Sociological Perspectives on Donald Trump’s Arrest
Donald Trump was finally arrested and charged with 34 counts of falsifying business records, one of which will include the ‘hush money’ he allegedly paid to the Porn Star Stormy Daniels to cover up an alleged affair during his last Presidential campaign. On the surface this seems to criticise the Marxist Perspective’s theory of selective…
Lucien Goldmann – Class and Literature
Lucien Goldmann is a marxist theorist of the arts who argued that social class shapes the worldview of authors.
John Berger was a marxist cultural thinker who argued that art reflects ruling class ideology.
The bombing of the Dover Refugee Centre: An Act of Terrorism….?
The plight of migrants coming to the UK in boats has been highlighted this week with the bombing of an immigration centre by a pensioner who then went on to kill himself. The article above by The Guardian raises the question of why the police aren’t treating this attack as an act of terrorism, as…
Liz Truss’ Energy Price Cap Will Benefit the Rich more than the Poor
State hand-outs for TNCs and more support for the rich – this is neoliberalism on steroids!
P and O’s Sacking of 800 Workers – Broad Support for the Marxist Perspective on Globalisation?
P and O Ferries recently sacked 800 UK workers by video conference call. Workers were literally told in a video call from the boss of P and O, lasting less than 5 minutes and with no prior warning, that their employment was being terminated with immediate effect. You can watch the boss of P and…
To what extent is the family a willing unit of consumption?
Evaluating the Marxist view of the family and false needs
A Marxist-Feminist response to covid-19
A Marxist-Feminist response to covid-19 demands that the political response to the pandemic puts people, and especially essential-service workers, before the interests of capital. Below I summarise an article from Spectre, a Marxist-Feminist journal, based in the United States, which outlines seven ways we should be responding to the pandemic. I’ve re-worded some of the…
A Marxist-Feminist Analysis of Coronavirus
I read a very interesting article called in Dissent online magazine which seems to be a ‘Marxist-Feminist‘ analysis of the Coronavirus. The article’s called ‘Social Reproduction and the Pandemic, and consists of a Q and A session with Tithi Bhattacharya, a professor of history at Purdue university and co-author of a book: Feminism for the…