Marcello Musto

Marcello Musto

Born April 14, 1976, MA in Political Science, University of Napoli - L'Orientale, PhD in Philosophy and Politics, University of Napoli - L'Orientale, and PhD in Philosophy, University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis, teaches Political Theory at the Department of Political Science of York University (Toronto).

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Marx, Engels, and Marxisms

Marx, Engels and Marxisms

Palgrave Macmillan

 

Series Editors:

Marcello Musto (York University, Canada)

Terrell Carver (University of Bristol, UK)

 

Assistant Editors:

Babak Amini (London School of Economics, UK)

Francesca Antonini (The Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study, Germany)

Paula Rauhala (Tampere University, Finland)

Kohei Saito (Osaka City University, Japan)

 

The Marx renaissance is underway on a global scale. Wherever the critique of capitalism re-emerges, there is an intellectual and political demand for new, critical engagements with Marxism.

The peer-reviewed series Marx, Engels and Marxisms publishes monographs, edited volumes, critical editions, reprints of old texts, as well as translations of books already published in other languages. Our volumes come from a wide range of political perspectives, subject matters, academic disciplines and geographical areas, producing an eclectic and informative collection that appeals to a diverse and international audience.

Our main areas of focus include: the oeuvre of Marx and Engels, Marxist authors and traditions of the 19th and 20th centuries, labour and social movements, Marxist analyses of contemporary issues, and reception of Marxism in the world.

 

Titles Published:

1. Terrell Carver - Daniel Blank, A Political History of the Editions of Marx and Engels's "German Ideology Manuscripts", 2014.

2. Terrell Carver - Daniel Blank (Eds.), Marx and Engels's "German Ideology" Manuscripts, 2014.

3. Alfonso Maurizio Iacono, The History and Theory of Fetishism, 2015.

4. Paresh Chattopadhyay, Marx's Associated Mode of Production, 2016.

5. Domenico Losurdo, Class Struggle: A Political and Philosophical History, 2016.

6. Frederick Harry Pitts, Critiquing Capitalism Today: New Ways to Read Marx, 2017.

7. Ranabir Samaddar, Karl Marx and the Postcolonial Age, 2017.

8. George Comninel, Alienation and Emancipation in the Work of Karl Marx, 2018.

9. Jean-Numa Ducange and Razmig Keucheyan (Eds.), The End of the Democratic State. Nicos Poulantzas, a Marxism for the 21 st Century, 2018.

10. Robert Ware, Marx on Emancipation and the Socialist Transition, 2018.

11. Xavier LaFrance and Charles Post (Eds.), Case Studies in the Origins of Capitalism, 2018.

12. John Gregson, Marxism, Ethics, and Politics: The Work of Alasdair MacIntyre, 2019.

13. Luis Felipe Miguel and Vladimir Puzone (Eds.), The Brazilian Left in the 21st Century: Conflict and Conciliation in Peripheral Capitalism, 2019.

14. James Muldoon and Gaard Kets’ (Eds.), The German Revolution and Political Theory, 2019.

15. Michael Brie, Lenin – Dialectics of Revolution and Metaphysics of Domination, 2019.

16. August H.Nimtz, Marxism versus Liberalism: Comparative Real-Time Political Analysis, 2019.

17. Gustavo Moura de Cavalcanti Mello and Mauricio de Souza Sabadini (Eds.), Financial Speculation and Fictitious Profits: A Marxist Analysis, 2019.

18. Shaibal Gupta, Marcello Musto, Babak Amini (Eds.), Karl Marx – Life, Ideas, Influence: A Critical Examination on the Bicentenary, 2019.

19. Igor Shoikhedbrod, Revisiting Marx’s Critique of Liberalism Rethinking Justice, Legality and Rights, 2019.

20. Jaun Pablo Rodriguez, Resisting Neoliberal Capitalism in Chile: The Possibility of Social Critique, 2019.

21. Kaan Kangal, Friedrich Engels and the Dialectics of Nature, 2020.

22. Victor Wallis, Socialist Practice: Histories and Theories, 2020.

23. Alfonso Maurizio Iacono, The Bourgeois and the Savage: A Marxian Critique of the Image of the Isolated Individual in Defoe, Turgot and Smith, 2020.

