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The Resource We make our own history : Marxism and social movements in the twilight of neoliberalism, Laurence Cox and Alf Gunvald Nilsen, (electronic resource)

We make our own history : Marxism and social movements in the twilight of neoliberalism, Laurence Cox and Alf Gunvald Nilsen, (electronic resource)

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We make our own history : Marxism and social movements in the twilight of neoliberalism
Title
We make our own history
Title remainder
Marxism and social movements in the twilight of neoliberalism
Statement of responsibility
Laurence Cox and Alf Gunvald Nilsen
Title variation
Marxism and social movements in the twilight of neoliberalism
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A rethinking of popular political movements, this book looks at new, emerging, mass visions and analyses their impact and potential in new ways
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Cataloging source
CDX
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Cox, Laurence
Dewey number
320.5
LC call number
HX73
LC item number
.C69 2014
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Nilsen, Alf Gunvald
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  • Socialism
  • Social movements
  • Neoliberalism
  • Marxian school of sociology
  • Politics
  • Socialism
  • Marxian school of sociology
  • Neoliberalism
  • Social movements
  • Socialism
  • Marxismus
  • Neoliberalismus
  • Soziale Bewegung
Summary expansion
We live in the twilight of neoliberalism: the ruling classes can no longer rule as before, and ordinary people are no longer willing to be ruled in the old way. Pursued by global elites since the 1970s, neoliberalism is defined by dispossession and ever-increasing inequality. The refusal to continue to be ruled like this - "ya basta!" - appears in an arc of resistance stretching from rural India to the cities of the global North.From this network of movements, new visions are emerging of a future beyond neoliberalism. We make our own History responds to these visions by reclaiming Marxism as a theory born from activist experience and practice.This book marks a break both with established social movement theory, and with those forms of Marxism which treat the practice of social movement organising as an unproblematic process. It shows how movements can develop from local conflicts to global struggles; how neoliberalism operates as a social movement from above, and how popular struggles can create new worlds from below
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We make our own history : Marxism and social movements in the twilight of neoliberalism, Laurence Cox and Alf Gunvald Nilsen, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
"The this-worldliness of their thought': social movements and theory -- 'History does nothing': the primacy of praxis in movement theorising -- 'The authors and the actors of their own drama': a Marxist theory of social movement -- 'The bourgeoisis, historically, has played a most revolutionary part': social movements from above and below in historical capitalism -- 'The point is to change it': movements from below against neoliberalism
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001377660
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780745334813
Lccn
2016498331
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001377660
Label
We make our own history : Marxism and social movements in the twilight of neoliberalism, Laurence Cox and Alf Gunvald Nilsen, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
"The this-worldliness of their thought': social movements and theory -- 'History does nothing': the primacy of praxis in movement theorising -- 'The authors and the actors of their own drama': a Marxist theory of social movement -- 'The bourgeoisis, historically, has played a most revolutionary part': social movements from above and below in historical capitalism -- 'The point is to change it': movements from below against neoliberalism
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001377660
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780745334813
Lccn
2016498331
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001377660

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