Barry Hindess

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Barry Hindess is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Social Sciences at Australian National University. He was for many years an academic sociologist in the UK (mainly at the University of Liverpool) and has published widely on social and political theory, and on the history of political thought.[1][2][3]

Hindess was one of the editors of Theoretical Practice which in the 1970s critically examined the Marxism of Louis Althusser. With other editors such as his former pupil, Paul Hirst, Tony Cutler and Athar Hussain, this interrogation eventually undermined their original support for Althusser.[4]

Selected works[edit]

  • (1971) Decline of Working Class Politics, MacGibbon & Kee
  • (1975) with Paul Hirst, Pre-Capitalist Modes of Production. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1975.
  • (1996) Discourses of power: from Hobbes to Foucault, Wiley-Blackwell
  • (1988) Choice, rationality, and social theory, Routledge