Kevin B. Anderson

Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Uncovering Marx's Yet Unpublished Writings

Published in Critique (Glasgow), No. 30-31 (1998), pp. 179-187  [reprinted in Marx, edited by Scott Meikle (Ashgate 2002); translated into Turkish in Insancil, Istanbul, May 1997]

When Lawrence Krader published his historic transcription of Marx’s Ethnological Notebooks 25 years ago, a new window was opened into Marx’s thought.  What in published form had become 250 pages of notes by Marx on Lewis Henry Morgan and other anthropologists which he had compiled in his last years, 1880-81, showed us as never before a Marx concerned as much with gender relations and with non-Western societies such as India, pre-Colombian Mexico, and the Australian aborigines, as well as ancient Ireland, as he was with the emancipation of the industrial proletariat.

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