Louis Althusser and the Traditions of French Marxism

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Chapter 1 Why Marxism? Why French Marxism?
Chapter2 The PCF and French Intellectual Marxism: Paternity and Patterns
Chapter 3 The PCF 1920-1945, Theoretical and Pedagogical Positions on Marx
Chapter 4 French Intellectual Marxism, 1920-1939
Chapter 5 The Approaching Crisis: French Marxist Thought, 1940-1956
Chapter 6 The Purification of Theory
Chapter 7 Theory for Practice


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This is a challenging and timely book which not only argues for the continuing fecundity of the thought of Althusser, but places it in a French Marxist tradition that has often been too hastily dismissed. Lewis's work is critical and concrete history of philosophy worthy of the object of study. -- Gavin Bowd, Lecturer in French, University of St. Andrews, Scotland