By George CatephoresThis article provides an user-friendly exposition of the fundamental rules of Marxist economics from the vital principles of Marx himself in the course of the reassessments made through next Marxian economists. The paintings is aimed toward scholars of Marxist reviews and comparable classes.
By Dave RentonReferred to as 'The Cricketing Marxist', Cyril Lionel Robert James (1901–89) used to be one of many prime black intellectuals of the twentieth century, a Marxist theorist of the 1st rank, and in addition one of many most interesting writers on cricket, together with his mythical e-book Beyond a Boundary.
This seeming paradox is mirrored in different parts of his existence and paintings: the fabricated 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 us throughout the McCarthy period who used to be a pal and idea to a new release of leaders of newly-independent African nations comparable 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 rebellion in Haiti, The Black Jacobins, is among the nice ancient works of the 20 th century, but he used to be by no means happy with the belief of 'Black Studies'. during this attention-grabbing new learn of this seminal philosopher, Dave Renton hopes to 'persuade Marxist of the thrill of cricket, and fans of cricket of the calibre of James and of James' Marxism'.
By Michael Charles Howard, John Edward King
The first quantity of this severe historical past covers the social, political, and theoretical forces at the back of the advance of Marxian economics from Marx's demise in 1883 until eventually 1929, the yr marking the onset of Stalin's "revolution from above," which for this reason remodeled the Soviet Union right into a sleek superpower. in the course of those years, Marxists in either Russia and Germany stumbled on their financial rules inextricably associated with useful political difficulties, and taken care of concept as a consultant to motion. This booklet systematically examines the $64000 theoretical literature of the interval, together with insightful works by way of political functionaries outdoor academia--journalists, celebration organizers, underground activists, and lecturers within the exertions movement--presented the following because the fundamental forgers of Marxian fiscal thought.
Beginning with Engels's writings, this publication analyzes the paintings of top Marxist economists within the moment overseas, then concludes with a overview of the highbrow hobbies in the Marxian political economic climate in the course of the Nineteen Twenties. A moment quantity treating the interval from 1929 to the current will follow.
Originally released in 1989.
By Michael Charles Howard, John Edward KingThis moment quantity completes a severe heritage of the social, political, and theoretical forces at the back of Marxian economics--the purely paintings in English to supply such accomplished remedy. starting with Marxian analyses of the good melancholy and Stalinism, it explores the theories built to give an explanation for the "long boom" in Western capitalism after the second one global warfare. Later chapters care for post-Leninist theories of imperialism and carrying on with controversies in price concept and the idea of exploitation. After outlining contemporary paintings at the "second slump," the mixing of rational-choice thought into Marxism, and the political economic system of socialism, the ebook concludes with a overview and evaluate of Marxian thought over the entire interval on account that Marx's demise. compliment for the 1st quantity: "Howard and King have performed a very good job... One comes away with the influence of Marxian economics being a colourful topic, appropriate to the issues of those instances and worthwhile in functional matters."--Meghnad Desai, the days greater schooling Supplement
Originally released in 1992.
By Benjamin KunkelAfter the monetary crash and the good recession, the media rediscovered Karl Marx, socialist theory, and the very idea that capitalism may be questioned.
yet despite the exposure, the most paths of contemporary critical inspiration have long past unexplored
outdoors of the academy. Benjamin Kunkel’s Utopia or Bust leads readers – whether politically committed or easily curious – through an important critical theory this day. Written with the wit and verve of Kunkel’s best-selling novel, Indecision, this introduction to modern Leftist thinkers engages with the progressive philosophy of Slavoj Žižek, the economic analyses of David Graeber and David Harvey, and the cultural diagnoses of Fredric Jameson.
Discussing the continuing difficulty of capitalism in gentle of ideas of complete employment, debt forgiveness, and “fictitious capital,” Utopia or Bust is a journey via the world of Marxist concept and an exam of the basis of Western society this day.
By Perry AndersonThe place does the assumption of the postmodern come from? Who first conceived, and who built it? How have its meanings replaced? What reasons do they serve? those are the questions addressed in The Origins of Postmodernity. The solutions take us from Lima to Angkor, to Paris and Munich, to China and the celebrities. on the middle of the tale is the determine of Fredric Jameson, theorist superb of postmodernism. What occurs to paintings, time, politics, within the age of the spectacle? What has ended, and what has all started?
By Ernesto LaclauThis full of life e-book examines the key concerns raised through the emergence and transformation of varied political identities within the modern international. The individuals collect many present tendencies of thought—Lacanian psychoanalysis, deconstruction, neo-Hegelianism and political philosophy—that are appropriate to the query of id, in addition to concrete experiences of a few of the extra very important political identities that have emerged in contemporary many years. A significant subject of the publication is the good judgment implicit within the Freudian classification of identity and its effects for knowing politics.
The first 1/2 the ebook explores the theoretical dimensions of the problem of id formation. the second one part brings those extra summary issues to undergo on a few case studies—the constitution of apartheid in South Africa, the increase of Islam, the Palestinian diaspora, the explosion of nationwide identities in former Yugoslavia, the vegetables in Germany, and the unfold of Rastafarianism in Britain.
Volosinov's vital paintings, first released in Russian in 1929, needed to wait a iteration for reputation. this primary paperback variation of the English translation should be capital for literary theorists, philosophers, linguists, psychologists, etc.
Volosinov is out to undo the outdated disciplinary obstacles among linguistics, rhetoric, and poetics which will build a brand new type of box: semiotics or textual concept. Matejka and Titunik have supplied a brand new preface to debate Volosinov when it comes to the good resurgence of curiosity in the entire writing of the circle of Mikhail Bakhtin.
By Costas LapavitsasThe place does the ability of cash come from? Why is belief so vital in monetary operations? How does the swapping of presents vary from the trade of commodities? the place does self-interest cease and communal cohesion commence in capitalist economies?
These concerns and plenty of extra are mentioned in a rigorous, but readable, demeanour in Social Foundations of Markets, cash and Credit. it truly is proven particularly that capitalist economies are permeated with non-economic characteristics.
This conscientiously argued publication will turn out fascinating and beneficial to scholars and researchers not just in economics, but additionally in sociology and anthropology. Well-informed critics of capitalism also will locate it an invaluable learn.