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Confronting Capitalism in the 21st Century

Lessons from Marx’s Capital

Editors: Silver, Marc (Ed.)

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  • Applies Marxist methods to several specific national contexts (China, continental Europe, England, the United States, and South America)
  • Provides insights into topics like the utility of Marx’s value theory, the process of capital accumulation, the role of credit and financialization in fomenting crisis, the spread of contingent and precarious work, and the role of education within capitalism
  • Offers a diverse range of voices and methods from contributors in economics, philosophy, sociology, and history
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This book analyzes key aspects of Marx’s Capital with an eye towards its relevance for an understanding of issues confronting us in the 21st Century.  The contributions to this volume suggest that while aspects of Marx’s original analysis must be adjusted to take into account changes that have occurred since its initial publication in 1867, his overall perspective remains necessary for understanding the nature of crises in 21st century.  Part I emphasizes the central concepts Marx employed in Capital, including exploitation, capital accumulation, commodity fetishism, and his use of dialectics as a method for baring the underlying relations that define capitalism. Parts II and III extend that focus by addressing the concept of value, fictitious capital, credit and financialization. Parts IV and V offer analyses of several concrete manifestations of contemporary crises from national contexts (Europe, Latin America, China, and the United States). The volume argues that we have to combat the imperatives of capitalism to move towards a more humane and egalitarian future.


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Marc Silver is Professor of Sociology at Hofstra University, USA

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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eBook $64.99
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-13638-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Confronting Capitalism in the 21st Century
Book Subtitle
Lessons from Marx’s Capital
Editors
  • Marc Silver
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-13639-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-13639-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-13638-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 344
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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