Göran Therborn FAcSS (23 September 1941, Kalmar, Sweden) is a professor of sociology at Cambridge University
Cambridge University
and is amongst the most highly cited contemporary Marxian-influenced sociologists. He has published widely in journals such as the New Left Review, and is notable for his writing on topics that fall within the general political and sociological framework of post-Marxism. Topics on which he has written extensively include the intersection between the class structure of society and the function of the state apparatus, the formation of ideology within subjects, and the future of the Marxist tradition.


1 Education 2 Works 3 See also 4 Bibliography 5 References 6 External links

Education[edit] Therborn attended Lund University
Lund University
in Sweden, where he received a Fil. Dr. in 1974.[1] Works[edit] In his book The Ideology
of Power and the Power of Ideology
(1980) Therborn departs from Louis Althusser's writings on the formation of ideology by addressing ideological change, the ideological constitution of classes, and ideological domination. He develops a material matrix of ideologies, and a general outline of how ideologies are formed from a post-Marxist perspective. From Marxism
to Post Marxism? (2008), attempts to convey in a relatively small amount of space a comprehensive history of the development of Marxist theory and the trajectory of Marxist thought in the 21st century. See also[edit]

Marxism Post-Marxism Social Class Sociology


Therborn, Göran (1976). Science,Class & Society. Verso. ISBN 0-86091-724-X.  Therborn, Göran (May–June 1977). "The rule of capital and the rise of democracy". New Left Review, special issue: The advent of bourgeois democracy. New Left Review. I (103): 3–41.  Therborn, Göran (1978). What Does the Ruling Class do When it Rules?: State Apparatuses and State Power under Feudalism, Capitalism and Socialism.  (Reprinted as Radical Thinkers Series, Verso (2008) Therborn, Göran (1980). The Ideology
of Power and the Power of Ideology. (Reprinted as Verso Classic (1999) Therborn, Göran (1986). Why Some Peoples are More Unemployed than Others.  Therborn, Göran (1995). European Modernity and Beyond: The Trajectory of European Societies, 1945-2000.  Therborn, Göran (2004). Between Sex and Power: Family in the World, 1900-2000.  Therborn, Göran (2008). From Marxism
to Post-Marxism?.  Therborn, Göran (2010). Handbook of European Societies: Social Transformations in the 21st Century. ISBN 9781441981288.  Details. Therborn, Göran (2011). The World: A Beginner’s Guide.  Therborn, Göran (2013). The Killing Fields of Inequality. 


^ Department of Sociology, Cambridge University, Academic page

External links[edit]

Cambridge University
Cambridge University
Department of Sociology: Academic Profile of Göran Therborn

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