24. Terrell Carver, Engels before Marx, 2020.

25. Jean-Numa Ducange, Jules Guesde: The Birth of Socialism and Marxism in France, 2020.

26. Angel Oliva, Antonio Oliva and Ivan Novara (Eds.), Marx and Contemporary Critical Theory: The Philosophy of Real Abstraction, 2020.

27Francesco Biagi, Henri Lefebvre: A Critical Theory of Space, 2020.

28. Stefano Petrucciani, The Ideas of Karl Marx: A Critical Introduction, 2020.

29. Terrell Carver, The Life and Thought of Friedrich Engels, 2020.

30. Giuseppe Vacca, Alternative Modernities: Antonio Gramsci’s Twentieth Century, 2020.

31. Kevin B. Anderson, Kieran Durkin & Heather Brown (Eds.), Raya Dunayevskaya's Intersectional Marxism: Race, Gender, and the Dialectics of Liberation, 2020. 

32. Marcello Musto, Karl Marx’s Writings on Alienation, 2021.

33. Ryuji Sasaki, A New Introduction to Karl Marx, 2021.  

34. Kohei Saito (Ed.), Reexamining Engels’s Legacy in the 21st Century, 2021.

35. Paresh Chattopadhyay, Socialism in Marx’s Capital: Towards a De-alienated World, 2021.

36. Marco Di Maggio, The Rise and Fall of Communist Parties in France and Italy, 2021.

37. Michael Brie & Jörn Schütrumpf, Rosa Luxemburg: A Revolutionary Marxist at the Limits of Marxism, 2021.

38. Gianfranco Ragona & Monica Quirico, Frontier Socialism: Self-organisation and Anti-capitalism, 2021.

39. Miguel Vedda, Siegfried Kracauer, or, The Allegories of Improvisation, 2021.

40. James Steinhoff, Automation and Autonomy: Labour, Capital and Machines in the Artificial Intelligence Industry, 2021.

 

Titles Forthcoming:

Vesa Oittinen, Marxism, Russia, Philosophy, 2020. 

Kolja Lindner, Marx, Marxism and the Question of Eurocentrism.

Jean-Numa Ducange & Elisa Marcobelli (Eds.), Selected Writings of Jean Jaures: On Socialism, Pacifism and Marxism.

Adriana Petra, Intellectuals and Communist Culture: Itineraries, Problems and Debates in Post-war Argentina.

George Comninel, The Feudal Foundations of Modern Europe.

Spencer Leonard, Marx, the India Question, and the Crisis of Cosmopolitanism, 2020.

Joe Collins, Applying Marx’s Capital to the 21st century.

Levy del Aguila Marchena, Communism, Political Power and Personal Freedom in Marx.

Seongjin Jeong, Korean Capitalism in the 21st Century: Marxist Analysis and Alternatives.

Marcello Musté, Marxism and Philosophy of Praxis: An Italian perspective from Labriola to Gramsci, 2021.

Satoshi Matsui, Normative Theories of Liberalism and Socialism: Marxist Analysis of Value.

Shannon Brincat, Dialectical Dialogues in Contemporary World Politics: A Meeting of Traditions in Global Comparative Philosophy.

Stefano Petrucciani, Theodor W. Adorno: Philosophy, Society, Aesthetics.

Francesca Antonini, Reassessing Marx’s Eighteenth Brumaire: Dictatorship, State, and Revolution, 2020.

Thomas Kemple, Capital after Classical Sociology: The Faustian Lives of Social Theory.

Yuki Tsuyoshi, Socialism, Markets and the Critique of Money: The Theory of “Labour Note".

Geetha V, “Pre-requisites of Communism”: Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar and the Question of Socialism in India.

