From: Rakesh Bhandari (bhandari@BERKELEY.EDU)
Date: Wed Jan 24 2007 - 11:34:33 EST
Sorry if already posted here; haven't been subbed for a while. Nice to be back. Thanks much to AC. Rakesh The Beginning of History Value Struggles and Global Capital Massimo de Angelis 9780745320359 / £22.50 / 5th March 2007 'The Beginning of History brings creativity to the center of anti-capitalist thought and through it provides new meanings to the concepts of anarchism, socialism and communism.' Silvia Federici, author of Caliban and the Witch '[This] is a kind of intellectual revolution in itself, both rigorous and exciting.' David Graeber, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Yale University '[This is] a breakthrough book in anti-capitalist theory.' George Caffentzis, Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Southern Maine Francis Fukuyama may declare the 'end of history', and neoliberal capital embraces this belief. However, the diverse struggles for commons and dignity around the planet reveal a different reality: that of the beginning of history. The clash between these two perspectives is the subject matter of this book. This book analyzes the frontline of this struggle. On one side, a social force called capital pursues endless growth and monetary value. On the other side, other social forces strive to rearrange the web of life on their own terms. This book engages with alternative modes of co-production recently posed by the alter-globalisation movement, and it examines what these movements are up against. This passionate account explores groundbreaking new critical political economic theory and its role in bringing about radical social change. This book is a must for all political activists and students of political theory. Massimo De Angelis is Reader in Political Economy at the University of East London. He is the author of Keynesianism, Social Conflict and Political Economy (2000). He is editor of the web journal The Commoner (www.thecommoner.org). Helen Griffiths Publicist Pluto Books Ltd. 345 Archway Road London, N6 5AA Tel: 020 8374 6424 Fax: 020 8348 9133 firstname.lastname@example.org www.plutobooks.com Company No 2139565 DISCLAIMER The information included in this email by no means states or implies the religious, political or racial viewpoints or opinions of the recipients and is sent in good faith. If you wish to have your name removed from this mailing list, simply send an email to <mailto:email@example.com>firstname.lastname@example.org asking us to delete your email address.
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