Marxist structuralism

   This school of thought is primarily associated with the French Marxist thinker Louis Althusser and with Nicos Poulantzas. The chief characteristic of Marxist structuralism is a focus on the structural analysis of social totalities, that is, Marxism is understood to be concerned with social structures or practices rather than with human beings as subjects. Marxist structuralism stands in direct opposition to Marxist humanism, asserting a structural determinism to be operating in society and denying the role of human consciousness in shaping the social world.

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