Metamorphosen des Kapitalismus - und seiner Kritik by Rolf Eickelpasch, Claudia Rademacher, Philipp Ramos Lobato

By Rolf Eickelpasch, Claudia Rademacher, Philipp Ramos Lobato

Die Beiträge dieses Bandes diskutieren die aktuellen Diskursverschiebungen der Kapitalismusanalyse und -kritik, die auf die „neoliberale“ Transformation des kapitalistischen platforms antworten. Sie lassen sich dabei von der Frage leiten, wie eine theoretisch schlüssige und praktisch aussichtsreiche Kapitalismuskritik zu konzipieren ist, nachdem die klassischen Instrumente der Gesellschaftskritik in vielfacher Weise diskreditiert sind und sich als stumpf und überholt erwiesen haben.
Der erste Teil des Bandes versammelt Beiträge, in denen wichtige Stränge der aktuellen Kapitalismuskritik vorgestellt und kritisch diskutiert werden. Die Arbeiten des zweiten Teiles wenden sich – zentriert um Begriffe wie „Exklusion“, „Prekarität“ oder „neue Armut“ – den neuen Ungleichheiten und Konfliktlinien im „postfordistisch“ transformierten Kapitalismus zu. Im Mittelpunkt der Beiträge des dritten Teiles steht die Frage nach praktisch-politischen Widerstandspotenzialen und Gegenentwürfen gegen die schrankenlose Durchkapitalisierung der Welt.

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Soziale Gerechtigkeit: Reformpolitik am Scheideweg. by Alexander Grasse, Carmen Ludwig, Berthold Dietz

By Alexander Grasse, Carmen Ludwig, Berthold Dietz

Dieses Buch geht der Frage nach, welchen Stellenwert das Thema "soziale Gerechtigkeit" in Politik und Gesellschaft Deutschlands gegenwärtig hat? was once wird im einzelnen darunter verstanden? Welche Aspekte sind in diesem Zusammenhang wichtig? Wie wandeln sich gegenwärtig Leitbilder und Vorstellungen von Gerechtigkeit und das Maß an gesellschaftlich tolerierter und akzeptierter materieller Ungleichheit. Ist der Paradigmenwechsel bereits vollzogen? Damit werden faktische und ideologische Machtfragen berührt. Die Kernfrage jedoch ist, ob und wie der Sozialstaat weiterhin finanziert werden kann. Die Förderung von Wachstum und Entwicklung einerseits und die Herstellung des sozialen Ausgleichs andererseits sind in diesem Zusammenhang die zentralen Herausforderungen an die Politik.

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Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner

By Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner

The New York Times bestselling Freakonomics replaced the best way we see the area, exposing the hidden facet of almost every thing. Then got here SuperFreakonomics, a documentary movie, an award-winning podcast, and more.

Now, with Think Like a Freak, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have written their so much innovative e-book but. With their trademark mixture of beautiful storytelling and unconventional research, they take us inside of their idea procedure and educate us all to imagine a section extra productively, extra creatively, extra rationally—to imagine, that's, like a Freak.

Levitt and Dubner provide a blueprint for a wholly new technique to remedy difficulties, even if your curiosity lies in minor lifehacks or significant worldwide reforms. As continuously, no subject is off-limits. they vary from company to philanthropy to activities to politics, all with the target of retraining your mind. alongside the way in which, you'll research the secrets and techniques of a eastern hot-dog-eating champion, the explanation an Australian surgeon swallowed a batch of harmful micro organism, and why Nigerian electronic mail scammers make some degree of claiming they're from Nigeria.

Levitt and Dubner it appears that evidently see the area like nobody else. you can now too. by no means sooner than have such iconoclastic thinkers been so revealing—and quite a bit enjoyable to read.

