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Anti-Capitalism: The New Generation of Emancipatory Movements

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Any young person who enters the world of progressive politics has had this experience. You meet an arch-conservative and you decide to convince him to join your side. You argue passionately against the powers that be, bringing up labor abuses, unnecessary wars, political corruption, and simple common-sense injustice at every level of society. Your conservative interlocutor agrees with you: these are all problems. But, he asserts: exactly what do you intend to replace capitalism with? Capitalism is, after all, the best system we have.

In Anti-Capitalism, activist and scholar Ezequiel Adamovsky gives the lie to the assertion, telling the story of the longstanding effort to build a better world, one without an abusive system at its heart. Backed by arresting, lucid images from the radical artist group United Illustrators, Adamovsky details the struggle against rising corporate power as that struggle unfolds in the halls of academia, in the pages of radical newspapers, in the jungles, and in the streets. From Karl Marx through the Battle of Seattle and beyond, Adamovsky traces the beliefs and politics of the major figures in the anti-capitalist tradition, explores modern experiments in building different ways of living, and in the process, provides an indispensable primer for anyone interested in finding alternatives to the so-called "best system we have"—and for anyone interested in joining the fight.

Ezequiel Adamovksy is a writer and activist from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has published articles for Z Magazine, OpenDemocracy.org, and many other activist and progressive outlets. He currently teaches Russian history at the University of Buenos Aires.

Book News Annotation:

This work provides a basic illustrated primer of the concepts, debates, and traditions that have defined (and redefined) anti-capitalist thought and action from the early socialists to the present day. The author incorporates discussions of basic conceptual issues (class society, hegemony of the dominant class, etc.), debates between anti-capitalists, and the spectrum of anti-capitalist movements (including, e.g., anarchism, socialism, Marxism-Leninism, socialist feminism, peasant movements, national liberation movements, radical ecology, and the Zapatistas). The style of presentation is reminiscent of the long-running "For Beginners" illustrated series. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

An illustrated primer on capitalism: why it's destructive, who resists it, and how one can join the fight against it.

Synopsis:

In Anti-Capitalism, activist and scholar Ezequiel Adamovsky tells the story of the long-standing effort to build a better world, one without an abusive system at its heart. Backed up by arresting, lucid images from the radical artist group United Illustrators, Adamovsky details the struggle against rising corporate power, as that struggle unfolds in the halls of academia, in the pages of radical newspapers, and in the jungles and the streets. From Marx through the Battle of Seattle and beyond, Adamovsky traces the beliefs and politics of the major figures in the anticapitalist tradition and explores modern experiments in building different ways of living, in the process providing an indispensible primer for anyone interested in finding alternatives to the so-called "best system we have"—and anyone interested in joining the fight.

About the Author

Ezequiel Adamovksy is a writer and activist from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has published articles for Z Magazine, OpenDemocracy.org, and many other activist and progressive outlets. He currently teaches Russian History at the University of Buenos Aires.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781609800871
Author:
Adamovsky, Ezequiel
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Author:
Trigona, Marie
Author:
United Illustrators
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Nonfiction
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 10
Language:
English
Illustrations:
B&W illustrations throughout
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.25 x 5 in

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An illustrated primer on capitalism: why it's destructive, who resists it, and how one can join the fight against it.
"Synopsis" by , In Anti-Capitalism, activist and scholar Ezequiel Adamovsky tells the story of the long-standing effort to build a better world, one without an abusive system at its heart. Backed up by arresting, lucid images from the radical artist group United Illustrators, Adamovsky details the struggle against rising corporate power, as that struggle unfolds in the halls of academia, in the pages of radical newspapers, and in the jungles and the streets. From Marx through the Battle of Seattle and beyond, Adamovsky traces the beliefs and politics of the major figures in the anticapitalist tradition and explores modern experiments in building different ways of living, in the process providing an indispensible primer for anyone interested in finding alternatives to the so-called "best system we have"—and anyone interested in joining the fight.
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