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RedMarks Publicartions announce the circulation of their first title in English “Voices on the Left. Challenging capitalist hegemony” by George Souvlis, as part of the “Critical Research” series. We believe that George's work in interviewing contemporary radical thinkers, contributes in a solid understanding of the choices facing modern social movements and the Left. The variety of the interviewees (see contents bellow) as well as that of subjects touched, gives the reader an elaborate - yet comprehensible to the non academia - view on the latest discussions.

 

From David McNally’s foreword

            […] What George Souvlis and his collaborators have done here is most impressive. […] They have approached significant Marxist writers and activists and managed to engage them in conversations that trace elements of biography, theoretical and political formation, and the approaches of their interlocutors to current questions of theory and politics. It is not possible to do this successfully without deep and extensive knowledge of political and theoretical currents and traditions within the socialist left internationally. Precisely this is what Souvlis displays, and it makes this volume of interviews remarkably rich and significant. In conversations that weave in and out of philosophy, socialist feminism, psychoanalysis, anti-colonial struggles, political economy, and contemporary working class and social movements, one rarely feels that the depths have been skirted. On the contrary, the conversations transcribed here get to the heart of powerful and urgent questions of revolutionary theory and practice. But more than that, they provide a rare glimpse into the personal trajectories and political itineraries by which the interviewees came to these questions and debates. People with whose work we thought we were familiar take on new dimensions of social and historical embodiment, emerging as fully-fledged human beings rather than merely authors of texts.[…]

 

About the writer

George Souvlis holds a PhD in history from the European University Institute in Florence and a freelance writer for various progressive magazines including Salvage, Jacobin, ROAR and Lefteast. 

 

 

Comments on the book

George Souvlis’s probing interviews give us insight into the minds and intellectual contributions of some of the most innovative and penetrating Marxist social scientists of our era. This book is a vital contribution to the development of critical thought on a range of theoretical dilemmas and will help us sharpen our approach to the political questions of today. 

             Richard Lachmann, professor at University at Albany, SUNY.

 

Artisans and partisans of socialism will be profoundly grateful to George Souvlis and his diverse interlocutors for this panoramic and intimate survey of contemporary left-radical thought and strategy. With deeply informed and judicious questions, Souvlis digs into the most pressing questions of revolutionary praxis today, with delightful attention to biography, history and theory, while weaving together various strands of Marxist, feminist and anti-colonial critique, to produce a volume of exemplary insight and inspiration.

            Kanishka Goonewardena University of Toronto

 

This wide-ranging compendium of interviews with key thinkers on the Marxist left is replete with insights on what C. Wright Mills once called ‘the problems of history, the problems of biography and the problems of social structure in which biography and history intersect’. Highly recommended for anyone wishing to get their bearings around some of the most vital and contested areas of contemporary theorising and their urgent political stakes.

            Alberto Toscano, Reader in Critical Theory, Goldsmiths, University of London, author of Fanaticism: On the Uses of an Idea

 

 

Contents

Foreword by David McNally 

Introduction by George Souvlis          

1. Debates on the historical sociology of capitalism: the Political Marxist tradition and beyond.

Charlie Post, Class, Race and Capital-centric Marxism       

Neil Davidson, The National Question, Class and the European Union       

Alexander Anievas, How the West Came to Rule     

Benno Teschke, Rethinking International Relations 

 

2. Marxist Feminisms: historicizing the debate from 1970
and onwards and its relevance for the current struggles.

Kathi Weeks, Feminism and the refusal of work       

Sara Farris, Marxism, Religion and Femonationalism         

Cinzia Arruzza, Feminist Organising and the Women’s Strike         

Silvia Federici, Feminism and Social Reproduction  

Morgane Merteuil, Sex work can be emancipatory only as a collective process       

 

3. Political Economies of the current Global Order: Eurozone, Stagnant Capitalism and beyond

Costas Lapavitsas, The Future of Greece      

Gareth Dale, From war economies to the War on Terra      

Kevin Gray, Labour and Resistance in Asia  

Werner Bonefeld, Ordoliberalism and the Death of Liberal Democracy     

 

4. Μarxism & Political Theory:
Gramsci, Althusser, Perry Anderson and others.

Peter D. Thomas, Historical Materialism at Sixteen 

Warren Montag, Althusser, Spinoza and Revolution in Philosophy  

Dylan Riley, Fascism and Democracy          

Esther Leslie, For a Marxist Poetics of Science        

 

5. Political developments on the Left:
From Latin American to European and Beyond

Jeffery Webber, Latin America: From Reform to Resistance

Bhaskar Sunkara, Marxism, culture, and class analysis, for the 21th century         

Cornel West, Black America’s neo-liberal sleepwalking is coming to an end           

Laleh Khalili, Logistics, Counterinsurgency and the War on Terror

Dilar Dirik, The Kurdish Struggle     

 

6. Debates on the field of History:
Marxism, the Far right and Subversive Subjectivities

Geoff Eley, Europe, Democracy and the Left

Enzo Traverso, Marxism, the far-right and the antinomies of liberalism      

Mike Davis, Fight with hope, fight without hope, but fight absolutely           

Tithi Bhattacharya, The Colonial, Postcolonial and the Politics of Anti-Imperialism

 

Epilogue: Left Intellectuals at a Critical Juncture by Eugenia Siapera

Who is who

ISBN:
978-618-83970-6-4
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17X24
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314
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2019

RedMarks Publicartions announce the circulation of their first title in English “Voices on the Left. Challenging capitalist hegemony” by George Souvlis, as part of the “Critical Research” series. We believe that George's work in interviewing contemporary radical thinkers, contributes in a solid understanding of the choices facing modern social movements and the Left. The variety of the interviewees (see contents bellow) as well as that of subjects touched, gives the reader an elaborate - yet comprehensible to the non academia - view on the latest discussions.

