Marx and the Alternative to Capitalism

This book provides a crucial alternative for undergraduates in sociology and politics.


Author: Kieran Allen

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312382626

Category: Self-Help


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If we are serious about finding a different way to run the post-credit crunch society, we must start by introducing alternatives to undergraduates. Kieran Allen begins the task with an accessible and comprehensive look at the ideas of Karl Marx. Dispensing with the dryness of traditional explanations of Marx, Allen shows how Marx's ideas apply to modern society. The first section briefly outlines Marx's life and the development of his work, then goes on to clearly explain his key theories, including historical materialism and surplus value. The second section examines alternatives to capitalism, the concept of 'anti-capitalism' and provides concrete, contemporary examples of Marx's theories being put into practice in today's world. This book provides a crucial alternative for undergraduates in sociology and politics.

Marx s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism

This study has shown that a coherent and vital concept of a new society is
contained in the works of Marx, present from his early work of the 1840s to his
last writings. From the inception of his philosophical project, Marx expressed
strong ...


Author: Peter Hudis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004221970

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

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This is the first book-length study of Marx’s concept of the alternative to capitalism. It shows that his critique of capital flowed from a commitment to a specific vision of the kind of human relations that define a new society.

Marx s Conception of the Status of Ethics in Capitalist Society

In effect , then , he avoids the real issue concerning agency by simply asserting
that Marx abandoned the problematic in which it might be investigated . His
understanding , therefore , is of interest here for the alternative it represents to
Ollman ...


Author: John Bryan Davis


ISBN: UIUC:30112089431867

Category: Communism and society

Page: 346

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The Moral Economists

R. H. Tawney, Karl Polanyi, E. P. Thompson, and the Critique of Capitalism Tim
Rogan ... of vindicating Marx'snotion of the 'fully human,'” of imagining an
alternative to Tawney's Christian conception of the person and advancing the
same moral critique of capitalism in ... If not Marx's conception of human
personality, what was to be the basis of a secular version of Tawney's moral
critique of capitalism?


Author: Tim Rogan

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691191492

Category: History

Page: 280

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A fresh look at how three important twentieth-century British thinkers viewed capitalism through a moral rather than material lens What’s wrong with capitalism? Answers to that question today focus on material inequality. Led by economists and conducted in utilitarian terms, the critique of capitalism in the twenty-first century is primarily concerned with disparities in income and wealth. It was not always so. The Moral Economists reconstructs another critical tradition, developed across the twentieth century in Britain, in which material deprivation was less important than moral or spiritual desolation. Tim Rogan focuses on three of the twentieth century’s most influential critics of capitalism—R. H. Tawney, Karl Polanyi, and E. P. Thompson. Making arguments about the relationships between economics and ethics in modernity, their works commanded wide readerships, shaped research agendas, and influenced public opinion. Rejecting the social philosophy of laissez-faire but fearing authoritarianism, these writers sought out forms of social solidarity closer than individualism admitted but freer than collectivism allowed. They discovered such solidarities while teaching economics, history, and literature to workers in the north of England and elsewhere. They wrote histories of capitalism to make these solidarities articulate. They used makeshift languages of “tradition” and “custom” to describe them until Thompson patented the idea of the “moral economy.” Their program began as a way of theorizing everything economics left out, but in challenging utilitarian orthodoxy in economics from the outside, they anticipated the work of later innovators inside economics. Examining the moral cornerstones of a twentieth-century critique of capitalism, The Moral Economists explains why this critique fell into disuse, and how it might be reformulated for the twenty-first century.

Marx s Radical Critique of Capitalist Society

Returning to Marx , his Critique of the Gotha Program contains the only sustained
discussion of post - capitalist society to be found ... As I shall show in Chapters 6
and 7 , it is possible to extract from this discussion a characterization of
alternative institutions for post - capitalist society . ... has pretty conclusively
demonstrated the inadequacy of this view of Marx and indeed of Marx's
conception of himself .


