Category: Marxism

Post-Rationalism: Psychoanalysis, Epistemology, and Marxism in Post-War France (Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy)

By Tom Eyers

Post-Rationalism takes the experimental magazine of psychoanalysis and philosophy, Cahiers pour l'Analyse, as its major resource. verified by way of scholars of Louis Althusser in 1966, the magazine has hardly ever figured within the literature, even though it contained the 1st released paintings of authors now recognized in modern serious notion, together with Alain Badiou, Jean-Claude Milner, Luce Irigaray, André eco-friendly and Jacques-Alain Miller. The Cahiers served as a checking out floor for the mix of numerous highbrow assets indicative of the interval, together with the influential reinvention of Freud and Marx undertaken via Lacan and Althusser, and the sooner post-rationalist philosophy of technology pioneered by way of Gaston Bachelard, Georges Canguilhem and Alexandre Koyré.

This ebook is a wide-ranging research of the highbrow foundations of structuralism, re-connecting the paintings of younger post-Lacanian and post-Althusserian theorists with their predecessors in French philosophy of technology. Tom Eyers presents a major corrective to straightforward histories of the interval, focussing at the ways that French epistemological writing of the Thirties and Forties - particularly that of Bachelard and Canguilhem - laid the floor for the emergence of structuralism within the Nineteen Fifties and Nineteen Sixties, therefore wondering the normal historic narrative that posits structuralism as rising mainly in response to phenomenology and existentialism.

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Time, Labor, and Social Domination: A Reinterpretation of Marx's Critical Theory

By Moishe Postone

During this bold booklet, Moishe Postone undertakes a primary reinterpretation of Marx's mature severe thought. He calls into query some of the presuppositions of conventional Marxist analyses and gives new interpretations of Marx's important arguments. those interpretations lead him to a truly various research of the character and difficulties of capitalism and supply the root for a critique of "actually latest socialism." in accordance with this new interpretation, Marx identifies the significant middle of the capitalist procedure with an impersonal type of social domination generated by means of hard work itself and never easily with industry mechanisms and personal estate. Proletarian exertions and the economic creation procedure are characterised as expressions of domination instead of as technique of human emancipation. This reformulation relates the shape of monetary development and the constitution of social hard work in glossy society to the alienation and domination on the middle of capitalism. It offers the root for a serious social thought that's extra sufficient to past due twentieth-century capitalism.

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The Making of Political Identities (Phronesis Series)

By Ernesto Laclau

This full of life ebook examines the foremost concerns raised by way of the emergence and transformation of varied political identities within the modern global. The members collect many present tendencies of thought—Lacanian psychoanalysis, deconstruction, neo-Hegelianism and political philosophy—that are proper to the query of identification, in addition to concrete stories of a few of the extra vital political identities that have emerged in fresh many years. A important subject of the ebook is the common sense implicit within the Freudian class of identity and its outcomes for realizing politics.

The first half the booklet explores the theoretical dimensions of the difficulty of id formation. the second one part brings those extra summary concerns to endure on a few case studies—the constitution of apartheid in South Africa, the increase of Islam, the Palestinian diaspora, the explosion of nationwide identities in former Yugoslavia, the vegetables in Germany, and the unfold of Rastafarianism in Britain.

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ReNew Marxist Art History

From the early many years of the 20 th century till the Eighties, Marxist artwork heritage used to be on the leading edge of radical techniques to the self-discipline. yet within the final 20 years of the century and into the subsequent, Marxist artwork historians stumbled on themselves marginalized from the forefront through the increase of postmodernism and id politics. within the wake of the hot international obstacle there was a resurgence of curiosity in Marx. This number of essays, a festschrift in honor of major Marxist artwork historian Andrew Hemingway, brings jointly 30 teachers who're reshaping artwork background alongside Marxist strains. The essayists contain Matthew Beaumont, Warren Carter, Michael Corris, Gail Day, Paul Jaskot, Stewart Martin, Frederic J. Schwartz, Caroline Arscott, Steve Edwards, Charles Ford, Brian Foss, Tom Gretton, Alan Wallach, Michael chicken, Martin I. Gaughan, Barnaby Haran and Fred Orton, between others.

