Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745399713 Published April 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9780745399737 Published June 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Reading "Capital" Today

Marx after 150 Years

Edited by Ingo Schmidt and Carlo Fanelli

Reading

Edited by Ingo Schmidt and Carlo Fanelli

Distributed for Pluto Press

272 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745399713 Published April 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9780745399737 Published June 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Recent years have seen a surge of interest in Marxian political economy, particularly evident by the resurgence of readers picking up Marx’s most famous work, Capital. Now 150 years after its original publication, there are still fresh interpretations of Capital that can help readers find new pathways to progressive or revolutionary change.
 
Marking the 150th anniversary of its publication, Reading “Capital” Today offers a wide range of leading thinkers’ reflections on this influential text—its political legacy, its limitations, and its continuing relevance in our world. Highlighting issues such as ecology, gender, race, labor, communism, the Third World, and imperialism, contributors also identify the connections between Capital and various socialist projects of the past, drawing lessons from those experiences that might contribute to the reinvention of socialist politics today. 
 

Review Quotes
John Bellamy Foster, editor of Monthly Review
"Rather than simply an exegesis of Marx’s Capital, Reading ‘Capital’ Today takes Marx’s opus of a century and a half ago as the foundation of all critical social theory, and thus the point of departure with which to elucidate today’s changing capitalist conditions. The contributors address not only capital and labor, and early experiments in socialism, but also questions of gender, ecology, and imperialism. What we learn is that reading Marx’s Capital in the present as history can renew our vision of a more egalitarian world beyond capitalism: that of socialism in the twenty-first century."
Greg Albo, York University
"2017 is a good year for 'rethinking revolution' and the meaning of capitalism. This book celebrates and interrogates Marx's Capital on its 150th anniversary for its meaning today, as the neoliberal counterrevolution mutates into ever more grotesque political and economic forms. For reading Marx in our time, Schmidt and Fanelli have gathered a series of vital interventions on some of the most important theoretical and political themes in Marx for the struggles that lie in front of us."
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