Intervista Immaginaria Con Karl Marx

Author: Donald Sassoon
Editor: LIT EDIZIONI
ISBN: 8868263009
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Donald Sassoon “resuscita” Karl Marx per un’intervista esclusiva, nella quale il grande filosofo ha l’occasione di togliersi qualche sassolino dalla scarpa. Marx ne ha per tutti: spara a zero sui mostri sacri delle dottrine economiche e politiche; riafferma le proprie idee contro gli abusi e gli equivoci di epigoni e detrattori; rivendica la validità del suo lavoro quale chiave di comprensione del mondo contemporaneo. Graffiante e irriverente, Marx passa in rassegna personaggi come Clinton, Blair, Hegel, Lenin, e argomenti come il femminismo, l’America, il terrorismo e molto altro. L’intervista impossibile di Sassoon a Marx diventa allora il pretesto per un consuntivo sulla storia della sinistra, ovvero una riflessione sui suoi passi falsi e un invito a ritrovare il nucleo ancora vitale che la sostiene. Pubblicata sulla rivista britannica “Prospect” nell’ottobre 2003,Intervista Immaginaria con Karl Marx viene qui proposta per la prima volta in lingua italiana.

Il Pentimento

Author: Max Scheler
Editor: LIT EDIZIONI
ISBN: 8868263068
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Il pentimento non è il semplice rifiuto di ciò che si è stati, ma è la volontà determinata ad essere diversi, a individuare la profondità delle proprie colpe e a liberarsi da esse per rinascere a nuova vita. Nelle pagine di questo libro, pubblicate nel 1921 all’interno della sua opera L’eterno nell’uomo, il filosofo Max Scheler analizza lo spontaneo emergere del senso di colpa che segue gli effetti negativi delle azioni di cui siamo praticamente e moralmente responsabili. Pentirsi significa riconoscere la colpa come propria e, cos“ facendo, elevarsi al di sopra dell’errore compiuto e predisporsi a futuri comportamenti virtuosi. L’autentico pentimento si rivela allora una delle vie più complesse, e spesso dolorose, che mettono in relazione la finitezza della nostra persona umana con l’infinita misericordia divina. Nonostante il riferimento dichiarato alla dottrina cattolica, la riflessione di Scheler supera l’orizzonte confessionale e afferma la possibilità, non potendo eliminare il male, di superarlo volta per volta attraverso l’incessante lavoro su noi stessi.

La Rivoluzione In Mostra

Author: Jacques-Louis David
Editor: LIT EDIZIONI
ISBN: 8869449599
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Figura preminente della pittura neoclassica, David fu appassionato assertore degli ideali della Rivoluzione Francese. Arrestato dopo gli avvenimenti del Terrore giacobino, riuscì a scampare alle esecuzioni termidoriane e durante i mesi di prigione concepì l’idea di un grande dipinto storico che potesse esprimere un nuovo messaggio politico e morale. Nacque così il quadro raffigurante Le Sabine che intervengono a sedare le ostilità tra romani e sabini: un chiaro invito alla riunificazione del popolo francese. David si fece interprete dei sentimenti e delle aspirazioni di un’intera nazione. La storia antica, infatti, per lui non era solo un repertorio di belle forme, ma un valido modello di virtù civica. In occasione della presentazione dell’opera, il pittore pubblicò un opuscolo divulgativo per spiegare il tema del quadro e la democratica, quanto allora inusuale, scelta di rendere Le Sabine visibile a tutti dietro pagamento di un biglietto. Questa brochure, illustrando le ragioni dell’artista, è il necessario complemento alla comprensione di un tassello importante di storia dell’Europa moderna.

Pedagogy Of The Oppressed

Author: Paulo Freire
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501314149
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First published in Portuguese in 1968, Pedagogy of the Oppressed was translated and published in English in 1970. Paulo Freire's work has helped to empower countless people throughout the world and has taken on special urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of a permanent underclass among the underprivileged and minorities in cities and urban centers is ongoing. This 50th anniversary edition includes an updated introduction by Donaldo Macedo, a new afterword by Ira Shor and interviews with Marina Aparicio Barberán, Noam Chomsky, Ramón Flecha, Gustavo Fischman, Ronald David Glass, Valerie Kinloch, Peter Mayo, Peter McLaren and Margo Okazawa-Rey to inspire a new generation of educators, students, and general readers for years to come.

