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Socialist Practice

Histories and Theories

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Part of the Marx, Engels, and Marxisms book series (MAENMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Victor Wallis
    Pages 1-10
  3. Issues in Applied Marxist Theory

  4. Social Movements and Political Leadership

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 239-252

About this book

Introduction

The level of popular discontent—in the United States as elsewhere—has shown a dramatic increase in recent years, but has yet to crystallize into a cohesive anti-capitalist political force. Socialist Practice aims to contribute to a popular movement for socialism. It does so by 1) revisiting, under present conditions, longstanding questions of Marxist theory and revolutionary history, and 2) illustrating the range of issues, activities, and forms of expression that can both inform and be informed by a Marxist approach. Essays spanning a range of national experiences address the crying need to generate a society-wide awakening, grounded in purposeful discussion among all those (the vast majority) whose interests are ill-served by continuation of the status quo.

Victor Wallis is a professor in the Liberal Arts Department at the Berklee College of Music, USA, and was for twenty years the managing editor of Socialism and Democracy. He is the author of Red-Green Revolution: The Politics and Technology of Ecosocialism (2018) and Democracy Denied: Five Lectures on U.S. Politics (2019).

Keywords

history contemporary history social movements modern political thought socialism environmental crisis Labor Revolution Mass Incarceration Black Panther Party New Left Latin America Marx Marxism Workers political economy Social Justice Transition Capitalism Marxist

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Liberal Arts DepartmentBerklee College of MusicBostonUSA

About the authors

Victor Wallis is a professor in the Liberal Arts Department at the Berklee College of Music, USA, and was for twenty years the managing editor of Socialism and Democracy. He is the author of Red-Green Revolution: The Politics and Technology of Ecosocialism (2018) and Democracy Denied: Five Lectures on U.S. Politics (2019).

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Reviews

“In this set of careful, critical essays, interfacing between Marxist theory and economic, social and environmental praxis, Wallis offers much for American activists and thinkers seeking to move beyond the current degraded state of politics in their country. … [I]n bringing together historical-theoretical perspectives on Marxist theory and more focused examinations of particular social movements, Wallis provides further insights into the opportunities and constraints facing those seeking to act for change.” (Steph Marston, Marx and Philosophy, marxandphilosophy.org.uk, December 3, 2020)