A clear understanding of social justice requires complex rather than simple answers. It requires comfort with ambiguity rather than absolute answers. This is counter to viewing right versus wrong, just vs. unjust, or good vs. evil as dichotomies. This book provides many examples of where and how to begin to view these as continuums rather than dichotomies.
Environmental justice is the subtext of this collection of anxieties around the need for a sustainable future on Planet Earth. Thinkers and scholars from a diversity of backgrounds reflect on what it means and how cultures must change to greet this future. From Romania to Mexico, Bosnia to Canada, Sweden to California authors analyze and recount community experiences and expectations leading to justice for land, sea, air and wildlife. The kind of ethical
weltanschauung for a society in which this kind of justice is achievable is suggested. The collection points to the myriad of single instance decisions that we must all make in living our daily lives whether in our homes, workplaces or leisure time. From good policies to sound management, governments, corporations and community-based organizations will find prudent praxis from cover to cover.
man’. 42 Gramsci investigates the efforts of these industrialists to preserve a ‘social passivity’ among the workers by regulating their private lives, and thus their ‘morality’. However, discussing the rationalisation of the work process under Taylorism, Gramsci says: Once the process of adaptation
very openness of Gramscian thought, that, as Ranajit Guha suggests, ‘invites and encourages adaptation’ 5 to other scenarios, his pioneering interpretation of the Southern Question has inspired postcolonial writers around the world interested in the possibilities provided by his open Marxism and
achievements that the Nasserist era, for all its limitations, had meant for subaltern classes. Simultaneously, as counter-reformation is ‘not a homogenous bloc, but a substantial, if not formal, combination of old and new’, 88 this concept would also account for the adaptation and transformation of the
33. The four that are so often omitted are those dedicated to translation exercises. The most famous translations carried out by Gramsci are his adaptations of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, now published in book form. 10 The topic of translation is an object of systematic analysis in Notebook 11
, what is a manifestly different (or alternative and novel) world’. 29 While for some critics this may at first sight be nothing more than Said’s adaptation of Foucault’s anonymous will-to-know for his own work, 30 Said’s analyses also seek to take into account those forces that drive individuals
superstructural transformations that the adaptation to the new production process would result in. 3.3 Expanding the Concept: ‘Sturm und Drang’ and ‘Fully Realised’ Hegemony The Prison Notebooks suggest that hegemonic powers should be simultaneously understood as imperialist states, whereby Gramsci adopts a
5 Conclusions: Cartagena, López de Carvajal, Palacios Rubios. An (Almost) Unproblematic Adaptation of the European Tradition of ius commune to a New Context To sum up, the writings of Cartagena, López de Carvajal and Palacios Rubios are a good example of the way in which some of the skilled and
s being no exception. These capitalist adaptations to and co-optations of workers’ participation and self-management schemes and the overall tensions with broader practices of autogestión existing within contemporary capitalist economic conjunctures are issues that will re-emerge in varying ways