Socialist Practice - Wallis, Victor
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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…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
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.
Autorenporträt
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).
Inhaltsangabe
PrefaceAcknowledgements
 1. Introduction
Part One: ISSUES IN APPLIED MARXIST THEORY
 2. Marx after a Century of "Real Socialism" 
 3. The End of First-Epoch Socialism and the Problem of Transition
 4. Marxism and the Struggle for Social Justice  5. The Dialectic of Humanity and Nature  6. On "Market Socialism" and the Soviet Experience
Part Two: SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND POLITICAL LEADERSHIP
 7. Workers' Control and Revolution: History and Theory  8. The Politics of "Lesser Evil": Historical Reflections  9. The US Left of the 1960s and Its Legacy 10. From Black Liberation to Mass Incarceration: A Documentary Journey 11. Revolution and Counterrevolution in Latin America: The Filmed Experience12. Song and Vision in the US Labor Movement
13. Conclusion
AcknowledgmentsIndex

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"In this set of careful, critical essays, interfacing between Marxist theory and economic, social and environmental praxis, Wallis offers much for American activists and thinkers seeking to move beyond the current degraded state of politics in their country. ... [I]n bringing together historical-theoretical perspectives on Marxist theory and more focused examinations of particular social movements, Wallis provides further insights into the opportunities and constraints facing those seeking to act for change." (Steph Marston, Marx and Philosophy, marxandphilosophy.org.uk, December 3, 2020)