The Marx Revival

This indispensable volume presents Marx's theories in a new light, both for specialists who might think they already know everything about Marx and for a new generation of readers who are approaching his work for the first time.

The Marx Revival

The planet is in deep trouble because of capitalism, and Karl Marx, freed from the chains of "real socialism", is being rediscovered all around the world as the thinker who provided us with its most insightful critique. The Marx Revival is the best, most complete and most modern guide to Marx's ideas that has appeared since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Written by highly reputed international experts, in a clear form accessible to a wider public, it brings together the liveliest and most thought-provoking contemporary interpretations of Marx's work. It presents what he actually wrote in respect of 22 key concepts, the areas that require updating as a result of changes since the late-nineteenth century, and the reasons why it is still of such relevance in today's world. The result is a collection that will prove indispensable both for specialists and for a new generation approaching Marx's work for the first time.

Karl Marx s Writings on Alienation

Additionally, the writings collated in this volume are unique in their presentation of not only Marx’s critique of capitalism, but also his description of communist society.

Karl Marx s Writings on Alienation

The theory of alienation occupies a significant place in the work of Marx and has long been considered one of his main contributions to the critique of bourgeois society. Many authors who have written on this concept over the 20th century have erroneously based their interpretations on Marx’s early writings. In this anthology, by contrast, Marcello Musto has concentrated his selection on the most relevant pages of Marx’s later economic works, in which his thoughts on alienation were far more extensive and detailed than those of the early philosophical manuscripts. Additionally, the writings collated in this volume are unique in their presentation of not only Marx’s critique of capitalism, but also his description of communist society. This comprehensive rediscovery of Marx’s ideas on alienation provides an indispensable critical tool for both understanding the past and the critique of contemporary society.

The Last Years of Karl Marx

As Marx currently experiences a significant rediscovery, this volume fills a gap in the popularly accepted biography and suggests an innovative reassessment of some of his key concepts.

The Last Years of Karl Marx

An innovative reassessment of the last writings and final years of Karl Marx. In the last years of his life, Karl Marx expanded his research in new directions—studying recent anthropological discoveries, analyzing communal forms of ownership in precapitalist societies, supporting the populist movement in Russia, and expressing critiques of colonial oppression in India, Ireland, Algeria, and Egypt. Between 1881 and 1883, he also traveled beyond Europe for the first and only time. Focusing on these last years of Marx's life, this book dispels two key misrepresentations of his work: that Marx ceased to write late in life, and that he was a Eurocentric and economic thinker fixated on class conflict alone. With The Last Years of Karl Marx, Marcello Musto claims a renewed relevance for the late work of Marx, highlighting unpublished or previously neglected writings, many of which remain unavailable in English. Readers are invited to reconsider Marx's critique of European colonialism, his ideas on non-Western societies, and his theories on the possibility of revolution in noncapitalist countries. From Marx's late manuscripts, notebooks, and letters emerge an author markedly different from the one represented by many of his contemporary critics and followers alike. As Marx currently experiences a significant rediscovery, this volume fills a gap in the popularly accepted biography and suggests an innovative reassessment of some of his key concepts.

Socialism and Commodity Production Essay in Marx Revival

Marx, Karl 1932 [1844], Aus den Exzerptheften: Ökonomische Studien Marx-
Engels Gesamtausgabe (MEGA1) I.3. Marx, Karl 1953 [1857–8], Grundrisse der
Kritik der politischen Ökonomie, Berlin: Dietz Verlag. Marx, Karl 1954 [1890],
Capital, ...

Socialism and Commodity Production  Essay in Marx Revival

Socialism and Commodity Production develops a detailed critique of orthodox theories of socialism on the basis of a comprehensive study of Marx's own writings on the nature of non-capitalist society.

Karl Marx s Life Ideas and Influences

REVIVAL. The Marx renaissance is under way on a global scale. Whether the
puzzle is the economic boom in China or the economic bust in 'the West', there is
no doubt that Marx appears regularly in the media nowadays as a guru, and not a
 ...

Karl Marx   s Life  Ideas  and Influences

Since the latest crisis of capitalism broke out in 2008, Marx has been back in fashion, and sometimes it seems that his ideas have never been as topical, or as commanding of respect and interest, as they are today. This edited collection arises from one of the largest international conferences dedicated to the bicentenary of Marx’s birth. The volume contains 16 chapters authored by globally renowned scholars and is divided into two parts: I) On the Critique of Politics; II) On the Critique of Political Economy. These contributions, from multiple academic disciplines, offer diverse perspectives on why Marx is still so relevant for our times and make this book a source of great appeal for both expert scholars of Marx as well as students and general readers who are approaching his theories for the first time.

Alienation and Emancipation in the Work of Karl Marx

REVIVAL. The Marx renaissance is underway on a global scale. Whether the
puzzle is the economic boom in China or the economic bust in “the West”, there is
no doubt that Marx appears regularly in the media nowadays as a guru, and not a
 ...

