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Life Without Money: Building Fair and Sustainable Economies by Anitra Nelson, Frans Timmerman

By Anitra Nelson, Frans Timmerman

Anitra Nelson, Frans Timmerman (eds.)

The money-based international economic system is failing. The credits crunch undermined capitalism's skill to make sure emerging earning and prosperity whereas market-led makes an attempt to wrestle weather swap are fought the teeth and nail via enterprise as environmental crises continue.

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The cave in of capitalism can be an finish to cash because the leading regulator of society-an eventuality either tough to visualize and essential to comprehend. Anitra Nelson and Frans Timmerman have assembled an essential assortment in case you are daring sufficient to discover this dramatic prospect. lifestyles with out cash is a necessary guidebook for the nice debate now unfolding and round which our hopes for a precious destiny spread. -- Joel Kovel, writer of Enemy of Nature (2002; 2007) and Overcoming Zionism (Pluto, 2007) A well timed contribution to an under-researched and under-reported quarter of economics: the speculation of cash and recommendations for possible choices to the globalised capitalist economic system. i'd suggest it to a person attracted to discovering how you can increase an financial system that services with out funds. -- Molly Scott Cato, Reader in eco-friendly Economics, Cardiff tuition of Management

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Marxism and Form by Fredric Jameson

By Fredric Jameson

For greater than thirty years, Fredric Jameson has been probably the most efficient, wide-ranging, and designated literary theorists within the usa and the Anglophone international. Marxism and shape supplied a pioneering account of the paintings of the foremost eu Marxist theorists--T. W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Herbert Marcuse, Ernst Bloch, Georg Lukács, and Jean-Paul Sartre--work that used to be, on the time, mostly missed within the English-speaking global. via penetrating readings of every theorist, Jameson constructed a severe mode of engagement that has had super in.uence. He supplied a framework for studying the relationship among artwork and the old conditions of its making--in specific, how cultural artifacts distort, repress, or rework their situations during the abstractions of aesthetic shape.

Jameson's presentation of the serious considered this Hegelian Marxism supplied a stark substitute to the Anglo-American culture of empiricism and humanism. it'll later supply a compelling replacement to poststructuralism and deconstruction as they grew to become dominant methodologies in aesthetic criticism.

One yr after Marxism and shape, Princeton released Jameson's The Prison-House of Language (1972), which supplied a radical old and philosophical description of formalism and structuralism. either books stay significant to Jameson's major highbrow legacy: describing and lengthening a practice of Western Marxism in cultural thought and literary interpretation.

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Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological by Chris Williams

By Chris Williams

Around the globe, cognizance of the hazard to the environment is turning out to be. nearly all of suggestions on provide, from utilizing effective gentle bulbs to cycling to paintings, specialise in person way of life adjustments, but the dimensions of the trouble calls for a long way deeper alterations. Ecology and Socialism argues that point nonetheless is still to avoid wasting humanity and the planet, yet merely by way of development social routine for environmental justice which can call for qualitative alterations in our financial system, places of work, and infrastructure.

Chris Williams is an established environmental activist, professor of physics and chemistry at speed collage, and chair of the technology division at Packer Collegiate Institute. He lives in ny City.

“Williams provides a brand new and full of life voice to the turning out to be wisdom that, certain, it really is our capitalist procedure that's ruining the average origin of our civilization and dangerous the very thought of a destiny. i'm rather inspired incidentally he develops a transparent and robust argument for an ecological socialism at once from the particular flooring of fight, no matter if opposed to weather swap, systematic poisoning from toxins, or the choking move of rubbish. Ecology and Socialism is a impressive addition to the turning out to be flow to avoid wasting our planet from death-dealing capitalism.” —Joel Kovel, writer of The Enemy of Nature

“Finally, a e-book that bridges the easiest of the scholarly and activist literatures in socialist ecology! refined and compelling, eschewing educational jargons ‘postmodern’ and in a different way, Ecology and Socialism greater than effectively champions a Marxist method of environmental hindrance and the type of fiscal democracy had to in attaining an ecologically pleasant procedure of creation and human development.” —Paul Burkett, writer of Marxism and Ecological Economics

“This publication is greater than crucial reading—it is a strong weapon within the struggle to avoid wasting our planet.” —Ian Angus, editor of climateandcapitalism.com

Ecology and Socialism, by way of US-based environmental activist and technology educational Chris Williams, scrutinizes the mainstream arguments and gives a extra radical alternative... in addition to outlining conscientiously why capitalism is chargeable for the matter, Williams makes use of this because the foundation for taking aside the system’s meant suggestions. those ‘solutions’ have in universal an unwillingness to problem the workings of industrial. They fail to handle the size of the challenge—not as a result of a failure to acknowledge how critical our drawback is, yet simply because doing so could problem the procedure itself... Williams is excellent at outlining what he calls ‘socialist sustainability’ might seem like. this is often very fresh, delivering an inspiring imaginative and prescient to counteract the gloom that could simply paralyze us while contemplating the way forward for our planet, and advantages from utilizing our current scenario because the beginning point—far finest to nostalgically paying homage to pre-capitalist utopias. it's a robust instance of utilizing the Marxist culture no longer as an finish element, or as a suite of dogmas, yet as a foundation for purchasing to grips with new social realities.” —Counterfire

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Dance of the Dialectic: Steps In Marx's Method by Bertell Ollman

By Bertell Ollman

Bertell Ollman has been hailed as 'America's major authority on dialectics and Marx's method' by way of Paul Sweezy, the editor of "Monthly Review" and dean of America's Marx students. during this publication, Ollman bargains an intensive research of Marx's use of dialectical process. Marx made super artistic use of dialectical option to study the origins, operation, and path of capitalism. regrettably, his promised e-book on process used to be by no means written, in order that readers wishing to appreciate and review Marx's theories, or to revise or use them, have needed to continue with out a transparent seize of the dialectic within which the theories are framed. the end result has been extra war of words over 'what Marx fairly meant' than over the writings of the other significant philosopher. In placing Marx's philosophy of inner relatives and his use of the method of abstraction - little-studied facets of dialectics - on the centre of this account, Ollman presents a model of Marx's approach that's instantaneously systematic, scholarly, transparent and eminently invaluable. Ollman not just sheds very important new mild on what Marx quite intended in his assorted theoretical pronouncements, yet in rigorously laying out the stairs in Marx's technique allows for a reader to place the dialectic to paintings in his or her personal examine. He additionally convincingly argues the case for why social scientists and humanists in addition to philosophers will want to accomplish that.

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