Xavier Vigna, A Political History of Factories in France: The Workers’ Insubordination of 1968.

Atila Melegh, Anti-Migrant Populism in Eastern Europe and Hungary: A Marxist Analysis.

Marie-Cecile Bouju, A Political History of the Publishing Houses of the French Communist Party.

Gustavo Moura de Cavalcanti Mello & Henrique Pereira Braga (Eds.), Wealth and Poverty in Contemporary Brazilian Capitalism.

Peter McMylor, Graeme Kirkpatrick & Simin Fadaee (Eds.), Marxism, Religion, and Emancipatory Politics.

Mauro Buccheri, Radical Humanism for the Left: The Quest for Meaning in Late Capitalism.

Rémy Herrera, Confronting Mainstream Economics to Overcome Capitalism.

Tamás Krausz, Eszter Bartha (Eds.), Socialist Experiences in Eastern Europe: A Hungarian Perspective.

Martin Cortés, Marxism, Time and Politics: On the Autonomy of the Political.

João Antonio de Paula, Huga da Gama Cerqueira, Eduardo da Motta e Albuquer & Leonardo de Deus, Marxian Economics for the 21st Century: Revaluating Marx’s Critique of Political Economy.

Zhi Li, The Concept of the Individual in the Thought of Karl Marx.

Lelio Demichelis, Marx, Alienation and Techno-capitalism.

Dong-Min Rieu, A Mathematical Approach to Marxian Value Theory: Time, Money, and Labor Productivity.

Salvatore Prinzi, Representation, Expression, and Institution: The Philosophy of Merleau-Ponty and Castoriadis.

Agon Hamza, Slavoj Žižek and the Reconstruction of Marxism.

Kei Ehara, Japanese Discourse on the Marxian Theory of Finance.

Éric Aunoble, French Views on the Russian Revolution.

Elisa Marcobelli, Internationalism Toward Diplomatic Crisis: The Second International and French, German and Italian Socialists.

Paolo Favilli, Historiography and Marxism: Innovations in Mid-Century Italy.

Terrell Carver, Smail Rapic (Eds.), Friedrich Engels for the 21st Century: Perspectives and Problems.

Juan Dal Maso, Hegemony and Class: Three Essays on Trotsky, Gramsci and Marxism.

Patrizia Dogliani, A Political History of the International Union of Socialist Youth.

Ronaldo Munck, Rethinking Development: Marxist Perspectives.

Emanuela Conversano, Capital from Afar: Anthropology and Critique of Political Economy in the Late Marx.

Marcello Musto (Ed.), Rethinking Alternatives with Marx.

Vincenzo Mele, Fragments of Metropolis: City and Modernity in the Thought of Georg Simmel and Walter Benjamin.

David Norman Smith, Workers of All World, Unite.

 

Under Review:

Marcelo Badaro, The Working Class: From Marx to Our Times.

Alexandros Chrysis, The Marx of Communism: Setting Limits in the Realm of Communism.

Christoph Henning, Theories of Alienation: From Rousseau to the Present.

Roger Martelli, Jean Vigreux &Serge Wolikow The Red Party: One Hundred Years of History of the French Communist Party.

François Chesnais, The Decision to Invest: Capital, Government and Accumulation.

Marcos Del Roio, Gramsci and the Emancipation of the Subaltern Classes.

David Ireland, The Communist Manifesto in the Revolutionary Politics of 1848: A Critical Evaluation.

Murzban Jal, Whatever Happened to Liberalism? A Marxist Study on The Rise of Fascism in India.

Shahrzad Mojab, Sara Carpenter & Genevieve Ritchie (Eds.), Marxism and Migration.

Emmanuel Nakamura, The Touchstone of Modern State Critique in the Work of Hegel and Marx: The Interrelation Between Subjective and Social Freedoms.

Bertel Nygaard, Marxism, Labor Movement and Historiography: Interpreting the French Revolution since the 19th Century.

