Routledge Handbook of Marx's Capital

Routledge Handbook of Marx's Capital : A Global History of Translation, Dissemination and Reception

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Marx's Capital has been the focus of widespread interest in the wake of the international financial crisis that erupted in 2008, as hundreds of leading daily and weekly papers throughout the world discussed the contemporary relevance of its pages. Many are again looking to an author who in the past was often wrongly associated with the Soviet Union, and who was too hastily dismissed after 1989. New or republished editions of Marx's work have become available almost everywhere. The literature dealing with Marx, which all but dried up twenty-five years ago, is showing signs of revival in many countries, and there are now many international conferences and university courses dedicated to his most significant work published in 1867.

This Handbook provides an extensive survey of the dissemination and reception of Marx's Capital throughout the world, providing a more exhaustive account of the formation of Marxism than has previously been offered. The editors have assembled a cast of international experts of Marx's Capital. They explore, and critically reconsider, the history of the dissemination of Marx's Capital in all the languages (more than 70) in which the book was entirely translated. All the chapters are written by national authors and each chapter provides a short history of the penetration of Marxism in that country; tells the story of the different translations of Capital; explores the reception of Capital from both a political and a theoretical perspective; highlight the most influential interpretations of Capital and how they influenced the overall interpretation of Marx; and evaluates the importance of Capital in terms of the overall understanding of Marxism and, more broadly, Socialism.

At a time when Marx's ideas - liberated from the chains of Soviet ideology - are being hailed for their prescience, an exhaustive account of the dissemination of his magnum opus will have significant implications not only for the understanding of the genesis of Marxism, but also the re-founding of a critical thought intended to transform the present.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 174 x 246mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113810647X
  • 9781138106475

Table of contents

1. Introduction: 150 Years of Capital, Marcello Musto, 2. Capital in the World: Chronological Table of Translations, Marcello Musto - Babak Amini, 3. Germany - Austria, Thomas Kuczynski, 4. Russia - Soviet Union, Ljudmila Vasina, 5. France, Jean-Numa Ducange, 6. Italy, Emilio Gianni, Paolo Dalvit - Chiara Rosati, 7. Denmark, Gerd Callesen, 8. England - United States - Canada - Ireland, Babak Amini, 9. Spain, Diego Guerrero Jimenez, 10. Poland, Tom Dabrowski, 11. Bulgaria, Stanimir Panayotov, 12. Netherlands, Pepijn Brandon, 13. Czechoslovakia, Stanislav Hubik, 14. Yiddish, Matthew Hoffman, 15. Finland, Paula Rauhala, 16. Hispanic America, Horacio Tarcus, 17. Japan, Kohei Saito - Ryuji Sasaki, 18. Greece, John Milios, 19. Sweden, Mats Lindberg, 20. Norway, Stale Holgersen, 21. Yugoslavia, Mislav Zitko, 22. China, XU Yan - LIN Fangfang, 23. Egypt - Iraq - Syria - Lebanon - Saudi Arabia, Wael Gamal, 24. Ethiopia, TBA, 25. Morocco - Algeria - Tunisia - Libya, TBA, 26. Israel, Yiftah Goodman, 27. Romania, Alex Cistelecan, 28. South Korea - North Korea, Seongjin Jeong, 29. Hungary, Laszlo Tuto, 30. Albania, Iside Gjergji, 31. India, Vijay Prashad, 32. Vietnam, TRINH Vanh Thao - DANG Tran Sinh, 33. Turkey, E. Ahmet Tonak - Sungur Savran, 34. Belgium, Dominique Meeus - Jelle Versieren, 35. Brazil - Portugal, Mauro Iasi - Jose Paulo Netto, 36. Iran, Hassan Mortazavi, 37. Sri Lanka, Jayathilake de Silva - Geetha V, 38. Thailand, Somchai Phatharathananunth, 39. Mongolia, Gegentanaa, 40. Indonesia, Coen Pontoh, 41. Nepal, Bhaskar Gautam, 42. Esperanto, Vilhelmo Lutermano, 43. Kurdish, Behzad Mohammadi, 44. Philippines, Ramon Guillermo, 45. Pakistan, Taimur Rehman, 46. Bangladesh, M.M. Akash, 47. Mali - DRC - CAR - Burkina Faso - Ivory Coast - Senegal - Cameroon, Francoise Blum - Thierno Diop, 48. Angola - Mozambique, Claudia Gastrow, 49. Swahili, Joachim Mwami
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About Marcello Musto

Marcello Musto is Associate Professor of Sociological Theory, Department of Sociology, York University, Canada

Babak Amini is PhD Student, Department of Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
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