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Best Marxism Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Marxism books.

The Communist Manifesto (2014)

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Author(s): Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels

Main Currents of Marxism: The Founders – The Golden Age – The Breakdown (2008)

 Best Marxism Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfLeszek Kolakowski’s masterpiece, one of the twentieth century’s most important books―for the first time in a one-volume paperback. Renowned philosopher Leszek Kolakowski was one of the first scholars to reveal both the shortcomings and the dangers posed by communist regimes.
Author(s): Leszek Kolakowski, P. S. Falla

Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition (2000)

 Best Marxism Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfIn this ambitious work, first published in 1983, Cedric Robinson demonstrates that efforts to understand black people’s history of resistance solely through the prism of Marxist theory are incomplete and inaccurate.
Author(s): Cedric J. Robinson, Robin D. G. Kelley

An Anthropology of Marxism (2019)

 Best Marxism Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfAn Anthropology of Marxism offers Cedric Robinson’s analysis of the history of communalism that has been claimed by Marx and Marxists.
Author(s): Cedric J. Robinson

Marxism and Literature (Marxist Introductions) (1978)

 Best Marxism Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThis book extends the theme of Raymond Williams’s earlier work in literary and cultural analysis.
Author(s): Raymond Williams

A History of Russian Enlightenment to Marxism (1979)

 Best Marxism Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThis study, first published in 1980, offers a synthesis of Russian intellectual history from the reign of Catherine II to the end of the 19th century. It emphasizes philosophy but also discusses the European political, social and economic ideas that expanded Russian intellectual horizons.
Author(s): Andrzej Walicki

Queer Marxism in Two Chinas (2015)

 Best Marxism Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfIn Queer Marxism in Two Chinas Petrus Liu rethinks the relationship between Marxism and queer cultures in mainland China and Taiwan. Whereas many scholars assume the emergence of queer cultures in China signals the end of Marxism and demonstrates China's political and economic evolution, Liu finds the opposite to be true.
Author(s): Petrus Liu

Introducing Marxism: A Graphic Guide (2005)

 Best Marxism Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfWas Marx himself a ‘Marxist’? Was his visionary promise of socialism betrayed by Marxist dictatorship? Is Marxism inevitably totalitarian? What did Marx really say? “Introducing Marxism” provides a fundamental account of Karl Marx’s original philosophy, its roots in 19th century European ideology, his radical economic and social criticism of capitalism that inspired vast 20th century revolutions.
Author(s): Rupert Woodfin, Oscar Zarate

Marxism and the Oppression of Women: Toward a Unitary Theory (Historical Materialism) (2014)

 Best Marxism Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfLise Vogel revisits classical Marxian texts, tracking analyses of “the woman question” in socialist theory and drawing on central theoretical categories of Marx’s Capital to open up an original theorization of gender and the social production and reproduction of material life. Includes Vogel’s article, “Domestic Labor Revisited” which extends and clarifies her main theoretical innovations.
Author(s): Lise Vogel , Susan Ferguson, et al.

Marx: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (2018)

 Best Marxism Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfKarl Marx is one of the most influential philosophers of all time, whose theories have shaped and directed political, economic, and social thought for 150 years. Considering Marx’s life and impact, renowned philosopher Peter Singer identifies the central vision that unifies Marx’s thought, enabling us to grasp Marx’s views as a whole.
Author(s): Peter Singer

Best Marxism Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some marxism books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Fate of the Russian Revolution "Lost Texts of Critical Marxism" v.I

Author(s): Sean Matgamna (editor)
ID: 2298572, Publisher: Phoenix Press, Year: June 1998, Size: 19 Mb, Format: pdf

Contemporary Readings in Marxism: A Critical Introduction

Author(s): Ravi Kumar
ID: 3334144, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2023, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf

The Specter of Materialism: Queer Theory and Marxism in the Age of the Beijing Consensus

Author(s): Petrus Liu
ID: 3518602, Publisher: Duke University Press Books, Year: 2023, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really record-breakers according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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