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Sons of Anarchy and Philosophy: Brains Before Bullets

Wiley-Blackwell, 2013

“Brains before bullets” – ancient and modern wisdom for “mechanics and motorcycle enthusiasts” Essential reading for fans of the show, this book takes readers deeper into the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, the Teller-Morrow family, and the ethics that surround their lives and activities. Provides fascinating moral insights into Sons of Anarchy , its key characters, plot lines and ideas Investigates compelling philosophical ...


Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism
Peter Marshall

PM Press, 2010

Lively and authoritative, this study of a widely misunderstood subject skillfully navigates the rough waters of anarchistic concepts—from Taoism to Situationism, ranters to punk rockers, individualists to communists, and anarcho-syndicalists to anarcha-feminists. Exploring key anarchist ideas of society and the state, freedom and equality, authority and power, the record investigates the successes and failures of anarchist movements throughout ...


Chomsky on Anarchism
Noam Chomsky

AK Press, 2005

We all know what Noam Chomsky is against. His scathing analysis of everything that’s wrong with our society reaches more and more people every day. His brilliant critiques of—among other things—capitalism, imperialism, domestic repression and government propaganda have become mini-publishing industries unto themselves. But, in this flood of publishing and republishing, very little ever gets said about what exactly Chomsky stands for, his ...


Anarcho-Syndicalism: Theory and Practice (Working Classics)
Rudolf Rocker

AK Press, 2004

In 1937, at the behest of Emma Goldman, Rocker penned this political and philosophical masterpiece as an introduction to the ideals fueling the Spanish social revolution and resistance to capitalism the world over. Within, Rocker offers an introduction to anarchist ideas, a history of the international workers’ movement, and an outline of the syndicalist strategies and tactics embraced at the time (direct action, sabotage and the general ...


Political Ideologies: An Introduction
Andrew Heywood

Palgrave Macmillan, 2012

A clear and accessible introduction to the political creeds and doctrines that have dominated and shaped world politics. The fifth edition has been thoroughly updated throughout and now has more on the influence of globalization on ideology and a new-look page design to aid student learning.


Spanish Cultural Studies: An Introduction: The Struggle for Modernity (Science Publications)

Oxford University Press, USA, 1996

Spanish cultural studies are still in their infancy and to date there has been little interdisciplinary work. Spanish Cultural Studies: An Introduction maps out the new terrain, taking into account the major changes which have been taking place in the context of Spanish Studies in both secondary and higher education. The focus is now upon a broader range of cultural forms, so this book adopts an interdisciplinary approach in its wide-ranging ...


The Secret World of American Communism (Annals of Communism Series)
Harvey Klehr, John Earl Haynes, ...

Yale University Press, 1995

By interweaving narrative and documents, the authors of this book present a picture of the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA), one of the most controversial organizations in American public life. Heated debates about whether the Communist Party harboured spies or engaged in espionage have surrounded the party from its inception. This book provides proof that the CPUSA was involved in various subversive activities. At the ...


On Anarchism
Noam Chomsky

New Press, The, 2013

On Anarchism provides the reasoning behind Noam Chomsky's fearless lifelong questioning of the legitimacy of entrenched power. In these essays, Chomsky redeems one of the most maligned ideologies, anarchism, and places it at the foundation of his political thinking. Chomsky's anarchism is distinctly optimistic and egalitarian. Moreover, it is a living, evolving tradition that is situated in a historical lineage; Chomsky's anarchism emphasizes ...


Ours to Master and to Own: Workers' Control from the Commune to the Present

Haymarket Books, 2011

From the dawning of the industrial epoch, wage earners have organized themselves into unions, fought bitter strikes, and gone so far as to challenge the very premises of the system by creating institutions of democratic self-management aimed at controlling production without bosses. With specific examples drawn from every corner of the globe and every period of modern history, this pathbreaking volume comprehensively traces this often ...


Contemporary Political Ideologies: A Comparative Analysis
Lyman Tower Sargent

Cengage Learning, 2008

Explore the full gamut of political ideologies--from democracy to Marxism to political Islam--with CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS. Looking objectively at how ideology functions today, you absorb the classics through comparative analysis and delve into the less familiar, yet equally fascinating ideologies of anarchism, fascism, and National Socialism through detailed discussion. You even address some of the most ...


