Marxist Perspectives on Irish Society

Marxist Perspectives on Irish Society

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This book involves a conscious attempt to bridge progressive academic scholarship with activist groups and communities in Ireland and beyond. Taking Howard Zinna€™s maxim a€œYou cana€™t be neutral on a moving traina€ seriously, the book attempts to examine Irish society, as much as it is possible to do so, from the point of view of those who are actively fighting against ongoing attacks on the pay, conditions, rights and protections that were won by working people through the decades of the twentieth century. This effort comes at a time when the predatory nature of the capitalist system is being revealed on a daily basis, and its consequences exacerbated simultaneously across the globe. The chapters deal with the various impacts of world capitalism in Ireland, from the revolutionary upheavals of the early twentieth century, to the current economic crash. The individual perspectives of contributing scholars and activists differ substantially; they would not usually be found within the same publication. Nonetheless, they collectively manage to highlight the capitalist character of Irish society, and provide an analysis of its features that is specifically Marxist. They demonstrate that there are alternative ways of looking at Irish history, Irish political economy and the issues currently impacting on the working population and various marginalised or vulnerable groups. They show that the class struggle continues unabated and that progressive social change, now more than ever, requires the development of an organised resistance.London: Spokesman Books Commission for Communications Regulation (2010) a#39; Quarterly Key Data Report a€“ Data as of Q1 ... (2010) a#39;PROGRESS REPORT ON THE SINGLE EUROPEAN ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS MARKET 2009anbsp;...

Title:Marxist Perspectives on Irish Society
Author:Micheal O’Flynn, Odette Clarke, Paul Hayes
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2011-07-12


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