Representing Capital: A Reading of Volume 1

By Fredric Jameson

Representing Capital, Fredric Jameson’s first book-length engagement with Marx’s magnum opus, is a different paintings of scholarship that files the development of Marx’s inspiration as though it have been a musical rating. The textual panorama that emerges is the environment for paradoxes and contradictions that fight towards answer, giving upward push to new antinomies and a brand new ahead circulation. those tremendous segments overlap one another to mix and enhance on new degrees within the similar method that capital itself does, stumbling opposed to stumbling blocks that it overcomes by way of revolutionary expansions, that are in themselves such a lot of leaps into the unknown.

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The Origin of Capitalism: A Longer View

By Ellen Meiksins Wood

Capitalism isn't a normal and inevitable outcome of human nature, neither is it easily an extension of age-old practices of exchange and commerce.

In this unique and provocative booklet Ellen Meiksins wooden reminds us that capitalism isn't a typical and inevitable outcome of human nature, neither is it easily an extension of age-old practices of alternate and trade. particularly, it's a past due and localized made from very particular ancient stipulations, which required nice alterations in social kinfolk and within the human interplay with nature.

This new version is considerably revised and elevated, with huge new fabric on imperialism, anti-Eurocentric historical past, capitalism and the geographical region, and the variations among capitalism and non-capitalist trade. the writer strains hyperlinks among the starting place of capitalism and modern stipulations reminiscent of ‘globalization’, ecological degradation, and the present agricultural predicament.

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Introducing Marxism: A Graphic Guide

Was Marx himself a 'Marxist'? used to be his visionary promise of socialism betrayed via Marxist dictatorship? Is Marxism necessarily totalitarian? What did Marx particularly say? "Introducing Marxism" presents a basic account of Karl Marx's unique philosophy, its roots in nineteenth century eu ideology, his radical fiscal and social feedback of capitalism that encouraged giant twentieth century revolutions.

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The Condition of the Working Class in England (Classics)

By Friedrich Engels

This forceful polemic explores the fabulous human expense of the economic Revolution in Victorian England. Engels paints an unforgettable photo of everyday life within the new business cities, and for miners and agricultural employees in a savage indictment of the greed of the bourgeoisie. His later preface, written for the 1st English variation of 1892 and integrated right here, introduced the tale modern within the gentle of 40 years' additional mirrored image.

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Zombie Capitalism: Global Crisis and the Relevance of Marx

By Chris Harman

We've been instructed for years that the capitalist unfastened industry is a self-correcting perpetual development laptop during which continually locate dealers, precluding any significant difficulty within the approach. Then the credits crunch of August 2007 became the nice crash of September–October 2008, top one apologist for the process, Willem Buiter, to jot down of "the finish of capitalism as we knew it."

As the difficulty spread out, the realm witnessed the best way the runaway hypothesis of the "shadow" banking procedure wreaked havoc on global markets, leaving actual human devastation in its wake. confronted with the monetary problem, a few fiscal commentators started to speak of "zombie banks"–financial associations that have been in an "undead nation" and incapable of gratifying any optimistic functionality yet a probability to every little thing else. What they don't discover is that twenty-first century capitalism as a complete is a zombie procedure, likely lifeless in terms of reaching human goals.

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New Departures in Marxian Theory (Economics as Social Theory)

By Richard D. Wolff

Over the final twenty-five years, Stephen Resnick and Richard Wolff have built a groundbreaking interpretation of Marxian idea in most cases and of Marxian economics particularly. This booklet brings jointly their key contributions and underscores their various interpretations.

In dealing with and attempting to unravel contradictions and lapses inside of Marxism, the authors have faced the fundamental incompatibilities one of the dominant smooth models of Marxian concept, and the truth that Marxism appeared bring to an end from the criticisms of determinist modes of notion provided by means of post-structuralism and post-modernism or even by means of a few of Marxism’s maximum theorists.

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Eleanor Marx: A Life

By Rachel Holmes

Unrestrained via conference, lion-hearted and loose, Eleanor Marx (1855-98) was once an excellent lady. Hers used to be the 1st English translation of Flaubert's Mme Bovary. She pioneered the theatre of Henrik Ibsen. She used to be the 1st girl to steer the British dock staff' and gasoline employees' trades unions. For years she labored tirelessly for her father, Karl Marx, as own secretary and researcher. Later she edited a lot of his key political works, and laid the rules for his biography. yet superior between her achievements used to be her pioneering feminism. For her, sexual equality was once an important precondition for a simply society.

