The Dunayevskaya Marcuse Fromm Correspondence  1954 1978 Book

The Dunayevskaya Marcuse Fromm Correspondence 1954 1978


  • Author : Kevin Anderson
  • Publisher : Raya Dunayevskaya Series in Ma
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN 10 : 0739168355

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The Dunayevskaya Marcuse Fromm Correspondence 1954 1978 Excerpt :

This volume contains the correspondence during the years 1954 to 1978 between Marxist-Humanist and feminist philosopher Raya Dunayevskaya (1910-87) and the Hegelian Marxist philosopher and social theorist Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979) and the psychologist and social critic Erich Fromm (1900-80). The exchanges show the deeply Marxist and humanist concerns of these theorists while also highlighting their significant differences on key issues in philosophy, politics, and psychology during the turbulent decades of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.

The Dunayevskaya Marcuse Fromm Correspondence  1954 1978 Book

The Dunayevskaya Marcuse Fromm Correspondence 1954 1978


  • Author : Kevin Anderson
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN 10 : 9780739168363

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The Dunayevskaya Marcuse Fromm Correspondence 1954 1978 Excerpt :

This volume contains the correspondence during the years 1954 to 1978 between Marxist-Humanist and feminist philosopher Raya Dunayevskaya (1910-87) and the Hegelian Marxist philosopher and social theorist Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979) and the psychologist and social critic Erich Fromm (1900-80). The exchanges show the deeply Marxist and humanist concerns of these theorists while also highlighting their significant differences on key issues in philosophy, politics, and psychology during the turbulent decades of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.

Hegel  Marx  and the Necessity and Freedom Dialectic Book

Hegel Marx and the Necessity and Freedom Dialectic


  • Author : Russell Rockwell
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-04-26
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319756110

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Hegel Marx and the Necessity and Freedom Dialectic Excerpt :

This book provides close readings of primary texts to analyze the linkage between G.W.F. Hegel’s philosophy and Karl Marx’s critical social theory of necessity and freedom. This is important for three reasons: first, to understand the significance of the changing relationships of work, society, and critical social theory in the origins of Hegelian-Marxism in the US, as documented in the recently published correspondence between the Marxist-Humanist theoretician Raya Dunayevskaya and the critical theorist Herbert Marcuse; second, to identify the intersections of the Critical Theorists Jurgen Habermas’ and Marcuse’s influential reinterpretations of Marx’s “value theory” of economy and society that enables navigation of the changing relationships of the social and economic spheres in the last century, as developed in Marx’s Grundrisse; and, thirdly, to assess the potential of Moishe Postone’s renewal of Marx’s value theory, largely conceived by the notion of a necessity and freedom dialectic intrinsic to capitalism.

Spontaneous Combustion Book

Spontaneous Combustion


  • Author : Jason Del Gandio
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2017-08-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438467290

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Spontaneous Combustion Excerpt :

Provides answers to one of the enduring paradoxes of mass social change. From the events of May 1968 to the Arab Spring and Occupy, we have seen social movements develop spontaneously around the globe propelling thousands and, at times, millions of people into the streets to demand an end to oppression. “In order to make sense of such events, the authors draw on George Katsiaficas’s conception of the ‘eros effect,’ which picks up and takes off from concepts developed by Herbert Marcuse. This effect describes moments in which the instinctual human need for justice and freedom undergoes a massive spontaneous awakening. Drawing on Marcuse, the concept foregrounds the instinctual foundation of the desire for freedom, in which a biologically-based pleasure drive—eros—is given free play.” — from the Foreword by Peter Marcuse However, even as the eros effect provides a valuable framework for understanding spontaneous global uprisings, Katsiaficas has acknowledged that the concept has remained underdeveloped. Spontaneous Combustion provides an introduction to the eros effect along with a series of elaborations, applications, and critical rejoinders concerning its implications. A truly interdisciplinary venture, the book features contributions from cutting-edge scholars and activists on the frontlines of today’s struggles.

Raya Dunayevskaya s Intersectional Marxism Book

Raya Dunayevskaya s Intersectional Marxism


  • Author : Kevin B. Anderson
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-12-10
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030537173

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Raya Dunayevskaya s Intersectional Marxism Excerpt :

Raya Dunayevskaya is one of the twentieth century’s great but underappreciated Marxist and feminist thinkers. Her unique philosophy and practice of Marxist-Humanism—as well as her grasp of Hegelian dialectics and the deep humanism that informs Marx’s thought—has much to teach us today. From her account of state capitalism (part of her socio-economic critique of Stalinism, fascism, and the welfare state), to her writings on Rosa Luxemburg, Black and women’s liberation, and labor, we are offered indispensable resources for navigating the perils of sexism, racism, capitalism, and authoritarianism. This collection of essays, from a diverse group of writers, brings to life Dunayevskaya’s important contributions. Revisiting her rich legacy, the contributors to this volume engage with her resolute Marxist-Humanist focus and her penetrating dialectics of liberation that is connected to Black, labor, and women’s liberation and to struggles over alienation and exploitation the world over. Dunayevskaya’s Marxist-Humanism is recovered for the twenty-first century and turned, as it was with Dunayevskaya herself, to face the multiple alienations and de-humanizations of social life.

