Monthly archives: October, 2016

Download E-books Revolution at the Gates: Selected Writings of Lenin from 1917 (Essential Zizek) PDF

The assumption of a Lenin renaissance may well good galvanize an outburst of sarcastic laughter. Marx is fine, yet Lenin? Doesn’t he stand for the massive disaster which left its mark at the complete twentieth-century?

Lenin, even though, merits wider attention than this, and his writings of 1917 are testomony to a powerful political determine. They exhibit his skill to understand the importance of a rare second in heritage. every thing is right here, from Lenin-the-ingenious-revolutionary-strategist to Lenin-of-the-enacted-utopia. to take advantage of Kierkegaard’s word, what we will be able to glimpse in those writings is Lenin-in-becoming: no longer but Lenin-the-Soviet-institution, yet Lenin thrown into an open, contingent situation.

In Revolution on the Gates, Slavoj Žižek locates the 1917 writings of their ancient context, whereas his afterword tackles the foremost query of no matter if Lenin could be reinvented in our period of “cultural capitalism.” Žižek is confident that, regardless of the discussion—the drawing close obstacle of capitalism, the potential of a redemptive violence, the falsity of liberal tolerance—Lenin’s time has come back.

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Download E-books Philosophy in the Age of Science and Capital (Transversals: New Directions in Philosophy) PDF

By Gregory Dale Adamson

Based on an unique synthesis of the paintings of Marx and Bergson, the most important theorists of capitalism and creativity, the booklet provides an unbelievable research of up to date technological know-how and capital. Exploring particularly genetics, evolutionary concept, commodification and sophistication cognizance, Philosophy within the Age of technological know-how and Capital injects lifestyles again into modern politics, ethics and aesthetics.

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Download E-books Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism (Post-Contemporary Interventions) PDF

By Fredric Jameson

Now in paperback, Fredric Jameson’s so much wide-ranging paintings seeks to crystallize a definition of ”postmodernism.” Jameson’s inquiry seems on the postmodern throughout a large panorama, from “high” paintings to “low” from industry ideology to structure, from portray to “punk” movie, from video artwork to literature.

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Download E-books A History of Capitalism According to the Jubilee Line (Penguin Underground Lines) PDF

By John O'Farrell

John O'Farrell, writer of The guy Who Forgot His Wife, An completely neutral historical past of Britain, and Things Can merely Get Better, turns his comedic genius to the matter of capitalism, encapsulated in a Tube teach choked with passengers caught underground—part of a sequence of 12 books tied to the 12 strains of the London Underground, as Tfl celebrates one hundred fifty years of the Tube with Penguin additionally to be had in a boxed set.

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Download E-books The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive PDF

By Dean Baker

Progressives desire a essentially new method of politics. they've been wasting not only simply because conservatives have a lot more cash and tool, but in addition simply because they've got approved the conservatives' framing of political debates. they've got accredited a framing the place conservatives wish industry results while liberals wish the govt to intrude to result in results that they think about reasonable. This places liberals within the place of seeming to wish to tax the winners to assist the losers. This "loser liberalism" is undesirable coverage and terrible politics. Progressives will be scuffling with battles over the constitution of markets in order that they do not redistribute source of revenue upward. This publication describes a few of the key components the place progressives can concentration their efforts in restructuring the marketplace in order that extra source of revenue flows to the majority of the operating inhabitants instead of only a small elite.

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Download E-books Politics of Indignation: Imperialism, Postcolonial Disruptions and Social Change. PDF

By Peter Mayo

Politics of Indignation is a difficult, available and intriguing ebook. not just does it offer a serious research
of the neoliberal onslaught on public schooling in lots of nations together with Cuba, Nicaragua and the Arab international,
it additionally deals new insights into the dynamics of regulate, whereas demonstrating how and the place resistance
has succeeded.

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Download E-books Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism PDF

By Richard D. Wolff

"Richard Wolff is the major socialist economist within the nation. This ebook is needed interpreting for a person excited by a primary transformation of the sick capitalist economy."—Cornel West

“Richard Wolff’s optimistic and leading edge rules recommend new and promising foundations for a way more genuine democracy and sustainable and equitable improvement, principles that may be applied without delay and carried ahead. a truly useful contribution in times.”—Noam Chomsky

"Probably America's so much famous Marxist economist."—The ny Times

Capitalism as a process has spawned deepening fiscal challenge along its bought-and-paid-for political institution. Neither serves the wishes of our society. if it is safe, well-paid, and significant jobs or a sustainable courting with the normal setting that we rely on, our society isn't offering the implications humans want and deserve.

One key reason for this insupportable scenario is the inability of real democracy in our economic system in addition to in our politics. the answer calls for the establishment of real fiscal democracy, beginning with staff directing their very own places of work, because the foundation for a real political democracy.

