By Samir Amin. From Monthly Review Press: Unlike such obvious forms of oppression as feudalism or slavery, capitalism has been able to survive through its genius for disguising corporate profit imperatives as opportunities for individual human equality and advancement. But it was the genius of Karl Marx, in his masterwork, Capital, to discover the converse … More New Book: Modern Imperialism, Monopoly Finance Capital, and Marx’s Law of Value
by Alastair Davidson. From Haymarket Books: This engrossing political biography aims to lift Gramsci’s legacy out of the sterile debates that have endured since his death. Few revolutionaries have a heritage so contested by rival groups as Antonio Gramsci. Many use his writings as sacred texts’ for their own policies, and while others stress any … More New book: Antonio Gramsci – Towards an Intellectual Biography
Tithi Bhattacharya offers an introduction to the methods, insights, and strategic implications of Social Reproduction Theory. This article was first published in Social Reproduction Theory: Remapping Class, Recentering Oppression (Pluto Press), to which it forms the introduction. Edited by Tithi Bhattacharya, Social Reproduction Theory brings together essays by Lise Vogel, Nancy Fraser, David McNally, Susan Ferguson, Cinzia Arruzza, and Salar Mohandesi and Emma Teitelman, … More Mapping social reproduction theory
By Renzo Llorente. From Rowman & Littlefield: Nearly half a century after his death, Ernesto “Che” Guevara remains a compelling and controversial figure. He was an original social theorist, and many of his writings attest to an innovative interpretation of various concepts and commitments central to Marxist thought. This is one of the first works … More New Book: The Political Theory of Che Guevara
Lund University (Lund, Sweden), October 6-7, 2018. In March 2015 over 500 scholars and activists participated in the first international Marxist-Feminist conference in Berlin exploring topics such as neoliberalism, intersectionality and social reproduction. The Second International Marxist-Feminist Conference took place in Vienna in 2016 under the title: Building Bridges – Shifting and Strengthening Visions – … More 3rd International Marxist-Feminist Conference 2018: Transforming our lives. Transforming the world.
Angela Davis delivered the annual Nicos Poulantzas Memorial Lecture at the Nicos Poulantzas Institute in Athens. In the talk, Davis recounts the historical background to the development of the anti-racist, Marxist feminisms she calls “abolition feminism,” and unpacks some of their political and intellectual implications.
By John Smith, David Harvey, author of The New Imperialism and other acclaimed books on capitalism and Marxist political economy, not only believes that the age of imperialism is over, he thinks it has gone into reverse. In his Commentary on Prabhat and Utsa Patnaik’s A Theory of Imperialism, he says: Those of us who … More A Critique of David Harvey on Imperialism