Marxism  Revolution and Utopia Book

Marxism Revolution and Utopia


  • Author : Herbert Marcuse
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-03-26
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317805557

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Marxism Revolution and Utopia Excerpt :

This collection assembles some of Herbert Marcuse’s most important work and presents for the first time his responses to and development of classic Marxist approaches to revolution and utopia, as well as his own theoretical and political perspectives. This sixth and final volume of Marcuse's collected papers shows Marcuse’s rejection of the prevailing twentieth-century Marxist theory and socialist practice - which he saw as inadequate for a thorough critique of Western and Soviet bureaucracy - and the development of his revolutionary thought towards a critique of the consumer society. Marcuse's later philosophical perspectives on technology, ecology, and human emancipation sat at odds with many of the classic tenets of Marx’s materialist dialectic which placed the working class as the central agent of change in capitalist societies. As the material from this volume shows, Marcuse was not only a theorist of Marxist thought and practice in the twentieth century, but also proves to be an essential thinker for understanding the neoliberal phase of capitalism and resistance in the twenty-first century. A comprehensive introduction by Douglas Kellner and Clayton Pierce places Marcuse’s philosophy in the context of his engagement with the main currents of twentieth century philosophy while also providing important analyses of his anticipatory theorization of capitalist development through a neoliberal restructuring of society. The volume concludes with an afterword by Peter Marcuse.

The Power of Negativity Book

The Power of Negativity


  • Author : Raya Dunayevskaya
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : 0739102672

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The Power of Negativity Excerpt :

Raya Dunayevskaya is hailed as the founder of Marxist-Humanism in the United States. After breaking with Leon Trotsky in 1939 and heading west, Dunayevskaya labeled Stalin's Russia a totalitarian state-capitalist society. In this new collection of her essays co-editors Peter Hudis and Kevin Anderson have crafted a work in which the true power and originality of Dunayevskaya's ideas are displayed.

Democracy  Dialectics  and Difference Book

Democracy Dialectics and Difference


  • Author : Brian C. Lovato
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-12-07
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317363262

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Democracy Dialectics and Difference Excerpt :

It has been nearly two centuries since Marx famously turned Hegel on his head in order to repurpose dialectics as a revolutionary way of thinking about the internal contradictions of our social relations. Despite critiques from post-structuralists, post-colonialists, and others, there has been a resurgence of dialectical thought among political theorists as of late. This resurgence has coincided with a rise in the mention of words like class warfare, socialism, and communism among the general public on the streets of Seattle in 1999, in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, in the actions of the Greek anarchists and the Spanish indignados, and in the rallying cry of "we are the 99%" of the Occupy Movement, and in academia. This book explores how it is that dialectical thought might respond to the critiques brought forth by those on the left who are critical of Marxism’s universalizing and authoritarian legacy. Brian C. Lovato singles out Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe as the key interlocutors in this ongoing conversation between Marxism and post-structuralism. Laclau and Mouffe argue that Marxist theory is inherently authoritarian, cannot escape a class-reductionist theory of revolutionary subjectivity, and is bound by a closed Hegelian ontology. Lovato argues the opposite by turning to two heterodox Marxist thinkers, Raya Dunayevskaya and C. L. R. James, in order to construct a radically democratic, dynamic, and open conceptualization of dialectical thought. In doing so, he advances a vision of Marxist theory that might serve as a resource to scholars and activists committed not only to combatting capitalism, but also to fighting against colonialism, patriarchy, white supremacy, and heteronormativity. The writings of Dunayevskaya and James allow for Marxism to become relevant again in these tumultuous early years of the 21st century.

Zeitschrift f  r kritische Theorie Book

Zeitschrift f r kritische Theorie


  • Author : Christoph Türcke
  • Publisher : zu Klampen Verlag GbR
  • Release Date : 2017-01-12
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 9783866744998

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Zeitschrift f r kritische Theorie Excerpt :

Die »Zeitschrift für kritische Theorie« ist ein Diskussionsforum für die materiale Anwendung kritischer Theorie auf aktuelle Gegenstände und bietet einen Rahmen für Gespräche zwischen den verschiedenen methodologischen Auffassungen heutiger Formen kritischer Theorie. Sie dient als Forum, das einzelne theoretische Anstrengungen thematisch zu bündeln und kontinuierlich zu präsentieren versucht.