Alienation and Emancipation in the Work of Karl Marx

This book considers Karl Marx’s ideas in relation to the social and political context in which he lived and wrote. It emphasizes both the continuity of his commitment to the cause of full human emancipation, and the role of his critique of political economy in conceiving history to be the history of class struggles. The book follows his developing ideas from before he encountered political economy, through the politics of 1848 and the Bonapartist “farce,”, the maturation of the critique of political economy in the Grundrisse and Capital, and his engagement with the politics of the First International and the legacy of the Paris Commune. Notwithstanding errors in historical judgment largely reflecting the influence of dominant liberal historiography, Marx laid the foundations for a new social theory premised upon the historical consequences of alienation and the potential for human freedom.

Karl Marx s Economics

I My subject is Marxism since Marx; more specifically, Marxian economics since
volume 1 of Das Kapital (1867). ... A Marxist revival, shared by western Europe
and America, this time without lag, dates from the Russian revolutions of 1917.

Karl Marx s Economics


The Ethnic Revival

... Uneven development The tendency to define and explain ethnic nationalism
and the ethnic revival in preponderantly economic terms , has a long history . On
the one side , it can be traced back to the fragmentary writings of Marx and
Engels ...

The Ethnic Revival

Explores the ethnic separatisms and 'neo-nationalisms' that threatened to undermine the fragile stability of the world order in the early 1980s.

The Marx Brothers

Chapter 1 is a Marx Brothers biography, which explores the public and private
sides of their lives. ... And third, Groucho outlived all his Brothers and was able to
take a central role in the Marx Brothers revival of the 1960s and 1970s. Thus, he
 ...

The Marx Brothers

"Well-researched and informative, this volume brings new light on the comedians' contribution to screen art." The Bookshelf

The Anti capitalism Reader

I strongly suspect he was the unnamed Wall Streeter who was quoted in John
Cassidy's article on the Marx revival in The New Yorker in October 1997. But
that's about it. My own Marxist book on Wall Street — though our friends the
Spartacists ...

The Anti capitalism Reader

From Seattle and Genoa back to Marx and Gramsci, the left is back, going global to fight the virus of modern greed.

The Cambridge Revival of Political Economy

This book looks at how different branches of the Cambridge economic tradition have focused on various aspects of this revival over time.

The Cambridge Revival of Political Economy

The marginalist revolution of the late nineteenth century consolidated what Karl Marx and Piero Sraffa called ‘vulgar economy’, bringing with it an emphasis on a scarcity theory that replaced the classical surplus theory. However, the classical political economy of Adam Smith and David Ricardo has been revived within the Cambridge economic tradition. This book looks at how different branches of the Cambridge economic tradition have focused on various aspects of this revival over time. The author shows that classical political economy is distinct from vulgar political economy in terms of its economic, social, and ethical theory, with each difference resting on an issue of ontology. Structured in three parts, the book examines the central contested aspects of these theories, namely the nature of value, the relationship between human beings and social structure, and the nature of human wellbeing. The Cambridge Revival of Political Economy will be relevant to students and researchers within the fields of political economy, history of economic thought, politics and philosophy.

Philosophy after Marx

Marx. By Fredric Jameson. This review of the German original of the present
volume appeared in New Left Review, II/55. A Marx revival seems to be under
way, predating the current disarray on Wall Street, even though no clear-cut
political ...

Philosophy after Marx

Henning's Philosophy after Marx recapitulates the history of Marx-interpretations as a history of misinterpretation. Illustrating how Marx's original theories are more sustainable than their critiques from sociology, economics or philosophy, the work culminates in a criticism of recent critical theories.

Education Still Under Siege

In many respects, this influence has been part of a wider revival of Marxist
thought that has been going on in the ... this Marxist revival has generated not
only various "new" readings of Marx's work; it has also essentially developed into
the ...

Education Still Under Siege

Cultural differences are not asserted through the specificity of dominant notions of race, gender, and class, but through a commitment to expanding dialogue and exchange across cultural lines as part of a wider attempt to deepen and develop democratic public life. This revised edition of the 1985 best-seller speaks eloquently to the need to attend to ever-present inequalities of education in the light of new political correctness, technology, and curricula.

The Comic World of the Marx Brothers Movies

14 The Big Store THE BIG STORE, MADE FOR MGM IN 1941, IS LIKE A
NOSTALGIC REVIVAL of old Marx Brothers' comedies, including the
reappearance of Margaret Dumont playing her characteristic role of a wealthy
society dowager, here ...

The Comic World of the Marx Brothers  Movies

The Comic World of the Marx Brothers' Movies: "Anything Further Father?" is the first book to consider the Marx Brothers in the context of comic theory and practice. It includes a gag analysis of three famous scenes: the stateroom scene in A Night at the Opera, the mirror scene in Duck Soup, and the "tootsie-frootsie" ice cream scene in A Day at the Races.

Global Inequalities Beyond Occidentalism

... rather than just the economic logic, behind processes of social change more
generally. much like the marxist revival, which had revealed there to be “no true
marx” (Katz 1990, Wallerstein 1991), neo-Weberians claimed that there was “
more ...

