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A Companion To Marx S Capital

Author : David Harvey
ISBN : 9781844673582
Genre : Business & Economics
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This major new textbook from the premier Marxist political thinker guides us through the classic text of political economy. For nearly forty years, David Harvey has taught and lectured on Marx's "Capital". In this book he draws on his rich knowledge of the text to create a step-by-step guide to the most important and influential study of capitalism. Aimed to guide first-time readers through a dense and complicated as well as a rich and fascinating text, the book offers fresh, original and sometimes critical interpretations of Marx's most famous work. The contemporary relevance of "Capital" to understanding the state of contemporary capitalism shines through in every chapter, making this a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the world today and its crises.
Category: Business & Economics


Author : Johan Fornäs
ISBN : 9781135913410
Genre : Social Science
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In the most complete, accurate and accessible presentation of Karl Marx’s theory of capitalism to date, Johan Fornäs presents a guide for anyone who wants to understand how today’s crisis-ridden society has emerged and is able to sustain and intensify its own deep inner contradictions. Capitalism clearly explains these contradictions, which are so relevant again today in the wake of the financial crisis. This clear and engaging guide explains capitalism for absolute beginners. Fornäs situates Marx’s ideas in context, remaining faithful to the concepts and structure of his work. This complete introduction to Marx’s economy critique covers all three volumes of Capital. It explores all the main aspects of Marx’s work – including his economic theory, his philosophical sophistication and his political critique – introducing the reader to Marx’s typical blend of sharp arguments, ruthless social reportage and utopian visions. This book will be of interest to students throughout the social sciences and humanities, including those studying sociology, social theory, economics, business studies, history, cultural studies, and politics.
Category: Social Science

The Limits To Capital

Author : David Harvey
ISBN : 1788731018
Genre : Philosophy
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The Limits to Capital provides one of the best theoretical guides to the history and geography of capitalist development. In this new edition, Harvey updates his classic text with a substantial discussion of the turmoil in world markets today. In his analyses of 'fictitious capital' and 'uneven geographical development' Harvey takes the reader step by step through layers of crisis formation, beginning with Marx's controversial argument concerning the falling rate of profit, moving through crises of credit and finance, and closing with a timely analysis geopolitical and geographical considerations.
Category: Philosophy

Crisis And Class War In Egypt

Author : Sean F. McMahon
ISBN : 9781783605057
Genre : Political Science
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In 2011, capital’s crisis erupted in Egyptian society. This eruption, and subsequent politics, have been misrepresented as revolutionary, as the working class was – and is increasingly so – devalued and disempowered. In Crisis and Class War in Egypt, Sean F. McMahon critically analyses Egypt's recent political history. He argues that the so-called 'revolution' was the appearance of capital's destruction of the value of the Egyptian working class and an existential crisis for capital. In response, productive capital in the form of the military used, disposed of and replaced its junior partners in governing; first the predatory capital of the Mubarak state with the commodity capital of the Muslim Brotherhood, and then commodity capital with the finance capital of the Gulf Cooperation Council. These reconfigurations have been expressed in all manner of reactionary governmental arrangements including constitutions, legislation and currency reform. Extending today's analysis into the near future, McMahon sees the war of Egyptian society intensifying, and increasingly violent lives for Egyptian workers.
Category: Political Science

Spaces Of Global Capitalism

Author : David Harvey
ISBN : 1844670651
Genre : Political Science
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An essential introduction to the field of historical geography, which offers a radical new way of understanding global capitalism.
Category: Political Science

The Bloomsbury Companion To Marx

Author : Andrew Pendakis
ISBN : 147427871X
Genre : Philosophy
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There are very few figures in history that have exerted as much and as varied an influence as Karl Marx. His work represents an unrivaled intervention into fields as various as philosophy, journalism, economics, history, politics and cultural criticism. His name is invoked across the political spectrum in connection to riot, revolution and insurrection. The Bloomsbury Companion to Marx is the definitive reference guide to Marx's life and work. Written by an international team of leading Marx scholars, the book offers comprehensive coverage of Marx's: life and contexts; sources, influences and encounters; key writings; major themes and topics; and reception and influence. The defining feature of this Companion is its attention to the new directions in Marxism that animate the theoretical, scientific, and political sides of Marx's thought. Gender and the growing importance of Marxist-feminism is treated as equally important to clarifying Marx today as traditional and diverse categories of critique such as class, capital, and mode of production. Similarly, this Companion showcases the methodological and political importance of Marxism to environmentalist politics. Finally the volume examines in detail non-European Marxisms, demonstrating the centrality of Marxist thought to political movements both within and beyond the global north. This book is the ideal research resource for anyone working on Marx and his ideas today.
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The First International And After

Author : Karl Marx
ISBN : 1844676056
Genre : History
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Volume 3 of Marx s political writings: The key essays and texts on politics and history including The Civil War In France and Critique of the Gotha Programme.
Category: History

Rebel Cities

Author : David Harvey
ISBN : 9781844679041
Genre : Political Science
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Long before the Occupy movement, modern cities had already become the central sites of revolutionary politics, where the deeper currents of social and political change rise to the surface. Consequently, cities have been the subject of much utopian thinking. But at the same time they are also the centers of capital accumulation and the frontline for struggles over who controls access to urban resources and who dictates the quality and organization of daily life. Is it the financiers and developers, or the people? Rebel Cities places the city at the heart of both capital and class struggles, looking at locations ranging from Johannesburg to Mumbai, and from New York City to São Paulo. Drawing on the Paris Commune as well as Occupy Wall Street and the London Riots, Harvey asks how cities might be reorganized in more socially just and ecologically sane ways—and how they can become the focus for anti-capitalist resistance.
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The Constitution Of Capital

Author : Riccardo Bellofiore
ISBN : 1403907986
Genre : Business & Economics
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The essays in this important collection address specific themes at the cutting edge of recent Marxist scholarship. Although each essay can be read independently, they are united in arguing for, and demonstrating, a new focus on capitalism as a historically specific social form and in stressing the monetary nature of Marx's value theory, challenging traditional Marxist, institutionalist and neo-Schumpeterian readings of Marx's theories of money, value, surplus value and capital accumulation. The studies aim to shed new light on Marx's great work while going beyond it in many respects. The book will be welcomed by economists with an interest in the history, philosophy and methodology of economic thought as well as scholars and students of Marx. The book may also be read as an introduction to Marx's trilogy and is a companion to the collections of essays by the same contributors: The Circulation of Capital: Essays on Volume II of Marx's 'Capital'(ed. Arthur and Reuten, 1998); and The Culmination of Capital: Essays on Volume III of Marx's 'Capital' (ed. Campbell and Reuten, 2002).
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