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The ‘two marxisms’ revisited: Humanism, structuralism and realism in marxist social theory (2015)
Journal Article
Creaven, S., & Creaven, S. (2015). The ‘two marxisms’ revisited: Humanism, structuralism and realism in marxist social theory. Journal of Critical Realism, 14(1), 7-53. https://doi.org/10.1179/1572513814Y.0000000008

© W. S. Maney & Son Ltd 2015. The ontological and analytical status of Marxian social theory has been a matter of fierce controversy since Marx’s death, both within and without Marxist circles. A particular source of contention has been over whethe... Read More about The ‘two marxisms’ revisited: Humanism, structuralism and realism in marxist social theory.

Resisting the theistic turn (2011)
Book Chapter
Creaven, S. (2011). Resisting the theistic turn. In M. Hartwig, & J. Morgan (Eds.), Critical Realism and Spiritualism, 264-300. Routledge

Critical Realism and Spirituality contextualizes, delineates, explores and critiques the turn to spirituality and religion in critical realism, which has been under way since the mid-1990s, as well as telling its story. It provides incisive discussio... Read More about Resisting the theistic turn.

Materialism, realism and dialectics (2001)
Book Chapter
Creaven, S. (2001). Materialism, realism and dialectics. In A. Brown, S. Fleetwood, & J. M. Roberts (Eds.), Critical Realism and Marxism, 131-154. Routledge

This book examines the relationship between critical realism and Marxism. The authors argue that critical realism and Marxism have much to gain from each other. This is the first book to address the controversial debates between critical realism and... Read More about Materialism, realism and dialectics.

Marxism and Realism: A Materialistic Application of Realism in the Social Sciences (2000)
Book
Creaven, S. (2000). Marxism and Realism: A Materialistic Application of Realism in the Social Sciences. Routledge

This book rethinks Marx's sociology as a form of realist social theory, extending Roy Bhaskar's philosophical realism into the social sciences. By constructing historical materialism as realist social theory, it becomes possible to resolve many long... Read More about Marxism and Realism: A Materialistic Application of Realism in the Social Sciences.