Category: Marxism

  • Antonio Gramsci: Beyond Marxism and Postmodernism (Critics by Renate Holub

    By Renate Holub

    During this learn, Renate Holub makes an attempt to reclaim Antonio Gramsci's conception from classical Marxism, in its place putting him in a broader eu serious context, along the Frankfurt university, phenomenology, and sociolinguistics. Holub emphasizes Gramsci's affinities with the cultural theories of the Frankfurt university (Horkheimer, Bloch, Brecht, Benjamin), and likewise issues out the hyperlinks among Gramsci's linguistic and phenomenological varieties of wisdom. Holub conveys the conceptual and methodological complexity of his paintings, that is, the writer claims, correct to the development of today's serious thought.
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  • Divided World, Divided Class by Zak Cope

    By Zak Cope

    Divided global Divided classification charts the heritage of the labour aristocracy within the capitalist international process, from its roots in colonialism to its delivery and eventual maturation right into a full-fledged heart category within the age of imperialism. It argues that pervasive nationwide, racial and cultural chauvinism within the center capitalist nations isn't essentially brought on by fake category recognition, ideological indoctrination or lack of knowledge as a lot left and liberal considering assumes. really, those and similar types of bigotry are targeted expressions of the main social strata of the center capitalist countries shared financial curiosity within the exploitation and repression of based countries.
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  • Žižek : A Guide for the Perplexed by Sean Sheehan

    By Sean Sheehan

    Some of the most widely-read thinkers writing this day, Slavoj Žižek's paintings might be either exciting and puzzling in equivalent degree. Žižek: A advisor for the confused is the main updated consultant to be had for readers suffering to grasp the tips of this highly influential philosopher. Unpacking the philosophical references that fill Žižek's writings, the ebook explores his impacts, together with Lacan, Kant, Hegel and Marx. From there, a bankruptcy on 'Reading Žižek' courses the reader throughout the ways in which he applies those middle theoretical suggestions in key texts like Tarrying With the damaging, The Ticklish topic and The Parrallax View and in his books approximately pop culture like having a look Awry and revel in Your Symptom! significant secondary writings and flicks that includes Žižek also are lined.
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  • The Cambridge Companion to Marx (Cambridge Companions to by Terrell Carver

    By Terrell Carver

    Marx used to be a hugely unique and polymathic philosopher, unhampered through disciplinary obstacles, whose highbrow impact has been huge, immense. but within the wake of the cave in of Marxism-Leninism in jap Europe the query arises as to how very important his paintings quite is for us now. a tremendous size of this quantity is to put Marx's writings of their ancient context and to split what he truly acknowledged from what others (in specific, Engels) interpreted him as announcing. proficient by way of present debates and new views, the amount offers a finished insurance of the entire significant components to which Marx made major contributions.
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  • Marxism and Film Activism: Screening Alternative Worlds

    In Theses on Feuerbach, Marx writes "The philosophers have in simple terms interpreted the area another way; the purpose is to alter it." This assortment examines how filmmakers have attempted to alter the area by means of conducting emancipatory politics of their paintings, and the way audiences have acquired them. It provides a large spectrum of case stories, overlaying either movie and electronic expertise, with examples from all through cinematic historical past and world wide, together with Soviet Russia, Palestine, South the US, and France. Discussions diversity from the vintage Marxist cinema of Aleksandr Medvedkin, Chris Marker, and Jean-Luc Godard, to contemporary media resembling five damaged Cameras (2010), the phenomena of video-blogging, and bicycle activism movies.
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  • Open Marxism (Volume 2: Theory and Practice) by Werner Bonefeld & Richard Gunn & Kosmas Psychopedis (Eds)

    By Werner Bonefeld & Richard Gunn & Kosmas Psychopedis (Eds)

    During this learn, exotic foreign members venture an 'open' Marxism - a rejection of the determinism and positivism which characterise a lot of up to date left-wing suggestion. subject matters coated within the volumes comprise Marxism and political financial system, historic materialism, dialectics, nation conception, category, fetishism and the periodisation of capitalist improvement.
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  • Orwell and Marxism: The Political and Cultural Thinking of by Philip Bounds

    By Philip Bounds

    Even if as a fighter within the Spanish Civil struggle, an suggest of patriotic Socialism or a left-wing opponent of the Soviet Union, George Orwell was once the last word outsider in politics-- insecure, scornful of orthodoxies, cussedly independent.

