chapter  10
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Marxism: Dialectical Materialism, Social Formation and the Geographic Relations

Any forthright consideration of the social theory of Karl Marx generally inspires discomfort if not outright contention. While such contention is, in many cases, based on some specific misunderstanding, it is both too frequent and too widespread to view simply as a problem of interpretation. In fact, one could conclude that Marx’s analysis of capitalist production poses questions which should ‘not be asked’ and provides answers which should ‘not be given’. In this respect, it is not only profoundly critical but genuinely threatening as well.