Here Richard D. Wolff lays out a hopeful and urban imaginative and prescient of ways to make that attainable, addressing the various those that have concluded monetary inequality and politics as ordinary can not be tolerated and are trying to find a concrete application of action.

Richard D. Wolff is professor of economics emeritus on the collage of Massachusetts, Amherst. he's presently a traveling professor on the New college for Social study in long island. Wolff is the writer of many books, together with Capitalism Hits the Fan: the worldwide financial Meltdown and What to Do approximately It. He hosts the weekly hour-long radio software Economic replace on WBAI (Pacifica Radio) and writes on a regular basis for The Guardian,, and MRZine.

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Download E-books Anti-Capitalism: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides) PDF

The puncture of the good banking bubble and the sprint to austerity has breathed new existence into protest routine around the globe and taken anti-capitalist values to the vanguard as by no means ahead of. yet what does it suggest to be anti-capitalist? And the place is anti-capitalism going — if anyplace? international civil society specialist Simon Tormey explores those questions, and extra, during this thought-provoking book.

Unlike different, ideologically-narrow introductions, Tormey introduces us to the entire eclectic teams — anarchists, Marxists, autonomists, environmentalists — and notion that make up the anti-capitalist flow. delivering worldwide and historic context, he is taking us from the 1994 Zapatista insurrection throughout the 1999 Seattle protests correct as much as Occupy Wall road, the Indignados of Spain and the present Greek uprisings. Going past an insignificant descriptive take, Tormey weighs up more than a few percentages for bringing approximately choices to the company domination of our planet. this can be a interesting and ambitious exploration of ways to appreciate the realm — and the way to alter it.

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Download E-books Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship, and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment PDF

By Leah F. Vosko

This publication explores the precarious margins of latest hard work markets. over the past few a long time, there was a lot dialogue of a shift from full-time everlasting jobs to better degrees of part-time and transitority employment and self-employment. regardless of such recognition, regulatory methods haven't tailored hence. in its place, within the absence of real possible choices, previous regulatory types are utilized to new labour marketplace realities, leaving the main precarious kinds of employment intact. The ebook areas this disjuncture in historic context and specializes in its implications for employees probably to be on the margins, rather ladies and migrants, utilizing illustrations from Australia, the USA, and Canada, in addition to member states of the eu Union.

Managing the Margins presents a rigorous research of nationwide and foreign regulatory ways, drawing on unique and broad qualitative and quantitative fabric. It innovates through examining the ancient and modern interaction of employment norms, gender family members, and citizenship boundaries.

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Download E-books Games of Empire: Global Capitalism and Video Games (Electronic Mediations) PDF

By Nick Dyer-Witheford, Greig de Peuter

Within the first decade of the twenty-first century, games are a vital part of world media tradition, rivaling Hollywood in profit and effect. not limited to a lifestyle of adolescent men, games this present day are performed via adults world wide. while, games became significant websites of company exploitation and armed forces recruitment.

In Games of Empire, Nick Dyer-Witheford and Greig de Peuter provide a thorough political critique of such games and digital environments as Second Life, World of Warcraft, and Grand robbery Auto, interpreting them as the exemplary media of Empire, the twenty-first-century hypercapitalist advanced theorized through Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri. The authors hint the ascent of digital gaming, examine its influence on creators and gamers alike, and delineate the relationships among video games and truth, physique and avatar, monitor and street.

Games of Empire forcefully connects games to real-world issues approximately globalization, militarism, and exploitation, from the horrors of African mines and Indian e-waste websites that underlie the total undefined, the function of work in advertisement online game improvement, and the synergy among army simulation software program and the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan exemplified by way of Full Spectrum Warrior to the tremendous digital economies surrounding World of Warcraft, the city neoliberalism made playable in Grand robbery Auto, and the emergence of an alternate online game tradition via activist video games and open-source video game development.

Rejecting either ethical panic and glib enthusiasm, Games of Empire demonstrates how digital video games crystallize the cultural, political, and fiscal forces of worldwide capital, whereas additionally delivering a method of resisting them.

Games of Empire is not just an awfully wide-ranging, wealthy, empirically grounded, and theoretically-savvy contribution to the sector of video game stories, but additionally an example of that playful genius of immaterial exertions that the ebook crucially investigates. The booklet is a must-read for all scholars and students of gaming cultures, and an eye-opener to the the most important significance of gaming to the wider point of societal energy for everyone else.” —Tiziana Terranova, writer of Network tradition: Politics for the data Age

“Riffing productively on Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri’s influential Empire, Dyer-Witheford and de Peuter supply a robust, readable Marxian disclose of the video-game industry.” —Choice

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