LOUIS ALTHUSSER was born in Algeria in 1918 and died in France in 1990. He taught philosophy for many years at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris and was a leading intellectual in the French Communist Party. His books include For Marx; Reading Capital (with Etienne Balibar); On Ideology; Politics and History: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Marx; Machiavelli and Us; and The Specture of Hegel.
This English-language edition published by Verso 2014 Translation (c) G. M. Goshgarian 2014 First published as Sur la reproduction (c) Presses Universitaires de France 1995 Preface (c) Etienne Balibar 2014
Introduction (c) Jacques Bidet 2014 'Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses' first appeared in Louis Althusser, Lenin and Philosophy and Other Essays, trans. Ben Brewster, London, New Left Books, 1971. The translation has been modified.
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[Sur la reproduction. English] On the reproduction of capitalism : ideology and ideological state apparatuses / Louis Althusser ; preface by Etienne Balibar ; introduction by Jacques Bidet ; translated by G.M. Goshgarian. pages cm
"First published as Sur la reproduction, [copyright] Presses Universitaires de France 1995." ISBN 978-1-78168-164-0 (pbk. : alk. paper) - ISBN 978-1-78168-165-7 (hardback : alk. paper) 1. Production (Economic theory) 2. Marxian economics. 3. Capitalism. 4. State, The. 5. Social conflict. I. Title.
HB241.A5613 2013 335.4?12-dc23 2013033117 v3.1 Contents Cover About the Author Title Page Copyright Foreword: Althusser and the 'Ideological State Apparatuses' by Etienne Balibar Introduction: An Invitation to Reread Althusser by Jacques Bidet