The turmoil of 2007-2009 is a crisis of financialised capitalism, and for this reason it is systemic and unusual. The crisis commenced in the sphere of finance, spread to production, and then became a world recession. Its unusual character is apparent since never before has a global economic crisis been triggered by banks lending to workers to buy houses. Moreover, state intervention to forestall the crisis becoming a major depression has been unprecedented. This book brings together several well-known political economists to analyse the domestic and international aspects of financialisation, thus putting the crisis in its appropriate context. It draws on Marxist and other heterodox economics to cast light on the broader implications of financialisation and crisis for society.
Financialisation in Crisis
Edited by Riccardo Bellofiore, University of Bergamo, Italy, Guido Starosta, National University of Quilmes, Argentina, and Peter D. Thomas, Brunel University, London
This volume provides a critical analysis of the Grundrisse as a crucial stage in the development of Marx's critique of political economy, with chapters by an international range of authors analysing key themes and concepts in this much-debated text.
Edited by Richard B. Day, University of Toronto, and Mikhail M. Gorinov. Translated by Richard B. Day
E.A. Preobrazhensky was the most famous Soviet economist of the 1920s. Including newly discovered and previously untranslated documents, Volume I of The Preobrazhensky Papers reveals his political awakening through autobiographical memoirs and extensive commentary on philosophy, world events, ...
Edited by Colin Barker, Manchester Metropolitan University, Laurence Cox, National University of Ireland Maynooth, John Krinsky, The City College of New York, and Alf Gunvald Nilsen, University of Bergen
Marxism and social movements connects these two leading perspectives on popular collective action in a collection of chapters by leading authors in the field discussing theoretical and practical aspects of struggles on six continents over the last 150 years.
Lise Vogel, Rider University . New Introduction by Susan Ferguson, Wilfrid Laurier University Brantford and David McNally, York University
Marxism and the Oppression of Women opens up an original direction in the Marxist-feminist theorisation of gender and capitalist reproduction. This edition elaborates Lise Vogel's unique contribution via a new introduction and Vogel's 2000 article “Domestic Labor Revisited.”
Massimiliano Tomba, University of Padua. Translated from the Italian by Peter D. Thomas and Sara R. Farris
The book rethinks key categories of Marx's work beyond any philosophy of history, showing how the plurality of temporal layers that are combined and come into conflict in the violently unifying historical dimension of modernity are central to Marx's thought.
Ricardo Antunes, Universidade de Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil
Contrary to the affirmation of the end of labour, The Meanings of Work explore the complexity of the working class today; the sexual division of labour and transversalities between the dimensions of class and gender; globalisation of capital and labour.
György Lukács. Edited and translated by Tyrus Miller, University of California at Santa Cruz
The essays of Hungarian Marxist philosopher and literary critic György Lukács from 1945 to 1948, including the influential volume Literature and Democracy, are presented here for the first time in English translation, with an introduction and annotations by the editor.
Luca Basso, University of Padua. Translated from the Italian by Arianna Bove
In Marx and Singularity, Luca Basso analyses how the development of Marx’s thought, from the early writings to the Grundrisse, can be understood as a search for the realisation of workers’ singularities.
Edited by Larry Patriquin, Nipissing University
This Reader includes selections from Ellen Meiksins Wood’s groundbreaking scholarship, providing an overview of her original interpretations of capitalism, precapitalist societies, the state, political theory, democracy, citizenship, liberalism, civil society, the Enlightenment, globalization, ...
Heather A. Brown, Westfield State University
This, the first book-length study devoted exclusively to Marx’s perspectives on gender and the family, offers a fresh look at this topic in light of twenty-first century concerns.
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