Beyond Marx. Theorising the Global Labour Relations of the Twenty-First Century

25 June 2018 - 13:30

Linden, M. van der & K. H. Roth (eds.), Beyond Marx. Theorising the Global Labour Relations of the Twenty-First Century (Leiden and Boston, Brill, 2013).

Traditional labour history focuses at just one segment of workers: wage earners in industry, agriculture, mining and transport. Other segments, however, like domestic servants, soldiers, housewives and unfree workers are ignored. Hence, this volume investigates the theoretical implications of a broader view of the working class.

The book – which was originally published in German - comprises twenty essays by authors from heterodox leftist analytical traditions who explore to what extent Marx’s analysis of global capitalism may still be of use for a critical theory of the capitalist world system and its recent crisis. Nine contributions focus on the major findings of recent global labour history research in this respect; another nine essays offer critical theoretical and conceptual discussions focusing on Marx’s labour value theory. In the concluding contribution, the editors bring the criticisms together in advancing a suggested new critique of political economy.

Beyond Marx was edited by IISH Research Director Marcel van der Linden and  Karl Heinz Roth.

Contributors include: Riccardo Bellofiore, Sergio Bologna, C. George Caffentzis, Silvia Federici, Niklas Frykman, Ferruccio Gambino, Detlef Hartmann, Max Henninger, Thomas Kuczynski, Marcel van der Linden, Peter Linebaugh, Ahlrich Meyer, Maria Mies, Jean-Louis Prat, Marcus Rediker, Karl Heinz Roth, Devi Sacchetto, Subir Sinha, Massimiliano Tomba, Carlo Vercellone, Peter Way, Steve Wright.

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