Marxist Sociology Blog: Theory, research, politics2018-10-24T10:00:29-04:00

Filmmaking and the Crises of the Islamic Republic

Iran’s movie industry has gone through a series of transformations that is jeopardizing its global art-house status. These transformations can inform us about what sort of domestic crisis Iran is facing today.

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Thinking Politically About Capital Controls

By downplaying the important distinction between the types of capital controls available, debates about capital controls run the risk of being depoliticized and domesticated by state managers and powerful capitalist interests.

By |Mar 25, 2020|Categories: Blog article, Research|Comments Off on Thinking Politically About Capital Controls

Understanding the Emergence of Authoritarian Capitalist States: Looking Backward to See Forward

The emergence of dictatorial rule in capitalist societies once organized by parliamentary institutions can best be interpreted as a response to an intensifying crisis of representation within parliamentary democracy.

By |Mar 19, 2020|Categories: Blog article, Theory|Comments Off on Understanding the Emergence of Authoritarian Capitalist States: Looking Backward to See Forward

Southern Labor is Key to Change in the United States

The possibilities for a new southern labor upsurge seem palpable, and opportunities for insurgent, more radical leadership are not inconceivable.

By |Mar 5, 2020|Categories: Blog article, New book|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Southern Labor is Key to Change in the United States

Labor and the Social Crisis at France Telecom

France Telecom’s former top management team face hefty fines and jail time for their role in a wave of worker suicides. The case shows what labor unions can win when they mobilize around worker stress.

By |Feb 26, 2020|Categories: Blog article, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Labor and the Social Crisis at France Telecom