Taking Socialism Seriously

Anton, Anatole; Schmitt, Richard
Date Written:  2012-03-01
Publisher:  Rowman & Littlefield
Year Published:  2012
Pages:  276pp   Price:  $90   ISBN:  978-0-7391-6635-2
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX18431

Raises essential questions about what socialism is and how socialists can reach it.

Taking Socialism Seriously raises essential questions about what socialism is and how socialists can reach it by addressing a long list of potential quandaries. The contributions compiled by Anatole Anton and Richard Schmitt describe how socialism differs from a reformed and more humane form of capitalism. Various chapters discuss suitable forms of love and family in a socialist society and economic arrangements within a socialist system. They also break important new paths by calling for significant social change, examining detailed questions that have previously been neglected and setting a new direction for radical theorists. Critics are often convinced that there is no alternative and therefore are content to reform capitalism. This book affirms that another world is possible.


Table of Contents

Twentyfive Questions about Socialism 1
In Defense of Marxism 23
But What Is Your Alternative? 47
Romantic Couple Love the Affective Economy and a SocialistFeminist Vision 67
Socialism PostCapitalism and the Division of Labor 85
Socialism and Human Nature 97
Solidarity The Elusive Road to Socialism 135
Is Socialism Relevant in the Networked Information Age? 157
Beyond Capitalism and Socialism 187
Social Movements and Struggles for Socialism 213
Index 249
About the Contributors 263
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