Poulantzas Revisited: State, Classes and Socialist Transition; An Interview with Panagiotis Sotiris

Poulantzas Revisited: State, Classes and Socialist Transition; An Interview with Panagiotis Sotiris

Nicos Poulantzas offered invalu­able insights into the com­plex­i­ty of state appa­ra­tus­es, artic­u­lat­ing mul­ti­ple rela­tions between the state and the ter­rain of class strug­gle includ­ing the realm of pro­duc­tion, and the myr­i­ad ways that the state func­tions as a cru­cial node in the (re)production of bour­geois class strate­gies.

Remembering May

Remembering May

On the fifti­eth anniver­sary of May 1968, we repro­duce two new oral his­to­ries with three women who took part in those tur­bu­lent events.

Hans-Jürgen Krahl (1943-1970)

Hans-Jürgen Krahl (1943-1970)

For Anglo­phone read­ers, Hans-Jür­gen Krahl’s name is most dis­tinc­tive as a mark­er for a pos­si­ble alter­na­tive path with­in the Frank­furt Insti­tute for Social Research. Yet set­ting aside spec­u­la­tion over var­ied intel­lec­tu­al genealo­gies, Krahl’s the­o­ret­i­cal work is most dis­tinc­tive because of the thor­ough­ly con­junc­tur­al char­ac­ter of his writ­ings.

Family Matters

Family Matters

Melin­da Cooper’s lat­est work tracks the pol­i­tics of kin­ship in the era of neolib­er­al­ism, plac­ing the cen­tral­i­ty of “fam­i­ly val­ues” dis­course with­in the broad­er con­text of Amer­i­can social thought and post-Fordist eco­nom­ic trans­for­ma­tion. In this inter­view, View­point asks her about the key insights of her work and their impli­ca­tions for polit­i­cal strug­gles in the present.

Crossroads and Country Roads: Wildcat West Virginia and the Possibilities of a Working Class Offensive

Crossroads and Country Roads: Wildcat West Virginia and the Possibilities of a Working Class Offensive

It is clear that West Vir­ginia has giv­en us much to hope for. But if we’re to take the pro­lif­er­a­tion of the strike as a seri­ous pos­si­bil­i­ty, the stuff of a new prac­tice of pol­i­tics, it’s imper­a­tive to map its inter­nal dynam­ics, and to grasp the micro-lev­els of orga­ni­za­tion that made its exu­ber­ant vic­to­ry pos­si­ble.

Agriculture Wars

Agriculture Wars

If coun­try music gave voice to many Amer­i­can farm­ers dur­ing the 20th cen­tu­ry, what does it have to say about the fun­da­men­tal shift in farm labor that is com­ing to define the 21st?

Black Atlantis

Black Atlantis

Like Star Wars, Black Pan­ther presents us not with sci­ence fic­tion but with myth, shar­ing with it what we might describe as “semi-feu­dal futur­ism” – a term far more appro­pri­ate for this film than “Afro­fu­tur­ism,” thrown around in the main­stream media stripped of any mean­ing­ful polit­i­cal con­text. Why do white peo­ple love Black Pan­ther, just as they love Star Wars?

Issue 6: Imperialism

Issue 6: Imperialism

Strate­gies and Sol­i­dar­i­ties • The­o­ret­i­cal Encoun­ters • Con­cep­tu­al­iz­ing Impe­ri­al­ism Today • Artic­u­la­tion and Modes of Pro­duc­tion • Impe­ri­al­ism and the Com­intern • Black Inter­na­tion­al­ism