Tag: Marxism

“Marx is Back” in NYC

The fictional show “Marx is Back” produced by the of Argentine filmmakers collective, Contraimagen, was shown as part of the Workers Unite Film Festival in New York.

A Marxist Critique of John Dewey: The Limits of Progressive Education

John Dewey’s Progressive Education is the centerpiece of the field of educational studies, forming the basis for writers like Paulo Freire. However, Dewey does not see that modern teacher centered schooling prepares students for alienated labor and that the primary enemy of child centered learning is capitalism itself.

“Marx Is Back” Screening in NYC

This Friday at the Workers Unite! Film Festival in New York City, Contraimagen, an Argentina-based audiovisual group that fuses art and revolutionary politics, will present an original miniseries, “Marx ha vuelto” (“Marx is Back”). Members of Contraimagen will also participate in the conference, Radical Film Network: A Global Gathering.

Weber’s Protestant Ethic: a Marxist Critique

The classical work by Max Weber has been used by sociologists and other scholars to proclaim the predominance of ideas over material forces. This is a critical reassessment of his work through the lenses of historical materialism.

Theory and Popularization

Socialist and communist parties have often blurred the line between theory and popularization. Marxist theory is not simply sociology — the study of political economy or history — but a guide for revolutionary practice.

What We Can Learn from MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign

Towards the end of his life and career, Dr. Martin Luther King proposed the idea of assembling a ‘multiracial army of the poor’ as part of his Poor People’s Campaign. At a time when the political arena is as divisive as ever, there is much to be gained from revisiting the tenets of King’s push for a ‘radical restructuring of wealth and power.’

Public Education in Capitalism: A Marxist Perspective

What do Marx and Marxism have to say about education? How can teachers use Marxism to help frame the way we think about our role in the classroom and in society, and how can we fight against neoliberal attacks as well as for the education system teachers and students deserve?

Althusser vs. Althusser

Louis Althusser (1918-1990), the French philosopher born in Algeria, is one of the main intellectual figures of European Marxism in the post-World War II era. A member of the French Communist Party, and a supporter, in his own way, of Maoism, he is known as the main proponent of what was called the “structural Marxist” school of thought. Some of his concepts were incorporated into the social sciences. Two examples that are fairly well-known are the terms overdetermination and ideological state apparatuses.

Global Capitalism as Imperialist Construct

Delving into the writings of Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin, this article is the first in a series of elaborations on modern-day imperialism and the possibilities for Marxist theoretical analysis.

“Marx is Back” in NYC

The fictional show “Marx is Back” produced by the of Argentine filmmakers collective, Contraimagen, was shown as part of the Workers Unite Film Festival in New York.

A Marxist Critique of John Dewey: The Limits of Progressive Education

John Dewey’s Progressive Education is the centerpiece of the field of educational studies, forming the basis for writers like Paulo Freire. However, Dewey does not see that modern teacher centered schooling prepares students for alienated labor and that the primary enemy of child centered learning is capitalism itself.

“Marx Is Back” Screening in NYC

This Friday at the Workers Unite! Film Festival in New York City, Contraimagen, an Argentina-based audiovisual group that fuses art and revolutionary politics, will present an original miniseries, “Marx ha vuelto” (“Marx is Back”). Members of Contraimagen will also participate in the conference, Radical Film Network: A Global Gathering.

Weber’s Protestant Ethic: a Marxist Critique

The classical work by Max Weber has been used by sociologists and other scholars to proclaim the predominance of ideas over material forces. This is a critical reassessment of his work through the lenses of historical materialism.

Theory and Popularization

Socialist and communist parties have often blurred the line between theory and popularization. Marxist theory is not simply sociology — the study of political economy or history — but a guide for revolutionary practice.

What We Can Learn from MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign

Towards the end of his life and career, Dr. Martin Luther King proposed the idea of assembling a ‘multiracial army of the poor’ as part of his Poor People’s Campaign. At a time when the political arena is as divisive as ever, there is much to be gained from revisiting the tenets of King’s push for a ‘radical restructuring of wealth and power.’

Public Education in Capitalism: A Marxist Perspective

What do Marx and Marxism have to say about education? How can teachers use Marxism to help frame the way we think about our role in the classroom and in society, and how can we fight against neoliberal attacks as well as for the education system teachers and students deserve?

Althusser vs. Althusser

Louis Althusser (1918-1990), the French philosopher born in Algeria, is one of the main intellectual figures of European Marxism in the post-World War II era. A member of the French Communist Party, and a supporter, in his own way, of Maoism, he is known as the main proponent of what was called the “structural Marxist” school of thought. Some of his concepts were incorporated into the social sciences. Two examples that are fairly well-known are the terms overdetermination and ideological state apparatuses.

Global Capitalism as Imperialist Construct

Delving into the writings of Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin, this article is the first in a series of elaborations on modern-day imperialism and the possibilities for Marxist theoretical analysis.