Author: N. Scott Arnold

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195072642

Category: History

Page: 334

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Exactly what did Marx find objectionable about capitalist society? Scattered throughout his writings (and those of his collaborator, Engels) is a systematic--and thoroughly radical--answer to this question. Marx believed that the ills of capitalist society are neither accidental nor incidental; instead they are embedded in the very structure of the capitalist economic system. This book articulates and critically evaluates the Marxist charges against capitalism of exploitation and alienation, and argues that Marx's radical critique of capitalist society presupposes a set of alternative institutions without the defects attributed to capitalism. A careful analysis of Marx's vision of the two phases or stages of post-capitalist society (later called "socialism" and "communism") reveals that neither vision could be realized. It has often been said that Marxism works in theory but not in practice; this book contends that it does not work in theory.

Marx s Inferno

the contradictions of capitalism develop, so too does the agency that will deliver
us from capitalism. ... Saint-Simon, and Owen.9 Utopian socialists respond to the
problem of modern capitalism by fleeing from it, in their imagining of alternative
forms of ... presence in his writings or its centrality for Marx, I wish to flesh out
Cohen's characterization of this obstetric conception of politics in such a way as
to ...


Author: William Clare Roberts

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691180816

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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Marx’s Inferno reconstructs the major arguments of Karl Marx’s Capital and inaugurates a completely new reading of a seminal classic. Rather than simply a critique of classical political economy, William Roberts argues that Capital was primarily a careful engagement with the motives and aims of the workers’ movement. Understood in this light, Capital emerges as a profound work of political theory. Placing Marx against the background of nineteenth-century socialism, Roberts shows how Capital was ingeniously modeled on Dante’s Inferno, and how Marx, playing the role of Virgil for the proletariat, introduced partisans of workers’ emancipation to the secret depths of the modern “social Hell.” In this manner, Marx revised republican ideas of freedom in response to the rise of capitalism. Combining research on Marx’s interlocutors, textual scholarship, and forays into recent debates, Roberts traces the continuities linking Marx’s theory of capitalism to the tradition of republican political thought. He immerses the reader in socialist debates about the nature of commerce, the experience of labor, the power of bosses and managers, and the possibilities of political organization. Roberts rescues those debates from the past, and shows how they speak to ever-renewed concerns about political life in today’s world.

Sociology of Delinquency

Moreover , none of these " antitheses ' of capitalism is Marx's conception of "
socialism . ... As Schroyer ( 1975 : 35 ) maintains : Whereas the notion of the
socialist alternative of industrial development was at one time a revolutionary
conception ...


Author: Gary F. Jensen

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015056810958

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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Monthly Labor Review

In quite a different style, see also Appalachia's People, Problems, Alternatives:
An Introductory Social Science Reader, ... Department of Energy, Mines and
Resources Struggle toward clarity Alienation: Marx's Concept of Man in Capitalist




ISBN: UCBK:C028600444

Category: Labor laws and legislation


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Publishes in-depth articles on labor subjects, current labor statistics, information about current labor contracts, and book reviews

Marx s Theory of Exchange Alienation and Crisis

When we considered possible alternative sources of alienation—private property,
greed, division of labor, ... Marx's concept of alienation serves as a weapon in his
battle against capitalism; it is used in keeping with his dictum that criticism is a ...


Author: Paul Craig Roberts

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015005906477

Category: Marxian economics

Page: 127

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"First published with Hoover Institution Press." Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Dialectic of Alienation and De alienation

We do not share this preference but consider reification as an important concept
helpfull in the analysis of capitalist and market relations and related to two
components of alienation powerlessness ... In Marx's conception the alternative
to the ...


Author: Menahem Rosner


ISBN: UOM:39015037368969

Category: Alienation (Social psychology)

Page: 52

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Marxism and Modernism

The dramatist's literary theory and practice was closely related to Marx's concept
of knowledge as critique. ... this “production aesthetics,” drawn from Marx's
classical” analysis of the political economy of capitalism, Brecht offered an
alternative ...


Author: Eugene Lunn


ISBN: 9780520315198


Page: 388

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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1982.

