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Download E-books Economics Transformed: Discovering the Brilliance of Marx PDF

By Robert Albritton

"In this significant new paintings, an excellent political thinker on the peak of his powers has given us the clearest and most sensible argued case thus far for an more and more vital interpretation of Marxist thought. Albritton's scholarship can also be faultless." Professor Bertell Ollman, division of Politics, big apple collage, and writer of 'Alienation' and 'Dance of the Dialectic' "Albritton offers a much-needed primer designed to teach a brand new new release of scholars why Marx's notion continues to be completely correct to all our lives. ... learn it and become aware of why Marxism concerns greater than ever." Noel Castree, institution of atmosphere and improvement, college of Manchester Robert Albritton brings to existence the vintage thoughts in Marx's fiscal notion. in addition to analyzing those crucial issues of Marxist idea, he exhibits that they give nice strength for extra learn. Deeply serious of ways economics is taught and studied at the present time, it is a textbook that would attract a person who desires a forward-thinking method of the self-discipline that is unfastened from the limitations of neo-classical orthodoxy. taking on key features of Marx's paintings, together with surplus price conception, dialectical reasoning and the commodity shape, Albritton highlights their relevance within the sleek international -- and explains why mainstream economics has been so ignorant of their innovative strength. Written with sort and readability, it's excellent for economics undergraduates.

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Download E-books Marx and Modernity: Key Readings and Commentary PDF

During this illuminating and concise choice of readings, Karl Marx emerges because the first theorist to provide a entire social view of the beginning and improvement of capitalist modernity that begun with the second one commercial Revolution and nonetheless exists this present day.

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Download E-books Capital as Power: A Study of Order and Creorder (RIPE Series in Global Political Economy) PDF

By Jonathan Nitzan

Conventional theories of capitalism are mired in a deep predicament: after centuries of discussion, they're nonetheless not able to inform us what capital is. Liberals and Marxists either examine capital as an ‘economic’ entity that they count number in common devices of ‘utils’ or ‘abstract labour’, respectively. yet those devices are absolutely fictitious. not anyone has ever been in a position to notice or degree them, and for a very good cause: they don’t exist. for the reason that liberalism and Marxism depend upon those non-existing devices, their theories cling in suspension. they can't clarify the method that issues such a lot – the buildup of capital.

This e-book bargains a thorough substitute. in response to the authors, capital isn't a slim monetary entity, yet a symbolic quantification of strength. It has little to do with application or summary labour, and it extends a ways past machines and construction strains. Capital, the authors declare, represents the geared up energy of dominant capital teams to reshape – or creorder – their society.

Written in basic language, available to put readers and specialists alike, the publication develops a unique political financial system. It takes the reader in the course of the heritage, assumptions and obstacles of mainstream economics and its linked theories of politics. It examines the evolution of Marxist pondering on accumulation and the country. And it articulates an cutting edge conception of ‘capital as energy’ and a brand new heritage of the ‘capitalist mode of power’.

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Download E-books Marx After Marxism: The Philosophy of Karl Marx PDF

By Tom Rockmore

Marx After Marxism encourages readers to appreciate Karl Marx in new methods, unencumbered via political Marxist interpretations that experience lengthy ruled the discussions of either Marxists and non-Marxists. This quantity provides a large and obtainable account of Marx's philosophy and emphasizes his dating to Hegel.

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Download E-books C. L. R. James in Imperial Britain (The C. L. R. James Archives) PDF

By Christian Høgsbjerg

C. L. R. James in Imperial Britain chronicles the lifestyles and paintings of the Trinidadian highbrow and author C. L. R. James in the course of his first prolonged remain in Britain, from 1932 to 1938. It unearths the radicalizing impact of this severe interval on James's highbrow and political trajectory. in this time, James became from liberal humanism to progressive socialism. Rejecting the "imperial Britishness" he had absorbed turning out to be up in a crown colony within the British West Indies, he grew to become a number one anticolonial activist and Pan-Africanist philosopher. Christian Høgsbjerg reconstructs the conditions and milieus within which James wrote works together with his magisterial learn The Black Jacobins. First released in 1938, James's exam of the dynamics of anticolonial revolution in Haiti keeps to persuade scholarship on Atlantic slavery and abolition. Høgsbjerg contends that in the melancholy C. L. R. James complex public realizing of the African diaspora and emerged as probably the most major and artistic innovative Marxists in Britain.
 

