Paper $22.00 ISBN: 9780745330167 Published August 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
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Marx's 'Capital'

Alfredo Saad-Filho and Ben Fine

Marx's 'Capital'

Alfredo Saad-Filho and Ben Fine

Distributed for Pluto Press

208 pages | 4.92126 x 6.9685
Paper $22.00 ISBN: 9780745330167 Published August 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9780745330174 Published August 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

This brilliantly concise book is a classic introduction to Marx’s key work, Capital. In print now for over a quarter of a century, and previously translated into many languages, the new edition has been fully revised and updated, making it an ideal modern introduction to one of the most important texts in political economy.

The authors cover all central aspects of Marx’s economics. They explain the structure of Marx’s analysis and the meaning of the key categories in Capital, showing the internal coherence of Marx’s approach. Marx’s method and terminology are explored in detail, with supporting examples. Short chapters enable the meaning and significance of Marx’s main concepts to be grasped rapidly, making it a practical text for all students of social science.

Discussing Capital’s relevance today, the authors consider Marx’s impact on economics, philosophy, history, politics and other social sciences. Keeping abstract theorising to a minimum, this readable introduction highlights the continuing relevance of Marx’s ideas in the light of the problems of contemporary capitalism.

Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface to the Fifth Edition
1 History and Method
2. Commodity Production
3. Capital and Exploitation
4 The Circuit of Industrial Capital
5. Economic Reproduction
6. Accumulation of Capital
7. Capitalism and Crisis
8. The Compositions of Capital
9. The Falling Rate of Profit
10. The So-Called Transformation Problem
Merchant’s Capital
11 Banking Capital and the Theory of Interest
12 Marx’s Theory of Agricultural Rent
13 Marxism and the Twenty-First Century
14 Conclusion: Financialisation, Neoliberalism and the Crisis
References
Index

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