Marx s Theory of Alienation

no concept can be elucidated by itself—and in many cases with grave distortions
of Marx's system as a whole. ... In the present phase of socio-historical
development, however, when for the first time in history capitalism is being
shaken to its ... task was the breaking of the first and “weakest link of the chain”—
but in terms of strategic socio-economical alternatives, with farreaching global


Author: István Mészáros

Publisher: Merlin Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106018890431

Category: Political Science

Page: 356

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Written in 1970 by a prominent Marxist philosopher and student of Georg Lukács, this book argues that alienation is the central idea in all of Karl Marx's work. To distinguish Marx's original concept from its use by other writers over the years, the topic is approached in three different ways. First, the origin of the idea of alienation is discussed along with an analysis of the way Marx structured it into a theory. Then alienation is explored beyond its political aspect, as it has been used in economics, ontology, moral philosophy, and aesthetics. The contemporary usefulness of the term is covered in the last section of the book, which concludes that current debates about the individual in society and the role of education can be fruitfully discussed in terms of alienation.

Logs for Capital

The Timber Industry and Capitalist Enterprise in the Nineteenth Century Sing C.
Chew ... developmental approach was joined by a competing framework ,
dependency theory , as an alternative radical approach toward understanding
social change and economic transformation . ... The main criticism focused on the
perceived lack of adherence to Marx's concepts for the critique of political
economy .


Author: Sing C. Chew

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: MINN:31951D00510600Q

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 191

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This study examines the process of capital accumulation at the level of the business firm, linking it to the macro-level of the world-economy. Focusing on the timber industry in the 19th century, and using primary archival material, the work analyzes how capital operates in the resource sector of the world-economy.

Revue internationale de philosophie

1 , no 3 , 244-282 ) . In many aspects , these discussions parallelled the
discussions about Rawls ' theory of justice . According to Marx , norms of justice
were not firm enough a basis to establish a revolutionary alternative for capitalist
society .




ISBN: UCAL:B3614633

Category: Philosophy


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Soviet Studies in Philosophy

In Marx's conception , socialism ( and all the more so communism ) is not an
abstract negation of civilization but a ... role of capital , ” Marx put forth through his
theory of socialism and communism an alternative not just to capitalism itself ...




ISBN: UCAL:B4092767

Category: Philosophy


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Alternative Futures

Marx stated his concept of alienation primarily in the Economic and Philosophical
Manuscripts of 1844 , and alluded to it ... Alienation : Marx's Conception of Man in
Capitalist Society ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2d ed . , 1976 ) .




ISBN: UCAL:B3892628

Category: Forecasting


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Alternative Models of Socialist Economic Systems

... a level of capitalist accumulation and economy which might have served as a
basis for the formation of a more developed, more just and more humane social
system than capitalism such as that which appears in Marx's concept of socialism
, ...


Author: Kálmán Pécsi


ISBN: STANFORD:36105040982782

Category: Communist countries

Page: 301

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The Oxford Handbook of Karl Marx

This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication.


Author: Matt Vidal

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190695544

Category: Marxian economics

Page: 848

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This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication. At this time, we cannot add information about unpublished articles in this handbook, however the table of contents will continue to grow as additional articles pass through the review process and are added to the site. Please note that the online publication date for this handbook is the date that the first article in the title was published online.

Sociological Abstracts

The Dynamic of Change : Class , Politics and Civil Society - From Marx to Post -
Marxism ; SA14078 Marx - Proudhon : Their ... or Why Marx and Engels Were Not
Right ; SA14077 The Dialectical Structure of Marx's Concept of ' Revolution in ...
SA14075 Braverman and the Contribution of Labour Process Analysis to the
Critique of Capitalist Production - Twenty - Five ... GLOBALIZATION AND
Public Sphere in ...


Author: Leo P. Chall


ISBN: UOM:39015078349290

Category: Sociology


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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Alternative Approaches and Strategies of Human Resources Development

Bell D. , " The re - discovery of Alienation : The quest for the Historical Marx , The
Journal of Philosophy , 1959 . 73. ... Ollman , B. , Alienation , Marx's Conception
of Man in Capitalist Society , Cambridge , The University Press , 1971 . 95.


Author: T. Venkateswara Rao


ISBN: UOM:39015014764057

Category: Personnel management

Page: 405

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