Social structure and forms of consciousness

Marxian theory highlights the relationship between political divisions in society and production, and is searching the connection of this relationship to the forms of social consciousness. This study is the introductory chapter of the 2nd volume of the recent monograph of Mészáros dedicated to this complex problem. According to the author, the crux of the matter for the prevailing order is that outsourcing the antagonistic contradictions of the capital system – including its damage caused to nature – does not solve its immanent problems.

This is the introductory chapter in Istvan Meszaros: Social Structure and Forms of Consciousness, Monthly Review Press, 2010