A companion to Marx's Capital
“My aim is to get you to read a book by Karl Marx called Capital, Volume 1, and to read it on Marx’s own terms…”
The biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression has generated a surge of interest in Marx’s work in the effort to understand the origins of our current predicament. For nearly forty years, David Harvey has written and lectured on Capital, becoming one of the world’s most foremost Marx scholars.
Based on his recent lectures, this current volume aims to bring this depth of learning to a broader audience, guiding first-time readers through a fascinating and deeply rewarding text. A Companion to Marx’s Capital offers fresh, original and sometimes critical interpretations of a book that changed the course of history and, as Harvey intimates, may do so again.
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accumulation by dispossession analysis argument barriers becomes bourgeois bourgeoisie capital accumulation capitalist class capitalist mode chapter circulation class struggle classical political coercive laws congealed constant capital contradiction create credit system crises crisis deﬁned deﬁnition demand dialectical division of labour dynamics equivalent example exchange-value factory fetishism ﬁeld ﬁnancial ﬁnd ﬁrst ﬁxed ﬂow ﬂuctuations force going historical human labour idea important increasing individual capitalist labor process laws of competition machine machinery Marx Marx’s material means of production measure of value mental conceptions mode of production money commodity money-form movement neoliberal organization particular political economy population primitive accumulation problem question rate of exploitation rate of proﬁt reﬂect relation to nature relative surplus-value reproduction role Say’s law signiﬁcant simple social relations socially necessary labor-time society speciﬁc surplus technologies theory things transformation use-value value of labor-power variable capital Volume wage wealth workers