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Critical Companion to Contemporary Marxism (Historical Materialism Books (Haymarket Books))

The severe better half to modern Marxism is a global and interdisciplinary quantity which goals to supply an intensive and targeted landscape of contemporary advancements in Marxist thought within the US, Europe, Asia and past. Drawing at the paintings of thirty of the main authoritative students, the better half spans all of the humanities and social sciences, with specific emphasis on philosophy. The paintings is split into 3 elements: 'General Trends', which supplies a extensive highbrow and old context; 'Currents', which tracks the trajectories of twenty particular currents or disciplinary fields; and 'Figures', which examines intimately the paintings of fifteen key actors of Marxist or para-Marxist thought (Adorno, Althusser, Badiou, Benjamin, Bhaskar, Bourdieu, Deleuze, Derrida, Foucault, Gramsci, Habermas, Jameson, Lefebvre, Uno, Williams). The spouse is decided to be unsurpassed for a few years, in breadth and intensity, because the definitive consultant to modern Marxism.
Jacques Bidet is Professor on the college of Paris-X, retaining the chair of Political Philosophy and Theories of Society. His different guides comprise Théorie de l. a. modernité (1990), John Rawls et l. a. théorie de l. a. justice (1995), Théorie générale, Théorie du droit, de l’économie et de los angeles politique (1999) and Explication et reconstruction du 'Capital' (2004). His Exploring Marx's 'Capital' was once released within the HM e-book sequence in 2007.
Stathis Kouvelakis teaches Political conception and Philosophy at King's university London. he's the writer of Philosophy and Revolution. From Kant to Marx (London, 2003) and the co-editor, with Slavoj Zizek and Sebastian Budgen, of Lenin Reloaded. in the direction of a Politics of fact (Durham, 2007).

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Unfinished Leninism: The Rise and Return of a Revolutionary Doctrine

By Paul Le Blanc

"One doesn’t need to be a Leninist to learn and have fun with Paul Le Blanc’s terrific essays. this can be certainly a superb research of Lenin’s principles, his relation to Leon Trotsky and Rosa Luxemburg, in addition to his unfinished democratic progressive legacy."—Michael Löwy

As a pacesetter of the Russian Revolution, Vladimir Lenin was once maybe the best innovative of the 20th century. those basically written essays provide an account of his existence and occasions, a full of life view of his character, and a stimulating engagement along with his ideas.

Paul Le Blanc is a professor of heritage at l. a. Roche university and has written commonly on radical movements.

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The Mirror of Production

By Jean Baudrillard

Are the ideas of work and of creation adaptable to a constructing commercial society? what's the that means of "pre-industrial organization"? In trying to resolution those questions, Jean Baudrillard examines the teachings of Marxism, which has created a productivist version and a fetishism of work. He argues that we needs to holiday the reflect of construction, which "reflects all of Western metaphysics," and unfastened the Marxist common sense from the restrictive context of political economic climate whence it was once born.

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The Sociology of Marx (Morningside Book)

By Henri Lefebvre

This vintage learn via Henri Lefebvre "raises the query even if this present day we needs to learn Marx as we learn Plato, or relatively even if Marx's paintings keeps a modern price and importance; in different phrases, no matter if his paintings contributes to an elucidation of the modern world." For Lefebvre, Marx's concept is still a key­perhaps even the key­to an figuring out of contemporary societies and smooth fact.

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Claude Serfarti

By Claude Serfarti

Article from Socialist sign in 2014: Registering Class


The new configuration of the capitalist sessions over the past thirty years came about within the context of 2 sought after alterations. First, the consolidation of finance capital operated via 3 major channels that substantially shifted the trajectory of capitalism. on the macroeconomic point, the debt catch that at the beginning plagued the constructing international locations, and because 2007 the middle international locations, mirrored the victory of creditors over borrowers, and created monstrous and everlasting flows of sales for collectors. when it comes to the enterprise, ‘shareholder value’ turned the most operational target for firms (‘shareholder value’ being particularly distinctive from, and probably at odds with, the construction of ‘added value’). And on the point of person social supplier, foreign and nationwide govt rules contributed to the ‘commodification’ of social family members, undermining latest structures of social defense and gradually changing them with schemes that made participants more and more established upon monetary markets.

Second, the continuous strategy of the internationalization of capital because the moment international warfare received momentum over the past few many years. Globalization supplied capital with the chance to behave with a greatest of freedom on the global point. Money-capital, for instance, used to be made hyperliquid because of the deregulation of associations and monetary recommendations. This was once additionally real for giant non-financial transnational enterprises (TNCs), that have, actually, develop into world-scale monetary teams with business actions. They shape a world internet, with a mixture of collusion and pageant, structuring commodity chains and controlling an important percentage of the area construction of worth and alternate. The mixed results of outsourcing and offshoring, with the linked pressures on moment- and lower-tier provider companies, have irritated the imbalance of energy and distribution of worth among capital and labour.

This essay files the significant elevate within the focus of source of revenue and wealth by way of a tiny proportion of the inhabitants. the foremost function performed by way of rentier earning and the monetary zone is then hooked up to the recent configuration of the capitalist type. The political economic climate of the modern capitalist category is then analyzed demonstrating that, as social family are territorially bounded and politically equipped, the conclusion of a transnational capitalist classification (TCC) remains to be far off even in terms of the eu Union (EU

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