audio by year 2010

Kanishka Goonewardena: "The Right to the City"

81:23 minutes (18.63 MB)

David McNally: "Beyond the Market: Radical Alternatives to Market Socialism"

96:56 minutes (22.19 MB)

DAVID MCNALLY is Professor of Political Science at York University,
Toronto. He is the author of five previous books: Political Economy and
the Rise of Capitalism (1988); Against the Market: Political Economy
Market Socialism and the Marxist Critique (1993); Bodies of Meaning:
Studies on Language, Labor and Liberation (2001); Another World is
Possible: Globalization and Anti-Capitalism (2002; second revised
edition 2006); and Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires and Global
Capitalism (forthcoming 2010). His articles have appeared in many
journals, including Historical Materialism, Capital and Class, History
of Political Thought, New Politics, Studies in Political Economy, and
Review of Radical Political Economics. His book on the economic crisis,

Samuel Farber: "Cuba Today: Current Trends and Future Developments"

79:46 minutes (54.78 MB)

SAMUEL FARBER was born and raised in Cuba and received his Ph.D. in
Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1969. He has
written numerous books and articles on Cuba including Revolution and
Reaction in Cuba, 1933-1960, and most recently, The Origins of the
Cuban Revolution Reconsidered published by the University of North
Carolina Press in 2006. He is currently working on a book on Cuba since
the 1959 Revolution for Haymarket Press. He is an Emeritus Professor of
Political Science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New
York (CUNY.)

Samuel Farber: "Cuba 1959: Roads Chosen and Not Chosen"

82:00 minutes (37.54 MB)

SAMUEL FARBER was born and raised in Cuba and received his Ph.D. in
Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1969. He has
written numerous books and articles on Cuba including Revolution and
Reaction in Cuba, 1933-1960, and most recently, The Origins of the
Cuban Revolution Reconsidered published by the University of North
Carolina Press in 2006. He is currently working on a book on Cuba since
the 1959 Revolution for Haymarket Press. He is an Emeritus Professor of
Political Science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New
York (CUNY.)

Yochai Benkler: "From Free Software and Wikipedia to a Field of Cooperative Human Systems Design"

94:57 minutes (43.47 MB)

YOCHAI BENKLER is the Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal
Studies at Harvard, and faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for
Internet and Society. Since the 1990s he has played a central part in
characterizing the role of information commons and decentralized
collaboration to innovation, information production, and freedom in the
networked economy and society. His books include The Wealth of
Networks: How social production transforms markets and freedom (Yale
University Press 2006), which won academic awards in the disciplines of
political science, sociology, and communications policy. His work is
socially engaged, winning him the Electronic Frontier Foundation's
Pioneer Award for 2007 and Public Knowledge's IP3 Award in 2006, and

Yochai Benkler: "Freedom of Power in the Networked Information Environment"

93:33 minutes (42.83 MB)

YOCHAI BENKLER is the Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal
Studies at Harvard, and faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for
Internet and Society. Since the 1990s he has played a central part in
characterizing the role of information commons and decentralized
collaboration to innovation, information production, and freedom in the
networked economy and society. His books include The Wealth of
Networks: How social production transforms markets and freedom (Yale
University Press 2006), which won academic awards in the disciplines of
political science, sociology, and communications policy. His work is
socially engaged, winning him the Electronic Frontier Foundation's
Pioneer Award for 2007 and Public Knowledge's IP3 Award in 2006, and

David Harvey: "The Dialectics of Social Change"

86:27 minutes (39.58 MB)

DAVID HARVEY is Distinguished Professor at the City University of New
York (CUNY) and Director of The Center for Place, Culture and Politics.
Professor Harvey is a leading theorist in the field of urban studies
whom Library Journal called "one of the most influential geographers of
the later twentieth century." He was formerly professor of geography at
Johns Hopkins, a Miliband Fellow at the London School of Economics, and
Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at Oxford. His reflections on
the importance of space and place (and more recently "nature") have
attracted considerable attention across the humanities and social
sciences. His highly influential books include Social Justice and the
City (1973); The Limits to Capital (1982); The Condition of

