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Löwy, Michael 1938-

Works: 436 works in 1,240 publications in 13 languages and 13,429 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Thesis advisor, Director, Interviewee, Other, Performer, Research team head, Originator, Compiler, 956, 070, wpr, Opponent, Creator, Commentator
Classifications: F2849.22.G85, 261.7098
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Löwy
The Marxism of Che Guevara; philosophy, economics, and revolutionary warfare by Michael Löwy( Book )

76 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this exploration of Che Guevara's contributions to Marxist thinking, Michael Lowry traces Che's ideas about Marxism as they relate to both Latin America and to more general philosophical, political, and economic issues. Now revised and updated, this edition includes a chapter on Guevara's search for a new paradigm of socialism and a substantive foreword by Peter McLaren on Che's continued relevance today."--Jacket
Morning star : surrealism, Marxism, anarchism, situationism, utopia by Michael Löwy( )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion without redemption : social contradictions and awakened dreams in Latin America by Luis Martínez Andrade( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world's eyes are on Latin America as a place of radical political inspiration and as an alternative to the neoliberal model. Each country in the region deals differently in its method of government, yet there are common cultural themes that tie the continent's trajectory together. Religion without Redemption looks at the sociology of religion, political philosophy and the history of ideas of the continent, in an attempt to show how Western understanding fails to come close to a correct analysis of how and why political and economic characteristics work as they do. Luis Martínez Andrade focuses on how the centrality of religion for the people of Latin America has influenced how they interact with the changes in the modern economic system. Capitalism, for example, has taken on religious characteristics: it has sacred places of worship (the shopping mall) as well as its own prophets. Martínez Andrade discusses how this form of 'cultural religion' accompanies many aspects of life in a contradictory manner: not only does it fulfil the role of legitimating oppression, it also can be a powerful source of rebellion, unveiling thus a subversive side to the status quo. Religion Without Redemption advances the ideas of liberation theory into the 21st century, and challenges the provincialism to which many Latin American thinkers are usually consigned. --Provided by publisher
Romanticism against the tide of modernity by Michael Löwy( )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation from the French of Michael Lowy and Robert Sayre's attempt to unify discussion of the diverse manifestations of of Romanicism
The war of gods : religion and politics in Latin America by Michael Löwy( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The War of Gods traces the intimate relationship between religion, politics and social issues in Latin America over the last three decades, as liberation theology has reinterpreted the vocation of the Catholic Church and as Protestantism has made inroads on traditional Catholic strongholds. In the 1960s liberation theology addressed itself to the problems of a continent racked by poverty and oppression. Comprising a network of localized communities and pastoral organizations, it soon became something much more than a doctrinal current. Liberationist Christianity defined itself in a multitude of social struggles, particularly in Brazil and Central America. Many of the most momentous events in the continent's recent history - the Nicaraguan revolution, the development of the PT (Workers' Party) in Brazil, the tortuous ascent of President Aristide in Haiti and the uprising in Chiapas - have borne witness to the influence of a distinctive liberationist Christianity. Michael Lowy proposes here a new interpretation - inspired by the sociology of culture - both of liberation theology and of the rival religious projects in Latin America
Ecosocialism : a radical alternative to capitalist catastrophe by Michael Löwy( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Capitalism is killing the planet, and the preservation of a natural environment favorable to human life requires a radical alternative. In this new collection of essays, long time revolutionary and environmental activist Michael Löwy offers a vision of ecosocialist transformation. This vision combines an understanding of the destructive logic of the capitalist system with an appreciation for ongoing struggles, particularly in Latin America." -- Publisher's description
The theory of revolution in the young Marx by Michael Löwy( Book )

49 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book proposes a marxist analysis of young Marx intellectual evolution, from left neo-Hegelianism to his new philosophy of praxis. It distinguishes itself from most other books on the early Marx by its object: the theory of (proletarian) revolutionary self-emancipation, and its method to understand the movement of Marx's political and philosophical ideas in relation to the most radical currents in the labour movement of his time (beginning with Chartism and the uprising of the Silesian weavers in 1844). The central theoretical argument of the author is that Marx's philosophy of praxis - first formulated in the Thesis on Feuerbach - is at the same time the founding stone of a new world view, and the methodological basis for the theory of revolutionary self-emancipation."--Jacket
Franz Kafka : subversive dreamer by Michael Löwy( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franz Kafka: Subversive Dreamer is an attempt to identify and properly contextualize the social critique in Kafka{u2019}s biography and work that links father-son antagonisms, heterodox Jewish religious thinking, and anti-authoritarian or anarchist protest against the rising power of bureaucratic modernity. The book proceeds chronologically, starting with biographical facts often neglected or denied relating to Kafka{u2019}s relations with the Anarchist circles in Prague, followed by an analysis of the three great unfinished novels{u2014}Amerika, The Trial, The Castle{u2014}as well as some of his most important short stories. Fragments, parables, correspondence, and his diaries are also used in order to better understand the major literary works. Löwy{u2019}s book grapples with the critical and subversive dimension of Kafka{u2019}s writings, which is often hidden or masked by the fabulistic character of the work. Löwy{u2019}s reading has already generated controversy because of its distance from the usual canon of literary criticism about the Prague writer, but the book has been well received in its original French edition and has been translated into Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Greek, and Turkish. --
Georg Lukács : from Romanticism to Bolshevism by Michael Löwy( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2018 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of combined and uneven development : the theory of permanent revolution by Michael Löwy( Book )

