Marx and Modernity: Key Readings and Commentary
August 2002, Wiley-Blackwell
Part I: Marx's Vision of History: "Historical Materialism".
Part II: The Juggernaut of Capitalist Modernity: The Revolutionary Bourgeoisie, End of Tradition, and New Social Powers.
Part III: Marx's Labor Theory of Value: The Hidden Social Relationship Beneath Capitalism's Distorted "Economic" Surface:.
Part IV: The First and Second Industrial Revolutions: From Manufacture to Modern Industry.
Part V: The Downside of Capitalist Growth: Unemployment, Poverty, Speculative Crises, and Environmental Devastation.
Part VI: Globalization and Colonialism: The New International Division of Labor, Unequal Exchange, and the Politics of Race and Ethnicity.
Part VII: New Society Rising in the Old: Socially-Regulated Capitalism and a Third Industrial Revolution.
Part VIII: The Revolutionary Proletariat and Vicissitudes of History: Counterrevolution, Dictatorship, or Radical Democracy?.
Part IX: After Communism: The Death or Return of Marx?.
Part X: New Economy or Old?: Information Capitalism and the Polarization of American Society.
Part XI: Neoliberal Globalization: Concentration, Proletarianization, & Immiseration in the New Transitional Division of Labor.
Part XII: Emergent Resistance to Neoliberal Globalization: Anti-Corporate, Alliance Politics & Direct Actions.
Part XIII: Rethinking Class and Emancipation after Communism: Avoiding Marxist Determinism and Totalization.
- Organizes Marx's writings thematically, presenting him as the father of modern capitalist social theory
- Includes 15 contemporary essays reflecting the influence of Karl Marx on today's economy and society
- Contains substantial editorial introductions by a well-known Marx scholar
--Douglas Kellner, University of California at Los Angeles
"The essays by Marx are intelligently chosen, the lively commentaries by a host of well-known scholars exhibit the range of his influence, while the outstanding introduction by Robert Antonio illuminates his salience for our time. This is a first-rate collection!"
--Stephen Eric Bronner, Rutgers University