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Simultaneously extolled in its day as truth incarnate and the inspiration for a life-and-death struggle for humankind's liberation and condemned as the vilest of propaganda on behalf of despotism, the continues to be the most potent literary symbol of the struggle over the form and content of freedom. This revised Norton Critical Edition provides students with the best documentation and scholarship with which to appreciate the complexities, context, and legacy of controversy. The Second Edition interprets the in relation to the dominance of globalized financial capital, socialist feminist critique, postmodernism, and the fragmentation/transformation of the global working class in the twenty-first century. The volume includes a carefully annotated text of the , the editor's historical and philosophical introduction, and a chronology of historical events surrounding publication of the . Fifteen seminal interpretations--eight of them new to the Second Edition--have been collected. New contributions include Lucien Laurat on the sociological standpoint as adapted to the modernization of the mid-twentieth century; Wendy Lynne Lee's assessment of the key concepts, metaphors, and arguments from a radical-feminist perspective; the article that served as the basis for , Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri's important postmodernist adaptation of the for twenty-first century conditions; and noteworthy responses to Hardt and Negri's arguments by Slavoj Zizek and by Taki Fotopoulos and Alexandros Gezerlis. A Selected Bibliography and Index are also included.

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Karl Marx's 1848 text is reframed in this revised Norton Critical Edition in the context of twenty-first-century theoretical debates, capitalist globalization, the information technology revolution, and contemporary struggles up to and including the 2011 "Arab Spring."

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Karl Marx studied law and philosophy at the universities of Bonn and Berlin, completing his doctorate in 1841. Expelled from Prussia in 1844, he took up residence first in Paris and then in London where, in 1867, he published his magnum opus Capital. A co-founder of the International Workingmen's Association in 1864, Marx died in London in 1883.Frederic L. Bender is Professor of Philosophy and Chairman of the Philosophy Department at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. He is the author of The Betrayal of Marx, and editor of Karl Marx: The Essential Writings.

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ISBN:
9780393935608
Author:
Marx, Karl
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Bender, Frederic L.
Subject:
Economics - Theory
Subject:
Politics-Leftist Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
Norton Critical Editions
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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"Synopsis" by , Karl Marx's 1848 text is reframed in this revised Norton Critical Edition in the context of twenty-first-century theoretical debates, capitalist globalization, the information technology revolution, and contemporary struggles up to and including the 2011 "Arab Spring."
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