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OLD GODS, NEW ENIGMAS
MARX?S LOST THEORY

DAVIS, MIKE

ISBN: 
978-1-78873-216-1
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Inglés
Número de páginas: 
320
Dimensiones:
150x220
Fecha edición:01/06/2018
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Is revolution possible in the age of the Anthropocene?

Marx has returned, but which Marx? Recent biographies have proclaimed him to be an emphatically nineteenth-century figure, but in this book, Mike Davis?s first directly about Marx and Marxism, a thinker comes to light who speaks to the present as much as the past. In a series of searching, propulsive essays, Davis, the bestselling author of City of Quartz and recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, explores Marx?s inquiries into two key questions of our time: Who can lead a revolutionary transformation of society? And what is the cause?and solution?of the planetary environmental crisis?

Davis consults a vast archive of labor history to illuminate new aspects of Marx?s theoretical texts and political journalism. He offers a ?lost Marx,? whose analyses of historical agency, nationalism, and the ?middle landscape? of class struggle are crucial to the renewal of revolutionary thought in our darkening age. Davis presents a critique of the current fetishism of the ?anthropocene,? which suppresses the links between the global employment crisis and capitalism?s failure to ensure human survival in a more extreme climate. In a finale, Old Gods, New Enigmas looks backward to the great forgotten debates on alternative socialist urbanism (1880?1934) to find the conceptual keys to a universal high quality of life in a sustainable environment.

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DAVIS, MIKE

Mike Davis nació en Fontana en 1946 y creció en Bostonia, una aldea ahora desaparecida al este de San Diego. Ha trabajado cortando carne y como camionero, y es profesor de Teoría Urbana en el Instituto de Arquitectura del Sur de California. Considerado el padre del pensamiento ciberpunk, es autor, entre otros ensayos, de Prisioneros del sueño americano, Ecología del miedo y Urbanismo mágico. Read more about DAVIS, MIKE

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