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‘A Strange Mixture of Guevara and Togliatti’

José María Aricó and the Pasado y Presente Group in Argentina

Daniel Gaido and Constanza Bosch Alessio

foreshadow his later adaptation to Alfonsínism in the name of ‘Gramscianism’. In the same vein, Aricó describes the stranglehold of the Stalinist bureaucracy over Soviet society as a ‘passive revolution’ carried out from above. 65 He attributes to Gramsci a nationalist ‘conception of the working class as a

Viren Swami

sociobiology was an influential paper written by Gould and Lewontin in 1979. 9 Th e paper addressed what its authors labelled ‘adaptationism’ – the idea that any arbitrarily selected feature of an organism must have some function that explains its selection over evolutionary time. But, wrote Gould and Lewontin

, more particularly the rise of steam-power in the British cotton industry and maritime empire in the early nineteenth century; another project concerns the political ecology of vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in the Nile Delta. He is the author, with Shora Esmailian, of Iran on the Brink

: Cultural adaptations of sustainability policies in European peripheral regions . [ ] Annie Olaloku-Teriba is an independent researcher. She holds a BA in History and Politics from the University of Oxford. Her work focuses on the theorisation and politics of ‘race’, and the

Historicising the Left in the Middle East: On Agency, Archives and Anti-capitalism

A Review of The Eastern Mediterranean and the Making of Global Capitalism, 1860–1914 by Ilham Khuri-Makdisi

Sara Salem

local experiences. Khuri-Makdisi describes these ideas as ‘selective adaptations of socialist and anarchist principles, including specific calls for social justice, workers’ rights, mass secular education, and anticlericalism, and more broadly a general challenge to the existing social and political

Owen Hatherley

experiment. What the Stalinised USSR had not quite disavowed was Americanism – after all, the comedies of Alexandrov (some of which Ilf and Petrov had worked on), like Stalin’s favourite Volga-Volga , were themselves adaptations of the new forms of the sound film and the manner in which they militarised the

Mark Bould

: the earliest two, on Nineteen Eighty-Four and the science fiction (sf) novels of Philip K. Dick, are from 1984; four are from 1990–1; and one is from 1998. Their subjects include the 1968 novel MASH and its film and TV adaptations; the TV series Upstairs Downstairs (1970–5) and the film A Room with a

Chris Harman

the immediate aftermath of the outbreak of the First World-War, noted that ‘Marxism became for the German proletariat not the algebraic formula of the revolution . . . but theoretic method for adaptation to a national-capitalist state crowned with the Prussian helmet.’ 22 He later noted that: Kautsky

Marcel van der Linden

backwardness by importing factory installations and technical equipment. But the attempt will not succeed unless the living conditions of people are not simultaneously improved, because people will have to use the equipment. It turns out that human adaptation to modern technolog y requires time, a lot of time

Paul Nolan

, despite the perhaps unfortunate use of the term ‘selection’, natural selection can explain the evolution of str uctural and behavioural adaptations through a fundamen- tally non-intentional process. So Darwinian explanations of human social behaviour would seem to underplay the r ole of intentionality