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The unity of the capitalist economy and state

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Book Series: Historical Materialism Book Series ISBN: 9789004392809 Year: Pages: 736 DOI: 10.1163/9789004392809 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Political Science
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Geert Reuten's The unity of the capitalist economy and state offers a systematic exposition of the capitalist system. Outlining the economic and state institutions and processes that sustain capitalism, Reuten shows how the capitalist economy and state inevitably constitute a unity. Readership: Scholars and advanced students in political economy, economics, political science, social geography, sociology, and the philosophy of these sciences, and readers interested in a synthetic exposition of the capitalist system.

Socialism, Capitalism and Alternatives

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Book Series: Fringe ISBN: 9781787353848 9781787353831 9781787353824 9781787353855 Year: DOI: 10.14324 /111.9781787353824 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102002
Subject: Political Science
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In 1989 the Berlin Wall came down. Two years later the Soviet Union disintegrated. The collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union discredited the idea of socialism for generations to come. It was seen as representing the final and irreversible victory of capitalism. This triumphal dominance was barely challenged until the 2008 financial crisis threw the Western world into a state of turmoil.

Through analysis of post-socialist Russia and Central and Eastern Europe, as well as of the United Kingdom, China and the United States, 'Socialism, Capitalism and Alternatives' confronts the difficulty we face in articulating alternatives to capitalism, socialism and threatening populist regimes. Beginning with accounts of the impact of capitalism on countries left behind by the planned economies, the volume moves on to consider how China has become a beacon of dynamic economic growth, aggressively expanding its global influence.

Renegater

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ISBN: 9789188909497 9789188909282 Year: Pages: 321 DOI: 10.21525/kriterium.20 Language: Swedish
Publisher: Kriterium
Subject: Political Science --- Philosophy --- History
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"This study focuses on two Swedish politicians, Nils Flyg and Sven Olov Lindholm. During the interwar era, they were both leaders of various Swedish political parties; in the case of Flyg the Swedish Communist Party, and later on the Socialist Party; in the case of Lindholm the National Socialist Worker’s Party (later renamed Swedish Socialist Unity). Both men were, in other words, influential politicians located at the outer edges of the ideological landscape. During the span of their lifetimes, however, Flyg as well as Lindholm made remarkable ideological transitions. From the end of the thirties and onwards, the former communist leader Flyg successively embraced German Nazism. Lindholm on the other hand stepped down from his leadership after the war, and became a left-wing political activist who did not hesitate to identify himself as a communist. Superficially, this is strikingly symmetric: The communist leader becomes a Nazi, and the Nazi leader becomes a communist. The aim of the study is to analyze the ideological links and tensions between Nazism and communism using these parallel biographies as a point of entrance. Inspired by political theorist Michael Freeden and his conceptual approach, and using a variety of sources, two core clusters of political concepts are identified and compared. It is shown that there are great similarities between Flyg and Lindholm when it comes to the role of anti-capitalism, anti-imperialism and the aspiration to idealize the Soviet Union or Germany as model states for workers. There are also, however, a number of differences, especially when it comes to views on modernity and materialism. In the final chapter, Flyg and Lindholm are compared to other European renegades. Here, the ambition is to identify common traits in the conversions. It is argued that the ideological antagonisms, the anti-positions, are crucial to this kind of generic renegadism."

Creating the Intellectual

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ISBN: 9780520972827 9780520303690 Year: Pages: 250 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.68 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: Sociology --- History
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This book offers a new analysis of the intellectual and the Chinese socialist revolution. Under the Chinese Communist Party, the intellectual was never simply an outspoken scholar, a browbeaten artist, a supportive official, or any kind of person facing an increasingly powerful political regime. The intellectual was first and foremost a widening classification of people based on Marxist thought. As the party turned revolutionaries and otherwise perfectly ordinary people into subjects identified locally as intellectuals, their appearance profoundly affected the political thinking of the party elites and how they organized the revolution, as well as postrevolutionary Chinese society. Drawing on a wide range of data, Eddy U takes the reader on a fascinating journey that examines political discourses, revolutionary strategies, rural activities, official registrations, organized protests, work organizations, and theater productions. The book lays out in colorful details the formation of new identities and new patterns of organization, association, and calculus. The outcome is a compelling picture of the mutual constitution of the intellectual and the Chinese socialist revolution, the impact of which is still visible in globalized China.

