Post-anarchism : a reader by Duane Rousselle

By Duane Rousselle

Post-anarchism has been of substantial significance within the discussions of radical intellectuals around the globe within the final decade. In its preferred shape, it demonstrates a wish to mix the main promising facets of conventional anarchist idea with advancements in post-structuralist and post-modernist concept. Post-Anarchism: A Reader comprises the main entire choice of essays approximately this emergent physique of concept, making it a necessary and obtainable source for teachers, intellectuals, activists and anarchists attracted to radical philosophy.

Many of the chapters were formative to the improvement of a highly 'post-anarchist' method of politics, aesthetics, and philosophy. Others reply to the so-called 'post-anarchist flip' with warning and scepticism. The e-book additionally contains unique contributions from a number of of state-of-the-art 'post-anarchists', inviting extra debate and new methods of conceiving post-anarchism throughout a couple of disciplines.

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The Faces of Janus: Marxism and Fascism in the Twentieth by James A. Gregor

By James A. Gregor

This ebook demanding situations the long-held place that Marxism and Fascism are antithetical political philosophies. regrettably this false impression has left us with out a coherent knowing of the progressive heritage of the 20 th century. contemporary examine has instructed there are lots of extra similarities among the 2 ideologies than initially concept. The publication lines that dating by way of following the revolutionary decay of Marxist conception over seven a long time because it devolves right into a version of Fascism.

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Making Sense of Marx by Jon Elster

By Jon Elster

A scientific, severe exam of Karl Marx's social theories and their philosophical presuppositions. via wide discussions of the texts Jon Elster bargains a balanced and distinct account of Marx's perspectives that's without delay sympathetic, undogmatic and rigorous. both importantly he attempts to evaluate 'what resides and what's lifeless within the philosophy of Marx', utilizing the analytical assets of up to date social technological know-how and philosophy. Professor Elster insists at the desire for microfoundations in social technological know-how and offers a scientific feedback of functionalism and teleological pondering in Marx. He argues that Marx's fiscal theories are mostly incorrect or inappropriate; historic materialism is visible to have basically restricted plausibility (and isn't even continually utilized through Marx); Marx's longest lasting achievements are the feedback of capitalism by way of alienation and exploitation and the speculation of sophistication fight, politics and beliefs below capitalism, even though in those parts too Elster enters tremendous skills. The e-book may still take its position because the so much complete and complex sleek research to be had.

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Nomad Citizenship: Free-Market Communism and the Slow-Motion by Eugene W. Holland

By Eugene W. Holland

Nomad Citizenship argues for reworking our associations and practices of citizenship and markets as a way to liberate society from dependence at the country and capital. It adjustments Deleuze and Guattari’s suggestion of nomadology right into a utopian venture with quick sensible implications, constructing principles of a nonlinear Marxism and of the slow-motion basic strike.

Responding to the problem of making philosophical strategies with concrete purposes, Eugene W. Holland appears outdoors the nation to research modern political and fiscal improvement utilizing the tips of nomad citizenship and free-market communism. Holland’s nomadology seeks to displace capital-controlled unfastened markets with really unfastened markets. Its aim is to rescue industry alternate, now not perpetuate capitalism—to let noncapitalist markets to coordinate socialized construction on a world scale and, with an eye fixed to the typical solid, to disencumber them from capitalist control.

In suggesting the slow-motion basic strike, Holland goals to rework citizenship: to resume, enhance, and invigorate it via supplanting the monopoly of country citizenship with plural nomad citizenships. within the technique, he bargains opinions of either the Clinton and Bush regimes within the broader context of reviews of the social agreement, the hard work agreement, and the shape of the nation itself.

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Marx, Critical Theory, And Religion: A Critique of Rational by Warren S. Goldstein

By Warren S. Goldstein

The Sociology of faith has had numerous frameworks guiding its research together with functionalism, interpretive sociology, phenomenology, symbolic interactionism and now rational selection concept. Marxism has tended to disregard faith assuming it's anything that might finally disappear although it retained theological components. This number of essays brings jointly a gaggle of students who use frameworks supplied via Marx and important thought in interpreting faith. it truly is target is to set up a serious idea of faith in the sociology of faith in its place to rational selection. In doing so, it engages in a critique of the positivism, uncritical compliment of the industry (neoconservativism) and one dimensional belief of rationality of the rational selection thought of faith.

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