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The Resource A society adrift : interviews and debates, 1974-1997, Cornelius Castoriadis ; edited by Enrique Escobar, Myrto Gondicas, and Pascal Vernay ; translated by Helen Arnold

A society adrift : interviews and debates, 1974-1997, Cornelius Castoriadis ; edited by Enrique Escobar, Myrto Gondicas, and Pascal Vernay ; translated by Helen Arnold

Label
A society adrift : interviews and debates, 1974-1997
Title
A society adrift
Title remainder
interviews and debates, 1974-1997
Statement of responsibility
Cornelius Castoriadis ; edited by Enrique Escobar, Myrto Gondicas, and Pascal Vernay ; translated by Helen Arnold
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1922-1997
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Castoriadis, Cornelius
Dewey number
320.01
Index
no index present
LC call number
JA71
LC item number
.C335 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Escobar, Enrique
  • Gondicas, Myrto
  • Vernay, Pascal
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Castoriadis, Cornelius
  • Political science
  • Social sciences
  • World politics
  • Economic history
  • Castoriadis, Cornelius
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Economic history
  • Political science
  • Social sciences
  • World politics
Summary expansion
This posthumous collection of interviews and occasional papers given by Castoriadis between 1974 and 1997 is a lively, direct introduction to the thinking of a writer who never abandoned his radically critical stance. It provides a clear, handy rsum of his political ideas, in advance of their times and profoundly relevant to today's world.For this political thinker and longtime militant (co-founder with Claude Lefort of the revolutionary group Socialisme ou Barbarie), economist, psychoanalyst, and philosopher, two endless interrogations-how to understand the world and life in society-were intertwined with his own life and combats.An important chapter discusses the history of Socialisme ou Barbarie(1949-1967); in it, Castoriadis presents the views he defended, in that group, on a number of subjects: a critique of Marxism and of the Soviet Union, the bureaucratization of society and of the workers' movement, and the primacy of individual and collective autonomy. Another chapter presents the concept, central to his thinking, of imaginary significationsas what make a society cohere.Castoriadis constantly returns to the question of democracy as the never-finished, deliberate creation by the people of societal institutions, analyzing its past and its future in the Western world. He scathingly criticizes representativedemocracy and develops a conception of direct democracy extending to all spheres of social life. He wonders about the chances of achieving freedom and autonomy-those requisites of true democracy-in a world of endless, meaningless accumulation of material goods, where the mechanisms for governing society have disintegrated, the relationship with nature is reduced to one of destructive domination, and, above all, the population has withdrawn from the public sphere: a world dominated by hobbies and lobbies-a society adrift
Label
A society adrift : interviews and debates, 1974-1997, Cornelius Castoriadis ; edited by Enrique Escobar, Myrto Gondicas, and Pascal Vernay ; translated by Helen Arnold
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The project of autonomy is not a utopia (1992) -- Why I am no longer a Marxist (1974) -- Imaginary significations (1982) -- Response to Richard Rorty (1995) -- On wars in Europe (1992) -- On the possibility of creating g new form of society (1977) -- What political parties cannot do (1979) -- Present issues for democracy (1986) -- These are bad times (1986) -- Do vanguards exist? (1987) -- What revolution is (1987) -- Neither a historical necessity nor simply an "ethical" exigency: a political and human exigency (1988) -- When the east swings to the west (1989) -- The market, capitalism, and democracy (1990) -- "Democracy" without citizens' participation (1991) -- The Gulf War: setting things straight (1991) -- Gorbachev: neither reform no backtracking (1991) -- On war, religion, and politics (1991) -- Communism, fascism, and emancipation (1991) -- Ecology against the merchants (1992) -- The revolutionary potency of ecology (1992) -- A society adrift (1993) -- On political judgment (1995) -- Neither resignation nor archaism (1995) -- A rising tide of significany? (1996) -- A singular trajectory (1992)
Control code
592756203
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 259 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823275144
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1c8807z
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)592756203
Label
A society adrift : interviews and debates, 1974-1997, Cornelius Castoriadis ; edited by Enrique Escobar, Myrto Gondicas, and Pascal Vernay ; translated by Helen Arnold
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The project of autonomy is not a utopia (1992) -- Why I am no longer a Marxist (1974) -- Imaginary significations (1982) -- Response to Richard Rorty (1995) -- On wars in Europe (1992) -- On the possibility of creating g new form of society (1977) -- What political parties cannot do (1979) -- Present issues for democracy (1986) -- These are bad times (1986) -- Do vanguards exist? (1987) -- What revolution is (1987) -- Neither a historical necessity nor simply an "ethical" exigency: a political and human exigency (1988) -- When the east swings to the west (1989) -- The market, capitalism, and democracy (1990) -- "Democracy" without citizens' participation (1991) -- The Gulf War: setting things straight (1991) -- Gorbachev: neither reform no backtracking (1991) -- On war, religion, and politics (1991) -- Communism, fascism, and emancipation (1991) -- Ecology against the merchants (1992) -- The revolutionary potency of ecology (1992) -- A society adrift (1993) -- On political judgment (1995) -- Neither resignation nor archaism (1995) -- A rising tide of significany? (1996) -- A singular trajectory (1992)
Control code
592756203
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 259 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823275144
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1c8807z
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)592756203

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