Radio Benjamin

Author: Walter Benjamin
Editor: Verso Books
ISBN: 1781685762
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Walter Benjamin was fascinated by the impact of new technology on culture, an interest that extended beyond his renowned critical essays. From 1927 to ’33, he wrote and presented something in the region of eighty broadcasts using the new medium of radio. Radio Benjamin gathers the surviving transcripts, which appear here for the first time in English. This eclectic collection demonstrates the range of Benjamin’s thinking and his enthusiasm for popular sensibilities. His celebrated “Enlightenment for Children” youth programs, his plays, readings, book reviews, and fiction reveal Benjamin in a creative, rather than critical, mode. They flesh out ideas elucidated in his essays, some of which are also represented here, where they cover topics as varied as getting a raise and the history of natural disasters, subjects chosen for broad appeal and examined with passion and acuity. Delightful and incisive, this is Walter Benjamin channeling his sophisticated thinking to a wide audience, allowing us to benefit from a new voice for one of the twentieth century’s most respected thinkers. From the Hardcover edition.

El Se Or Presidente

Author: Miguel Angel Asturias
Editor: Editorial Universidad de Costa Rica
ISBN: 9788489666511
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Recibida desde su publicación en 1946 como una obra maestra, El Señor Presidente inaugura en Latinoamérica un género que muy pronto dejó abundante descendencia: la novela del Dictador. Miguel Ángel Asturias logró una novela de prosa impecable, de ritmos y atmósferas poéticas, en la que relata el paulatino deterioro moral de un personaje complejo.

Sociophobia

Author: César Rendueles
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231544375
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The great ideological cliché of our time, César Rendueles argues in Sociophobia, is the idea that communication technologies can support positive social dynamics and improve economic and political conditions. We would like to believe that the Internet has given us the tools to overcome modernity’s practical dilemmas and bring us into closer relation, but recent events show how technology has in fact driven us farther apart. Named one of the ten best books of the year by Babelia El País, Sociophobia looks at the root causes of neoliberal utopia’s modern collapse. It begins by questioning the cyber-fetishist dogma that lulls us into thinking our passive relationship with technology plays a positive role in resolving longstanding differences. Rendueles claims that the World Wide Web has produced a diminished rather than augmented social reality. In other words, it has lowered our expectations with respect to political interventions and personal relations. In an effort to correct this trend, Rendueles embarks on an ambitious reassessment of our antagonistic political traditions to prove that post-capitalism is not only a feasible, intimate, and friendly system to strive for but also essential for moving past consumerism and political malaise.

Discipline Punish

Author: Michel Foucault
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307819299
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In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.

The Human Condition

Author: Hannah Arendt
Editor: Rob Shepherd
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In this text, Hannah Arendt considers humankind from the perspective of the actions of which it is capable. The problems are identified as diminishing human agency and political freedom - the paradox that as human powers increase through technological and humanistic inquiry, we are less equipped to control the consequences of our actions. This edition contains an expanded index and an introduction that analyzes the text's argument and its present relevance.

The Uses Of Literacy

Author: Richard Hoggart
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351302027
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This pioneering work examines changes in the life and values of the English working class in response to mass media. First published in 1957, it mapped out a new methodology in cultural studies based around interdisciplinarity and a concern with how texts-in this case, mass publications-are stitched into the patterns of lived experience. Mixing personal memoir with social history and cultural critique, The Uses of Literacy anticipates recent interest in modes of cultural analysis that refuse to hide the author behind the mask of objective social scientific technique. In its method and in its rich accumulation of the detail of working-class life, this volume remains useful and absorbing. Hoggart's analysis achieves much of its power through a careful delineation of the complexities of working-class attitudes and its sensitivity to the physical and environmental facts of working-class life. The people he portrays are neither the sentimentalized victims of a culture of deference nor neo-fascist hooligans. Hoggart sees beyond habits to what habits stand for and sees through statements to what the statements really mean. He thus detects the differing pressures of emotion behind idiomatic phrases and ritualistic observances. Through close observation and an emotional empathy deriving, in part, from his own working-class background, Hoggart defines a fairly homogeneous and representative group of working-class people. Against this background may be seen how the various appeals of mass publications and other artifacts of popular culture connect with traditional and commonly accepted attitudes, how they are altering those attitudes, and how they are meeting resistance. Hoggart argues that the appeals made by mass publicists-more insistent, effective, and pervasive than in the past-are moving toward the creation of an undifferentiated mass culture and that the remnants of an authentic urban culture are being destroyed. In his introduction to this new edition, Andrew Goodwin, professor of broadcast communications arts at San Francisco State University, defines Hoggart's place among contending schools of English cultural criticism and points out the prescience of his analysis for developments in England over the past thirty years. He notes as well the fruitful links to be made between Hoggart's method and findings and aspects of popular culture in the United States.