26 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fire alarm : reading Walter Benjamin's On the concept of history by Michael Löwy( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Lowy argues that it remains one of the most important philosophical and political writings of the twentieth century, in this scrupulous, clear and fascinating examination. Looking in detail at Benjamin's celebrated but often mysterious text, and restoring the philosophical, theological and political context, Lowy highlights the complex relationship between redemption and revolution in Benjamin's philosophy of history."--Jacket
Redemption and utopia : Jewish libertarian thought in Central Europe : a study in elective affinity by Michael Löwy( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and Polish and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards the end of the nineteenth century, there appeared in Central Europe a generation of Jewish intellectuals whose work was to mark modern culture. Drawing at once on the traditions of German Romanticism and Jewish Messianism, their thought was organized around the kabbalistic idea of Tikkoun: redemption. Redemption and Utopia uses the concept of "elective affinity" to explain the surprising community of spirit that existed between redemptive messianic religious thought and the wide variety of radical secular utopian beliefs held by this important group of intellectuals. The author outlines the circumstances that produced this unusual combination of religious and non-religious thought and illuminates the common assumptions that united such seemingly disparate figures as Martin Buber, Kafka, Walter Benjamin and Georg Lukacs
Les marxistes et la question nationale, 1848-1914 : études et textes by Georges Haupt( Book )

23 editions published between 1974 and 1997 in French and German and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Che Guevara : his revolutionary legacy by Olivier Besancenot( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this masterful new study, Besancenot and Lowy explore and situate Guevara's ethical, revolutionary, and humanist legacy. They explicate Guevara's emphasis on the import of the individual coming to understand and accept socialism at a personal level. For Guevara, Besancenot and Lowy show, the revolutionary project demands more than a transformation of the mode of production; it demands a profound transformation of the individual, the birth of what Guevara termed the "new man." Besancenot and Lowy also explore Guevara's pragmatic approach to the question of state power and unique theoretical contributions to the question of the transition to socialism"--Amazon editorial review
On changing the world : essays in political philosophy, from Karl Marx to Walter Benjamin by Michael Löwy( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and Persian and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays deals with the history of Marxism as a political philosophy and provides a heterodox reintegration of the revolutionary socialist tradition. Michael Lowy highlights cultural, "spiritual," or ethical dimensions largely neglected by the economistic tendency dominant in much Marxist literature - the national question, religion, Utopia, and above all the Romantic impulse in Marxist political culture. "Politics" does not mean here only questions relating to power and state, but the broad range of issues common to everyday human life. And "philosophy" refers to basic theoretical, methodological, or ethical interrogations. Moreover, this is a political philosophy that aims, as Marx wrote in his famous "Thesis XI on Feuerbach," not only at interpreting but above all at changing the world. That is why the concept of revolution - its various historical and social dimensions-is a central theme in most of these essays. In addition to Karl Marx, the essays focus on authors belonging to the revolutionary/humanist tendency in Western Marxism: Rosa Luxemburg, Gramsci, Lukacs and Walter Benjamin. These diverse writers share an understanding of socialism as the only truly human alternative to modern forms of barbarism, a dialectical or Hegelian approach to social reality, and, Lowy stresses, a recognition of Romanticism as one of the key sources of the Marxist critique of capitalist civilization and an important component of the Marxist Utopia
Marxism in Latin America from 1909 to the present : an anthology by Michael Löwy( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first new anthology of writings by Latin American Marxists to appear in over twenty years. Its purpose is to fill this vacuum and to provide a working tool for both students and activists. While including theoretical, sociological, historical, and economic writings, the majority of the documents center on political struggles throughout the continent. The anthology's method is historical, considering the evolution of Marxist thought in the context of social and political struggles during the different historical periods in Latin America, as well as in connection with developments in the international workers' movement. Of particular interest are hard-to-find documents from the early years of the Communist International; a number of important and previously untranslated texts by Jose Carlos Mariategui, widely considered the most important Marxist thinker of the Americas; documents from the 1932 revolt in El Salvador, led by Farabundo Marti; and selections from the most dynamic elements of the Latin American left, including the Central American revolutionary movements, the Brazilian Workers Party, and liberation theologists
L'insurrection des misérables : romantisme et révolution en juin 1832 by Robert Sayre( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour une sociologie des intellectuels révolutionnaires : l'évolution politique de Lukacs, 1909-1929 by Michael Löwy( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in French and Portuguese and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rédemption et utopie : le judaïsme libertaire en Europe centrale : une étude d'affinité élective by Michael Löwy( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fatherland or mother earth? : essays on the national question by Michael Löwy( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examining how writings on national issues by Marx & Engels could form the basis of an international dialectic, this text shows that by doing justice to national identities & linking new forms of social-movement, new internationalism can be created
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Morning star : surrealism, Marxism, anarchism, situationism, utopia
Morning star : surrealism, Marxism, anarchism, situationism, utopiaRomanticism against the tide of modernityThe war of gods : religion and politics in Latin AmericaThe theory of revolution in the young MarxThe politics of combined and uneven development : the theory of permanent revolutionFire alarm : reading Walter Benjamin's On the concept of historyChe Guevara : his revolutionary legacyMarxism in Latin America from 1909 to the present : an anthologyFatherland or mother earth? : essays on the national question
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