[quote="thestoatyone"]Chaos: The demonisation of the working class interesting stuff, persuasively argued.
stoaty... a leftist?
I seem to have a short attention span these days. I'm in between books, going back and forth. Sometimes it helps to take a breather.
"Class and Revolution in Ethiopia" - John Markakis and Nega Ayele
"Understanding Classical Sociology: Marx, Weber and Durkheim" - Hughes, Sharrock and Martin
"Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" - Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Regarding the third book, I disagree with the authors in their push to emancipate women by using their power to be "economic catalysts." So instead of being sexual slaves, let's put them in a Walmart factory in China where they can "make money" for their families. Bullshit. That's not emancipation. It's a shift from one kind of exploitation to another.
What ever happened to wanting to emancipate the oppressed and exploited for the simple fact that they are human? It's sad the authors felt they needed to convince readers that women deserved better because they are "key" to increasing GDP and ending global poverty by expanding capitalism's "benefits" to every inch of the earth.
Rosa Luxemberg's Reform or Revolution
comes to mind. If the authors are really serious about empancipating women and ending exploitation, the culprit -- capitalism -- must be dismantled.
Ok, I'm done with my mini-rant haha.
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