FW: Historical Materialism and Social Evolution

Franz Fuchs f.fuchs at gmx.net
Tue Nov 12 05:42:00 MST 2002


I forward this mail from the "evolutionary psychology" list (see also
this "Salon" article
http://dir.salon.com/tech/feature/2000/08/30/evpsych/index.html titled
"Flameproof racism".)

Regards
Franz Fuchs


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Historical Materialism and Social Evolution
Paul Blackledge (Editor), Graeme Kirkpatrick (Editor)
Hardcover - 250 pages (6 September, 2002)
Palgrave Macmillan; ISBN: 0333995627
AMAZON - US
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0333995627/darwinanddarwini/
AMAZON - UK
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0333995627/humannaturecom/

Synopsis

This collection of essays investigates the relationship between Marxist
thought
and Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection. Each of the
contributors
emphasizes the idea that the distinctive character of progressive social
thought is derived from creative ideas drawn from the study of natural
evolutionary processes.

About the author
Paul Blackledge is at the School of Cultural Studies at the Leeds
Metropolitan
University.

Graeme Kirkpatrick is at the Division of Sociology at the University of
Northumbria at Newcastle

Table of contents

Historical Materialism and Social Evolution--P.Blackledge &
G.Kirkpatrick *
Historical Materialism: From Social Evolution to Revolutionary
Politics--P.Blackledge * Social Darwinism and Socialist Darwinism in
Germany:
1860 to 1900--T.Benton * A Darwinian Historical Materialism--P.Nolan *
Analytical Marxism and the Debate on Social Evolution--A.Carling *
History,
Exploitations and Oppression--A.Callinicos * Progress and Technology in
Habermas's Theory of Social Evolution--G.Kirkpatrick * Beyond Habermas
Towards
Marcuse: A Critical Framework for Technological Progress--G.Tassone *
Lean
Production and Economic Evolution in Capitalism--T.Smith
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