Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism (Popular Culture and Everyday Life)

By Henry A. Giroux

Zombie Politics and tradition within the Age of on line casino Capitalism capitalizes upon the recognition of zombies, exploring the relevance of the metaphor they supply for reading the political and pedagogical stipulations that experience produced a growing to be tradition of sadism, cruelty, disposability, and loss of life in the United States. The zombie metaphor could appear severe, however it is especially apt for drawing awareness to the ways that political tradition and tool in American society now function on a degree of mere survival. This ebook makes use of the metaphor not just to indicate the symbolic face of strength: starting and finishing with an research of authoritarianism, it makes an attempt to mark and chart the obvious registers of one of those zombie politics, together with the emergence of right-wing educating machines, a turning out to be politics of disposability, the emergence of a tradition of cruelty, and the continuing conflict being waged on adolescents, particularly on early life of colour. by means of drawing awareness to zombie politics and authoritarianism, this e-book goals to damage during the toxic good judgment that regularly mask zombie politicians, anti-public intellectuals, politics, associations, and social kin, and convey into concentration a brand new language, pedagogy, and politics within which the dwelling useless should be moved decisively to the margins instead of occupying the very middle of politics and daily life.

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Theories of Surplus Value (Marx-Engels Collection Book 1)

Theories of Surplus price is Karl Marx's critique and comparability of the guidelines and writings of Classical and Pre-Classical economists. It used to be compiled via his scholar Karl Kautsky almost immediately after his demise. this can be a needs to learn for a person drawn to realizing the Marxian economics. This version is an digital model of the variation released via growth Publishers within the 1970's.

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Centrist Liberalism Triumphant, 1789-1914 (The Modern World-System, Volume 4)

By Immanuel Wallerstein

Immanuel Wallerstein's hugely influential, multi-volume opus, The smooth World-System, is certainly one of this century's maximum works of social technology. An leading edge, panoramic reinterpretation of worldwide heritage, it lines the emergence and improvement of the fashionable global from the 16th to the 20th century. This new quantity encompasses the 19th century from the innovative period of 1789 to the 1st international struggle. during this an important interval, 3 nice ideologies--conservatism, liberalism, and radicalism--emerged based on the global cultural transformation that happened while the French Revolution legitimized the sovereignty of the folk. Wallerstein tells how capitalists, and nice Britain, introduced relative order to the area and the way liberalism triumphed because the dominant ideology.

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The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism

By Jeremy Rifkin

In The 0 Marginal price Society, New York Times bestselling writer Jeremy Rifkin describes how the rising net of items is rushing us to an period of approximately unfastened items and companies, precipitating the meteoric upward thrust of an international Collaborative Commons and the eclipse of capitalism.

Rifkin uncovers a paradox on the middle of capitalism that has propelled it to greatness yet is now taking it to its death―the inherent entrepreneurial dynamism of aggressive markets that drives productiveness up and marginal bills down, permitting companies to minimize the cost of their items and prone which will win over shoppers and industry percentage. (Marginal price is the price of generating extra devices of a great or carrier, if fastened bills usually are not counted.) whereas economists have continuously welcomed a discount in marginal expense, they by no means expected the opportunity of a technological revolution that would deliver marginal charges to close 0, making items and prone worthy, approximately loose, and considerable, and now not topic to industry forces.

Now, an impressive new expertise infrastructure―the net of items (IoT)―is rising with the possibility of pushing huge segments of monetary lifestyles to close 0 marginal rate within the years forward. Rifkin describes how the verbal exchange web is converging with a nascent power net and Logistics net to create a brand new know-how platform that connects every thing and everybody. Billions of sensors are being hooked up to traditional assets, creation traces, the electrical energy grid, logistics networks, recycling flows, and implanted in houses, workplaces, shops, automobiles, or even humans, feeding vast facts into an IoT worldwide neural community. Prosumers can hook up with the community and use sizeable facts, analytics, and algorithms to speed up potency, dramatically elevate productiveness, and decrease the marginal price of manufacturing and sharing quite a lot of services and products to close 0, similar to they now do with details items.

The plummeting of marginal bills is spawning a hybrid economy―part capitalist marketplace and half Collaborative Commons―with a ways attaining implications for society, in line with Rifkin. countless numbers of hundreds of thousands of individuals are already shifting components in their monetary lives to the worldwide Collaborative Commons. Prosumers are plugging into the fledgling IoT and making and sharing their very own info, leisure, eco-friendly strength, and 3D-printed items at close to 0 marginal rate. also they are sharing autos, houses, outfits and different goods through social media websites, leases, redistribution golf equipment, and cooperatives at low or close to 0 marginal fee. scholars are enrolling in unfastened mammoth open on-line classes (MOOCs) that function at close to 0 marginal fee. Social marketers are even bypassing the banking institution and utilizing crowdfunding to finance startup companies in addition to developing replacement currencies within the fledgling sharing economic climate. during this new global, social capital is as very important as monetary capital, entry trumps possession, sustainability supersedes consumerism, cooperation ousts festival, and "exchange price" within the capitalist industry is more and more changed via "sharable price" at the Collaborative Commons.

