This major new textbook from the premier Marxist political thinker guides us through the classic text of political economy. For nearly forty years, David Harvey has taught and lectured on Marx's "Capital". In this book he draws on his rich knowledge of the text to create a step-by-step guide to the most important and influential study of capitalism. Aimed to guide first-time readers through a dense and complicated as well as a rich and fascinating text, the book offers fresh, original and sometimes critical interpretations of Marx's most famous work. The contemporary relevance of "Capital" to understanding the state of contemporary capitalism shines through in every chapter, making this a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the world today and its crises.
David Harvey teaches at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and is the author of many books, including Social Justice and the City, The Condition of Postmodernity, The Limits to Capital, A Brief History of Neoliberalism and, most recently, Spaces of Global Capitalism: Towards a Theory of Uneven Geographical Development.
"Harvey is a scholarly radical; his writing is free of journalistic cliches, full of facts and carefully thought-through ideas." Richard Sennett "Navigating effortlessly between history, economics, geography and politics, with persuasive argument and lucid prose, David Harvey places today's headlines in context and makes sense of the early twenty-first-century maelstrom we're all caught up in." Susan George "A magisterial work." Fredric Jameson" "Written in the same thought-provoking but still composed style that characterises Harvey's previous works, this book offers invaluable insights and assistance for everybody interested in unravelling the contradictions of the current crisis following the methods set out by Marx some 150 years ago." Socialist Review
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