Consciousness

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Connexions Library

Begin at Start: Some Thoughts on Personal Liberation and World Change
Negrin, Su
Book
1972
Sue Negrin talks about her experiences in the hip, free school, mysticism, New Left, feminist and gay movements; how she sees them shedding old skins and coming together in a new way.
Beyond the Fragments: Feminism and the Making of Socialism
Rowbotham, Sheila; Segal, Lynne; Wainright, Hilary
Book
1979
A call for various fractions of the left to unite and work for a socialism through grass-roots activism.
Consciousness raising: Connexipedia Article
Article
Form of political activism, pioneered by United States feminists in the late 1960s.
Democracy Against Capitalism
Wood, Ellen Meiksins
Book
1995
Wood provides a brilliant explication and defense of the key theoretical concepts relevant to socialism, understood to be the most radical social and economic democracy.
The Design of Everyday Things
Norman, Donald A.
Book
1988
A book about the problems of design and how good design can overcome the frustrations of everyday things.
Facing Reality
James, C.L.R., Lee, Grace C., Chaulieu, Pierre
Book
1958
Inspired by the October 1956 Hungarian workers' revolution against Stalinist oppression, as well as the U.S. workers' "wild-cat" strikes (against capital and the union bureaucracies), the authors look...
Gramsci's Marxism
Boggs, Carl
Book
1976
Carl Boggs introduces Gramsci as one of the first marxist theorists to grapple with the problems of revolutionary change in advanced capitalist society and as the first to identify the importance of t...
Main Currents of Marxism: Volume 1: The Founders
Kolakowski, Leszek
Book
1978
Kolakowski gives his interpretation of the origins of Marxism, and analyses the development of Marx's thought and its divergence from other forms of socialism.
Man, Beast and Zombie: What Science Can and Cannot Tell Us About Human Nature
Malik, Kenan
Book
2000
Drawing upon the ideas of evolutionary biology, cognitive science and artificial intelligence, Malik questions many of our assumptions about human nature.
Marx's Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism
Hudis, Peter
Book
2013
In contrast to the traditional view that Marx's work is restricted to a critique of capitalism – and that he consciously avoided any detailed conception of its alternative – this work shows that Marx ...
The Myth of the Labor Aristocracy, Part 1: Against The Current vol. 123
Post, Charles
Article
2006
The persistence of reformism and outright conservatism among workers, especially in the imperialist centers of North America, Western Europe and Japan, has long confounded revolutionary socialists. Th...
Out of the Driver's Seat: Marxism in North America Today
Article
1974
Outlines the political perspective of the Windsor-based Labour Centre in the wake of divisions in the Centre in 1974. Issues explored include the nature of the working class, women in the working clas...
The Party of Eros: Radical Social Thought and the Realm of Freedom
King, Richard
Book
1972
King looks at radical theorists -- Sigmund Freud, Wilhelm Reich, Paul Goodman, Herbert Marcuse, and Norman O. Brown -- who have attempted to deal with the intersections of eros and power.
Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Freire, Paulo
Book
1970
Freire maintains that every human being, no matter or "ignorant" or submerged in the "culture of silence," is capable of looking critically at the world in a dialogical encounter with others, and that...
The Phenomenology of Mind
Hegel, G.W.F.
Book
1807
The birthplace and essence of Hegel's dialectic.
Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital
Chibber, Vivek
Book
2013
Against the thesis that Western subalterns are made of different stuff, Chibber argues that human beings are, at their core, not that different across contexts. The winds of history and culture may ch...
Resource Manual for A Living Revolution: A Handbook of Skills & Tools for Social Change Activists
Coover, Virginia, Deacon, Ellen, Esser, Charles, Moore, Christopher
Book
1977
A manual for people who are concerned or angered by the deterioration of our society and who, because they have some sense that their efforts can have an effect on change, are looking for tools to tra...
Sex-Pol: Essays 1929-1934
Reich, Wilhelm; (Baxandall, Lee, ed.)
Book
1934
Wilhelm Reich's writings from his Marxist period, outlining his thoughts about sexual and political liberation.
Society of the Spectacle
Debord, Guy
Book
1967
An analysis of modern society and how it can be changed, written in the form of 221 theses. The first thesis reads: "In societies dominated by modern conditions of production, life is presented as an ...
Ten Days That Shook the University: On the Poverty of Student Life
Article
1966
Published in 1966 at the University of Strasbourg by students of the university and members of the Internationale Situationniste.
The Unknown Dimension: European Marxism Since Lenin
Howard, Dick, Klare, Karl E.
Book
1972
The radical intellectual tradition of European post-Leninist Marxism, so different from the dogma of the orthodox leftist parties, is an unknowwn dimension. This anthology sets out to recover this Mar...
Woman's Consciousness, Man's World
Rowbotham, Sheila
Book
1973
The cultural and economic liberation of women is inseparable from the creation of a society in which all people no longer have their lives stolen from them, and in which the conditions of their produc...
Workers have to deal with their own reality and that transforms them
Glaberman, Martin
Article
1997
I think self-activity is the response of working people to the nature of their lives and work. Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad, sometimes it's quiet. Part of the reality is that we're going th...

Sources Library

The Ghost in the Machine
Koestler, Arthur
1967
An analysis of the relationship between reason and imagination.
Man's Search for Himself
How we can find a centre of strength within ourselves
May, Rollo
1953
May examines the nueroses affliciting modern men and women in the age of anxiety.
Medium7
Evidence of the Afterlife and Predictions
Donna Smith-Moncrieffe
2013
In the book Medium7: Evidence of the Afterlife and Predictions, renowned Canadian researcher and author Donna Smith-Moncrieffe shares insight from her journey to find truth about the nature of existen...