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Negative CapitalismMARXIST PHOENIX

Marxist Phoenix: Studies in Historical Materialism and Marxist Socialism

By Murray Smith

You are invited to the launch of the new book, Marxist Phoenix: Studies in Historical Materialism and Marxist Socialism (Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press). The volume gathers together previously published as well as new essays and articles, and represents over twenty years of effort to defend the legacy and continuing relevance of revolutionary Marxism during what has been a very dark period in modern history. Additional information about the book can be found at:

See: www.cspi.org/books/marxist-phoenix .

The publisher has scheduled a formal launch for the book for Wednesday, May 28th from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario. The event is occurring in conjunction with the 2014 Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences, Canada’s major annual academic gathering. The venue will be the Congress Centre – Expo Event Space at Brock. The launch is open to the general public.

Shortly after the conclusion of the launch, there will be a Roundtable on the book, organized as a session of the Society for Socialist Studies. Congress/SSS participants are invited to join Jonah Butovsky, Josh Dumont, Thom Workman and myself for a discussion of some of the book’s major themes. (As co-authors of certain chapters, Jonah and Josh are recognized as contributors to Marxist Phoenix.)

The Roundtable will run from 1:15 to 2:45 pm in Schmon Tower-105.

First published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/book-launch-marxist-phoenix-may-28

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Communisation

MARXISM IN DARK TIMES: SELECT ESSAYS FOR THE NEW CENTURY

Marxism in Dark Times: Select Essays for the New Century

By Sobhanlal Datta Gupta

9789380601199 – HB

 

This title is also available as an eBook: http://anthempress.com/index.php/ebooks.html

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Recommend this title to your library: http://anthempress.com/pdf/LIBRARY-RECOMMENDATION-FORM.pdf

 

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Offering an alternative exploration of the subject, ‘Marxism in Dark Times’ anchors its investigation of Marxism in the conceptual spheres of humanism, democracy and pluralism. Its essays question the stereotyped, positivist notion of the theory as practised by the exponents of official Marxism, highlight the legacy of the suppressed voices in the Marxist tradition, and provide new insights into reading Marxism in the twenty-first century – affording new perspectives on Antonio Gramsci, Rosa Luxemburg, Nikolai Bukharin, David Ryazanov and the Frankfurt School. They seek to review the phenomenon of ‘Perestroika’, explore the new historiography on Comintern, and examine the relation between Marxism and postmodernism. With its wide-ranging provision of materials – some translated here into English from German and Russian for the first time – this collection offers a pioneering English assessment of some of the most debatable issues in contemporary Marxism.

Advance Praise for ‘Marxism in Dark Times’

‘Reading these thought-provoking essays recalls the Marx who saw what others made of Marxism and said that he was not a Marxist. S. D. Gupta revisits the major figures and debates within the Marxist tradition and recovers them from the ossified dogma that twentieth-century Marxism so often became. The volume represents a major contribution to the current revival and re-evaluation of a Marxism that Marx might have recognised.’ — Professor Kevin Morgan, University of Manchester

‘With style and crisp clarity, Gupta restores Marxism to the side of democracy, humanism and diversity. No matter the topic, ‘Marxism in Dark Times’ brilliantly illuminates radical political thought with insightful nuanced scholarship and sensitivity toward his subject.’ — William A. Pelz, Director of the Institute of Working Class History, Chicago

‘Marxism in Dark Times’ is a good guide to what Marxism had to offer in the past and still has to offer in the present. It also provides an internal critique of opposing tendencies within the topic, particularly of ‘manualized Marxism’, and of the damage done to the subject by cutting it off from other intellectual currents.’ — Professor Helena Sheehan, Dublin City University

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Anthem Press is an independent academic, educational and reference publishing house with a strong international focus.  The company’s head office is in London and has sales offices in New York, New Delhi. Anthem’s publications focus on the Humanities and Social Sciences and selected areas in the Sciences.

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HISTORICAL MATERIALISM BOOK SERIES – CALL FOR AUTHORS

The Historical Materialism Book Series is looking for book proposals of the following type:

– Scholarly monographs on Marx and Marxism, or applications of Marxist methods to particular fields and issues
– Translations of works by non-anglophone Marxist writers
– Republications of Marxist classics with a new editorial apparatus
– Thematically coherent anthologies of Marxist texts

Please send all proposals, with a full account of the proposed structure and argument of the proposed volume (including estimated total word length and delivery date), as well as its position in relation to the existing scholarship to: historicalmaterialism@soas.ac.uk

PhD dissertations are welcome as long as the author is prepared to engage in rewriting to transform it into book form.

All HM books are published in hardback form by Brill: http://www.brill.nl/hm and in paperback format by Haymarket Books http://www.haymarketbooks.org/category/hm-series

The HM Book Series is also looking for copy-editors and translators to collaborate with the publishing programme. Please send your CV to the aforementioned email.