Maurício Vieira Martins, Marx, Spinoza and Darwin: Thinkers of Immanence.

Daniel Egan, Capitalism, War and Revolution: A Marxist Analysis.

Adrian Piva and Agustin Santella (Eds.), Marxism, Social Movement, and Collective Action.

Steven Maher, Corporate Capitalism and the Integral State: General Electric and a Century of American Power.

Paul Raekstad, Karl Marx’s Realist Critique of Capitalism: Freedom, Alienation, and Socialism.

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گروندریسِ کارل مارکس: بنیادهای نقد اقتصادی سیاسی پس از ۱۵۰ سال, Tehran: Nika, 2010 (xxviii + 291 pages).

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گروندریسه بخشی از پروژه‌ی کاملِ سیاسی - اقتصادی مارکس تلقی‌ می‌‌شود که تفسیرهای درک شده متداول از وی را به چالش کشیده و به بته ی آزمون می‌‌گذارد
.گروندریسه می‌‌تواند ماهیت و هسته ی اصلی‌ نقد پخته ی مارکس را از اقتصاد سیاسی روشن کند. این نقد می‌‌تواند پایه‌ای برای نظریه ی انتقادی وی باشد و نقد مناسب‌تری از جهان معاصر را فراهم آورد. این کتاب ترکیبی‌ از لایه‌های گوناگون اندیشه مارکس است
.به تعبیری هیچ کدام از آثار اقتصادی ی مارکس کامل نیستند اما کامل‌ترین آن‌ها گروندریسه است
 
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Karl Marx's Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy 150 Years Later, New Delhi: Manohar, 2013 (320 pages).

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Written between 1857 and 1858, the Grundrisse is the first draft of Marx’s critique of political economy and, thus, also the initial preparatory work on Capital. Despite its editorial vicissitudes and late publication, Grundrisse contains numerous reflections on matters that Marx did not develop elsewhere in his oeuvre and is therefore extremely important for an overall interpretation of his thought.

Grundrisse on the 150th anniversary of its composition, present a Marx in many ways radically different from the one who figures in the dominant currents of twentieth-century Marxism. The book demonstrates the relevance of the Grundrisse to an understanding of Capital and of Marx’s theoretical project as a whole, which, as is well known, remained uncompleted. It also highlights the continuing explanatory power of Marxian categories for contemporary society and its present contradictions.

With contributions from such scholars as Eric Hobsbawm, Moishe Postone, Terrell Carver, John Bellamy Foster, Ellen Meiksins Wood, Enrique Dussel, Iring Fetscher, and covering subject areas such as political economy, philosophy and Marxism, this book is likely to become required reading for serious scholars of Marx across the world.

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ENDORSEMENTS

"The Grundrisse has been rightly described as Marx’s thought at its richest. This volume makes a successful attempt both to display the most significant aspects of the Grundrisse and presents a complete and rigorous account of the dissemination and the reception of this work throughout the world."

Eric Hobsbawm, Birkbeck College

 

"In this edited collection of essays by international scholars, Marcello Musto has helped to chart the recognition and influence of one of Marx’s most important, methodologically rich – and most neglected – texts: the Grundrisse. The volume is the fruit of many years of sustained and devoted scholarship, his chapter on the ‘1857 Introduction’ is one of the finest in the collection."

Stuart Hall, Open University 

 

"Nothing Marx wrote has better illustrated the complexity of his thought and the enormous array of the world’s appreciation of it than the Grundrisse. This collection of essays gives one an indispensable entry into understanding better what Marx has to offer the world today and the social bases of the multiple Marxisms."

Immanuel Wallerstein, Yale University 

 

"Karl Marx’s Grundrisse is a magnificent volume, which also serves as a global map of world Marxist theory."

Fredric Jameson, Duke University 

 

"Over the last two decades, Marx’s Grundrisse has increasingly been seen as the key text to the understanding his work. An up-to-date discussion of the Grundrisse is therefore much to be welcomed. And when it is of the consistently high quality that Marcello Musto has here put together, scholars of Marx can only rejoice."

