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 - 23 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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    • 5 Media coverage or participation
    • 4 Invited talk

    International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy workshop on the Political Economy of Work, Bristol Business School

    Frederick Harry Pitts (Invited speaker)

    20 Feb 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    Media Coverage, The Stranger

    Frederick Harry Pitts (Recipient)

    17 Apr 2019

    Activity: Other activity typesMedia coverage or participation

    Media Coverage, New Socialist

    Frederick Harry Pitts (Recipient)

    26 May 2018

    Activity: Other activity typesMedia coverage or participation

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