The Everything Guide to Understanding Socialism: The political, social, and economic concepts behind this ...
Pamela Toler

Adams Media, 2011

"Democracy is the road to socialism." --Karl Marx Socialism was one of the formative forces of the modern world, and its complex history stretches back nearly three centuries. But what, exactly, does socialism mean? This informative and impartial guide takes you through socialism's origins to its contemporary interpretations, covering: Socialism's founders, including Sir Thomas More, Karl Marx, and Friedrich Engels Types of socialism, such as ...


Latina Legacies: Identity, Biography, and Community (Viewpoints on American Culture)
Vicki L. Ruiz, Virginia Sánchez Korrol

Oxford University Press, USA, 2005

Spanning two centuries, this collection documents the lives of fifteen remarkable Latinas who witnessed, defined, defied, and wrote about the forces that shaped their lives. As entrepreneurs, community activists, mystics, educators, feminists, labor organizers, artists and entertainers, Latinas used the power of the pen to traverse and transgress cultural conventions.


A Young People's History of the United States: Class Struggle to the War On Terror (Volume 2)
Howard Zinn

Seven Stories Press, 2007

A Young People's History of the United States brings to US history the viewpoints of workers, slaves, immigrants, women, Native Americans, and others whose stories, and their impact, are rarely included in books for young people. A Young People's History of the United States is also a companion volume to The People Speak, the film adapted from A People's History of the United States and Voices of a People’s History of the United States. ...


Libertarian Anarchy: Against the State (Think Now)
Gerard Casey

Continuum, 2012

Political philosophy is dominated by a myth, the myth of the necessity of the state. The state is considered necessary for the provision of many things, but primarily for peace and security. In this provocative book, Gerard Casey argues that social order can be spontaneously generated, that such spontaneous order is the norm in human society and that deviations from the ordered norms can be dealt with without recourse to the coercive power of ...


Anarchism and Its Aspirations (Anarchist Interventions)
Cindy Milstein

AK Press, 2010

From nineteenth-century newspaper publishers to the protesters in the “Battle of Seattle” and the recent Greek uprising, anarchists have long been incited to action by the ideal of a “free society of free individuals”—a transformed world in which people and communities relate to each other intentionally and without hierarchy or domination. But what exactly would that look like, and how can we get there? Anarchism and Its Aspirations ...


Romanticism Against the Tide of Modernity (Post-Contemporary Interventions)
Michael Löwy, Robert Sayre

Duke University Press Books, 2002

Romanticism is a worldview that finds expression over a whole range of cultural fields—not only in literature and art but in philosophy, theology, political theory, and social movements. In Romanticism Against the Tide of Modernity Michael Löwy and Robert Sayre formulate a theory that defines romanticism as a cultural protest against modern bourgeois industrial civilization and work to reveal the unity that underlies the extraordinary ...


"They're Bankrupting Us!": And 20 Other Myths about Unions
Bill Fletcher Jr.

Beacon Press, 2012

From Wisconsin to Washington, DC, the claims are made: unions are responsible for budget deficits, and their members are overpaid and enjoy cushy benefits. The only way to save the American economy, pundits claim, is to weaken the labor movement, strip workers of collective bargaining rights, and champion private industry. In  "They're Bankrupting Us!": And 20 Other Myths about Unions,  labor leader Bill Fletcher Jr. makes sense of this debate ...


Realizing the Impossible: Art Against Authority

AK Press, 2007

Protestors, rows of riot cops, tear gas lobbed into crowds—these are the images that easily flood into the mind when one thinks about a gathering to protest the IMF, the WTO, a meeting of the G8, or the war on Iraq. The movement against corporate globalization has brought anti-authoritarian politics into the forefront of world consciousness, but what do we know—and what have we seen, really—of the cultural and aesthetic sides of these and ...


African Anarchism
Sam Mbah

See Sharp Press, 1997

African Anarchism covers a wide range of topics, including anarchistic elements in traditional African socieites, African communalism, Africa's economic and political development, the lintering social, political, and economic effects of colonialism, the development of "African socialism, the failure of "African socialism, and a possible means of resolving Africa's ongoing crises.


The Fascist Experience in Italy (Routledge Sources in History)
John Pollard

Routledge, 1998

This source book examines the development of Italian Fascism, and surveys the themes and issues of the movement. It spans from the emergence of the united Italian state in the nineteenth century, to the post-war aftermath of fascism. It provides: * analysis of propaganda and Mussolini's journalism * new documentary material, previously unavailable in English * an extensive range of other source material, including images * thematic coverage of ...



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