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33 Lessons on Capital

33 Lessons on Capital

Reading Marx Politically

by Harry Cleaver

What is the relevance of Marx's Capital to contemporary political struggles?
This book provides an up-to-date reading of Capital Volume I, emphasizing the relevance of Marx's analysis to everyday twenty-first century struggles.

Harry Cleaver's treatise outlines and critiques Marx's analysis chapter by chapter. His unique interpretation of Marx's labour theory of value reveals how every theoretical category of Capital designates aspects of class struggle in ways that help us resist and escape them. At the same time, while rooted within the tradition of workerism, he understands the working class to include not only the industrial proletariat but also unwaged peasants, housewives, children and students.

A challenge to scholars and an invaluable resource for students and activists today.

Harry Cleaver is Associate Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Reading Capital Politically (AK Press; 2nd ed, 2000).

Sources and Citations
1. Introduction
2. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy
3. Part Eight: So-called Primitive Accumulation - Chapters 26–33
4. Part One: Commodities and Money - Chapters 1–3
5. Part Two: The Transformation of Money into Capital - Chapters 4–6
6. Part Three: The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value - Chapters 7–11
7. Part Four: The Production of Relative Surplus-Value - Chapters 12–15
8. Part Five: The Production of Absolute and Relative Surplus-Value - Chapters 16–18
9. Part Six: Wages - Chapters 19–22
10. Part Seven: The Process of Accumulation of Capital - Chapters 23–25
11. Conclusion

Published by Pluto Press in Oct 2019
Paperback ISBN: 9780745339979
Hardcover ISBN: 9780745339986
eBook ISBN: 9781786805157

528 pages

150mm x 230mm