Book Launch: Dr Murray Noonan’s ‘Marxist Theories of Interpretation: A History’

The Contemporary Histories Research Group at Deakin University is pleased to host the launch of Dr Murray Noonan’s book, Marxist Theories of Imperialism: A History, presented by Humphrey McQueen

“For Marxists, imperialism is the highest stage of capitalism. Critical analysis of imperialism has been a feature of Marxist throughout the twentieth-century. The conceptualising and theorising of imperialism by Marxists has evolved over time in response to developments in the global capitalist economy and in international politics. Murray Noonan here provides the first complete analysis of Marxist theories of imperialism in over two decades. Presenting three phases of imperialist theories, he analyses and compares ‘Classical’, ‘Neo’ and ‘Globalisation-era’ Marxist theories of imperialism. The book moves chronologically, tracking the origins of imperialism theorised by J.A. Hobson at the beginning of the twentieth century up to the present day. He critically identifies and engages with a new ‘Globalisation-era’ phase of Marxist imperialism theory. Through a detailed scholarly analysis of the history and evolution of these theories. Noonan offers vital new perspectives on imperialist theory and its relevance and application in the twenty-first century.” I.B. Tauris, 2017

Humphrey McQueen, Australian freelance historian and cultural commentator, will introduce the book. Widely known in Australia through his books, radio commentaries, articles and public speeches, Humphrey is the author of 19 books that cover history, the media, politics and the visual arts.

Deakin University, Waterfront Campus

Geelong, Victoria 3220

The Atrium (Enter via Cunningham Street)

Date: 28 July 2017

Time: 4pm-6pm

Please note that spaces are limited. RSVP by 25 July to Dr Murray Noonan: murray.n@deakin.edu.au

Copies of the book will be available for purchase as the launch; card payment only.

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