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The Bunny Years: The Surprising Inside Story of the Playboy by Hugh M. Hefner, Kathryn Leigh Scott

By Hugh M. Hefner, Kathryn Leigh Scott

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A PROVOCATIVE AND INSIGHTFUL PORTRAIT OF the gorgeous, FREE-SPIRITED, AND strangely self reliant girls OF the long-lasting PLAYBOY golf equipment

The Nineteen Sixties have been a time of swap in the USA, an period whilst properly guarded innocence gave strategy to explosive social revolution. For Kathryn Leigh Scott, or Bunny Kay as she was once identified within the big apple urban Playboy membership, and the greater than 250 former Bunnies she interviewed for this e-book, wearing satin ears and a fuzzy cottontail was once an act of liberationa likelihood to bridge the space among being ladies and turning into girls, to make more money than their very own moms ever fathomed, and to discover their means in an international that may by no means be an analogous. Lauren Hutton used to be a Bunny. Deborah Harry was once too. Bunnies went directly to turn into medical professionals, legal professionals, stockbrokers, actual property tycoons, nurses, scientists, marketers, and lecturers.

Called a sensible oral heritage by way of Esquire and exciting by way of Entertainment Weekly, The Bunny Years is going past Gloria Steinems notorious journal expos, A Bunnys story, past specific directions for perfecting the Bunny Dip and delivering Keyholders with effective, pleasant, custom-made carrier, to discover, within the phrases of the awesome girls themselves, what it quite intended to be a Bunny.

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The Misfit Economy: Lessons in Creativity from Pirates, by Alexa Clay, Kyra Maya Phillips

By Alexa Clay, Kyra Maya Phillips

A ebook that argues that classes in creativity, innovation, salesmanship, and entrepreneurship can come from miraculous locations: pirates, bootleggers, counterfeiters, hustlers, and others residing and dealing at the margins of commercial and society.

Who are the best innovators on the earth? You're most likely pondering Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford. the standard suspects. This e-book isn't approximately them. It's approximately humans you've by no means heard of. It's approximately people who find themselves simply as leading edge, entrepreneurial, and visionary because the Jobses, Edisons, and Fords of the realm. They're within the crowded streets of Shenzhen, the prisons of Somalia, the flooded coastal cities of Thailand. they're pirates, machine hackers, pranksters, and previous gang leaders. around the globe, diversified innovators working within the black, gray, and casual economies are constructing options to a myriad of demanding situations. faraway from being "deviant entrepreneurs" that pose threats to our social and fiscal balance, those innovators show outstanding ingenuity, pioneering unique tools and practices that we will be able to examine from and practice to maneuver formal markets. This publication investigates the tales of underground innovation that make up the Misfit economic climate. It examines the teeming genius of the underground.

It asks: who're those unknown visionaries? How do they paintings? How do they set up themselves? How do they catalyze innovation? And finally, how are you going to take those classes into your personal world?

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Collecting East and West by Susan Bracken, Andrea M. Galdy, Adriana Turpin

By Susan Bracken, Andrea M. Galdy, Adriana Turpin

If amassing the infrequent and worthy is a completely common trait of human behaviour, accumulating items from far-away locations has additionally lengthy performed a job within the historical past of amassing. "East" and "West", or "North" and "South", for that subject, are after all solely relative to one's specific geographical place. as a result, it really is fascinating that amassing unique items is an endeavour that unites humanity over millennia and around the globe. the traditional Assyrians did in order assiduously as eighteenth-century creditors in Paris or London; chinese language emperors accrued Western artwork and artefacts at a time whilst Western creditors began to assemble ceramics, lacquered furnishings, or South-East Asian prints. Key components have been, after all, more and more common touch and an ever starting to be wisdom concerning the "other" and in regards to the other's creative creation. Of specific curiosity to the project of this operating team is the truth that the development of collections used to be simply a part of the endeavour yet that, in lots of circumstances, the gadgets imported at large price and logistic attempt have been intended to be displayed in atmosphere resembling their unique habitat, even if their specified unique context can have been open to discuss and their ultimate exhibition atmosphere could have been unrecognisable to somebody from their former domestic. Western creditors outfitted chinese language cupboards for his or her unique treasures, usually complemented through depictions of Oriental tea events. much less time-honored may be the truth that, from the 17th century onwards, chinese language emperors displayed their ecu collectibles in palaces outfitted for them for this objective in Western architectural variety. The essays within the current quantity, accordingly, try to attach the collections of unique items with the types of show followed by way of creditors and associations and hence chart the degrees of more and more trained and intimate encounters among East and West, students and creditors, paintings fanatics and associations from the early first millennium BC to the early 20th century and from South-East Asia to North-Western Europe.

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