Crisis and Commonwealth Book

Crisis and Commonwealth


  • Author : Charles Reitz
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2013-08-29
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 9780739183076

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Crisis and Commonwealth Excerpt :

Crisis and Commonwealth extends the critical theories of Marcuse and Marx to an analysis of the intensifying inequalities symptomatic of our current economic distress. A new foundation for emancipatory practice is proposed—a labor theory of ethics and commonwealth. The collection appeals to the contemporary interests of college students and teachers in several interrelated social science disciplines: sociology, social problems, economics, ethics, business ethics, labor education, history, political philosophy, multicultural education, and critical pedagogy. It concludes with a manifesto for radical educators by Peter McLaren.

Breaking Things at Work Book

Breaking Things at Work


  • Author : Gavin Mueller
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2021-02-09
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786636751

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Breaking Things at Work Excerpt :

In the nineteenth century, English textile workers responded to the introduction of new technologies on the factory floor by smashing them to bits. For years the Luddites roamed the English countryside, practicing drills and manoeuvres that they would later deploy on unsuspecting machines. The movement has been derided by scholars as a backwards-looking and ultimately ineffectual effort to stem the march of history; for Gavin Mueller, the movement gets at the heart of the antagonistic relationship between all workers, including us today, and the so-called progressive gains secured by new technologies. The luddites weren’t primitive and they are still a force, however unconsciously, in the workplaces of the twenty-first century world. Breaking Things at Work is an innovative rethinking of labour and machines, leaping from textile mills to algorithms, from existentially threatened knife cutters of rural Germany to surveillance-evading truckers driving across the continental United States. Mueller argues that the future stability and empowerment of working-class movements will depend on subverting these technologies and preventing their spread wherever possible. The task is intimidating, but the seeds of this resistance are already present in the neo-Luddite efforts of hackers, pirates, and dark web users who are challenging surveillance and control, often through older systems of communication technology.

Karl Kos  k and the Dialectics of the Concrete Book

Karl Kos k and the Dialectics of the Concrete


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2021-12-06
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004503243

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Karl Kos k and the Dialectics of the Concrete Excerpt :

The eighteen articles in this book present fresh looks at the meaning of politics, praxis, labour, dialectics and modernity in the work of Czech philosopher Karel Kosík, best known for his book Dialectics of the Concrete.

Marx   s Philosophy of Revolution in Permanence for Our Day Book

Marx s Philosophy of Revolution in Permanence for Our Day


  • Author : Raya Dunayevskaya
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2018-10-11
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004383678

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Marx s Philosophy of Revolution in Permanence for Our Day Excerpt :

Marx’s Philosophy of Revolution in Permanence for Our Day: Selected Writings by Raya Dunayevskaya brings out the contemporary urgency of the totality of Marx’s body of ideas and activities, and the inseparability of his economics, humanism, and dialectic.

The SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory Book

The SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory


  • Author : Beverley Best
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2018-06-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 1800
  • ISBN 10 : 9781526455628

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The SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory Excerpt :

The SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory expounds the development of critical theory from its founding thinkers to its contemporary formulations in an interdisciplinary setting. It maps the terrain of a critical social theory, expounding its distinctive character vis-a-vis alternative theoretical perspectives, exploring its theoretical foundations and developments, conceptualising its subject matters both past and present, and signalling its possible future in a time of great uncertainty. Taking a distinctively theoretical, interdisciplinary, international and contemporary perspective on the topic, this wide-ranging collection of chapters is arranged thematically over three volumes: Volume I: Key Texts and Contributions to a Critical Theory of Society Volume II: Themes Volume III: Contexts This Handbook is essential reading for scholars and students in the field, showcasing the scholarly rigor, intellectual acuteness and negative force of critical social theory, past and present.

Universal Basic Income in Historical Perspective Book

Universal Basic Income in Historical Perspective


  • Author : Peter Sloman
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-11-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030757069

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Universal Basic Income in Historical Perspective Excerpt :

This new edited collection brings together historians and social scientists to engage with the global history of Universal Basic Income (UBI) and offer historically-rich perspectives on contemporary debates about the future of work. In particular, the book goes beyond a genealogy of a seemingly utopian idea to explore how the meaning and reception of basic income proposals has changed over time. The study of UBI provides a prism through which we can understand how different intellectual traditions, political agents, and policy problems have opened up space for new thinking about work and welfare at critical moments. Contributions range broadly across time and space, from Milton Friedman and the debate over guaranteed income in the post-war United States to the emergence of the European basic income movement in the 1980s and the politics of cash transfers in contemporary South Africa. Taken together, these chapters address comparative questions: why do proposals for a guaranteed minimum income emerge at some times and recede into the background in others? What kinds of problems is basic income designed to solve, and how have policy proposals been shaped by changing attitudes to gender roles and the boundaries of social citizenship? What role have transnational networks played in carrying UBI proposals between the global north and the global south, and how does the politics of basic income vary between these contexts? In short, the book builds on a growing body of scholarship on UBI and lays the groundwork for a much richer understanding of the history of this radical proposal. Chapter 3 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.