New PDF release: A Companion to Marx's Capital

By David Harvey

ISBN-10: 1844673596

ISBN-13: 9781844673599

“My goal is to get you to learn a publication by way of Karl Marx known as Capital, quantity 1, and to learn it on Marx’s personal terms…”

The largest monetary main issue because the nice melancholy has generated a surge of curiosity in Marx’s paintings within the attempt to appreciate the origins of our present problem. for almost 40 years, David Harvey has written and lectured on Capital, changing into one of many world’s so much premier Marx scholars.

Based on his fresh lectures, this present quantity goals to deliver this intensity of studying to a broader viewers, guiding first-time readers via a desirable and deeply worthwhile textual content. A better half to Marx’s Capital deals clean, unique and infrequently serious interpretations of a e-book that modified the process historical past and, as Harvey intimates, may perhaps achieve this again.

David Harvey’s video lecture path are available the following: davidharvey.org/reading-capital/

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