Outline of Marxism

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A photo of Karl Marx from a book owned by Lenin.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Marxism:

Marxism – method of socioeconomic analysis that analyzes class relations and societal conflict using a materialist interpretation of historical development and a dialectical view of social transformation. It originates from some of the work of or all of the work of the mid-to-late 19th century works of German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.

According to Marxist perspective, class conflicts conditions the evolution of modes of production, such as the development of slavery to feudalism to capitalism, and as such, the contradictions of capitalism demands the organization of the proletariat to establish a communist society through revolution and maintenance of the dictatorship of the proletariat. Marxism has since developed into different branches and schools of thought, and there is now no single definitive Marxist theory.[1]

History of Marxism[edit]

Marxist fields of study[edit]

Marxian critique of political economy[edit]

Marxist sociology[edit]

Marxist philosophy[edit]

Marxist schools of thought[edit]

From left to right, Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin. Faces of key Marxist thinkers are often used to represent some Marxism branches, with variations including Mao and others.

Persons influential in Marxism[edit]

Marx and Engels influences
Marxist theorists
Other persons

Marxist bibliography[edit]

Works by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels[edit]

Marx and Engels

Works by Karl Kautsky[edit]

Works by Vladimir Lenin[edit]

Works by Joseph Stalin[edit]

Works by Leon Trotsky[edit]

Works by Mao Zedong[edit]

Other influential works[edit]

Marxist academic journals[edit]

Marxist organizations[edit]

Early organizations[edit]

International Marxist organizations[edit]

United States[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Wolff and Resnick, Richard and Stephen (August 1987). Economics: Marxian versus Neoclassical. The Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 130. ISBN 0-8018-3480-5. The German Marxists extended the theory to groups and issues Marx had barely touched. Marxian analyses of the legal system, of the social role of women, of foreign trade, of international rivalries among capitalist nations, and the role of parliamentary democracy in the transition to socialism drew animated debates ... Marxian theory (singular) gave way to Marxian theories (plural).

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