Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745330020 Published July 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $90.00 ISBN: 9780745330037 Published July 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Marx and the Alternative to Capitalism

Kieran Allen

Marx and the Alternative to Capitalism

Kieran Allen

Distributed for Pluto Press

248 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745330020 Published July 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $90.00 ISBN: 9780745330037 Published July 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

If we are serious about finding a different way to run the post-credit crunch society, we must start by introducing alternatives to undergraduates. Kieran Allen begins the task with an accessible and comprehensive look at the ideas of Karl Marx.

Dispensing with the dryness of traditional explanations of Marx, Allen shows how Marx's ideas apply to modern society. The first section briefly outlines Marx's life and the development of his work, then goes on to clearly explain his key theories, including historical materialism and surplus value. The second section examines alternatives to capitalism, the concept of ‘anti-capitalism’ and provides concrete, contemporary examples of Marx’s theories being put into practice in today’s world.

This book provides a crucial alternative for undergraduates in sociology and politics.

Contents

Introduction
1: Rebel with a Cause
2: A for Profit Society
3: Alienation
4: Social Class
5: Gender and Race
6: How We Are Kept in Line
7: Historical materialism
8: Crash: How the System Implodes
9: Utopia or Revolution
10: After the Revolution
11: The Economics of Socialism
12: Into the Beyond
Notes
Guide to Further Reading
Bibliography
Index

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