."
-Ramon Grosfoguel, Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California at Berkeley

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