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Socialist Practice: Histories and Theories
Sun, May 23 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM$7 – $11
with author Victor Wallis
The fourth in the ongoing Palgrave Macmillan series Marx, Engels, Marxisms
The level of popular discontent—in the United States as elsewhere—has shown a dramatic increase in recent years, but has yet to crystallize into a cohesive anti-capitalist political force. Socialist Practice aims to contribute to a popular movement for socialism. It does so by 1) revisiting, under present conditions, longstanding questions of Marxist theory and revolutionary history, and 2) illustrating the range of issues, activities, and forms of expression that can both inform and be informed by a Marxist approach. Essays spanning a range of national experiences address the crying need to generate a society-wide awakening, grounded in purposeful discussion among all those (the vast majority) whose interests are ill-served by continuation of the status quo.
Victor Wallis is a professor in the Liberal Arts Department at the Berklee College of Music, USA, and was for twenty years the managing editor of Socialism and Democracy. He is the author of Red-Green Revolution: The Politics and Technology of Ecosocialism (2018) and Democracy Denied: Five Lectures on U.S. Politics (2019).
Marx, Engels, Marxisms
The Marx renaissance is underway on a global scale. Wherever the critique of capitalism re-emerges, there is an intellectual and political demand for new, critical engagements with Marxism. MARX, ENGELS, AND MARXISMS (edited by Marcello Musto & Terrell Carver, with Babak Amini, Francesca Antonini, Paula Rauhala & Kohei Saito as Assistant Editors) is a peer-reviewed series. It is broad — comprised of monographs, edited volumes, critical editions, reprints of old texts, as well as translations of books already published in other languages. These volumes come from a wide range of political perspectives, subject matters, academic disciplines and geographical areas, producing an eclectic and informative collection that appeals to a diverse and international audience. Main areas of focus include: the oeuvre of Marx and Engels, Marxist authors and traditions of the 19th and 20th centuries, labor and social movements, Marxist analyses of contemporary issues, and the reception of Marxism in the world.
for information on the entire series: https://www.palgrave.com/gp/series/14812
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- Sun, May 23
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- $7 – $11
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