Post-Soviet Marxism:
from paralysis to the parallax

Gotnoga A.W.

Amur Humanitarian-pedagogic State University, Blagoveshchensk, Russia

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Gotnoga A.W. Post-Soviet Marxism: from paralysis to the parallax. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2014. No 1. P. 116-121


After a pause, interest for Marxism in the world is back. In the West books by Marxist authors become bestsellers. On the post-Soviet space, the situation looks different: Marxism did not overcome the state of paralysis, in which it found itself after collapse of the USSR. Perhaps the idea of "parallax gap" authored by the Slovenian philosopher S. Žižek will be the methodological technique leading post-Soviet Marxism on a completely new trajectory of its development.

Marxism; parallax gap; dialectics; ascent from the abstract to the concrete; materialistic understanding of history
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