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The Art of Loving
Fromm, Erich
Book
1956
Love, according to Erich Fromm, is the only satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
Putnam, Robert D.
Book
2000
Bowling Alone documents the rise and fall of community activity in the twentieth century in the United States and the social changes this reflects. It offers all the evidence, the confirmatory and the...
Breaking the Bonds: The Realities of Sexually Open Relationships
Watson, Mary Ann; Whitlock, Flint
Book
1982
An examination of the lives of (American) people involved in socially and/or sexually open relationships.
Burying the Typewriter: Childhood Under the Eye of the Secret Police
Bugan, Carmen
Book
2012
Carmen Bugan reflects on what life was like growing up in Romania during the 1980's with a dissident father.
Communism and the Family (Part One): The Marxist Approach to Women's Liberation
Article
2015
Replacing the family with collective institutions is the most radical aspect of the communist program and will bring about the deepest, most sweeping changes in daily life, not least for children.
Communism and the Family (Part Two): The Marxist Approach to Women's Liberation
Article
2015
The family is the primary institution through which bourgeois ideology in its various forms is transmitted from one generation to the next.
The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume I: Economic Writings 1
Luxemburg, Rosa (Edited by Peter Hudis
Book
2013
This first volume in Rosa Luxemburg's Complete Works, entitled Economic Writings 1, contains some of Luxemburg's most important statements on the globalization of capital, wage labour, imperialism, an...
Connexions: Volume 3, Number 5 - September 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Connexions: Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
Continuous Excursions: Politics and Personal Life
Colman, Marshall
Book
1982
Colman looks at the idea that 'the personal is political'. He looks at personal life in pre-capitalist societies, the nature of politics and social relations, patriarchy and sexual relations, intimacy...
Critical Theory
Horkheimer, Max
Book
1968
Essays by the founder of the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt.
Dark Age Ahead
Jacobs, Jane
Book
2004
A dark age is a culture's dead end. Jacobs argues that our society is facing the coming of a dark age.
A Dictionary of Marxist Thought
Bottomore, Tom
Book
1983
Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate
Lakoff, George
Book
2004
Lakoff explains how conservatives think, and how to counter their arguments. He outlines in detail the traditional American values that progressives hold, but are often unable to articulate. Lakoff al...
Escape from Childhood: The Needs and Rights of Children
Holt, John
Book
1974
A book about young people and their place, or lack of place in society today. It is about the institution of modern childhood, the attitudes, customs and laws that define children and locate children ...
The Family As It Really Is
Coontz, Stephanie
Article
1998
The result of the clash between denial and exaggeration is to divert attention from the constructive things we can do to build on the gains we've made in the expansion of personal options and minimize...
Gender Equality (Real Utopias Series): Transforming Family Divisions of Labor
Gornick, Janet ; Meyers, Marcia
Book
2009
Janet C. Gornick and Marcia K. Meyers propose a set of policies - paid family leave provisions, working time regulations, and early childhood education and care - designed to foster more egalitarian f...
The Hidden Injuries of Class
Sennett, Richard; Cobb, Jonathon
Book
1966
Sennett and Cobb look at human relations between people of different classes and analyze everyday life and ordinary situations to identify class signals that make people feel inadequate.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume I: State and Bureaucracy
Draper, Hal
Book
1977
A wide-ranging and thorough exposition of Marx's views on democracy.
Mama Illegal
Moschlitz, Ed
Film/Video
2012
They gave the smugglers all their money and risk their life on their journey across borders: Three women from a small town in Moldavia, living now in Austria and Italy as cleaning women. On top of the...
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 26: Engels 1882 - 1889
Engels, Friedrich
Book
1889
Includes Manuscripts on Early German History and The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State, and Ludwig Feuerbach and the End of Classical German Philosophy, and The Role of Force in His...
Marx, Freud, and the Critique of Everyday Life: Toward a Permanent Revolution
Brown, Bruce
Book
1974
The theory and practice of revolutionary social transformation, Brown argues, must encompass the subjective, psychological dimensions of the revolutionary process.
Marx on Gender and the Family: A Critical Study
Brown, Heather
Book
2013
A study devoted exclusively to Marx's perspectives on gender and the family.
Marx rediscovered: A review of Heather A Brown, Marx on Gender and the Family: A Critical Study
McGregor, Sheila
Article
2015
Sheila McGregor states that Heather Brown has written an important study of Marx’s writings on women’s oppression. Brown situates her book in the current economic and political context, noting the rol...
