Getting Past Capitalism

"Getting Past Capitalism: History, Vision, Hope" (Lexington Books, 2012)


Table of Contents and Introduction

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Advanced praise for "Getting Past Capitalism."

“The global Great Recession and the deepening climate crisis have made abundantly clear that capitalism is on a collision course with human and ecological well-being. The difficult question is: what to do about it? Getting Past Capitalism is filled with rich insights and fresh proposals for answering that question. Cynthia Kaufman writes clearly and powerfully, offering readers, as her subtitle promises, ‘history, vision, and hope."

--Robert Pollin, author of Contours of Descent: U.S. Economic Fractures and the Landscape of Global Austerity

"Cynthia Kaufman's Getting Past Capitalism is one of those wonderful books that expresses in clear, concise prose the thoughts that have been bumping around in the minds of many of us who reject capitalism. Throughout my reading of, I found myself saying, "Yes, that's exactly what I've been thinking," though I hadn't been able to manage such clarity. A philosopher widely read in many disciplines, Kaufman bring together crucial work in political, economic, and social theory in plain language, illustrating those concepts with real-world examples. The book is particularly powerful because of its modesty; Kaufman promises no new grand theory and so is able to deliver insights that we all can use in our daily lives. This is the book we so desperately need as the cracks in the capitalist foundation grow deeper and we look for ways to build a society based on justice and sustainability."

-- Robert Jensen, author of All my Bones Shake: Seeking a Progressive Path to the Prophetic Voice.

"A useful primer in the many ways to begin to build an evolutionary path beyond corporate capitalism."

-- Gar Alperovitz, Author of America Beyond Capitalism

"Cynthia Kaufman distills years of being both an activist and political theorist into a valuable analysis of the hydra-headed nature of capitalism and an insightful strategy to subvert, outmaneuver, disrupt, and eventually move past it."

-- Walden Bello, author of Food Wars and recipient of the Right Livelihood Award

"This is an encouraging and accessible book that transforms what it means to be revolutionary. Kaufman reframes anti-capitalist politics, suggesting that here and now we can begin to create the economic and cultural future that we want. Getting Past Capitalism is theoretically astute and refreshingly practical with spot-on strategic recommendations."

-- Community Economies Collective


Declaring Victory

Capitalism and Hope

Book Review- La Voz


Declaring Victory- Truthout

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