A companion to Marx's Capital

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Verso, 2010 - Business & Economics - 356 pages
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“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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If you don't want to go through the altogether dreary and taxing task of reading 1000+ pages of Karl Marx all by yourself, then read this book in conjunction with Marx's Capital Vol. 1. If one ... Read full review

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I read this side by side and chapter by chapter with volume 1 of Capital. Having studied Marx a little, it was revelatory to read the whole text, and with Harvey as an amiable, logical, insightful ... Read full review


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About the author (2010)

David Harvey is Professor of Geography at the Johns Hopkins University and Miliband Fellow at the London School of Economics. His books include "Justice, Nature, and the Geography of Difference "(1996), "The Condition of Postmodernity" (1989), "The Urban Experience "(1988), "The Limits to Capital" (1982, reissued 1999), and "Social Justice and the City" (1973). His work has received critical acclaim and numerous awards on both sides of the Atlantic.