Undoing Work, Rethinking Community: A Critique of the Social Function of Work by James A. Chamberlain
A Suitable Enemy: Racism, Migration and Islamophobia in Europe by Liz Fekete
Contemporary Anti-Muslim Politics : Aggressions and Exclusions
The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism, Capitalism, Sovietism and Fascism (Alma Classics) by Bernard Shaw
Georgios Terzis, “European Journalism Education”
?Undoing Work, Rethinking Community: A Critique of the Social Function of Work by James A. Chamberlain
2018 | ISBN: 1501714864 | English | 192 pages | PDF | 2 MB
This revolutionary book presents a new conception of community and the struggle against capitalism. In Undoing Work, Rethinking Community, James A. Chamberlain argues that paid work and the civic duty to perform it substantially undermines freedom and justice. Chamberlain believes that to seize back our time and transform our society, we must abandon the deep-seated view that community is constructed by work, whether paid or not.
Chamberlain focuses on the regimes of flexibility and the unconditional basic income, arguing that while both offer prospects for greater freedom and justice, they also incur the risk of shoring up the work society rather than challenging it. To transform the work society, he shows that we must also reconfigure the place of paid work in our lives and rethink the meaning of community at a deeper level. Throughout, he speaks to a broad readership, and his focus on freedom and social justice will interest scholars and activists alike. Chamberlain offers a range of strategies that will allow us to uncouple our deepest human values from the notion that worth is generated only through labor.
?A Suitable Enemy: Racism, Migration and Islamophobia in Europe by Liz Fekete
English | May 20, 2009 | ISBN: 0745327931, 0745327923 | PDF | 272 pages | 1.7 MB
Liz Fekete is a leading authority on issues of racism, Islamophobia and national security legislation. A Suitable Enemy draws on sixteen years of research to present a comprehensive overview of EU immigration, asylum, race and security policies.
Fekete argues that at the same time as the EU introduces selective migration policies, it closes its borders against asylum seekers who were the first victims of the growth of the security state which now embraces Muslims. She explores the way in which anti-terrorist legislation has been used to evict undesirable migrants, how deportation policies commodify and de-humanise the most vulnerable and how these go hand in hand with evolving forms of racism, particularly Islamophobia.
At the heart of the book is an examination of xeno-racism – a non-colour coded form of institutionalised racism – where migrants who do not assimilate, or who are believed to be incapable of assimilation, are excluded.
?Contemporary Anti-Muslim Politics : Aggressions and Exclusions
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1498540333 | 170 Pages | PDF | 1 MB
Contemporary Anti-Muslim Politics provides a succinct but potent critique of the policies of Western nations toward Muslims, particularly the aggressive foreign policies of the United States and the exclusionary domestic policies of Europe. These policies have already claimed millions of Muslim lives. For decades, policies that rely on war, exclusion, and ghettoization have triggered conflict escalation. The actions of groups such as the Islamic State and Boko Haram are reactions to this history. Their tactics exacerbate negative stereotyping of Muslims generally and Western military strategies cause many Muslims to pursue survivalist politics that enable and strengthen such groups. Anti-Muslim politics in Western nations takes many forms beyond war and exclusion, including racialization, stereotyping, sacrilegious cultural assaults, mass media scapegoating, and even tolerance, which implies something unpalatable in need of toleration. The gridlock brought by pluralism and constitutionalism, both in Europe and the United States, serves few people well, but it has locked Muslims into an especially abusive status quo.
?The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism, Capitalism, Sovietism and Fascism (Alma Classics) by Bernard Shaw
English | May 15, 2014 | ISBN: 1847493335 | PDF | 480 pages | 3 MB
Published in 1928 when Shaw was seventy-two, this book draws on decades of political activity and remains one of his brilliant exercises in propaganda. It contains a foreword by Polly Toynbee. Ramsay MacDonald, Labour leader, hailed the work as the world’s most important book since the Bible.
As a Fabian and lifelong socialist, Shaw believed that economic inequality was a poison destroying every aspect of our lives. Family affections and relations between the sexes were perverted by it. From Parliament to eduction our institutions were ‘corrupted at the root by pecuniary interest’. Idealism, integrity and piecemeal attempts at political reform were all futile in the face of the gross injustice built into our economic system. And because a capitalist economy could never function smoothly, private property was not merely a form of robbery, but robbery with violence.
?Georgios Terzis, “European Journalism Education”
2010 | pages: 541 | ISBN: 1841502359 | PDF | 2,1 mb
This book is the first comprehensive directory of the journalism education and training offered in thirty-three European countries. The volume, organized by country, discusses the history of journalism education and includes an analysis of all the current university programs and training provided by private media and professional organizations in each location. In addition, each section includes a thorough examination of the historical, political, economic and social framework of journalism in each country that looks towards the future of journalism education and media in Europe. European Journalism Education will be an asset to scholars of international communication studies and to media policy makers around the world.