Download E-books Revitalizing Marxist Theory for Today's Capitalism (Research in Political Economy) PDF

By Radhika Desai

As a number of alert mainstream and company economists rediscover the convinced parts of Marx's research of capitalism, the essays within the first a part of this quantity display that they have got a long way to head. To their discredit, mainstream understandings no matter if of capitalism's development or of Western capitalism's interrelated long term stagnation and financialization are derailed accurately by means of political aversion to, or lack of knowledge 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 global chief who prior had deeply studied his personal country's financial system. The half additionally provides very important works in translation. the 1st, learn in Russian by way of Marx himself, increases severe questions on the relevance of Hegel within the realizing of Capital and gives its personal insightful research. the opposite, through a Marxist collective within the Seventies demonstrates the centrality of politics and the category fight within the simplistically conceived fiscal devalorization of continuing capital. the ultimate half includes a debate at the benefits of positivist Marxism sparked by means of an editorial in quantity 26 of this learn sequence.

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Download E-books C. L. R. James: Cricket's Philosopher King PDF

By Dave Renton

Referred to as 'The Cricketing Marxist', Cyril Lionel Robert James (1901–89) used to be one of many prime black intellectuals of the 20 th century, a Marxist theorist of the 1st rank, and in addition one of many best writers on cricket, along with his mythical booklet Beyond a Boundary.

This seeming paradox is mirrored in different parts of his lifestyles and paintings: the manufactured from a British-style schooling and fanatical cricketer who by no means deserted the values the game inculcated in him, he was once a Trotskyite expelled from the united states in the course of the McCarthy period who was once a pal and idea to a new release of leaders of newly-independent African nations similar to Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana and Julius Nyrere of Tanzania.

Described in his lifetime as 'the black Hegel' and 'the black Plato', his publication at the 18th-century slave insurrection in Haiti, The Black Jacobins, is among the nice historic works of the 20 th century, but he used to be by no means pleased with the belief of 'Black Studies'. during this attention-grabbing new examine of this seminal philosopher, Dave Renton hopes to 'persuade Marxist of the fun of cricket, and fans of cricket of the calibre of James and of James' Marxism'.

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

By Robert Albritton

"In this significant new paintings, a superb 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 very important interpretation of Marxist thought. Albritton's scholarship is usually faultless." Professor Bertell Ollman, division of Politics, manhattan collage, and writer of 'Alienation' and 'Dance of the Dialectic' "Albritton presents a much-needed primer designed to teach a brand new new release of scholars why Marx's concept continues to be completely correct to all our lives. ... learn it and detect why Marxism issues greater than ever." Noel Castree, institution of atmosphere and improvement, college of Manchester Robert Albritton brings to lifestyles the vintage options in Marx's monetary proposal. in addition to studying those crucial issues of Marxist concept, he indicates that they provide nice strength for additional examine. Deeply serious of how economics is taught and studied at the present time, it is a textbook that might entice a person who desires a forward-thinking method of the self-discipline that is loose from the limitations of neo-classical orthodoxy. taking on key facets of Marx's paintings, together with surplus price concept, dialectical reasoning and the commodity shape, Albritton highlights their relevance within the glossy global -- and explains why mainstream economics has been so unaware of their progressive strength. Written with type and readability, it truly is excellent for economics undergraduates.

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Download E-books Karl Marx and the Close of His System/Bohm-Bawerk's Criticism of Marx PDF

By Paul M. Sweezy, Eugen Von Bohm-Bawerk, Rudolf Hilferding

Karl Marx and the shut of His procedure (German: Zum Abschluss des Marxschen structures) is an 1896 ebook via Eugen Böhm von Bawerk, released in English translation in 1898. visible because the "classical" critique of Karl Marx's Capital, such a lot next evaluations of Marxist economics were repetitions of its arguments. Paul Sweezy describes it because the most sensible assertion of the view, which he rejects, that because the legislation of price isn't really at once controlling in capitalist construction, the speculation of worth needs to be abandoned.

