Marx, Engels, and Marxisms

A New Introduction to Karl Marx

New Materialism, Critique of Political Economy, and the Concept of Metabolism

Authors: Sasaki, Ryuji

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  • Presents a unique interpretation of Marx informed by the latest scholarship in Japan. 
  • Accessibly written for scholars, students, and even educated general interest readers
  • Reflects the recent studies on MEGA2, including ‘late’ Marx’s thoughts on ‘metabolism’ with nature
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​This book provides a concise overview of Marx’s philosophy and political economy, tracing various changes of his theoretical views over time through his practical and theoretical engagements with contradictions of capitalism from the unique perspective of Japanese Marxism. While it offers an objective introduction to Marx’s critique of capitalism, Sasaki uniquely pays particular attention to the concept of “metabolism,” whose disruption under the capitalist mode of production causes exhaustion of labour-power as well as natural resources. Sasaki reconstructs Marx as a revolutionary thinker, whose devoted his entire life for the sake of establishing a more free and equal society beyond capitalism. Sasaki’s book shows that Marx’s passion for the socialist revolution in his last years is recorded in his late excerpt notebooks that become available through the Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe.

About the authors

Ryuji Sasaki is Associate Professor of Economics at Rikkyo University, Japan.

Michael Schauerte is a translator based in Miyazaki, Japan.


Table of contents (3 chapters)

Table of contents (3 chapters)
  • The Path Toward Questioning Capitalism (1818–1848): The Young Marx and “New Materialism”

    Pages 1-46

    Sasaki, Ryuji

  • A Changing View of Capitalism (1848–1867): Marx’s Critique of Political Economy

    Pages 47-121

    Sasaki, Ryuji

  • How to Fight Against Capitalism (1867–1883): Concept of “Metabolism” Within the Later Thought of Marx

    Pages 123-168

    Sasaki, Ryuji

Buy this book

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Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-52949-9
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A New Introduction to Karl Marx
Book Subtitle
New Materialism, Critique of Political Economy, and the Concept of Metabolism
Authors
Translated by
Schauerte, M.
Series Title
Marx, Engels, and Marxisms
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-52950-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-52950-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-52949-9
Series ISSN
2524-7123
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 215
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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