Reading 'Capital' Today
Marx after 150 Years
In this wide-ranging new volume, leading thinkers reflect on Capital's legacy, its limitations and its continuing relevance for today, highlighting issues including ecology, gender, race, labour, communism, the 'Third World' and imperialism.
The contributors also aim to identify the connections between Capital and various socialist projects of the past, and draw lessons from those experiences that might contribute to the reinvention of socialist politics today.
Contributors include: Ingo Schmidt, Carlo Fanelli, William Pelz, Anej Korsika, Prabhat Patnaik, Silvia Federici, Paul Thompson, Chris Smith, Peter Gose, Justin Paulson, Jeff Noonan, Hannah Holleman and Peter Hudis.
Ingo Schmidt is academic co-ordinator of the Labour Studies Program at Athabasca University, Canada. His research focuses on international political economy and labour movements. His recent books include Reading 'Capital' Today (Pluto, 2017), The Three Worlds of Social Democracy (Pluto, 2015) and Rosa Luxemburg's Accumulation of Capital (VSA Verlag, 2013).
Carlo Fanelli teaches in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University, Canada. He is the author of Megacity Malaise (Fernwood Publishing, 2016) and editor of Reading 'Capital' Today (Pluto, 2017). He also edits the journal Alternate Routes.
Introduction: Capital After 150 Years - Ingo Schmidt and Carlo Fanelli
1. Capital and the History of Class Struggle - Ingo Schmidt
2. Capital and the First International - William A. Pelz
3. Capital and Soviet Communism - Anej Korsika
4. Capital and the Labour Theory of Value - Prabhat Patnaik
5. Capital and Gender - Silvia Federici
6. Capital and its ‘Laws of Motion’: Determination, Praxis and the Human Science/Natural Science Question - Peter Gose and Justin Paulson
7. Capital and the Labour Process - Paul Thompson and Chris Smith
8. Capital and Organized Labour - Carlo Fanelli and Jeff Noonan
9. Capital and Ecology - Hannah Holleman
10. Imagining Society Beyond Capital - Peter Hudis
Notes on Contributors
Hardcover ISBN: 9780745399737
eBook ISBN: 9781786800855
135mm x 215mm