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Marx, Engels, and Marxisms

Critiquing Capitalism Today

New Ways to Read Marx

Authors: Pitts, Frederick Harry

  • Critically introduces readers to new readings of Marx’s theory of value and critique of political economy for a contemporary age of crisis
  • Relates contemporary interpretations of Marx’s work to their context within the wider development of Marxist theory, at a time of renewed interest and academic and political uptake
  • Interrogates prevailing optimism about the future of work in an age of machines and ‘immaterial labour’, conceptualizing what has changed and what has not about work and economic life under capitalism
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This book critically introduces two compelling contemporary schools of Marxian thought: the New Reading of Marx of Michael Heinrich and Werner Bonefeld, and the postoperaismo of Antonio Negri. Each stake novel claims on Marx’s value theory, the first revisiting key categories of the critique of political economy through Frankfurt School critical theory, the second calling the law of value into crisis with reference to Marx’s rediscovered ‘Fragment on Machines’. Today, ‘postcapitalist’ conceptualisations of a changing workplace excite interest in postoperaist projections of a crisis of measurability sparked by so-called immaterial labour. Using the New Reading of Marx to question this prospectus, Critiquing Capitalism Today clarifies complex debates for newcomers to these cutting-edge currents of critical thought, looking anew at value, money, labour, class and crisis.


About the authors

Frederick Harry Pitts is Lecturer in Management at the School of Economics, Finance and Management, University of Bristol, UK.

 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Marxian Value Theory in New Times

    Pitts, Frederick Harry

    Pages 1-19

  • Value, Time and Abstract Labour

    Pitts, Frederick Harry

    Pages 23-51

  • Money and the Exchange Abstraction

    Pitts, Frederick Harry

    Pages 53-69

  • Labour in the Valorisation Process

    Pitts, Frederick Harry

    Pages 71-103

  • Class, Critique and Capitalist Crisis

    Pitts, Frederick Harry

    Pages 105-137

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eBook £73.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62633-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £92.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62632-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Critiquing Capitalism Today
Book Subtitle
New Ways to Read Marx
Authors
Series Title
Marx, Engels, and Marxisms
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62633-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62633-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62632-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 279
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