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Download E-books Dialectic of Defeat: Contours of Western Marxism PDF

By Russell Jacoby

Gazing that for either revolutionaries and capitalists, not anything succeeds like good fortune, Russell Jacoby asks us to reexamine a loser of Marxism: the unorthodox Marxism of Western Europe. the writer starts with a polemical assault on 'conformist' or orthodox Marxism, within which he contains structuralist colleges. He argues cult of good fortune and technology tired this Marxism of its severe impulse and that the successes of the Russian and chinese language revolutions inspired a mechanical and fruitless mimicry. He then turns to a Western substitute that neither succumbed to the spell of good fortune nor obliterated the person within the identify of technological know-how. within the 19th century, this Western Marxism already diverged from Russian Marxism in its interpretation of Hegel and its evaluate of Engels' orthodox Marxism. the writer follows the evolution of this minority culture and its competition to authoritarian kinds of political idea and perform.

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Download E-books Anarchism, Marxism and the Future of the Left: Interviews and Essays, 1993-1998 PDF

By Murray Bookchin

Murray Bookchin has been a dynamic progressive propagandist because the Thirties whilst, as undefined, he orated earlier than socialist crowds in ny urban and engaged in aid paintings for these scuffling with Franco within the Spanish Civil War.
Now, for the 1st time in booklet shape, this quantity provides a sequence of intriguing and engaged interviews with, and essays from, the founding father of social ecology.
This expansive assortment levels over, among others, Bookchin's account of his teenage years as a tender Communist in the course of the nice melancholy, his studies of the Nineteen Sixties and reflections on that decade's classes, his imaginative and prescient of a libertarian communist society, libertarian politics, the way forward for anarchism, and the team spirit of idea and perform. He is going directly to verify the problem of radicalism at the present time and defends the necessity for a progressive Left. ultimately, he states what's to be valued in either anarchism and Marxism in development one of these Left and provides directions for forming a brand new innovative social movement.

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Download E-books The Thought of Mao Tse-Tung (Contemporary China Institute Publications) PDF

The main common and possibly the longest enduring expression of Mao Tse-Tung's contribution to the chinese language revolution was once his inspiration. Stuart Schram's new booklet examines the unfolding of Mao's principles, and in doing so sheds new gentle on different elements of Mao Tse-Tung's existence and occasions. the writer lines the levels within the formation of Mao's proposal from the could Fourth interval throughout the Peasant circulate, the lengthy years of armed fight opposed to the Kuomintang and the japanese invaders, the basis of a brand new kingdom, his efforts to plot a "Chinese street to socialism," the Sino-Soviet break up, and the so-called "Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution." the writer bargains a desirable and sure-footed research of Mao's highbrow itinerary, spotting the confident worth of the participatory and anti-bureaucratic thrust of his idea, and of his efforts to hyperlink Marxism with chinese language truth. This authoritative textual content is drawn from Volumes thirteen and 15 of The Cambridge historical past of China, with the addition of a brand new creation and end written specifically for the amount.

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Download E-books AfroAsian Encounters: Culture, History, Politics PDF

With a Foreword by way of Vijay Prashad and an Afterword by means of Gary Okihiro

How may possibly we comprehend yellowface performances by means of African americans in Nineteen Thirties swing variations of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, Paul Robeson's help of Asian and Asian American struggles, or the absorption of hip hop by means of Asian American formative years culture?

AfroAsian Encounters is the 1st anthology to examine the mutual impression of and relationships among individuals of the African and Asian diasporas. whereas those teams have usually been regarded as occupying incommensurate, if no longer opposing, cultural and political positions, students from heritage, literature, media, and the visible arts the following hint their interconnections and interactions, in addition to the tensions among the 2 teams that usually come up. AfroAsian Encounters probes past pop culture to track the ancient lineage of those coalitions from the overdue 19th century to the present.

A foreword through Vijay Prashad units the amount within the context of the Bandung convention part a century in the past, and an afterword by way of Gary Okihiro charts the contours of a “Black Pacific.” From the background of jap jazz composers to the present acclaim for black/Asian “buddy movies” like Rush Hour, AfroAsian Encounters is a groundbreaking intervention into experiences of race and ethnicity and a very important examine the transferring which means of race within the twenty-first century.