David Harvey: "A Commentary on Marx's Method"

99:38 minutes (45.62 MB)

DAVID HARVEY is Distinguished Professor at the City University of New
York (CUNY) and Director of The Center for Place, Culture and Politics.
Professor Harvey is a leading theorist in the field of urban studies
whom Library Journal called "one of the most influential geographers of
the later twentieth century." He was formerly professor of geography at
Johns Hopkins, a Miliband Fellow at the London School of Economics, and
Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at Oxford. His reflections on
the importance of space and place (and more recently "nature") have
attracted considerable attention across the humanities and social
sciences. His highly influential books include Social Justice and the
City (1973); The Limits to Capital (1982); The Condition of

Arlie Hochschild: "So Close to Home: Intimate Life on the Market Frontier"

91:44 minutes (42 MB)

A U.C. Berkeley sociologist, Arlie Hochschild is the author of The
Managed Heart, The Second Shift, The Time Bind, The Commercialization
of Intimate Life and the co-edited Global Woman: Nannies, Maids and Sex
Workers in the New Economy. She is the winner of the A.S.A. Jessie
Bernard Award,  and the 2000 Public Understanding of Sociology Award.
Three of her books   have been selected as “notable books of the year”
by the New York Times Book Review, plays have been based on two and her
work has been translated into 14 languages. She’s finishing a book on
the Commodity Frontier. According to Professor Hochschild, we live on a
commodity frontier. On one side of it, we find unpaid intimate life and
on the other side, we find goods and activities we pay for. This

Arlie Hochschild: "Global Traffic in Female Service: Nannies, Surrogates, and Emotional Labor"

90:01 minutes (41.21 MB)

A U.C. Berkeley sociologist, Arlie Hochschild is the author of The
Managed Heart, The Second Shift, The Time Bind, The Commercialization
of Intimate Life and the co-edited Global Woman: Nannies, Maids and Sex
Workers in the New Economy. She is the winner of the A.S.A. Jessie
Bernard Award,  and the 2000 Public Understanding of Sociology Award.
Three of her books   have been selected as “notable books of the year”
by the New York Times Book Review, plays have been based on two and her
work has been translated into 14 languages. She’s finishing a book on
the Commodity Frontier. According to Professor Hochschild, we live on a
commodity frontier. On one side of it, we find unpaid intimate life and
on the other side, we find goods and activities we pay for. This

Michael Lowy: "What is Ecosocialism?"

92:54 minutes (42.53 MB)

MICHAEL LOWY is emeritus Research Director at the National Center for
Scientific Research (CNRS) and lectures at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes
en Sciences in Paris. He is the author of over 200 articles and book
chapters, as well as numerous books, including Romanticism against the
Tide of Modernity (with Robert Sayre), The International Ecosocialist
Manifesto (with Joel Kovel), Fire Alarm: Reading Walter Benjamin’s “On
the Concept of History,” and The Theory of Revolution in the Young
Marx. His works have been translated into 29 languages. Professor Löwy
was born in Brazil in 1938 and has lived in Paris since 1969.

Michael Lowy: "Ecosocialism and Democratic Planning"

86:05 minutes (39.41 MB)

MICHAEL LOWY is emeritus Research Director at the National Center for
Scientific Research (CNRS) and lectures at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes
en Sciences in Paris. He is the author of over 200 articles and book
chapters, as well as numerous books, including Romanticism against the
Tide of Modernity (with Robert Sayre), The International Ecosocialist
Manifesto (with Joel Kovel), Fire Alarm: Reading Walter Benjamin’s “On
the Concept of History,” and The Theory of Revolution in the Young
Marx. His works have been translated into 29 languages. Professor Löwy
was born in Brazil in 1938 and has lived in Paris since 1969.