Drawing power from her family members and their huge circle, together with Friedrich Engels and Wilhelm Liebknecht, Eleanor Marx set out into the area to make a difference--her favourite motto: "Go ahead!" together with her closest friends--among them, Olive Schreiner, Havelock Ellis, George Bernard Shaw, Will Thorne, and William Morris--she used to be on the epicenter of British socialism. She used to be additionally the single Marx to say her Jewishness. yet her lifestyles contained a deep unhappiness: she enjoyed a faithless and cheating guy, the educational, actor, and would-be playwright Edward Aveling. but regardless of the disappointment he introduced her, Eleanor Marx by no means wavered in her political lifestyles, eternally campaigning and organizing till her premature finish, which--with its letters, legacies, secrets and techniques, and hidden paternity--reads partially like a singular by means of Wilkie Collins, and partially just like the glossy tragedy it was.

Rachel Holmes has long past again to unique assets to inform the tale of the lady who did greater than the other to remodel British politics within the 19th century, who used to be unafraid to stay her contradictions.

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State and Revolution

2011 Reprint of 1932 variation. complete facsimile of the unique variation, no longer reproduced with Optical attractiveness software program. "State and Revolution" (1917) describes the position of the kingdom in society, the need of proletarian revolution, and the theoretic inadequacies of social democracy in attaining revolution. It describes the inherent nature of the country as a device for sophistication oppression, a construction born of 1 social class's wish to regulate all different social periods. no matter if a dictatorship or a democracy, the country continues to be within the regulate of the ruling type. Even in a democratic capitalist republic, the ruling classification won't ever willingly relinquish political strength, keeping it through numerous recommendations. for this reason, based on this view, communist revolution is the only real therapy for the abolition of the kingdom.

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Is Marx's Theory of Profit Right?: The Simultaneist-Temporalist Debate (Heterodox Studies in the Critique of Political Economy)

This assortment makes a speciality of a long-running debate over the logical validity of Karl Marx’s idea that exploitation is the particular resource of capitalists’ gains. The “Fundamental Marxian Theorem” was once lengthy concept to have proven that orthodox Marxian economics succeeds in replicating Marx’s end. the talk starts with Andrew Kliman’s disproof of that declare.

On one facet of the controversy, representing orthodox Marxian economics, are contributions through Simon Mohun and Roberto Veneziani. even if they concede that their simultaneist versions can't mirror Marx’s idea of revenue in all situations, they insist that this is often nearly as good because it will get. at the different part, representing the temporal single-system interpretation of Marx’s conception (TSSI), are contributions through Kliman and Alan Freeman. They argue that his thought is logically legitimate, because it can certainly be replicated whilst it truly is understood in keeping with the TSSI.

While the talk before everything keen on logical matters, problems with pluralism, fact, and scientificity more and more assumed heart degree. In his advent to the amount, Nick Potts situates the controversy in its old context and argues forcefully that the arguments of the orthodox Marxist economists, and the style within which these arguments have been couched, have been “suppressive and opposite to clinical norms.”

The quantity concludes with a 2014 debate, within which a number of the comparable concerns re-surfaced, among the thinker Robert Paul Wolff and proponents of the TSSI.

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Revitalizing Marxist Theory for Today's Capitalism (Research in Political Economy)

By Radhika Desai

As a number of alert mainstream and company economists rediscover the yes parts of Marx's research of capitalism, the essays within the first a part of this quantity exhibit that they've a long way to move. To their discredit, mainstream understandings no matter if of capitalism's progress or of Western capitalism's interrelated long term stagnation and financialization are derailed accurately through political aversion to, or lack of understanding of, Marxist different types and analyses. The chapters within the moment half expand Marxist insights into assessing the worth of the so-called info, or knowledge-based, commodities, and provide a Marxist critique of Lenin, the one international chief who prior had deeply studied his personal country's financial system. The half additionally provides vital works in translation. the 1st, learn in Russian through Marx himself, increases critical questions about the relevance of Hegel within the realizing of Capital and provides its personal insightful research. the opposite, via a Marxist collective within the Nineteen Seventies demonstrates the centrality of politics and the category fight within the simplistically conceived monetary devalorization of continuing capital. the ultimate half encompasses a debate at the benefits of positivist Marxism sparked through an editorial in quantity 26 of this study sequence.

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