Articles tagged “Gender”

Anderson_Marx_400Wx300HSummary: The concept of intersectionality is used to examine Marx’s theory of race and class during the US Civil War, his writings on gender, and their relationship to the work of the founders of US Marxst-Humanism, Raya Dunayevskaya and Charles Denby. This includes their differences with C.L.R. James as discussed in Jacqueline Jones’s recent book on race. Originally appeared in Logos 14:1 (Winter 2015) – Editors

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girlwalks_topppageSummary: Allegorical Iranian horror film interpreted in terms of its political and social meaning, especially around gender oppression — Editors

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mapp-133Summary: Leftist activists continue to be murdered and tortured under liberal President Benigno Aquino III.  This process, which has especially brutal outcomes for women, is viewed in the context of U.S. neocolonial domination. An earlier version appeared in Countercurrents.org, in July — Editors

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Summary: The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 26 decision represents a crucial leap forward for LGBT rights. However, it takes place at the very time that the Court has pushed the country further backward on race relations – Editors

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Summary: A changing U.S. electorate repudiates far right economic and social agenda and its racist, sexist, anti-immigrant politics.  Austerity capitalism will nevertheless continue under Obama, barring a large-scale social upheaval — Editors

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Beset by the twin dangers of Islamism and nominally secular authoritarianism, the Arab revolutions continue to shake up the region as they move through their second year. This essay, which first appeared in Logos, Vol. 11, Issues 1-2 (Spring-Summer 2012) http://logosjournal.com/ , is based upon a presentation to a Convention of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization in Chicago on July 14, 2012 — Editors

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During the years 1954 to 1978, the Marxist-Humanist and feminist philosopher Raya Dunayevskaya corresponded separately but intensively with two noted members of the Frankfurt School, Herbert Marcuse and Erich Fromm. The correspondence covered dialectical social theory, socialist humanism, the structure and contradictions of modern capitalism, and feminism and revolution — Editors

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We publish below a dialogue between Rinita Mazumdar and Heather Tomanovsky on Tomanovsky’s essay, “Marx, Gender, and Human Emancipation,” which originally appeared on this website. We would be glad to consider more contributions to this discussion – Editors

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The revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, and the uprising in Libya have exhibited a post-Islamist and post-nationalist character.  After challenging both the political and the economic order, they face dangers from old forces like the military and the Islamists (Egypt) or of violent repression (Libya) – Editors

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From the series Our World, Our Times

A look at Vietnam today: the land question, the status of women,  attempts to build independent unions, state repression, political dissent, and possibilities of revolution. – Editors

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