Socialism in Process

Socialism in Process

Justin Heinzekehr and Philip Clayton, Editors

Is it finally time for a broad-based socialist movement in the United States?

This collection of essays envisions an alternative economic system that preserves democratic, pluralistic values while avoiding consumerism and wealth disparity. Drawing on classic socialist texts such as Marx’s Capital, as well as the ecological philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead, the authors explore the merging features of a distinctively American socialism. Both theoretical foundations and practical applications are considered. In  particular the authors demonstrate the strong and tragic connections between contemporary capitalism and the global climate crisis.


1: Socialism in Process: Marx, Whitehead and the New American Left, Justin Heinzekehr

PART ONE: Revisiting the Alternatives: Resources in Marx and Whitehead

2: A Whiteheadian Approach to Rethinking Economics for the Sustainability Revolution, Carol Frances Johnston
3: Global Challenges and Wisdom Resources: Why Go Back to Whitehead and Marx and What Can We Learn from Them? Ouyang Kang
4: Persons-in-Community in Whitehead, Smith and Marx: Exploring Marx’s Concept of Class through Adam Smith’s Concept of Social Order, Mark Dibben and Cristina Neesham
5: Organic Marxism and the Marxist Tradition, Leslie A.Muray

PART TWO: Reinterpreting Social Thought for an Ecological Context

6: Commodity Fetishism and Critical Metaphysics, Jung Mo Sung
7: Solidarity, Anne F. Pomeroy
8: Alternative Values to an Extractivist Logic, Timothy Murphy

PART THREE: Adaptation and Diversity: Toward a Contemporary Socialism

9: Against the Insanity of Growth: Degrowth as Concrete Utopia, Barbara Muraca
10: Mariategui and Whitehead: The Metaphysics of Local Marxisms, Justin Heinzekehr
11: Responding to Climate Change: Local Knowledge in African American Communities on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Christine D. Miller Hesed
12: Why Movements Matter Most: A Conversation with the New Materialism,, Joerg Rieger
13: Socialism for the Common Good, Philip Clayton
14: Encountering the Other: A Case for Applied Liberal Education, Robert Neustadt

  • Series Toward Ecological Civilization
  • Paperback: 262 pages
  • Publisher: Process Century Press (February 14, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1940447275
  • ISBN-13: 978-1940447278
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches

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