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How to Read Marx's Capital

ISBN-10: 0745325610

ISBN-13: 9780745325613

Edition: 2008

Authors: Stephen Shapiro

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Das CapitalVolume 1 is essential reading on many undergraduate courses, but the structure and style of the book can be confusing for students, leading them to abandon the text. This book is a clear guide to reading Marx's classic text, which explains the reasoning behind the book's structure and provides help with the more technical aspects that non-economists may find taxing. Students are urged to think for themselves and engage with Marx's powerful methods of argument and explanation. Shapiro shows thatCapitalis key to understanding critical theory and cultural production. This highly focused book will prove invaluable to students of politics, cultural studies, and literary theory.
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 3/20/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Preface
Commodities and Money
The Commodity
The Process of Exchange
Money, or the Circulation of Commodities
The Transformation of Money into Capital
The General Formula for Capital
Contradictions in the General Formula
The Sale and Purchase of Labour-Power
The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value
The Labour Process and the Valorization Process
Constant Capital and Variable Capital
The Rate of Surplus-Value
The Working Day
The Rate and Mass of Surplus-Value
The Production of Relative Surplus-Value
The Concept of Relative Surplus-Value
Co-operation
The Division of Labour and Manufacture
Machinery and Large-Scale Industry
The Production of Absolute and Relative Surplus-Value
Absolute and Relative Surplus-Value
Changes of Magnitude in the Price of Labour-Power and in Surplus-Value
Different Formulae for the Rate of Surplus-Value
Wages
The Transformation of the Value (and Respectively the Price) of Labour-Power into Wages
Time-Wages
Piece-Wages
National Differences in Wages
The Process of Accumulation of Capital
Simple Reproduction
The Transformation of Surplus-Value into Capital
The General Law of Capitalist Accumulation
So-Called Primitive ['Originating'] Accumulation
The Secret of Primitive Accumulation
The Expropriation of the Agricultural Population from the Land
Bloody Legislation Against the Expropriated Since the End of the Fifteenth Century. The Forcing Down of Wages by Act of Parliament
The Genesis of the Capitalist Farmer
Impact of the Agricultural Revolution on Industry. The Creation of a Home Market for Industrial Capital
The Genesis of the Industrial Capitalist
The Historical Tendency of Capitalist Accumulation
The Modern Theory of Colonization
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index