Time, Labor, and Social Domination: A Reinterpretation of Marx's Critical Theory

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Cambridge University Press, 1995 - Political Science - 273 pages
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In this ambitious book, Moishe Postone undertakes a fundamental reinterpretation of Marx's mature critical theory. He calls into question many of the presuppositions of traditional Marxist analyses and offers new interpretations of Marx's central arguments. These interpretations lead him to a very different analysis of the nature and problems of capitalism and provide the basis for a critique of "actually existing socialism." According to this new interpretation, Marx identifies the central core of the capitalist system with an impersonal form of social domination generated by labor itself and not simply with market mechanisms and private property. Proletarian labor and the industrial production process are characterized as expressions of domination rather than as means of human emancipation. This reformulation relates the form of economic growth and the structure of social labor in modern society to the alienation and domination at the heart of capitalism. It provides the foundation for a critical social theory that is more adequate to late twentieth-century capitalism.
  

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An invaluable addendum to Marxism emphasizing the historical specificity of capitalism and its peculiar mode of production.A very abstract interpretation of Marx's analysis of capital. Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Moishe Postone is an associate professor of modern European history at the University of Chicago. He is the author of "Time, Labor, and Social Domination: A Reinterpretation of Marx's Critical Theory,"
Eric Santner is the Philip and Ida Romberg Professor of Modern Germanic Studies and chair of the Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Chicago. He is the author of four books, most recently "On the Psychotheology of Everyday Life: Reflections on Freud and Rosenzweig

Louis Galambos is Professor of History at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and the editor of The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower. He is the coauthor of Networks of Innovation (Cambridge, 1995) and Anytime, Anywhere (Cambridge, 2002).

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