Recent years have seen a surge of interest in Marxian political economy and especially Marx's great work Capital. 150 years after the book's original publication, are there readings of Capital that can help us find new pathways to progressive or revolutionary change?
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 by Ingo Schmidt and Carlo Fanelli 1. Capital and the History of Class Struggle by Ingo Schmidt 2. Capital and the First International by William Pelz 3. Capital and Soviet Communism by Anej Korsika 4. Capital and The Labour Theory of Value by Prabhat Patnaik 5. Capital and Gender by Silvia Federici 6. Capital and its 'Laws of Motion' by Peter Gose and Justin Paulson 7. Capital and the Labour Process by Paul Thompson and Chris Smith 8. Capital and Organized Labour by Carlo Fanelli and Jeff Noonan 9. Capital and Ecology by Hannah Holleman 10. Imagining Society Beyond Capital by Peter Hudis