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— H.G. Reid, University of Kentucky
Toward a New Socialism offers a critical analysis of capitalism's failings and the imminent need for socialism as an alternative form of government. This book demonstrates that capitalism is destructive and limiting to the many ongoing campaigns to increase freedom, equality, and security. Dr. Richard Schmitt joins with Dr. Anatole Anton to compile a volume of essays exploring the benefits and consequences of a socialist system as an avenue of increased human solidarity and ethical principle. The essays offer a new definition of socialism by investigating the theories and principles of socialism, its influence on social institutions, and its role in work dynamics. Raising important and unavoidable questions for contemporary society, Toward a New Socialism is a vital resource for scholars of political theory and the globalization movement, as well as a necessary read for every citizen under capitalism.
Chapter 1 Introduction: Toward a New Socialism Part 2 Part One: Principles Chapter 3 Socialist Voices Chapter 4 Socialist Freedom Chapter 5 Equality Chapter 6 Socialist-Feminism: A Cooperative Vision and the Right to Care Chapter 7 Social Feelings and the Morality of Socialism Chapter 8 Can We Get There From Here?: Reflections about Fundamental Social and Human Change Chapter 9 Their Rationality and Ours Chapter 10 Social Hope and Prophetic Intellectuals in a "Hopeless World" Part 11 Part Two: Specific Institutions in a Socialist Society Chapter 12 Socializing Care: Reinventing Family Life Chapter 13 Schooling in a Socialist Society Chapter 14 Between Repression and Liberation: Sexuality and Socialist Theory Chapter 15 The Religion of Liberation: Theology of Liberation and Socialism Chapter 16 The Right of Association: The Shameful History of a Right Fundamental to Democracy Chapter 17 Democracy Chapter 18 The Role of Prisons in a Socialist Future or: The Incorrigible Ethos of Incarceration Chapter 19 Socialism and Technology: A Sectoral Overview Chapter 20 Social Justice as an Environmental Issue Chapter 21 Capitalism, Sustainability, and Climate Change Chapter 22 Marxism and War Part 23 Part Three: Promising Social Movements and Their Projects Chapter 24 Worker Controlled Workplaces Chapter 25 Challenging the "Market as God" Ideology: Living Wage Campaigns and the Fight for Socialism Chapter 26 A Politics and a Sensibility: The Anarchist Current on the U.S. Left Chapter 27 Multiculturalism as Solidarity: Globalizing Resistance Chapter 28 The New Solidarity: A Case Study of Cross-Border Labor Networks and Mural Art in the Age of Globalization Chapter 29 The Zapatistas: Lessons for the U.S. Left Chapter 30 Dear Sup. Much Obliged: An Afterword Chapter 31 An Afterword to the Afterword: The Zapatista Movement a Decade Later