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Revolution and Its Alternatives
Other Marxisms, Other Empowerments, Other Priorities

In this apposite study, Tom Brass explores the relationship between the political subject and the politics of the radical right in the absence of class-based projects of the left.

Against the usual argument heard most frequently on the left, that there is no subject for a radical politics together with its form of political mobilization, Tom Brass asserts that there is - but in the absence of a radical leftist project, this subject has in the past transferred, and in many instances is still transferring, his/her support to the radical politics on offer from the other end of the ideological spectrum. The combination of, on the one hand, a globally expanding industrial reserve army, generating ever more intense competition in the labour markets of capitalism, and, on the other, the endorsement by many on the left not of class but rather of non-class identities espoused by the 'new' populist postmodernism, has fuelled what can only be described as a perfect political storm.

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Other books by Tom Brass

  • Labour Markets, Identities, Controversies

    Tom Brass takes the lessons drawn by Development Studies and deftly applies them to metropolitan capitalist nations.

  • Class, Culture, and the Agrarian Myth

    Using examples from different historical contexts, this book examines the relationship between class, nationalism, modernity and the agrarian myth.
  • Labor Régime Change in the Twenty-First Century

    Conventional wisdom holds that Capitalism depends on the exploitation of 'free labor.' This volume challenges those ideas.