The Socialist Register 2020

Beyond Market Dystopia: New Ways of Living

Edited by Leo Panitch and Greg Albo  

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How can we build a future with better health and homes, respecting people and the environment? Connecting with and going beyond classical socialist themes, each essay in this volume combines analysis of how we are living now with plans and visions for new strategic, programmatic, manifesto-oriented directions for alternative ways of living.

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  • Postcapitalism: Alternatives or Detours? (Greg Albo)
  • Social Reproduction in the 21st Century (Nancy Fraser)
  • The Household In and Beyond Capitalism (Ursula Huws)
  • Not for Sale, Public Spaces and Public Ownership (Nancy Holmstrom)
  • Human Ecology, Contradictions of Restoration, Possibilities of Restitution (Barbara Harris White)
  • Insurgency, Solidarity, Survival, Climate and the Left (Jeremy Brecher)
  • Accounting for Taste, after American Global Cuisine (Arun Gupta)
  • The Urban Space: Housing and Anti-Capitalist Resistance (Karl Beitel)
  • Communism in the Suburbs (Roger Keil)
  • Beyond Neoliberal Fashion, Transforming How We Clothe Ourselves (Geronimo Montero Bressan)
  • The Bleakness of Everyday Life vs. Landscapes of Communism (Owen Hatherley)
  • Living, Not Just Surviving (Alyssa Battistoni)
  • Living In and After the Rust Belt (Michelle Chen)
  • The Making of China’s New Dangerous Class (Yu Chunsen)
  • Education for Democracy: Remaking Workers (Katharyne Mitchell & Key McFarlane)
  • Refugees and Democracy: The Challenge from City Plaza (Amy Bartholomew & Hilary Wainwright)
  • Towards Zero Violence (Sylvia Walby)
  • Utopian Visions: Art After Capitalism (Mao Mollona)
  • References


  • Leo Panitch

    York University

    Leo Panitch was a Distinguished Research Professor, renowned political economist, Marxist theorist and editor of the Socialist Register. He received a B.A. (Hons.) from the University of Manitoba in 1967 and a M.Sc.(Hons.) and PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1968 and 1974, respectively. He was a Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor at Carleton University between 1972 and 1984. He was a Professor of Political Science at York University since 1984. He was the Chair of the Department of Political Science at York from 1988-1994. He was the General Co-editor of State and Economic Life series, U. of T. Press, from 1979 to 1995 and is the Co-founder and a Board Member of Studies in Political Economy. He was also the author of numerous articles and books dealing with political science including The End of Parliamentary Socialism (1997). He was a member of the Movement for an Independent and Socialist Canada, 1973-1975, the Ottawa Committee for Labour Action, 1975-1984, the Canadian Political Science Association, the Committee of Socialist Studies, the Marxist Institute and the Royal Society of Canada. He was an ardent supporter of the Socialist Project.

  • Greg Albo

    York University

    Greg Albo teaches political economy at the Department of Political Science, York University, Toronto. He is currently co-editor of the Socialist Register. He is also on the editorial boards of Studies in Political Economy, Relay, Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, Canadian Dimension, The Bullet and Historical Materialism (England). Co-editor of A Different Kind of State: Popular Power and Democratic Administration and author of numerous articles in journals such as Studies in Political Economy, Socialist Register, Canadian Dimension, and Monthly Review.

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