Rifkin concludes that capitalism will stay with us, albeit in an more and more streamlined function, basically as an aggregator of community providers and ideas, permitting it to flourish as a robust area of interest participant within the coming period. we're, despite the fact that, says Rifkin, coming into an international past markets the place we're studying find out how to stay jointly in an more and more interdependent international Collaborative Commons.

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The Globalization Gap: How the Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Left Further Behind

By Robert A. Isaak

Globalization is inevitable and inexorable -- yet it is also magnifying the chasmbetween wealthy and bad. At domestic and out of the country, new extremes of wealth anddeprivation are more and more threatening the soundness of the total worldwide system.The Globalization hole finds how globalization is spreading poverty, disease,and the disintegration of conventional cultures. a couple of "winners" are utilizing theirwealth to buffer themselves opposed to those radical differences, writes Dr.Robert Isaak. yet, in so much areas, the hot wealth generated by means of globalization isnot trickling down. the end result? extra distress -- and political upheavals that willendanger us all. It does not must be this manner, says Isaak: we will achieve thepromised advantages of globalization -- with out the withering unfairness. Isaakpresents a practical blueprint for sharing chance and developing sustainableinnovation all over the place, not only among the rich. Isaak exhibits how a newglobalization may give the negative a robust stake, either the following and overseas. In sodoing, he's taking at the most important problem of the twenty first century: makingglobalization paintings for everybody. Isaak's principles can lead in the direction of a extra stable,peaceful global, within which we will all construct our futures -- wealthy and terrible alike.

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Anarchy, Geography, Modernity: Selected Writings of Élisée Reclus

By Élisée Reclus

The 1st finished advent to the concept of Elisée Reclus, the good anarchist geographer and political theorist, Anarchy, Geography, Modernity provides his groundbreaking critique of all types of domination: not just capitalism, the country, and authoritarian faith, but in addition patriarchy, racism, technological domination, and the domination of nature. not just an anarchist, but additionally an intensive feminist, antiracist, ecologist, animal rights recommend, cultural radical, nudist, and vegetarian, Reclus’ rules are offered either via specific exposition and research and in huge translations of key texts, such a lot showing in English for the 1st time. The paintings elucidates Reclus’ maximum fulfillment, a sweeping old and theoretical synthesis recounting the tale of the earth and humanity as an epochal fight among freedom and domination, and his the most important insights at the interrelation among own and small-group transformation, broader cultural switch, and large-scale social association also are explored.

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The Global Industrial Complex: Systems of Domination

By Richard Kahn, Anthony J. Nocella II

The worldwide business advanced: structures of Domination, is a groundbreaking selection of essays by way of best students from broad scholarly and activist backgrounds who study the entangled array of up to date commercial complexes-what the editors confer with as "the energy complex"-that used to be first analyzed by means of C. Wright turbines in his 1956 vintage paintings, the facility Elite.

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A Beautiful Anarchy: How to Create Your Own Civilization in the Digital Age

A stunning Anarchy: how one can Create your personal Civilization within the electronic Age is Jeffrey Tucker's rhapsodic hymn to the electronic age, and a choice to take advantage of the instruments it has granted us to augment human freedom. and decrease and finish highbrow dependency at the nation. It indicates that each really invaluable point of our lives extends no longer from politics and the regime, yet from our personal voluntary choices.

The goals of a pretty Anarchy are: 1) to attract consciousness to the truth that surrounds us yet we rarely hassle to note, less have fun; 2) to induce a willingness to embody this new global as a method of enhancing our lives despite what the anachronistic associations of strength want us to do; three) to explain the reasons and results that experience created this new international; and four) to induce extra of the nice associations that experience created this pretty anarchy.

This books covers the makes use of of social media, the blessed finish of the countryside, the best way the govt. is destroying the actual international, the position of trade in saving humanity, the depredations of geographical region financial coverage, the evil of battle and the lie of nationwide protection, and personal societies as brokers of liberation. And it deals a hopeful diagnosis for an inventive and effective global with no important keep an eye on. The booklet is topical, pithy, and anecdotal, but issues to the large rules and the bigger photograph to aid body the nice fiscal and political debates of our time.

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