 

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Karl Marx

MARXISM AND PHILOSOPHY SOCIETY REVIEW OF BOOKS – UPDATE 20th APRIL 2011

New reviews just published online in the Marx and Philosophy Review of Books

·        Sutton on Jameson

·        Landa on Marx and progress

·        Calderbank on Vighi on Žižek

·        Short on Zartaloudis on Agamben

·        Garland on Crack Capitalism

New comments and discussion

And a new list of books for review all at: www.marxandphilosophy.org.uk/reviewofbooks/

For notices of new reviews, comments, etc. join the Marx and Philosophy Society email list: (http://lists.topica.com/lists/mpslist)

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Editor, Marx and Philosophy Review of Books

School of European Culture and Languages
University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NF, UK
Tel +44 1227-827513; Fax +44 1227-823641
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Revolution

WITNESSES TO PERMANENT REVOLUTION: THE DOCUMENTARY RECORD

AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK FROM HAYMARKET BOOKS

Edited and translated by Richard B. Day and Daniel Gaido
http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/Witnesses-to-Permanent-Revolution

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The theory of permanent revolution has long been associated with Leon Trotsky. Though he was the most brilliant of its proponents, these newly translated documents, most of them available in English for the first time, demonstrate that Trotsky was only one of several leading figures of international Marxism engaged in a debate, sparked by the first Russian Revolution in 1905, about the form workers’ struggle would take in less developed countries. Among the figures included in these discussions were Karl Kautsky, Rosa Luxemburg, Franz Mehring, Parvus, and David Ryazanov

Richard B. Day is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Toronto, Canada. He has published extensively on Soviet economic and political history, including Leon Trotsky and the Politics of Economic Isolation.

Daniel F. Gaido is a researcher at the National Research Council (Conicet) in Argentina. He is the author of The Formative Period of American Capitalism and is currently working on a book on the history of German social democracy

Praise for Witnesses to Permanent Revolution:

“Since the world is again in the midst of an economic crisis, the arguments here are not without contemporary relevance, even if from today’s perspective it is a polemic where everybody is right. Summing up: recommended.” —A. Ezergailis, Choice

“Sometimes reading debates between figures on the left, involving historical references readers may not be familiar with, can be a daunting or even demoralising experience. But the brilliant and precise annotating of this collection, along with a short introduction to each piece, makes every article accessible to a wide range of readers…Day and Gaido have done a fantastic service with this immense collection. Witnesses to Permanent Revolution is a fascinating and thought provoking book and one that genuinely sheds new light on past debates about socialism that can help to inform the future.” —Esme Choonara, International Socialism

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World Crisis

SPRING & SUMMER EVENTS AT BOOKMARKS BOOKSHOP

From Rebellion to Reform in Bolivia

With Jeff Webber

Tuesday 12 April, 6.30pm
Evo Morales rode to power on a wave of popular mobilisations against the neoliberal policies enforced by his predecessors. Yet many of his economic policies bare striking resemblance to the status quo he was meant to displace.
Based in part on dozens of interviews with leading Bolivian activists, Webber examines the contradictions of Morales’ first term in office.
Jeffery R. Webber teaches at the University of Regina in Canada. He has taught at several institutions in Canada, Europe, and Latin America, where he conducts field research. Webber is a member on the editorial boards of Historical Materialism, Latin American Perspectives, and New Socialist.
The event is free to attend, but please contact us to reserve your place: events@bookmarks.uk.com 020 7637 1848

Islamophobia and the Role of the Intellectual
With Hamid Dabashi & a speaker from Unite Against Fascism (UAF)
Monday 9 May, 6.30pm
Dabashi’s book ‘Brown Skin, White Masks’ picks up where Frantz Fanon left off. He extends Fanon’s insights as they apply to today’s world. Dabashi shows how intellectuals who migrate to the West are often used by the imperial powers to misrepresent their home countries. Just as many Iraqi exiles were used to justify the invasion of Iraq, Dabashi demonstrates that this is a common phenomenon, and examines why and how so many immigrant intellectuals help to sustain imperialism.
Hamid Dabashi is professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in New York and the author of 18 books and countless articles. His books include ‘Theology of Discontent’ (1993), ‘Iran: A People Interrupted’ (2007), ‘Islamic Liberation Theology: Resisting the Empire’ (2008) and ‘Brown Skins, White Masks’ (2011)
Hamid Dabashi is on a short speaking tour of Europe. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear him, and ask questions, in the relaxed atmosphere of Bookmarks Bookshop.
The event is free to attend, but please contact us to reserve your place: events@bookmarks.uk.com 020 7637 1848

We Sell Our Time No More: Workers’ Struggles Against Lean Production in the British Car Industry
With Paul Stewart
Wednesday 11 May, 6.30pm
This is the story of struggles against management regimes in the car industry in Britain from the period after the Second World War until the contemporary regime of lean production.
Told from the viewpoint of the workers, the book chronicles how workers responded to a variety of management and union strategies, from piece rate working, through measured day work, and eventually to lean production beginning in the late 1980s.
Paul Stewart is Professor of the Sociology of Work and Employment at Strathclyde University. He has been researching and writing on the automotive industry for many years and was joint convenor of the Automotive Workers Research Network.
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