Download E-books Marx and Whitehead: Process, Dialectics, and the Critique of Capitalism (Suny Series in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences) PDF

By Anne Fairchild Pomeroy

Marx and Whitehead boldly asks us to think again capitalism, now not purely as an economic climate yet as a essentially self-destructive mode that, by way of its very nature and operation, undermines the cohesive textile of human life. writer Anne Fairchild Pomeroy asserts that it truly is most unlikely to understand totally the effect of Marx s critique of capitalism with no knowing the philosophical process that underlies it. Alfred North Whitehead s paintings is used to forge a scientific hyperlink among procedure philosophy and dialectical materialism through the class of construction. Whitehead s strategy inspiration brings Marx s philosophical imaginative and prescient into sharper concentration. This union offers the grounds for Pomeroy s declare that the guts of Marx s critique of capitalism is essentially ontological, and that for this reason the mandatory situation for real human flourishing lies in overcoming the capitalist type of social relations."

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Download E-books Creating German Communism, 1890-1990 PDF

By Eric D. Weitz

Eric Weitz offers a social and political historical past of German communism from its beginnings on the finish of the 19th century to the cave in of the German Democratic Republic in 1990. within the first publication in English or in German to discover this whole interval, Weitz describes the emergence of the Communist get together of Germany (KPD) opposed to the history of Imperial and Weimar Germany, and obviously explains how the legacy of those classes formed the nature of the GDR to the very finish of its existence.

In Weimar Germany, social democrats and Germany's previous elites attempted frantically to self-discipline a disordered society. Their innovations drove communists out of the office and into the streets, the place the get together accrued supporters in confrontations with the police, fascist firms, or even socialists and hired employees. within the streets the celebration solid a politics of exhibit and spectacle, which inspired ideological pronouncements and vicious actual engagements instead of the mediation of sensible political concerns. Male actual prowess got here to be honored because the final innovative caliber. The KPD's gendered political tradition then contributed to the intransigence that characterised the German Democratic Republic all through its heritage. The communist leaders of the GDR remained imprisoned in guidelines solid within the Weimar Republic and have become tragically faraway from the needs and pursuits in their personal populace.

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Download E-books The Royal Air Force in the Cold War 1950-1970: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives (Images of War) PDF

Soon after the second one global warfare, wartime allies grew to become chilly battle adversaries, and by way of 1950 the perceived chance of a Soviet strike on Western Europe or Britain ruled army making plans. For the following 40 years, the Royal Air strength used to be within the front-line of the chilly conflict. In Britain and Germany, gentle bomber crews exercised in coaching for a destiny clash, whereas interceptor pilots stood through able to counter incursions by means of Soviet airplane. among 1956 and 1969, the elite crews of the enduring V-Force of nuclear bombers expert to accomplish the last word project, extraordinary objectives deep within the center of Russia. retaining British pursuits abroad, body of workers at stations around the heart East and much East have been usually engaged in aiding operations in the course of the many colonial conflicts which happened in the course of the Fifties and 1960s.

Undertaking those tasks have been new British-designed plane brought to squadrons from the early-1950s. The names of those striking plane, which integrated the Hunter, Lightning, Vulcan and Canberra, turned synonymous with the chilly War.

In this e-book, Ian Proctor makes use of over one hundred fifty hugely evocative color photos from a unmarried impressive Air Ministry assortment to painting the RAF and its team of workers among 1950 and 1970. He offers a specific perception into provider lifestyles, the airplane, recruitment and coaching, and the operations and routines undertaken via the RAF in the course of a twenty yr interval of the chilly War.

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Download E-books Transformations of Post-Communist States PDF

Post-communist transformation differs from any prior event of societies in transition. It includes democratization, marketization, kingdom construction, construction of latest overseas environments within the framework of globalization in addition to mentality revolution of countries and its electorate concerned. This quantity offers an "internal" point of view of these hugely complex approaches and provides new demanding situations to the post-communist states.

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Download E-books Promissory Notes: Women in the Transition to Socialism PDF

By Sonia Kruks, Rayna Rapp

Progressive socialist hobbies have held out the promise, in either concept and perform, that ladies can in achieving liberation via their participation within the innovative strategy. yet many ladies in post-revolutionary societies have watched in frustration as this promise has been driven into the longer term or dropped from the time table altogether. The essays in Promissory Notes renew the talk concerning the connections among feminism and socialism through interpreting the location of ladies in socialist inspiration from the time of Marx to the current. The publication appears to be like on the important theoretical formulations of the "Woman query" in classical Marxist proposal, then explores their functions first within the Soviet Union and China, then in a chain of 3rd international regimes and modern jap eu nations. the amount ends with a roundtable debate during which a few students and activists soak up the primary theoretical matters raised through the e-book. individuals contain Joan B. Landes, Elizabeth Waters, Wendy Zeva Goldman, Christina Gilmartin, Muriel Nazzari, Maxine D. Molyneux, Sonia Kurks and Ben Wisner, Christine Pelzer White, Amrita Basu, Marilyn B. younger, Mary Buckley, Barbara Einhorn, Martha Lampland, Lourdes Beneria, Zillah Eisenstein, Delia D. Aguilar, Delia Davin, Kumari Jayawardena, and Rayna Rapp.

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Download E-books Making Sense of Marx (Studies in Marxism and Social Theory) PDF

By Jon Elster

A scientific, severe exam of Karl Marx's social theories and their philosophical presuppositions. via large discussions of the texts Jon Elster bargains a balanced and certain account of Marx's perspectives that's instantaneously sympathetic, undogmatic and rigorous. both importantly he attempts to evaluate 'what resides and what's useless within the philosophy of Marx', utilizing the analytical assets of up to date social technological know-how and philosophy. Professor Elster insists at the desire for microfoundations in social technology and gives a scientific feedback of functionalism and teleological pondering in Marx. He argues that Marx's fiscal theories are mostly fallacious or beside the point; ancient materialism is visible to have merely restricted plausibility (and isn't even regularly utilized by means of Marx); Marx's longest lasting achievements are the feedback of capitalism by way of alienation and exploitation and the speculation of sophistication fight, politics and beliefs lower than capitalism, although in those parts too Elster enters monstrous skills. The e-book may still take its position because the such a lot accomplished and complicated glossy research on hand.

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