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Communism & Socialism

  • A Foodie's Guide to Capitalismby Eric Holt-Giménez

    Monthly Review Press 2017; US$ 25.00

    Capitalism drives our global food system. Everyone who wants to end hunger, who wants to eat good, clean, healthy food, needs to understand capitalism. This book will help do that. In his latest book, Eric Holt-Giménez takes on the social, environmental, and economic crises of the capitalist mode of food production. Drawing from classical and modern... more...

  • Karl Marx’s Ecosocialismby Kohei Saito

    Monthly Review Press 2017; US$ 29.00

    Reveals the ideal of a sustainable ecosocialist world in Marx’s writings  Karl Marx, author of what is perhaps the world’s most resounding and significant critique of bourgeois political economy, has frequently been described as a “Promethean.” According to critics, Marx held an inherent belief in the necessity of humans to dominate the natural... more...

  • Culture and the Cuban Stateby Yvon Grenier

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 104.50

    This book examines the evolution of cultural policy in Cuba since the 1959 revolution, the connection between cultural policy and political development, and the extent to which cultural actors are agents for change for the reproduction of dominant values and institutions. more...

  • Surrealism, Occultism and Politicsby Tessel M. Bauduin; Victoria Ferentinou; Daniel Zamani

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This volume examines the relationship between occultism and Surrealism, specifically exploring the reception and appropriation of occult thought, motifs, tropes and techniques by Surrealist artists and writers in Europe and the Americas, from the 1920s through the 1960s. Its central focus is the specific use of occultism as a site of political and... more...

  • From Eastern Bloc to European Unionby Günther Heydemann; Vodič; Karel ka

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    More than 25 years after the fall of the Soviet Union, European integration remains a work in progress, especially in those Eastern European nations most dramatically reshaped by democratization and economic liberalization. This volume assembles detailed, empirically grounded studies of eleven states-Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the Czech Republic,... more...

  • Cosmic Shiftby Bart de Baere; Ilya Kabakov; Emilia Kabakov; Boris Groys; Pavel Pepperstein; Dmitri Prigov; Anton Vidokle; Andrey Monastyrsky; Arseny Zhilyaev; Elena Zaytseva; Alex Anikina

    Zed Books 2017; US$ 30.00

    The first anthology of Russian contemporary art writing to be published outside Russia, painting a vivid portrait of the country's cultural and political makeup. more...

  • The Radical Left in Europe in the Age of Austerityby Babak Amini

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 155.00

    The complex trajectory of Europe after the 2008 global financial crisis, has led to the catastrophic failure of deep austerity measures that swept across the Union, and is reflected in the rise of some radical left parties such as SYRIZA as well as an unfortunate rise in far right and nationalist parties and movements. This collection brings together... more...

  • The Poverty of Communismby Nicholas Eberstadt

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    One third of the world's population today lives under governments that consider themselves to be Marxist-Leninist. In many of these places, severe poverty was endemic in the years before Communist authorities came to power. Communist governments claim to have a special understanding into and effectiveness in dealing with problems of poverty. Marxist-Leninist... more...

  • On National Socialismby Talcott Parsons

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 57.95

    During the years between the publication of the first of his two major works, The Structure of Social Action (1937), and the writing of his second, The Social System (1951), Talcott Parsons was primarily engaged in political activity through the Office of Strategic Services in its efforts to bring about the defeat of the Third Reich and to set the... more...

  • Resurrecting Marxby David Gordon

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    The last two decades have seen Marxism's academic renascence. In fields as diverse as law, literary criticism, history, and philosophy, Marxism once again captivates no small number of scholars. In part, this reassessment is driven by the efforts of a group of philosophers and economists to reconstruct Marx from the ground up on a more rigorous basis.... more...