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THE COHERENCE OF LUXEMBURG’S THEORIES AND LIFE

Neoliberalism in Crisis, Accumulation, and Rosa Luxemburg's Legacy

ISBN: 978-0-76231-098-2, eISBN: 978-1-84950-263-4

ISSN: 0161-7230

Publication date: 8 May 2004

Abstract

This paper analyses “luxemburgian” political and economic thought and tries to associate its importance with Luxemburg’s role as a socialist and as an activist in the women’s liberation movement. Luxemburg’s “feminism,” Marxism, anti-authoritarianism and independent thinking make her a figure of continuing importance within both Marxism and feminism. At the same time, she was part of a changing political and social reality and not only passed on an important legacy to economics, but also through her political activism alerted us to the dangers of anti-democratic behaviour. Similarly, her defence of internationalism and denunciation of economically motivated imperialist wars was equally original. Summing up, it is Luxemburg who originated new ways of thinking, which go beyond simple representational thought.

Citation

Trincado Aznar, E. (2004), "THE COHERENCE OF LUXEMBURG’S THEORIES AND LIFE", Zarembka, P. (Ed.) Neoliberalism in Crisis, Accumulation, and Rosa Luxemburg's Legacy (Research in Political Economy, Vol. 21), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 241-277. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0161-7230(04)21010-0

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