Marx's "Capital"

Marx's "Capital"

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This concise book is an introduction to Marx's key work, "Capital". This new edition has been fully revised and updated, making it a suitable modern introduction to one of the most important texts in political economy. The authors cover all central aspects of Marx's economics. They explain the structure of Marx's analysis and the meaning of the key categories in "Capital", showing the internal coherence of Marx's approach. Marx's method and terminology are explored in detail, with supporting examples. Short chapters enable the meaning and significance of Marx's main concepts to be grasped rapidly, making it a practical text for all students of social science. Discussing the relevance of "Capital" today, the authors consider Marx's impact on economics, philosophy, history, politics and other social sciences. Keeping abstract theorizing to a minimum, this readable introduction highlights the continuing relevance of Marx's ideas in the light of the problems of contemporary capitalism.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 125 x 177 x 19mm | 272g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0745320503
  • 9780745320502
  • 2,171,928

Table of contents

History and method; commodity production; capital and exploitation; the circuit of industrial capital; economic reproduction; accumulation of capital; capitalism and crisis; the compositions of capital; the falling rate of profit; the transformation problem; merchant's capital; banking capital and the theory of interest; Marx's theory of agricultural rent; conclusion - Marxism and the 21st century.show more

About Ben Fine

D.L. Raby is Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies of the University of Liverpool, and also holds the rank of Professor Emeritus in the History Department of the University of Toronto. Raby has written many studies of Latin American and Iberian History and Politics, and is a long-standing activist in solidarity campaigns with Latin American struggles and social movements in the UK and Canada.show more

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