Capital and Its Discontents: Conversations with Radical Thinkers in a Time of Tumult (Google eBook)

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Sasha Lilley
PM Press, Nov 1, 2010 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
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Unraveling the complicated details surrounding the world's present economic and political climate, this collection of interviews addresses the faulty underpinnings of capitalism and discusses why the future must be economically founded otherwise. Probing into the roots of the global economic crisis, the role that debt and privatization play in dampening social revolt, and the ramifications of post-colonial mentality in the Global South, this collection provides the tools for reconsidering capitalism and solutions for surviving current crisis by learning from past mistakes. This collection includes conversations with some of the most noted thinkers and political economists on the Left, including Noam Chomsky, Tariq Ali, Mike Davis, David Harvey, Ellen Meiksins Wood, and Doug Henwood.
  

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Contents

Empire in the Age of Capital
27
The Rise of Neoliberalism and the Riddle of Capital
43
Demystifying Globalization
78
The Global Economic Meltdown
90
Capitalist Crisis and Radical Renewal
105
Commodifi cation Enclosure and the Contradictions of Capitalism
121
The Ecological Dimensions of Marxs Thought
123
The SocioEcological Crises of Capitalism
136
National Capitalism in the Third World
185
Isaac Deutscher and the Old Left
200
Antiimperialism and the New Left Revolt and Retrenchment
210
Postmodernism and the Politics of Expression
220
Anarchism Council Communism and Life After Capitalism
237
Libertarian Socialism for the TwentyFirst Century
246
Acknowledgments
259
Contributors
261

The Agrarian Question and Multiple Paths of Capitalist Development in East Asia and South Africa
153
Labor and Capital Gender and Commodification
165
PART III Alternatives?
183
Notes
263
Index
269
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