Global Inequalities Beyond Occidentalism

Based on theoretical developments in research on world-systems analysis, transnational migration, postcolonial and decolonial perspectives, whilst considering continuities of inequality patterns in the context of colonial and postcolonial realities, Global Inequalities Beyond Occidentalism proposes an original framework for the study of the long-term reproduction of inequalities under global capitalism. With attention to the critical assessment of both Marxist and Weberian perspectives, this book examines the wider implications of transferring classical approaches to inequality to a twenty-first century context, calling for a reconceptualization of inequality that is both theoretically informed and methodologically consistent, and able to cater for the implications of shifts from national and Western structures to global structures.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism

... antiimperialist, peace, and student movements.13 The Marxist revival was
based on the exchange of texts and discourses across the continental divide,
including for instance the rediscovery of Hungarian Marxist György Lukács in the
West.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism

The impact of Communism on the twentieth century was massive, equal to that of the two world wars. Until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, historians knew relatively little about the secretive world of communist states and parties. Since then, the opening of state, party, and diplomatic archives of the former Eastern Bloc has released a flood of new documentation. The thirty-five essays in this Handbook, written by an international team of scholars, draw on this new material to offer a global history of communism in the twentieth century. In contrast to many histories that concentrate on the Soviet Union, The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism is genuinely global in its coverage, paying particular attention to the Chinese Revolution. It is 'global', too, in the sense that the essays seek to integrate history 'from above' and 'from below', to trace the complex mediations between state and society, and to explore the social and cultural as well as the political and economic realities that shaped the lives of citizens fated to live under communist rule. The essays reflect on the similarities and differences between communist states in order to situate them in their socio-political and cultural contexts and to capture their changing nature over time. Where appropriate, they also reflect on how the fortunes of international communism were shaped by the wider economic, political, and cultural forces of the capitalist world. The Handbook provides an informative introduction for those new to the field and a comprehensive overview of the current state of scholarship for those seeking to deepen their understanding.

Foretelling the End of Capitalism

Foretelling the End of Capitalism takes us on a journey through two centuries of unfulfilled prophecies to challenge the belief in an immutable destiny"--

Foretelling the End of Capitalism

"Prophecies about the end of capitalism are as old as capitalism. None of them, so far, has come true. Yet we keep looking into the crystal ball in search of harbingers of doom. Francesco Boldizzoni gets to the root of the very human need to imagine a better world and uncovers the mechanisms by which the same forecasting mistakes are made over and over again. He offers a compelling solution to the puzzle of what is capitalism and why it seems able to survive all sorts of shocks. The global crisis that developed countries faced at the beginning of the twenty-first century has undermined faith in the capitalist market economy bringing once again to the forefront questions about its long-term prospects. Is capitalism on its way out? If not, what should be expected from future crises? Will society be able and willing to bear the social and environmental costs of creative destruction and relentless financialization? These and other questions have lain at the heart of political economy since the age of Karl Marx. Foretelling the End of Capitalism takes us on a journey through two centuries of unfulfilled prophecies to challenge the belief in an immutable destiny"--

The Decline and Revival of Public Interest in College Education

Since the facts prove that there has been such a decline, although now : attended
by signs of a revival, it behooves us to enquire what has caused such a decline,
and how it may be permanently cured. I believe that the tendency has: been a ...

The Decline and Revival of Public Interest in College Education


Philosophy of Education Society and education

In many respects , this influence has been part of a wider revival of Marxist
thought that has been going on in the United States ... On the surface , this
Marxist revival has generated not only various ' new ' readings of Marx's work ; it
has also ...

Philosophy of Education  Society and education


Eleanor Marx

... reviews as well as a roundup report on the London theatre season of 1876, all
of which were placed by Tussy and published by the Frankfurter Zeitung.28 Mohr
was content to take a supporting role in the Marx family Shakespeare revival.

Eleanor Marx

Unrestrained by convention, lion-hearted and free, Eleanor Marx (1855-98) was an exceptional woman. Hers was the first English translation of Flaubert's Mme Bovary. She pioneered the theatre of Henrik Ibsen. She was the first woman to lead the British dock workers' and gas workers' trades unions. For years she worked tirelessly for her father, Karl Marx, as personal secretary and researcher. Later she edited many of his key political works, and laid the foundations for his biography. But foremost among her achievements was her pioneering feminism. For her, sexual equality was a necessary precondition for a just society. Drawing strength from her family and their wide circle, including Friedrich Engels and Wilhelm Liebknecht, Eleanor Marx set out into the world to make a difference ? her favourite motto: 'Go ahead!' With her closest friends - among them, Olive Schreiner, Havelock Ellis, George Bernard Shaw, Will Thorne and William Morris - she was at the epicentre of British socialism. She was also the only Marx to claim her Jewishness. But her life contained a deep sadness: she loved a faithless and dishonest man, the academic, actor and would-be playwright Edward Aveling. Yet despite the unhappiness he brought her, Eleanor Marx never wavered in her political life, ceaselessly campaigning and organising until her untimely end, which ? with its letters, legacies, secrets and hidden paternity ? reads in part like a novel by Wilkie Collins, and in part like the modern tragedy it was. Rachel Holmes has gone back to original sources to tell the story of the woman who did more than any other to transform British politics in the nineteenth century, who was unafraid to live her contradictions.