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Democracy Can't we do Better Than that?

Democracy Can’t we do Better Than that?

Democracy Can’t We Do Better Than That?

Is democracy, or “true” democracy, the pinnacle of human social organization? Is the fundamental goal of socialist revolution the broadening and deepening of democratic institutions? Bob Avakian argues that there is something far more subversive of the status quo, something far more liberating, than democracy. Read More…

Sub: Political Sciences/Philosophy/History
ISBN: 978-81-923311-8-8
Pages: 285
Price: Rs. 375

 

Care Work and the Commons

Care Work and the Commons

“Care Works” and the Commons
Edited by Silvia Federici & Camille Barbagallo

The volume emphatically argues the need to embark in a journey of transformation built on the power of the commons when neither the state nor the market can guarantee our survival. This journey implies a “commoning” transforming our subjectivities. As the commons develop within a field of power relations, the character and social space of their autonomy are necessarily negotiated with capital. But negotiation can only occur on the basis of the commons’ constituted power, which is the power of reproducing with dignity and freedom the life and bodies of all involved in a process of reproduction. Read More…

Sub: Social Sciences/Women & Gender Studies/Political Economy
ISBN: 978-81-923311-6-4
Pages: 456
Price: Rs. 400

 

State its Origin and Function

State its Origin and Function

The State its origin and function
Author: William Paul

One of the first important Marxian conceptualizations of the state, William Paul’s The State: Its origin and Functions, was published in the same year as Lenin’s State and Revolution. The aim, in author’s own words, “was to show that a certain influential section of the Labour Movement has been using the term ‘State’ without clearly realising exactly what the State is, and the function it plays in social evolution.” Read More…

 

 

Sub: Social Science/Sociology/Political Science
ISBN: 978-81-923311-1-9
Pages: 188
Price: Rs. 145

 

Reading Capital Politically

Reading Capital Politically

Reading Capital Politically
Author: Harry Cleaver

In this book I re-examine Karl Marx’s analysis of value through a detailed study of Chapter One of Volume I of Capital. The object of this study is to bring out the political usefulness of the analysis of value by situating the abstract concepts of Chapter One within Marx’s overall analysis of the class struggles of capitalist society. I intend to return to what I believe was Marx’s original purpose: he wrote Capital to put a weapon in the hands of workers. Read More…

Sub: Social Sciences/Political Economy
ISBN: 978-81-923311-0-2
Pages: 292
Price: Rs. 345

 

Hotlines Call Centre Communism

Hotlines Call Centre Communism

Hotlines Call Centre Inquiry Communism
Author: Kolinko

I hit the hold button to return to the customer. The wonderfully joyous sound of dead air greets my ears. He’s hung up. I stand up, stretch, try to let the tension flow out of my body. Hotcube sends an instant message that flashes on my screen: ‘You’re in Idle-two minutes!’ Read More…

Sub: Labour Enquiry Series
ISBN: (PB): 978-81-923315-1-7
Pages: 236
Price: Rs. 175

 

Caliban and the Witch

Caliban and the Witch

CALIBAN AND THE WITCH
Author: Silvia Federici

Caliban and the Witch is a history of the body in the transition to capitalism. Moving from the peasant revolts of the late middle Ages to the witch – hunts and the rise of mechanical philosophy, Federici investigates the capitalist rationalization of social reproduction. She shows how the battle against body and mind are essential conditions for the development of labor power and self – ownership, two central principal of modern social organization.  Read More…

 

 

Sub: Social Sciences/Women & Gender Studies/Political Economy
ISBN: 978-81-923311-8-8
Pages: 285
Price: Rs.350