Imagining Afghanistan

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Book Series: Comparative Cultural Studies ISBN: 9781557538468 9781557539755 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Purdue University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102996
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What do we imagine Afghanistan to be? The Ruins of Kabul examines how the meaning of “Afghanistan” has been produced, ordered, and perpetuated through literary and visual texts that were published after the 9/11 attacks and the subsequent U.S.-led invasion—the era that propelled Afghanistan into the center of global media visibility. Through an analysis of fiction, graphic novels, memoirs, plays, and film, the book demonstrates that writing and screening Afghanistan has become a tool for understanding our shared post- 9/11 condition—a hermeneutics of the contemporary.

Vernetzte Islamfeindlichkeit

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Book Series: Religionswissenschaft ISBN: 9783839449738 9783837649734 Year: Pages: 432 DOI: 10.14361/9783839449738 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH
Subject: Political Science
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With the slogan of "Islamization" different social currents mobilize their followers. It also serves the fight against liberal democracies with their social pluralism. In the intra-societal cultural struggle, apocalyptic down and downfall scenarios call for fundamental change. Oliver Wäckerlig's network analysis traces a transatlantic Islamophobic movement with its transitions to the middle of society and shows an organizational continuity from anti-communism to Islamophobia. "Islam experts" stand in various roles at the hinges of the network and connect actors, organizations and media.

Contemporary Nostalgia

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ISBN: 9783039215560 9783039215577 Year: Pages: 194 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-557-7 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Media and communication
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Some of the most pressing contemporary issues (ecological crisis, migration and integration, fragmented worldviews, social media, fake news, extremist politics and terrorism) can be understood more profoundly through how they interact with both individual and collective forces of nostalgia. Nostalgia is politics, but these politics are also interwoven with media and culture. Notwithstanding how nostalgia is used or contextualized in terms of politics and social practices, commodification or personal development, its power is primarily situated within its efficacy as a governing, influential human emotion. The vast and luminous contributions to this special issue on contemporary nostalgia are all investigating the role different aesthetic media formats (film, music, literature, computer games) plays in nostalgic negotiations with style, history, migration, love, nationalism, diaspora, irony, modernity, colonial and postcolonial discourses, and adoption. Mutually, these essays stand out as important, original, critical contributions to the expanding field of nostalgia studies and offer a valued insight on our world.

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nostalgia --- railways --- modernity --- modernism --- American literature --- heritage cinema --- Hollywood --- reflective nostalgia --- restorative nostalgia --- metanostalgia --- nostalgia --- Lars Gustafsson --- poetry --- tropic reinvention --- landscape --- childhood --- imagery --- expatriation --- nostalgia --- Ian McEwan --- Atonement --- ethics --- responsibility --- nostalgia --- contemporary nostalgia --- nostalgic experience --- nostalgic narrative --- narrative modes --- narrative mediation --- reflective nostalgia --- idealisation --- first-person narrative --- Finland-Swedish literature --- Second World War --- North Africa Campaign --- Egypt --- cosmopolitanism --- imperial nostalgia --- colonial nostalgia --- collective memory --- nostalgia --- ostalgia --- Czech film --- Czech history --- normalisation --- post-communism --- Yugonostalgia --- post-Yugoslav music --- the concept of love --- commodification of feelings and memories --- émigré writers --- lost ideal --- nostalgia --- myths --- popular literature --- nostalgia --- video games --- independent style --- retro aesthetics --- historical recreation --- simulation --- nostalgic dystopias --- F. Scott Fitzgerald --- “The Rich Boy” --- Niklas Salmose --- nostalgia --- nostalgic strategies --- text-image relations --- Red Book Magazine --- F.R. Gruger --- illustrations --- advertisements --- media --- intermediality --- transnational adoption --- nostalgia --- motherhood --- autobiography --- Naumann --- Rickardsson --- nostalgia --- Richard Ford --- pastoral --- southern gothic --- grotesque --- memory --- partition --- nation-state --- Foucault --- heterotopia --- India --- Pakistan --- Partition fiction --- refugees --- Nubia --- nostalgic spaces --- displacement --- territory --- disembodied territoriality --- spatial production --- n/a

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