New Book: Stalinist Realism and Open Communism

New book from Resistance Books by Ian Parker.

Cover for Stalinist Realism and Open Communism: Malignant Mirror or Free Association by Ian Parker

Stalinist Realism and Open Communism

Malignant Mirror or Free Association

by Ian Parker

RRP: £6, €7.50, $8 (print)
Publication date: 1 October 2022

98 pages; 178x102mm

ABOUT THE BOOK
Capitalism as a global system of rule that tells us that there is no alternative, and this is accompanied by its terrible twin, ‘stalinist realism’ that works its way into ideas about political camps, bodies, identity and organisation. Ian Parker provides an analysis and an alternative, ‘open communism’ that is democratic and plural, and which must be built now.

CONTENTS

  • Stalinism
  • Camps
  • Bodies
  • Identity
  • Organisation
  • Freedom
  • Commons
  • Intersections
  • Plurality
  • Transitions

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Ian Parker is a Manchester-based psychoanalyist and a member of Anti*Capitalist Resistance.

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