Download E-books The Sociology of Marx (Morningside Book) PDF

By Henri Lefebvre

This vintage research via Henri Lefebvre "raises the query even if this day we needs to examine Marx as we research Plato, or particularly even if Marx's paintings keeps a modern worth and importance; in different phrases, no matter if his paintings contributes to an elucidation of the modern world." For Lefebvre, Marx's suggestion continues to be a key­perhaps even the key­to an figuring out of recent societies and glossy fact.

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Download E-books Marx: A Very Short Introduction PDF

By Peter Singer

In Marx: a truly brief Introdution, Peter Singer identifies the primary imaginative and prescient that unifies Marx's concept, allowing us to know Marx's perspectives as a complete. He sees him as a thinker essentially serious about human freedom, instead of as an economist or a social scientist. In simple English, he explains alienation, ancient materialism, the commercial concept of Capital, and Marx's principles of communism, and concludes with an evaluate of Marx's legacy.

About the sequence: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and elegance, Very brief Introductions provide an advent to a couple of life's best themes. Written via specialists for the newcomer, they exhibit the best modern brooding about the principal difficulties and matters in enormous quantities of key subject matters, from philosophy to Freud, quantum conception to Islam.

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Download E-books The Poulantzas Reader: Marxism, Law and the State PDF

Nicos Poulantzas used to be one of many major Marxist theorists of the 20th century, constructing seminal analyses of the country and social sessions through the difficulty of monopoly capitalism. This quantity brings jointly a big variety of Poulantzas’ key writings in criminal philosophy and political sociology, together with a few very important items translated the following for the 1st time. Texts contain his early analyses of legislation, his stories of hegemony, authoritarianism, and social periods, and his debate at the nation with Ralph Miliband and Ernesto Laclau.

An crucial advent for the coed and the coed to a physique of labor that maintains to reverberate around the social sciences.

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Download E-books Capital as Power: A Study of Order and Creorder (RIPE Series in Global Political Economy) PDF

By Jonathan Nitzan

Conventional theories of capitalism are mired in a deep trouble: after centuries of dialogue, they're nonetheless not able to inform us what capital is. Liberals and Marxists either reflect on capital as an ‘economic’ entity that they count number in common devices of ‘utils’ or ‘abstract labour’, respectively. yet those devices are completely fictitious. not anyone has ever been capable of detect or degree them, and for an excellent cause: they don’t exist. considering that liberalism and Marxism rely on those non-existing devices, their theories cling in suspension. they can't clarify the method that concerns so much – the buildup of capital.

This publication deals an intensive substitute. in response to the authors, capital isn't really a slim monetary entity, yet a symbolic quantification of energy. It has little to do with application or summary labour, and it extends a long way past machines and construction strains. Capital, the authors declare, represents the equipped strength of dominant capital teams to reshape – or creorder – their society.

Written in uncomplicated language, available to put readers and specialists alike, the ebook develops a singular political economic climate. It takes the reader in the course of the historical past, assumptions and obstacles of mainstream economics and its linked theories of politics. It examines the evolution of Marxist pondering on accumulation and the country. And it articulates an leading edge concept of ‘capital as strength’ and a brand new background of the ‘capitalist mode of power’.

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Download E-books Die Wiedergutwerdung der Deutschen: Essays und Polemiken PDF

By Eike Geisel

Mit einem Vorwort von Klaus Bittermann

"Some of my top pals are German", machte sich Eike Geisel gerne über das antisemitische Stereotyp lustig, demzufolge einige Juden zu den besten Freunden zählen. Eike Geisel struggle aber nicht nur ein unnachgiebiger Kritiker des deutsch-jüdischen Verbrüderungskitsches und der Entsorgung deutscher Vergangenheit, sondern machte als Historiker mit seinen Arbeiten u.a. über den jüdischen Kulturbund und das Berliner Scheunenviertel aufmerksam.
Dieser Band versammelt Geisels große essayistische Arbeiten wie über den Antisemitismus des "anderen Deutschland" und den Mythos vom Widerstand des 20. Juli.

"Die Deutschen haben sich nie als Bürger dieser Welt, sondern immer als Verdammte dieser Erde gesehen. Auch die Wiedervereinigung hat daran nichts geändert. Gab es vor dem Fall der Mauer 60 Millionen Opfer, so hat sich deren Zahl nun um 17 Millionen Insassen einer Einrichtung erhöht, die nicht nur der Kanzler schon vor 1989 als Konzentrationslager bezeichnet hatte."
Eike Geisel

"Scharfsinnige, sprachlich brillante Essays."
[Quelle: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung]

"Eike Geisel hat in seinen Artikeln stets den moralischen Analphabetismus ins Visier genommen, den staatsoffiziellen ebenso wie den der linksalternativen Gutmenschen."
[Quelle: Allgemeine Jüdische Wochenzeitung]

On the Author

Eike Geisel (1945 – 6 August 1997) used to be a German journalist and essayist, who grew to become renowned in Germany and Israel for his serious essays on German and Jewish background and on Zionism.