David Mclellan, Goldsmiths College

 

"Karl Marx’s Grundrisse represents a major resource for studies on Marx. It is a key text for understanding his critique of political economy; but also – and no less importantly – it makes visible the questions that Marx did not develop later in Capital, such as capitalism as a global system, ecology, and the contours of a post-capitalistic society. This volume is required reading for all serious students of Marx."

Samir Amin, Third World Forum 

 

"At a time when Marx’s writings are once again attracting ever-wider circles of readers seeking to understand yet another global capitalist crisis, Marcello Musto has produced an edited volume devoted to Marx’s Grundrisse. The essays of interpretation as well as the studies of both the production of this great work and its reception across many different societies and social contexts make this book an especially timely and valuable contribution to Marx's current ascendancy."

Richard D. Wolff, New School University

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Rethinking Marxism, by Toni Negri, 2014.

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Books

 

2021

Karl Marx’s Writings on Alienation

 

2020

The Marx Revival: Key Concepts and New Interpretations  

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2020

The Last Years of Karl Marx: An Intellectual Biography

 

2019

Karl Marx's Life, Ideas, Influences: A Critical Examination on the Bicentenary

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2019

Marx's Capital After 150 years: Critique and Alternative to Capitalism

 

 

2018

Karl Marx: Intellectual and Political Biography, 1857-1883

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2018

Another Marx: Early Manuscripts to the International

 

2017

Karl Marx's Capital

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2016

The Post-1989 Radical Left in Europe

 

 2015

The International after 150 Years: Labour vs Capital, Then and Now

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2014

Workers Unite! The International 150 Years Later

 

2012

Marx for Today

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2011

Rethinking Marx and Marxisms: Studies and Essays

 

 

2010

Karl Marx: Alienation

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2010

Karl Marx: Introduction to the Critique of Political Economy

 

 

 

2008

Karl Marx's Grundisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy 150 Years Later

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2005

On the Tracks of a Spectre: The Work of Karl Marx between Philology and Philosophy

   

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Sulle tracce di un fantasma. L'opera di Karl Marx tra filologia e filosofia, Rome: Manifestolibri, 2005 (400 pages).

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Marx-Engels Gesamtausgabe (MEGA²), restituisce la sua opera, in alcune parti ancora inedita, all'originaria incompiutezza. Dalla sua pubblicazione emerge la diversità tra Marx e il marxismo-leninismo novecentesco, tra la ricchezza di un orizzonte problematico e polimorfo ancora tutto da esplorare e la dottrina che ne ha alterato la concezione originaria sino a divenirne la manifesta negazione.

Attraverso il contributo di qualificati studiosi internazionali, questo volume presenta i risultati delle ultime ricerche filologiche sull'opera di Marx; le più recenti interpretazioni dei suoi lavori giovanili e de Il capitale; e alcune tra le più innovative riflessioni contemporanee sull'attualità di un pensiero ancora irrinunciabile per la comprensione del presente. 

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马克思的《大纲》——《政治经济学批判大纲》150年 马克思主义研究译丛;“十二五”国家重点图书出版规划项目, Beijing: China Renmin University Press, 2011 (378 pages).

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150多年前,马克思发表了《政治经济学批判大纲》。他比他那个时代的任何其他人都更清晰地感觉和分析了资本主义在世界范围的发展,认识到了全球化国际经济的产生是内在于资本主义生产方式的。他预言这个过程不但将促成自由主义理论家所吹嘘的成长和繁荣,也会催生暴力冲突、经济危机和广泛的社会不平等。最近几年的国际金融危机更是证明了《政治经济学批判大纲》对资本主义的批判是有益的。本书汇集了国内外知名学者对《政治经济学批判大纲》的研究和传播的重要文章若干篇,必将会重新点燃人们对马克思在创作这一著作时就明白自己要献身的人类解放事业的信念和希望。 作者简介 马塞罗·默斯托

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Marxism & Reality, by Fan Lijun, 06/2011.

