Ideas for Action Relevant Theory for Radical Change

ISBN-10: 0896086933
ISBN-13: 9780896086937
Edition: 2003
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Description: Exploring a wide range of political traditions, Cynthia Kaufman acknowledges the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of political movements and the ideologies inspired by or generated through them.

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List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: South End Press
Publication date: 6/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 342
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Exploring a wide range of political traditions, Cynthia Kaufman acknowledges the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of political movements and the ideologies inspired by or generated through them.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Thinking About Liberation
What is human nature?
Liberation Freedom to and freedom from
Power, ideology, and interests Knowing ourselves
Progress, pessimism, and utopia Oppression
Multisystems theory
Capitalism, Freedom, and the good Life
Early ideas about capitalism and freedom
The origins of capitalism Capitalism and government
Capitalist economy/capitalist society Freedom for the market
Capitalism and freedom
Capitalism and Class
What does class mean?
Class struggle
Lack of class mobility The owning class
Class and race formations of US capitalism White racial unity and the lack of class consciousness Gender and class
Trade unions
Class consciousness
Transnational Capital and Anti-Capitalism
Transnational organizations
Capitalism and progress Development
Colonialism and neo-colonialism
Militarism Communism and anti-communism
Cuba Alternative economic strategies
Neo-liberalism and TINA Fighting capitalism
Revolution, reform, and transformation
Theorizing and Fighting Racism
The idea of race
Racial formation in the United States The colors of white
Institutionalized racism Psychology of racism
Forms of racist consciousness The changing racial formation
Challenging racism Agents of social transformation Assimilation versus social transformation Nationalism and multisystems approaches
Civil rights
Theorizing and Fighting gender-Based Oppressions
Nature and nurture, sex and gender Gender formation in the United States
Feminist theory Liberal feminism
Radical feminism
Socialist feminism Children's rights
Multisystems feminism
Engendering sexuality Approaches to organizing
People, Nature, and Other Animals
Liberal environmentalism
Deep ecology
Ecofeminism Animal rights
Red-greens
Environmental justice Population versus consumption
Sustainability
Lifestyle changes Lobbying, lawsuits, and direct action
Whose Side is the government on?
Anarchism
Functionalist Marxist theories of the state Other Marxist theories of the state
The contemporary US state The end of the accord
Making demands on the state Shifting targets, shifting alliances
Nations, Bureaucracies, Organization, and utopia
Nationalism
Radical nationalism, colonialism, and anti-colonialism Gender and nationalism
Imagined communities The state in utopian society
Foucault's theory of power Bureaucracy
Democracy
Structure and organization The state in utopian society
What Do We Want and Why Do We Want It? Media and Democratic Culture
Propaganda
Cultural studies in the United States Gramsci on culture
Stuart Hall and the postmodernists Cultural politics
Where Are We going and How Do We get There?
The old left
Vanguardism
Prefigurative politics The revolutionary subject
Identity politics Civil rights and disability
Empowerment
Violence Disruption and protest
Education in movements for social change Micro-politics
Organizational structure
Coalition politics
Bibliography
Index
About the Author and Publisher

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