His essays, stories and polemics resulted in controversies. A characterization of the booklet a watch for a watch by way of John Sack in Frankfurter Rundschau (taz had now not authorized the thing) as „Antisemitische Rohkost“ (antisemitic uncooked nutrients) stopped the German publishing of the translated publication 1986. Geisel released between others in Haaretz, an interview with Tom Segev approximately Israel's founding fathers ended in controversy in Israel to boot. history used to be a arguable stance approximately David Ben-Gurion.

Eike Geisel has translated many of the paintings of Hannah Arendt, essays approximately Zionism, Palestine and Germany into German. including Henryk Broder he has had released essays and a documentary movie approximately Jüdischer Kulturbund (Jewish Cultural Union), a ahead of unknown bankruptcy of Jewish German cultural existence in the course of the Nazi period. Geisel left unfinished at his demise a projected paintings on Jewish vengeance, consisting in a chain of assaults deliberate by means of a unit shaped by means of Abba Kovner to kill opposed to Nazis within the postwar period.

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Download E-books A History of Marxian Economics, Volume 2: 1929-1990 (Radical Economics Series) PDF

By M. C. Howard, John E. King

Follows on from the 1st quantity which handled the interval from the loss of life of Marx in 1883 to 1929. From 1930 onmwards the emphasis for theoretical research started to shift westwards, in order that within the post-war period the heartland of Marxian political economic climate lay in Western Europe and North the United States. New difficulties additionally arose during this interval, and parts of Marx's economics which had previous obtained scant awareness have been elavated to bigger prominance. additionally after 1929 theoretical advancements in Marxian economics turned indifferent from winning innovative perform. 1929 was once a yr of substantial promise for Marxism. within the East, Stalin secured the seizure of energy in 1917 via wearing via a "revolution from above" which created a brand new mode of creation, quickly sped up fiscal improvement, and gave start to a brand new orthodoxy. within the West, the onset of the nice melancholy promised the industrial cave in of capitalism and the finishing of Soviet isolation. "A background of Marxian Economics quantity 2, 1929-1990" takes an outline of Marxian economics, outlining the main major strategies, the incorporation of Keynesian concept into Marxism, in addition to tackling the hot theories of Imperialism and finishing with an research of present controversies in economics and their hyperlinks to a Marxist idea.

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Download E-books C. L. R. James: Cricket's Philosopher King PDF

By Dave Renton

Often called 'The Cricketing Marxist', Cyril Lionel Robert James (1901–89) was once one of many best black intellectuals of the twentieth century, a Marxist theorist of the 1st rank, and in addition one of many most interesting writers on cricket, together with his mythical booklet Beyond a Boundary.

This seeming paradox is mirrored in different components of his lifestyles and paintings: the made of a British-style schooling and fanatical cricketer who by no means deserted the values the game inculcated in him, he was once a Trotskyite expelled from the united states throughout the McCarthy period who was once a chum and proposal to a iteration of leaders of newly-independent African nations akin to Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana and Julius Nyrere of Tanzania.

Described in his lifetime as 'the black Hegel' and 'the black Plato', his ebook at the 18th-century slave insurrection in Haiti, The Black Jacobins, is among the nice ancient works of the 20 th century, but he used to be by no means pleased with the assumption of 'Black Studies'. during this interesting new research of this seminal philosopher, Dave Renton hopes to 'persuade Marxist of the fun of cricket, and fans of cricket of the calibre of James and of James' Marxism'.

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Download E-books Marx: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the Perplexed) PDF

By John Seed

It is generally stated that Karl Marx was once the most unique and influential thinkers of recent instances. His writings have encouraged the most very important political activities of the prior century and nonetheless has the facility to arouse controversy today.

Marx: A advisor for the Perplexed is a transparent and thorough account of Marx's suggestion, his significant works and theories, delivering a fantastic consultant to the real and intricate rules of this significant determine within the heritage of political proposal. The ebook introduces key Marxist suggestions and subject matters and examines the ways that they've got prompted philosophical and political suggestion. Geared in the direction of the categorical standards of scholars who have to achieve a valid realizing of Marx's rules, the e-book offers a cogent and trustworthy survey of a few of crucial debates surrounding his usually debatable theories. this is often the precise better half to the examine of this so much influential and hard of thinkers.

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Download E-books The Roller Coaster Economy: Financial Crisis, Great Recession, and the Public Option PDF

By Howard J Sherman

Written by way of one of many most effective specialists at the enterprise cycle, it is a compelling and interesting clarification of the way and why the industrial downturn of 2007 grew to become the nice Recession of 2008 and 2009. writer Howard Sherman explores the basis explanations of the cycle of increase and bust of the economic system, concentrating on the 2008 monetary trouble and the good Recession of 2008-2009. He makes a robust argument that recessions and the ensuing painful involuntary unemployment are inherent in capitalism itself. Sherman truly illustrates the mechanisms of commercial cycles, and he presents a considerate substitute that might rein of their damaging results.

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