Critiquing Capitalism Today: New Ways to Read Marx

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This book critically introduces two compelling contemporary schools of Marxian thought: the New Reading of Marx of Michael Heinrich and Werner Bonefeld, and the postoperaismo of Antonio Negri. Each stake novel claims on Marx’s value theory, the first revisiting key categories of the critique of political economy through Frankfurt School critical theory, the second calling the law of value into crisis with reference to Marx’s rediscovered Fragment on Machines. Today, ‘postcapitalist’ conceptualisations of a changing workplace excite interest in postoperaist projections of a crisis of measurability sparked by so-called immaterial labour. Using the New Reading of Marx to question this prospectus, Critiquing Capitalism Today clarifies complex debates for newcomers to these cutting-edge currents of critical thought, looking anew at value, money, labour, class and crisis.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages279
ISBN (Electronic)9783319626338
ISBN (Print)9783319626321
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017

Publication series

NameMarx, Engels, and Marxisms
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

Structured keywords

  • Perspectives on Work
  • Global Political Economy
  • MGMT Work Organisation and Public Policy
  • MGMT theme Global Political Economy
  • MGMT theme Work Futures


  • Marx
  • Marxism
  • Marxian
  • critique of political economy
  • critical theory
  • Value
  • Value Theory
  • New Reading of Marx
  • Capitalism
  • Postoperaismo


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