Call For papers | Lukács and History and Class Consciousness, a century later: dialectics, totality, and reification

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Lukács and History and Class Consciousness, a century later: dialectics, totality, and reification


Dates:

Deadline for submissions: October 15, 2022.

Guest Editor:

Dr. Alejandro Fernando González Jiménez. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

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Lukács and History and Class Consciousness, a century later: dialectics, totality, and reification

 

A century has passed since the appearance of History and Class Consciousness (1923), the "cursed work of critical thought" with which the so-called "Western Marxism" was inaugurated and the return to Marx's theory of value, the nerve center of his critique of political economy, through the concept of reification and totality that the early work of Georg Lukács brought to the fore. However, the destiny of History and Class Consciousness is multiple, as its reading and reception have been multiple: from the critical exercises by its own author, the polemic and rejection by some Marxisms of the time, the vindication by several social and protest movements, to even being a text discussed and read from academic centers far from the actuality of the revolution for which it was originally written and thought. In such a way that its implications and influences are also diverse, covering different dimensions of critical thought: the relationship between Marx and Hegel, materialism, dialectics, aesthetics, ontology, the theory of revolution and organization, etc. It is for this reason that the present call invites us to explore the different implications that History and Class Consciousness have had both for the totality of Lukacsian work itself and for the various fields of critical theory.

Issues of focus:

Marxism, Critical Theory, Critique of Political Economy, History and Class Consciousness, Georg Lukács, Marx and Hegel, Materialism, Ontology, Theory of Value, Reification, Totality.