Building Free Life: Dialogues with ?calan (KAIROS)

By: D?Souza, Radha; Graeber, David; Holloway, John; Negri, Antonio; Zibechi, Ra?l

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Brand new. Photo is of actual item. Trade paperback binding. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973.From Socrates to Antonio Gramsci, imprisoned philosophers have marked the history of thought and changed how we view power and politics. From his solitary jail cell, Abdullah ?calan has penned daringly innovative works that give profuse evidence of his position as one of the most significant thinkers of our day. His prison writings have mobilized tens of thousands of people and inspired a revolution in the making in Rojava, northern Syria, while also penetrating the insular walls of academia and triggering debate and reflection among countless scholars.So how do you engage in a meaningful dialogue with Abdullah ?calan when he has been held in total isolation since April 2015? You compile a book of essays written by a globally diverse cast of the most imaginative luminaries of our time, send it to ?calan?s jailers, and hope that they deliver it to him.Featured in this extraordinary volume are over a dozen writers, activists, dreamers, and scholars whose ideas have been investigated in ?calan?s own writings. Now these same people have the unique opportunity to enter into a dialogue with his ideas. Building Free Life is a rich and wholly original exploration of the most critical issues facing humanity today. In the broad sweep of this one-of-a-kind dialogue, the contributors explore topics ranging from democratic confederalism to women?s revolution, from the philosophy of history to the crisis of the capitalist system, from religion to Marxism and anarchism, all in an effort to better understand the liberatory social forms that are boldly confronting capitalism and the state.There can be no boundaries or restrictions for the development of thought. Thus, in the midst of different realities?from closed prisons to open-air prisons?the human mind will find a way to seek the truth. Building Free Life stands as a monument of radical thought, a testament of resilience, and a searchlight illuminating the impulse for freedom.Contributors include: Shannon Brincat, Radha D?Souza, Mechthild Exo, Damian Gerber, Barry K. Gills, Muriel Gonz?lez Athenas, David Graeber, Andrej Gruba?i?, John Holloway, Patrick Huff, Donald H. Matthews, Thomas Jeffrey Miley, Antonio Negri, Norman Paech, Ekkehard Sauermann, Fabian Scheidler, Nazan ?st?nda?, Immanuel Wallerstein, Peter Lamborn Wilson, and Ra?l Zibechi.


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From Socrates to Antonio Gramsci, imprisoned philosophers have marked the history of thought and changed how we view power and politics. From his jail cell, Abdullah calan has penned daringly innovative works that give profuse evidence of his position as one of the most significant thinkers of our day. His prison writings have mobilized tens of thousands of people and inspired a revolution in the making in Rojava, northern Syria, while also penetrating the insular walls of academia and triggering debate and reflection among countless scholars. So how do you engage in a meaningful dialogue with calan when he has been held in isolation since April 2015? You compile a book of essays written by an international cast of the most imaginative luminaries of our time, send it to calan's jailers, and hope that they deliver it to him.
There can be no boundaries or restrictions for the development of thought. Thus, in the midst of different realities--from closed prisons to open-air prisons--the human mind will find a way to seek the truth. Building Free Life stands as a monument of radical thought, a testament of resilience, and a searchlight illuminating the impulse for freedom.

Contributors include Radha D'Souza, David Graeber, John Holloway, Ra l Zibechi, Antonio Negri, Immanuel Wallerstein, Andrej Grubačic, Nazan st ndağ, Peter Lamborn Wilson, Norman Paech, Donald H. Matthews, Thomas Jeffrey Miley, Damian Gerber, Shannon Brincat, Patrick Huff, Ekkehard Sauermann, and Mechthild Exo.

Title: Building Free Life: Dialogues with ?calan (KAIROS)

Author Name: D?Souza, Radha; Graeber, David; Holloway, John; Negri, Antonio; Zibechi, Ra?l

Categories: Political Science & Political Philosophy,

Publisher: PM Press:

ISBN Number: 1629637041

ISBN Number 13: 9781629637044

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: SKU1046127