    Best recognized this present day because the writer of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, Orwell additionally wrote seven different full-length books and an enormous variety of essays, articles and studies. A pioneering cultural critic, he addressed various vital concerns together with artwork, literature, “Englishness," mass communique and the threat of totalitarianism. Famously describing his personal heritage as "lower-upper-middle class," Orwell had a posh dating with Marxism and all his paintings displays the impression of British communism.

    Through shut research of Orwell’s writings in addition to his ancient and literary context, Philip Bounds has produced an immense research of 1 of the enduring writers of the twentieth century. Orwell and Marxism bargains an intensive advent to Orwell the highbrow, reviving his recognition as a major cultural philosopher and documenting his most crucial impacts, in addition to a resounding portrait of British Marxism and society within the Thirties and 40s.
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  • The Second World War: A Marxist History by Chris Bambery

    By Chris Bambery

    The second one global conflict casts a protracted shadow, portrayed as an important and paradigmatic warfare that defeated fascism. in the course of contemporary wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and in other places, US presidents and British leading ministers have attempted to assert they have been following within the footsteps of Winston Churchill via status as much as dictators.

    In the second one global warfare Chris Bambery assessments this place in a radical account of the battle and attempts to appreciate why it nonetheless dominates television historical past channels and faculty heritage books.

    Bambery argues that the clash eventually was once a few department of the area among the good powers, in addition to a emerging of normal humans opposed to fascism. He bargains a fancy and radical research, that's distinctive in comparison to many smooth and traditional histories of the conflict.
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  • E. P. Thompson and the Making of the New Left: Essays and by E. P. Thompson

    By E. P. Thompson

    E. P. Thompson is a towering fi gure within the fi eld of work historical past, top recognized for his enormous and path-breaking paintings, The Making of the English operating Class. yet as this assortment exhibits, Thompson used to be even more than a historian: he used to be a committed educator of employees, a super polemicist, a talented political theorist, and a tireless agitator for peace, opposed to nuclear guns, and for a rebirth of the socialist project.
     
    The essays during this booklet, a lot of that are both out-of-print or tricky to procure, have been written among 1955 and 1963 in the course of probably the most fertile classes of Thompson’s highbrow and political lifestyles, while he wrote his nice works, The Making of the English operating Class and William Morris: Romantic to Revolutionary.

    They demonstrate Thompson’s insistence at the energy of a humanistic and democratic socialism besides the worth of utopian considering in radical politics. all through, Thompson struggles to open an area self reliant of respectable Communist events and reformist Social Democratic events, opposing them with a imaginative and prescient of socialism equipped from the ground up. Editor Cal Winslow, who studied with Thompson, offers context for the essays in a close advent and reminds us why this eloquent and encouraging voice is still so proper to us this day.
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  • Factory of Strategy: Thirty-three Lessons on Lenin by Antonio Negri

    By Antonio Negri

    Manufacturing unit of procedure is the final of Antonio Negri's significant political works to be translated into English. Rigorous and obtainable, it truly is either a scientific inquiry into the advance of Lenin's proposal and an encapsulation of a severe shift in Negri's theoretical trajectory.

    Lenin is the single renowned baby-kisser of the fashionable period to significantly query the "withering away" and "extinction" of the nation, and prefer Marx, he famous the hyperlink among capitalism and sleek sovereignty and the necessity to damage capitalism and reconfigure the kingdom. Negri refrains from portraying Lenin as a ferocious dictator imposing the poor's reappropriation of wealth, nor does he depict him as a trifling army device of a forefront against the ancien régime. Negri in its place champions Leninism's skill to evolve to diverse working-class compositions in Russia, China, Latin the USA, and somewhere else. He argues that Lenin built a brand new political determine in and past modernity and a good association able to soaking up various old stipulations. Negri eventually urges readers to acknowledge the common software of Leninism at the present time and its power to institutionally — no longer anarchically — dismantle centralized strength.
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