Michael Riordon in conversation with Barbara Goslawski
Riordon, Michael; Goslawski, Barbara
Article
"People are not specimens or statistics," says Michael Riordon, author of Eating Fire: Family Life on the Queer Side.
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.
A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium
Harman, Chris
Book
1999
Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
The Politics of the Family: The 1968 Massey Lectures
Laing, R.D.
Book
1968
Laing makes the case that we tend to invalidate the subjective and experiential, and instead accept the proper societal view of what should occur within the family.
Roots of Empathy: Changing the World Child by Child
Gordon, Mary
Book
2007
Roots of Empathy looks at eliminating crime and changing the world by starting with a compassionate environment for children.
Rosa Luxemburg, Women's Liberation, and Marx's Philosophy of Revolution
Dunayevskaya, Raya
Book
1981
Part I - Rosa Luxemburg as Theoretician, as Activist, as Internationalist. Part II - The Women's Liberation Movement as Revolutionary Force and Reason. Part III - Karl Marx: From Critic of Hegel to Au...
Separation and Divorce Have Been a Boon to the Economy
Glossop, Robert
Article
Stable marriages and families are considered harmful to economic growth.
Sex and Marriage in Utopian Communities in Nineteenth Century America: Nineteenth-Century America
Muncy, Raymond Lee
Book
1973
A look at original approaches to sex and marraige in the utopian communities of nineteenth-century America. Many of these communities abolished monogamy and individualism and sought ways of dealing wi...
She never was afraid: The biography of Annie Buller
Watson, Louise
Book
1976
The story of Annie Buller, a Canadian trade union activist and Communist.
The Socialist Register 1983: Volume 20: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1983
Testimony of David U. Himmelstein, M.D. before the HELP Subcommittee
Himmelstein, David U.
Article
2009
A single-payer reform would make care affordable through vast savings on bureaucracy and profits. As my colleagues and I have shown in research published in the New England Journal of Medicine, admini...
The Uses of Disorder: Personal Identity and City Life
Sennett, Richard
Book
1970
An examination of the ways the modern city has failed, and an exploration of new modes of urban organization through which city life can become richer and more life-affirming.
What Is a Liberal to Do?
Spritzler, John
Article
2008
Seventy percent of African-American voters in California voted for Proposition 8 to ban same-sex marriage. Liberals, however, say that opposing same-sex marriage is a form of bigotry no better than th...
Why Are Families Under Attack?
Spritzler, John
Article
2004
The media are full of very sophisticated anti-family messages, which can come from both the right and the left. Liberals denigrate the value of families in which children are raised by their real moth...
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...
Working Class Experience: Rethinking the History of Canadian Labour, 1800-1991
Palmer, Bryan D.
Book
1983
From nineteenth-century tavern life to late twentieth-century cinema, from rough canallers and the first stirrings of craft unionism to contemporary public-sector strikes, this books provides a sweepi...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Caledon Institute of Social Policy
Our work in social policy research, analysis and public education focuses on poverty and social policy, covering areas such as income security, taxation, social spending, employment and poverty analys...
Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada
Advocate for accessible, affordable, high quality, comprehensive, not for profit child care for every Canadian.
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions provides information and services for advocacy groups, voluntary and non-profit organizations, and individuals, who are working for social and economic justice, environmental responsibility...
Europe Solidaire Sans Frontieres
ESSF est une association de solidarit‚ internationale. Traitant d'un large ‚ventail de questions, notre site pr‚sente une information militante sur de nombreuses luttes et campagnes ; ainsi que des ar...
Family Pastimes
Designing, making and distributing non-violent games as a positive alternative to war games and toys.
Federation of Canadian Naturists
Established in 1985, this national non-profit organization promotes naturism/nudism in Canada and informs/represents the interests of Canadian naturist/nudist individuals, families, clubs, resorts and...
Ontario Public Health Association
To enhance the health of all the people of Ontario and to eliminate all preventable health problems.
Woodgreen Community Centre
Committed to a comprehensive community approach to enhance the quality of life and self-determination for all people of East Toronto.

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The Human Significance of the Skin
Montagu, Ashley
1972
An analysis of the skin regarded as a sense organ rather than as a simple bodily covering.