The book explores Marx’s attitude to “developing” societies and includes translations of Marx’s notes from the 1880s, which are among the most important finds of the last century.
The mid-part of ‘Late Marx and the Russian Road’ is mainly given to the drafts of Marx's 1881 discussion concerning rural Russia and some supplementary materials ... The book's first part offers some interpretations of Marx's work at the last stage of its development, relating directly to the drafts published.
The final part three of the book presents some materials which come to trace the intellectual bridges between Marx's writings on Russia and the Russian revolutionary tradition."
Teodor Shanin (1930) is a British sociologist who was for many years Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester. He is credited with pioneering the study of Russian peasantry in the West, and is best known for his first book, ‘The Awkward Class, Political Sociology of Peasantry in a Developing Society, Russia, 1910-25’.
He is President of the Moscow School, Professor Emeritus of the University of Manchester, and an Honorary Fellow of the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
‘Late Marx and the Russian Road: Marx and the Peripheries of Capitalism’ has been republished in 329 pages and 200 copies.