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Open Marxism 3

Open Marxism 3

Emancipating Marx

Edited by Werner Bonefeld, Richard Gunn, John Holloway, Kosmas Psychopedis

Series: Open Marxism

A collection of Marxist writings that covers political economy, historical materialism, dialectics, state theory, class, and fetishism

Publication of the first two volumes of Open Marxism has renewed interest in a theoretical tradition which, during the 1980s seemed to have lost momentum. The series aims to 'open' the theoretical categories of Marxism to actuality, to renew old debates and to project new ones. Within the framework of 'openness', the authors of this long-awaited third volume address a wide range of topics which have become classic in Marxist debate, including dialectics, epistemology, social emancipation, value theory, historical materialism and the relationship between feminism and Marxism. provides a forum for open debate on the key theoretical questions of the decade.

The contributors argue that sociological heritage which grew up under the banner of scientific Marxism has had a detrimental effect on the movement of socialist thinking. The 'emancipation of Marx' implies both freeing Marx from the understanding of the 20th Century and the freeing of the human spirit from the control of capital. The contributors have been selected from an international base and none have previously contributed to the series. The issues covered are of contemporary relevance and, along with the first two volumes, this third examination of 'open Marxism' provides the basis for a radical rethink on restructuring the world in which we live.

Werner Bonefeld lectures in Politics at the University of York. Research interests include political economy, Marxist social theory, and European Integration. He has been on the editorial board of Capital & Class and is on the editorial board of Common Sense. He is also on the Advisory Board of Historical Materialism. He has published in a number of journals, including Capital & Class, Common Sense, and Review of Radical Political Economy. His work has been translated into many languages, including German, Greek, Spanish, Italian and French.

Richard Gunn lectures in political theory at Edinburgh University, co-edits Common Sense and is a former member of the editorial board of Capital and Class.

John Holloway is Professor of Sociology in the Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades of the Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla in Mexico. He is the author of Crack Capitalism (Pluto, 2010), Change the World Without Taking Power (Pluto, 2019) and Negativity and Revolution (Pluto, 2008).

Kosmas Psychopedis teaches at the University of Athens

1. Introduction: Emancipating Marx by Werner Bonefeld, Richard Gunn, John Holloway and Kosmas Psychopedis
2. Capitalism and Reproduction by Mariarosa Dalla Costa Professor
3. Emancipating Explanation by Kosmas Psychopedis
4. Why did Marx Conceal his Dialectical Method? by Helmut Reichelt (University of Bremen)
5. Hegel's Philosophy of Right and Marx's Critique: A Reassessment by Robert Fine (University of Warwick)
6. The Dialectics of Rights: Transitions and Emancipatory Claims in the Marxian Tradition by Manolis Angelidis
7. The Complicity of Posthistory by Adrian Wilding (University of Warwick)
8. From Scream of Refusal to Scream of Power: The Centrality of Work by John Holloway
9. Capital as Subject and the Existence of Labour by Werner Bonefeld
Published by Pluto Press in Jun 1995
Paperback ISBN: 9780745308647
Hardcover ISBN: 9780745308630

228 pages

135mm x 215mm