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Karl Marx's Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy 150 Years Later, London-New York: Routledge, 2008, (xxviii + 291 pages).

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Written between 1857 and 1858, the Grundrisse is the first draft of Marx’s critique of political economy and, thus, also the initial preparatory work on Capital. Despite its editorial vicissitudes and late publication, Grundrisse contains numerous reflections on matters that Marx did not develop elsewhere in his oeuvre and is therefore extremely important for an overall interpretation of his thought.

Grundrisse on the 150th anniversary of its composition, present a Marx in many ways radically different from the one who figures in the dominant currents of twentieth-century Marxism. The book demonstrates the relevance of the Grundrisse to an understanding of Capital and of Marx’s theoretical project as a whole, which, as is well known, remained uncompleted. It also highlights the continuing explanatory power of Marxian categories for contemporary society and its present contradictions.

With contributions from such scholars as Eric Hobsbawm, Moishe Postone, Terrell Carver, John Bellamy Foster, Ellen Meiksins Wood, Enrique Dussel, Iring Fetscher, and covering subject areas such as political economy, philosophy and Marxism, this book is likely to become required reading for serious scholars of Marx across the world.

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ENDORSEMENTS

"The Grundrisse has been rightly described as Marx’s thought at its richest. This volume makes a successful attempt both to display the most significant aspects of the Grundrisse and presents a complete and rigorous account of the dissemination and the reception of this work throughout the world."

Eric Hobsbawm, Birkbeck College

 

"In this edited collection of essays by international scholars, Marcello Musto has helped to chart the recognition and influence of one of Marx’s most important, methodologically rich – and most neglected – texts: the Grundrisse. The volume is the fruit of many years of sustained and devoted scholarship, his chapter on the ‘1857 Introduction’ is one of the finest in the collection."

Stuart Hall, Open University

 

"Nothing Marx wrote has better illustrated the complexity of his thought and the enormous array of the world’s appreciation of it than the Grundrisse. This collection of essays gives one an indispensable entry into understanding better what Marx has to offer the world today and the social bases of the multiple Marxisms."

Immanuel Wallerstein, Yale University

 

"Karl Marx’s Grundrisse is a magnificent volume, which also serves as a global map of world Marxist theory."

Fredric Jameson, Duke University

 

"Over the last two decades, Marx’s Grundrisse has increasingly been seen as the key text to the understanding his work. An up-to-date discussion of the Grundrisse is therefore much to be welcomed. And when it is of the consistently high quality that Marcello Musto has here put together, scholars of Marx can only rejoice."

David Mclellan, Goldsmiths College

 

"Karl Marx’s Grundrisse represents a major resource for studies on Marx. It is a key text for understanding his critique of political economy; but also – and no less importantly – it makes visible the questions that Marx did not develop later in Capital, such as capitalism as a global system, ecology, and the contours of a post-capitalistic society. This volume is required reading for all serious students of Marx."

Samir Amin, Third World Forum

 

"At a time when Marx’s writings are once again attracting ever-wider circles of readers seeking to understand yet another global capitalist crisis, Marcello Musto has produced an edited volume devoted to Marx’s Grundrisse. The essays of interpretation as well as the studies of both the production of this great work and its reception across many different societies and social contexts make this book an especially timely and valuable contribution to Marx's current ascendancy."

Richard D. Wolff, New School University

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 08:57

Karl Marx. L'alienazione

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Karl Marx, L'alienazione, Rome: Donzelli 2010 (128 pages). 