 

From David McNally’s foreword

            […] What George Souvlis and his collaborators have done here is most impressive. […] They have approached significant Marxist writers and activists and managed to engage them in conversations that trace elements of biography, theoretical and political formation, and the approaches of their interlocutors to current questions of theory and politics. It is not possible to do this successfully without deep and extensive knowledge of political and theoretical currents and traditions within the socialist left internationally. Precisely this is what Souvlis displays, and it makes this volume of interviews remarkably rich and significant. In conversations that weave in and out of philosophy, socialist feminism, psychoanalysis, anti-colonial struggles, political economy, and contemporary working class and social movements, one rarely feels that the depths have been skirted. On the contrary, the conversations transcribed here get to the heart of powerful and urgent questions of revolutionary theory and practice. But more than that, they provide a rare glimpse into the personal trajectories and political itineraries by which the interviewees came to these questions and debates. People with whose work we thought we were familiar take on new dimensions of social and historical embodiment, emerging as fully-fledged human beings rather than merely authors of texts.[…]

 

About the writer

George Souvlis holds a PhD in history from the European University Institute in Florence and a freelance writer for various progressive magazines including Salvage, Jacobin, ROAR and Lefteast. 

 

 

Comments on the book

George Souvlis’s probing interviews give us insight into the minds and intellectual contributions of some of the most innovative and penetrating Marxist social scientists of our era. This book is a vital contribution to the development of critical thought on a range of theoretical dilemmas and will help us sharpen our approach to the political questions of today. 

             Richard Lachmann, professor at University at Albany, SUNY.

 

Artisans and partisans of socialism will be profoundly grateful to George Souvlis and his diverse interlocutors for this panoramic and intimate survey of contemporary left-radical thought and strategy. With deeply informed and judicious questions, Souvlis digs into the most pressing questions of revolutionary praxis today, with delightful attention to biography, history and theory, while weaving together various strands of Marxist, feminist and anti-colonial critique, to produce a volume of exemplary insight and inspiration.

            Kanishka Goonewardena University of Toronto

 

This wide-ranging compendium of interviews with key thinkers on the Marxist left is replete with insights on what C. Wright Mills once called ‘the problems of history, the problems of biography and the problems of social structure in which biography and history intersect’. Highly recommended for anyone wishing to get their bearings around some of the most vital and contested areas of contemporary theorising and their urgent political stakes.

            Alberto Toscano, Reader in Critical Theory, Goldsmiths, University of London, author of Fanaticism: On the Uses of an Idea

 

 

Contents

Foreword by David McNally 

Introduction by George Souvlis          

1. Debates on the historical sociology of capitalism: the Political Marxist tradition and beyond.

Charlie Post, Class, Race and Capital-centric Marxism       

Neil Davidson, The National Question, Class and the European Union       

Alexander Anievas, How the West Came to Rule     

Benno Teschke, Rethinking International Relations 

 

2. Marxist Feminisms: historicizing the debate from 1970
and onwards and its relevance for the current struggles.

Kathi Weeks, Feminism and the refusal of work       

Sara Farris, Marxism, Religion and Femonationalism         

Cinzia Arruzza, Feminist Organising and the Women’s Strike         

Silvia Federici, Feminism and Social Reproduction  

Morgane Merteuil, Sex work can be emancipatory only as a collective process       

 

3. Political Economies of the current Global Order: Eurozone, Stagnant Capitalism and beyond

Costas Lapavitsas, The Future of Greece      

Gareth Dale, From war economies to the War on Terra      

Kevin Gray, Labour and Resistance in Asia  

Werner Bonefeld, Ordoliberalism and the Death of Liberal Democracy     

 

4. Μarxism & Political Theory:
Gramsci, Althusser, Perry Anderson and others.

Peter D. Thomas, Historical Materialism at Sixteen 

Warren Montag, Althusser, Spinoza and Revolution in Philosophy  

Dylan Riley, Fascism and Democracy          

Esther Leslie, For a Marxist Poetics of Science        

 

5. Political developments on the Left:
From Latin American to European and Beyond

Jeffery Webber, Latin America: From Reform to Resistance

Bhaskar Sunkara, Marxism, culture, and class analysis, for the 21th century         

Cornel West, Black America’s neo-liberal sleepwalking is coming to an end           

Laleh Khalili, Logistics, Counterinsurgency and the War on Terror

Dilar Dirik, The Kurdish Struggle     

 

6. Debates on the field of History:
Marxism, the Far right and Subversive Subjectivities

Geoff Eley, Europe, Democracy and the Left

Enzo Traverso, Marxism, the far-right and the antinomies of liberalism      

Mike Davis, Fight with hope, fight without hope, but fight absolutely           

Tithi Bhattacharya, The Colonial, Postcolonial and the Politics of Anti-Imperialism

 

Epilogue: Left Intellectuals at a Critical Juncture by Eugenia Siapera

Who is who