By Élisée Reclus
The 1st complete creation to the concept of Elisée Reclus, the good anarchist geographer and political theorist, Anarchy, Geography, Modernity provides his groundbreaking critique of all types of domination: not just capitalism, the nation, and authoritarian faith, but in addition patriarchy, racism, technological domination, and the domination of nature. not just an anarchist, but additionally a thorough feminist, antiracist, ecologist, animal rights suggest, cultural radical, nudist, and vegetarian, Reclus’ principles are provided either via distinct exposition and research and in broad translations of key texts, so much showing in English for the 1st time. The paintings elucidates Reclus’ maximum success, a sweeping historic and theoretical synthesis recounting the tale of the earth and humanity as an epochal fight among freedom and domination, and his the most important insights at the interrelation among own and small-group transformation, broader cultural swap, and large-scale social association also are explored.
Read Online or Download Anarchy, Geography, Modernity: Selected Writings of Élisée Reclus PDF
Best capitalism books
"A magisterial paintings. .. You can't aid wondering the industrial trouble we're dwelling via now. " --The ny instances publication evaluate
it really is quite often believed that the good melancholy that started in 1929 resulted from a confluence of occasions past anybody person's or government's keep watch over. actually, as Liaquat Ahamed unearths, it used to be the choices made via a small variety of relevant bankers that have been the first reason for that monetary meltdown, the results of which set the level for international conflict II and reverberated for many years. As one more interval of monetary turmoil makes headlines this present day, Lords of Finance is a effective reminder of the big impression that the choices of significant bankers may have, their fallibility, and the poor human outcomes that could consequence after they are improper.
What's cash? the place does it come from? Who makes our cash this present day? and the way will we comprehend the present nation of our financial system as a main issue of cash itself?
In getting cash, Ole Bjerg turns those questions right into a subject of philosophical instead of monetary research. utilizing the taking into account Slavoj Žižek, whereas nonetheless attractive with mainstream monetary literature, the ebook offers a certainly philosophical concept of cash. This concept is spread out in reflections at the nature of economic phenomenon comparable to monetary markets, banks, debt, credits, derivatives, gold, hazard, price, cost, pursuits, and arbitrage. The research of cash is placed into an old context through suggesting that the present monetary turbulence and debt concern are signs that we are living within the age of post-credit capitalism. by way of bridging the fields of economics and modern philosophy, Bjerg's paintings engages in a efficient kind of highbrow arbitrage.
“Bjerg’s publication presents a completely fundamental advisor during the labyrinth of economics. It makes us totally conscious of the loopy international we are living in. it's a type of theoretical identical of a technology fiction movie during which we find that extraterrestrial beings are already between us and are controlling us. ” —Slavoj Žižek
Pathology of the Capitalist Spirit is set capital and concerning the financial system that bears its identify. during this publication, Levine argues that our pursuit of ever-more wealth within the kind of capital expresses our dissatisfaction with the area we are living in, with what we have now and what we don't have. Capital embodies our desire for anything various.
Extra resources for Anarchy, Geography, Modernity: Selected Writings of Élisée Reclus
Haddou laughed. "He's my banker. He's the most honest man I know. I give him most of my money when I come home every year. After I get off the boat in Melilla, I go right to him and give him my German marks right away. " I asked Haddou. He responded with mock seriousness. "Safer than crossing the Moroccan border with the cash! " He laughed at my show of concern. "He gets very good rates. What I haven't spent by the time I leave again, he gives back to me. I've been doing that for over thirty years.
I suspected that even little Morad, Haddou's youngest son, pocketed the change from the daily shopping trips that it was his duty to perform. The whole family habitually ran up credit at various stores that Haddou then had to pay off during his vacation, something he publicly complained about when he came home. But it seemed to me that Hassan, who was in charge of the accounts, skimmed the most. He exaggerated the extent of his school and clothing expenses regularly. He even, on occasion, pocketed money earmarked for bills and then spent the money, I figured, in cafes and on other forms of entertainment enjoyed by the richer boys on the block.
I walked back home, thinking that it had worked out okay, but also hoping that he wouldn't feel the need or find the time to visit again. 2. Working Abroad but Dreaming of Home: The Story of Haddou Being a Rifi migrant in the modern European world of the 1980s was serious business. Moroccans like Haddou knew this well, for he and close to a million of his compatriots had left their families and homeland in Morocco to earn a wage a thousand kilometers away in the countries of Europe. They had to learn how to navigate through the Moroccan bureaucracy, which selectively issued or withheld necessary papers and passports.
Anarchy, Geography, Modernity: Selected Writings of Élisée Reclus by Élisée Reclus