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Download E-books 101 People Who Are Really Screwing America PDF

By Jack Huberman

Perhaps the most ridiculous phenomena of contemporary years is Bernard Goldberg's right-wing and unforgivably profitable a hundred those people who are Screwing Up the US. nearly all of his objectives are not any diversified from the selections of any hyperventilating fan of Rush Limbaugh and invoice O'Reilly: feminists, teachers, media moguls, newspaper columnists, liberals, and some vague cartoonists and painters. yet it is skinny at the correct wing politicos, their media and company echochamber who've landed us within the mess we are in. Best-selling writer Jack Huberman presents us with an unique and informative bestiary of the genuine crooks, liars and cheats who're screwing up the US. those will not be simply the folk making asses of themselves or getting extra media cognizance than they deserve. Huberman restores the likes of Fox information CEO Roger Ailes, James A. Baker III, Gary Bauer Brent Bozell, Ann Coulter, Karen Hughes, Karl Rove, Leo Strauss and Ralph Reed to their rightful position within the nationwide corridor of disgrace, besides such oozing pustules of cultural putrefaction because the Olson Twins, Mel Gibson, William Bennett, Katie Couric, Matt Drudge, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Dr. Phil, Dr. Laura, Oprah Winfrey, Teletubbies, the Simpson sisters, and God.

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Download E-books Film, Politics, and Gramsci PDF

By Marcia Landy

Movie, Politics, and Gramsci was once first released in 1994. Marcia Landy reassesses Antonio Gramsci's politics in mild of latest Marxist evaluations of mass tradition. not like different experiences of Gramsci that spotlight both on his political or on his cultural writings, Landy seems to be on the courting among politics, tradition, and heritage in his paintings. Focusing in particular on Gramsci's notions of logic and folklore, and illustrating those via readings of assorted movies, this publication encompasses matters equivalent to: ? the modern prestige of historical past ? notions of schooling ? the character of intellectuals ? the position of cultural construction and media research Landy consolidates questions of politics and tradition via a detailed studying of Gramsci's writings in addition to of modern Gramscian scholarship. particularly, she exhibits how Antonio Negri's writings accommodate, or even expand, the cultural issues Gramsci raised. Her exam of cinema-from British and Italian movies to Hollywood technological know-how fiction-demonstrates how an elaboration of Gramsci's cultural and political research can function a corrective to the excesses of monolithic perspectives of tradition, even if dystopian or celebratory. in particular, Landy indicates how folklore, even though "natural" and ahistorical it might appear, is constituted via altering representations of the kingdom, civil society, subjectivity, wisdom, and tool.

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Download E-books Marxism: With and Beyond Marx PDF

This e-book bargains a distinct re-conceptualization of Marxism in bringing jointly top students throughout disciplines ― historical past, philosophy, economics, politics, sociology, and literary and tradition reviews ― into one accomplished corpus. It demonstrates the enticing relevance of the views and methods of the analyses followed via Karl Marx, Frederich Engels and modern Marxists, and should be immensely precious to students and researchers throughout social sciences in addition to basic readers attracted to Marxism.

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Download E-books Politics and Ideology in Marxist Theory: Capitalism, Fascism, Populism (Radical Thinkers) PDF

By Ernesto Laclau

Ernesto Laclau is healthier identified for co-authoring Hegemony and Socialist Strategy, with Chantal Mouffe. Politically lively within the social and scholar hobbies of the Sixties, and a member of PSIN (Socialist social gathering of the nationwide Left), Laclau’s oeuvre hyperlinks the operating category and new social pursuits. Rejecting Marxist monetary determinism and the inspiration of sophistication fight, Laclau as a substitute prompt for a thorough democracy the place antagonisms will be expressed. usually defined as post-Marxist, Laclau’s writings have excited about political activities. Politics and beliefs in Marxist idea used to be Laclau’s first released paintings, the place readers can hint the early formation of principles that formed the 20 th century.

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