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One Dimensional Politics

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The special theme of this issue of Soundings one-dimensional politics: the contributors argue that political life today is more often focused on managing appearances than on engaging with reality; and at the same time it can sometimes seem thatthe only recognised public values are those of realism and efficiency (for which read markets). Our political culture is gradually cutting itself off from the richness which springs from a healthy and diverse social and cultural engagement with people from all sections of society. Thus there arises a sense of ersatz politics, of politics without depth, of glittering surfaces, shows and words, none of which are attached to anything beyond, beneath or behind them. As well as the themed section, special feature articles include: Laura Dubinsky on trade unions and first generation immigrant workers in North America; David Renton on South Africa; Isaac D. Balbus on the need to mourn the 1960s; Mark hayes and Paul Aylward on Anti-Fascism Action; and Ann Briggs on special needs and racism; plus poems, reviews, songs and stories.

Table of Contents

Part I; Editorial: Where Are We Now?; Michael Rustin; Organising Where it is Needed: First Generation Immigrant Workers in North America; Laura Dubinsky; What Future for the Past in the New South Africa?; David Renton; Mourning the Movement; Isaac D. Balbus; Anti-Fascist Action: Radical Resistance or Rent-a-mob?; Mark Hayes and Paul Aylward; Special Needs - Bullying -Racism: The Last Taboo?; Ann Briggs; Five Poems: Mario Petrucci, Susanne Ehrhardt, Judith Kazantzis, Fabian Peake, Joan Michelson; Singing Politics, Owning Names; Shereen Benjamin and Cynthia Cockburn; Passing shadows; Joanna Rosenthall; Reviews; Maureen Mackintosh, Helen Crowley, Stephen Frosh; Part II: One-Dimensional Politics; Introduction: One-Dimensional Politics; Wendy Wheeler; The New Labour Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism; Michael Rustin; The Intelligent Process of Living; Wendy Wheeler; The Politics of Complexity: Acting Locally Matters; Dave Byrne; 'Thank You for Calling' The New Ideology of Work in the Service Economy; Gavin Poynter; The Real Meaning of Spin: Containment and compression in modern politics; Barry Richards; Little Tony: A new fable for new times; Mario Petrucci
Release date NZ
March 27th, 2000
Contributors
Edited by Doreen Massey Edited by Stuart Hall Volume editor Michael Rustin Volume editor Wendy Wheeler
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Lawrence & Wishart Ltd
Pages
192
Series
Dimensions
149x210x12
ISBN-13
9780853159230
Product ID
1833229

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