Old Gods New Enigmas

30 Oct 2021 02:15 - 26 Oct 2022 08:24
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    • book by Mike Davis
    • Interesting bits about revolutionary agency
    • Kropotkin's beautiful daughter
    • Cites Making History – Agency, Structure, and Change in Social Theory | Brill
      • Making History is about the question - central to social theory - of how human agents draw their powers from the social structures they are involved in. Drawing on classical Marxism, analytical philosophy, and a wide range of historical writing, Alex Callinicos seeks to avoid two unacceptable extremes - dissolving the subject into an impersonal flux, as poststructuralists tend to - and treating social structures as the mere effects of individual action (for example, rational-choice theory). Among those discussed are Althusser, Anderson, Benjamin, Brenner, Cohen, Elster, Foucault, Giddens, Habermas, and Mann.