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Download E-books Antonio Gramsci: Beyond Marxism and Postmodernism (Critics of the Twentieth Century) PDF

By Renate Holub

This publication presents the 1st specified account of Gramsci's paintings within the context of present-day severe and socio-cultural debate. Renate Holub argues that Gramsci was once a ways prior to his time in supplying a thought of paintings, politics and cultural creation which engages those matters at a excessive point of useful and theoretical main issue. She takes inventory of Gramsci's success with specific connection with the Frankfurt tuition (Adorno, Horkheimer, Benjamin, Bloch, Habermas) and to Brecht's theoretical writings. She additionally discusses Gramsci's writing on the subject of thinkers within the phenomenological culture - in particular Merleau-Ponty - an attitude which has thus far obtained little consciousness from Anglo-American commentators. She additionally has a few strikingly unique issues to make approximately Gramsci's carrying on with relevance at a time of frequent retreat from Marxist positions between these at the postmodern left. "Differential pragmatics" - in Holub's suggestive word - is a idea of cultural creation and critique derivable from Gramsci's writings with the advantage of different, more moderen principles, like Habermas's thought of communicative motion and the insights of feminist feedback. This publication may be of curiosity to undergraduates and teachers; severe conception, political concept, sociology, cultural reports and Italian stories. This e-book could be of curiosity to scholars and academics of severe idea, cultural stories and Italian reports.

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Download E-books The Althusserian Legacy PDF

Louis Althusser remained till his demise in 1990 the main arguable of the “master thinkers” who emerged from the turbulent Parisian highbrow scene of the Nineteen Sixties. The e-book of his bestselling posthumous “autobiography”, L’avenir dure longtemps, has now refueled a few of these controversies. highly influential, no matter if lauded or vilified, Althusser occupies a distinct position in modern philosophy. what's convinced is that Althusserian issues and motifs proceed to represent an important sector in materialist thought.

The Althusserian Legacy is the 1st collective try and draw up a stability sheet, no longer on Althusser by myself yet at the questions that his paintings helped to convey to the vanguard of Marxist thought. the amount brings jointly paintings in background, philosophy, economics, sociology, and literary feedback, it all derived from or considerably inflected by way of Althusser. Taken jointly, the essays verify soberly, significantly, yet continuously generously, the entire quantity of his legacy.

The quantity includes a long interview with Jacques Derrida, a long-time good friend and colleague of Althusser on the Ecole Normale in Paris, and concludes with obituaries via Derrida and Gregory Elliott. probably basically now, greater than a decade after his energetic highbrow lifestyles has come to a detailed, is it attainable to render sound, simply judgments at the which means and importance of this much-debated physique of labor. The Althusserian Legacy is a wealthy starting to that very important job.

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Download E-books On Marx: Revolutionary and Utopian (Liveright Classics) PDF

A lucid creation to the philosophical complexities and the sensible limits of the political considered Karl Marx.

while Karl Marx was once buried at Highgate Cemetery in North London in 1883, his longtime pal and collaborator, Friedrich Engels, remarked that he was once "above all a revolutionary." For Marx, the fight to thoroughly describe or interpret the area in rational phrases was once now not adequate; the purpose of politics and philosophy was once to not diagnose human society yet to change it. based on Marx, historical past used to be outlined via classification clash, with the country heretofore latest as a medium wherein the ruling sessions can make the most the hard work of the effective periods. purely via revolution may well actual self-government be completed with the last word objective of accomplishing a stateless, self-administering society freed from coercive legislation, police, and army forces. Marx spent such a lot of his grownup existence devoted to uniting the unconventional working-class events of Europe round this principal proposal.

In On Marx, Alan Ryan examines Marx's political and fiscal philosophy in the Victorian context of Marx's personal lifestyles and instances in addition to glancing ahead to the makes use of and abuses of his rules by means of his many successors. Tracing Marx's impacts from Hegel to Feuerbach, from French socialism to British political economic system, and documenting his ideological battles together with his contemporaries, Ryan presents a sterling explication and critique of Marx’s theories of alienation, surplus price, category fight, and revolution. Situating Marx into the framework of daily politics is rarely effortless, yet this one quantity offers the clearest, such a lot available creation to Marx's theories in fresh years.

On Marx: innovative and Utopian features:

• a chronology of Karl Marx's life

• an creation and textual content via Alan Ryan that gives the most important context and cogent analysis

• key excerpts from: "Notes on James Mill," The German Ideology, "Theses on Feuerbach," The Communist Manifesto, Capital, The Civil conflict in France, and Critique of the Gotha Program

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Download E-books Capital and Its Discontents: Conversations with Radical Thinkers in a Time of Tumult (Spectre) PDF

By Sasha Lilley

In an period of profound fiscal and ecological quandary, this assortment unravels the dynamic contradictions on the middle of capitalism and issues attainable methods ahead to a liberatory destiny. via a sequence of incisive conversations with one of the most eminent thinkers and political economists at the Left—including Noam Chomsky, Tariq Ali, David Harvey, Ellen Meiksins wooden, Mike Davis, and Doug Henwood—Sasha Lilley examines the roots of the worldwide financial meltdown, neoliberalism within the international South and North, struggles opposed to empire prior and current, the everlasting pendulum swing of social riot, and the possibilities of the novel culture in a time of austerity.

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