Georg Lukács’s work Geschichte und Klassenbewußtsein (1923, “History and Class Consciousness,” 1971) is a key text of so-called Western Marxism. Lukács (1885–1971), considered one of the most important Marxist philosophers and literary historians of the 20th century, was often attacked as a “revisionist” by official representatives of Marxism-Leninism. Jewish-messianic sources are among the most important for his conception of the salvific role of the class-conscious proletariat.
Class Consciousness(2,296 words)
Cite this pageMichael Löwy, Paris, “Class Consciousness”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 27 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0409>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409
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