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Download E-books Representing Capital: A Reading of Volume 1 PDF

By Fredric Jameson

Representing Capital, Fredric Jameson’s first book-length engagement with Marx’s magnum opus, is a special paintings of scholarship that documents 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 stream. those significant segments overlap one another to mix and boost on new degrees within the comparable manner that capital itself does, stumbling opposed to stumbling blocks that it overcomes through innovative expansions, that are in themselves such a lot of leaps into the unknown.

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Download E-books Perversion and the Social Relation: sic IV ([sic] Series) PDF

The masochist, the voyeur, the sadist, the sodomite, the fetishist, the pedophile, and the necrophiliac all reveal hidden yet crucial parts of the social relation. Arguing that the idea that of perversion, often stigmatized, ought really to be understood as an important level within the improvement of all non-psychotic matters, the essays in Perversion and the Social Relation examine the usefulness of the class of the perverse for exploring how social kin are shaped, maintained, and transformed.

By concentrating on perversion as a psychic constitution instead of as aberrant habit, the members offer an alternative choice to types of social interpretation according to classical Oedipal types of maturation and hope. even as, they critique claims that the perverse is unavoidably subversive or releasing. of their lucid creation, the editors clarify that whereas fixation on the degree of the perverse may end up in huge discomfort for the person and others, perversion motivates social kinfolk through delivering excitement and pleasing the mental have to placed anything within the position of the daddy. The participants draw on quite a few psychoanalytic perspectives—Freudian and Lacanian—as good as anthropology, historical past, literature, and picture. From Slavoj Žižek's meditation on “the politics of masochism” in David Fincher's motion picture Fight Club via readings of works together with William Styron's The Confessions of Nat Turner, Don DeLillo’s White Noise, and William Burroughs's Cities of the crimson Night, the essays gathered right here remove darkness from perversion's precious position in social relations.

Contributors. Michael P. Bibler, Dennis A. Foster, Bruce Fink, Octave Mannoni, E. L. McCallum, James Penney, Molly Anne Rothenberg, Nina Schwartz, Slavoj Žižek

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Download E-books Gramsci and Marxist Theory PDF

This publication familiarizes the English-speaking reader with the talk at the originality of Gramsci’s idea and its value for the improvement of Marxist thought. The members current the relevant viewpoints concerning Gramsci’s theoretical contribution to Marxism, focussing particularly on his advances within the research of the superstructures, and discussing his relation to Marx and Lenin and his effect in Eurocommunism. various interpretations are recommend about the elucidation of Gramsci’s key innovations, particularly: hegemony, necessary nation, struggle of place and passive revolution.

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Download E-books The Scientist and the Church PDF

By Jonathan Nitzan, Shimshon Bichler

"The Scientist and the Church" is a wide-ranging biography of analysis, showcasing Bichler and Nitzan’s makes an attempt to wreck in the course of the stifling dogmas of the educational church and chart a brand new medical cosmology of capitalism. relevant to the authors’ paintings is the concept that capital isn't really a efficient financial class yet capitalized strength, and that capitalism will be conceived and researched no longer as a style of construction and intake yet as a method of energy.

The articles accumulated during this quantity define the overall contours in their strategy, flesh out a few of their contemporary examine and supply own insights into the wider politics in their trip. the 1st chapters reexamine the typical foundations of the neoclassical and Marxist doctrines, caricature the contours of the authors’ replacement cosmology of capitalized energy, determine the asymptotes – or limits – of this energy and discover the all-encompassing common sense of contemporary finance. next chapters study the relationship among redistribution and cyclical crises, re-examine the Marxist nexus among imperialism and financialism, reconsider the oft-misunderstood function of crime and punishment within the capitalist mode of energy and articulate a brand new idea and historical past of Middle-East power conflicts. The ultimate chapters contain big-picture interviews, in addition to riveting reflections at the authors’ personal medical clashes with the church.

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