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La teoria dell’alienazione è stata una tematica rilevante dell’opera di Marx e rappresenta uno dei suoi contributi più significativi alla critica della società borghese. Infatti, mediante i concetti di lavoro estraneato, reificazione, sussunzione del lavoro e feticismo delle merci, egli disvelò l’autentico rapporto di dipendenza che la classe lavoratrice, nelle condizioni sociali del mondo contemporaneo, subisce nei confronti del capitale. L’interesse verso i testi che contengono queste riflessioni è accresciuto dal fatto che, al loro interno, la critica dell’alienazione è accompagnata dalla descrizione della società post-capitalistica teorizzata da Marx, ovvero dall’esposizione di quello che egli riteneva un nuovo possibile scenario di emancipazione umana. Da questi brani emerge un Marx molto diverso da quello raffigurato da tanti suoi critici e presunti seguaci. Un autore per il quale il libero sviluppo delle individualità e la libertà hanno la stessa importanza dell’uguaglianza e della dimensione collettiva. In una fase in cui, dopo essere stato prima assimilato al cosiddetto «socialismo reale» e poi messo frettolosamente da parte dopo il 1989, Marx viene riscoperto e la sua opera torna a essere letta al fine di poter meglio comprendere la crisi e le contraddizioni del capitalismo odierno, la riproposizione di queste pagine sull’alienazione fornisce un prezioso strumento critico per la trasformazione del presente e può suscitare grande stupore e interesse sia in quanti credono di sapere già tutto di Marx, sia nelle nuove generazioni di lettori.


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Karl Marx. L'introduzione alla critica dell'economia politica, Macerata: Quodlibet, 2010 (136 pages).
 
 
 

L’Introduzione alla critica dell’economia politica contiene il più esteso pronunciamento di Marx sulle questioni metodologiche. Le riflessioni sulla concezione della storia, sull’individuo sociale, sulla produzione e sullo sviluppo ineguale tra i rapporti economici e quelli artistici, elaborate in questo scritto, lo hanno reso uno snodo obbligato per tutti gli interpreti e i lettori di Marx. In una fase in cui Marx, messo da parte dopo il 1989, viene riscoperto, mentre le categorie politiche e storiche che emergono dalla sua opera riacquistano importanza per la comprensione delle dinamiche del modo di produzione capitalistico, questo testo accompagnato da un innovativo commentario – che ne ripercorre la genesi sulla scorta delle recenti scoperte filologiche della nuova edizione in lingua tedesca – costituisce un prezioso strumento critico per l’analisi del presente e una chiave di accesso al suo pensiero, anche per quanti non hanno avuto ancora modo di avvicinarsi ai suoi scritti.

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REVIEWS

Critica Marxista, by Giuseppe Cospito, 2010.

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Tras las huellas de un fantasma: La actualidad de Karl Marx, México: SIGLO XXI, 2011 (252 pages).

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Contrariamente a las previsiones que habían decretado de modo definitivo el olvido, Karl Marx volvió, durante los últimos años, a retomar la atención de los analistas, periodistas y estudiosos internacionales. Su persistente capacidad explicativa del mundo actual vuelve a proponer el valor del pensamiento, y en los estantes de las bibliotecas de Europa, America y Asia desempolvan cada vez más frecuentemente sus escritos.

Uno de los ejemplo más significativo de este redescubrimiento es la reanudación de la publicación de sus obras completas, la Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe (MEGA 2). ¿Qué Marx surge de la nueva edición histórico-crítica? Decididamente un Marx diferente del que, durante mucho tiempo, nos presentaron muchos seguidores y adversarios. El redescubrimiento de su obra muestra la diferencia que existe entre Marx y algunos tipo de “marxismo”, entre la riqueza de un horizonte problemático y polimorfo y la doctrina que alteró la concepción originaria hasta convertirse en la negación manifiesta del punto de partida. Así, al perfil granítico de la estatua que, en tantas plazas de los regímenes antilibertarios de los países de Europa oriental, lo representaba apuntando al porvenir con dogmática certidumbre, se sustituye hoy por el de un autor que dejó incompletos la mayor parte de sus escritos para dedicarse, hasta su muerte, a nuevos estudios que verificasen la validez de sus propias tesis.

Frente a las contradicciones y a la crisis de la sociedad capitalista se vuelve a interrogar a ese Marx que, después de 1989, fue dejado de lado con demasiada precipitación. 

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