Old Gods, New Enigmas
Hardback $29.99 - Bloomsbury
Philosophy, Politics & Current Affairs - Published: 1/Aug/2018 - ISBN: 9781788732161
Old Gods, New Enigmas is Davis's book-length engagement with Karl Marx, marking the 200th anniversary of Marx's birth and exploring Davis's thinking on history, labor, capitalism, and revolution - themes ever present in his work. In a time of ubiquitous disgust with political and economic elites, Davis explores the question of revolutionary agency - what social forces and conditions do we need to transform the current order, he argues that a new theory of revolution needs to return to the big issues in classical socialist thought, such as clarifying "proletarian agency", before turning to the urgent questions of our time- global warming, the social and economic gutting of the rustbelt, and the city's demographic eclipse of the countryside.
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