Summer Reading Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | July 24, 2014

Jessica Valenti: IMG Full Frontal Feminism Revisited



It is arguably the worst and best time to be a feminist. In the years since I first wrote Full Frontal Feminism, we've seen a huge cultural shift in... Continue »
  1. $11.90 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

spacer

Marx's Das Kapital for Beginners (For Beginners)

by

Marx's Das Kapital for Beginners (For Beginners) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Marx's 'Das Kapital' cannot be put into a box marked "economics." It is a work of politics, history, economics, philosophy and even in places, literature (yes Marx's style is that rich and evocative). Marx's 'Das Kapital' For Beginners is an introduction to the Marxist critique of capitalist production and its consequences for a whole range of social activities such as politics, media, education and religion. 'Das Kapital' is not a critique of a particular capitalist system in a particular country at a particular time. Rather, Marx's aim was to identify the essential features that define capitalism, in whatever country it develops and in whatever historical period. For this reason, Das Kapital is necessarily a fairly general, abstract analysis. As a result, it can be fairly difficult to read and comprehend. At the same time, understanding Das Kapital is crucial for mastering Marx's insights to capitalism.

Marx's 'Das Kapital' For Beginners offers an accessible path through Marx's arguments and his key questions: What is commodity? Where does wealth come from? What is value? What happens to work under capitalism? Why is crisis part of capitalism's DNA? And what happens to our consciousness, our very perceptions of reality and our ways of thinking and feeling under capitalism? Understanding and learn from Marx's work has taken on a fresh urgency as questions about the sustainability of the capitalist system in today's global economy intensify.

Synopsis:

Michael Wayne is a Professor in Screen Media at Brunel University in London. He has written widely on Marxist cultural theory, film, television and the media.

Synopsis:

Karl Marx's Das Kapital cannot be classified just under the heading 'economic theory'. It is a work of politics, history, economics, philosophy, and even literature in places, because Marx's style is so rich and evocative. Marx's Das Kapital For Beginners is an introduction to the Marxist critique of capitalist production and its consequences for many broad aspects of society such as politics, media, education and religion.

About the Author

Mike Wayne teaches and researches film, television and media at Brunel University in London with a particular emphasis on Marxist cultural theory. He recently co-authored the book Television News, Politics and Young People: Generation Disconnected? (Palgrave 2010). His other books include Dissident Voices: The Politics of Television and Cultural Change (Pluto Press, 1998), Political Film: The Dialectics of Third Cinema (Pluto Press, 2001), The Politics of European Cinema: Histories, Borders, Diasporas (Intellect Press 2002) and Marxism and the Media: Key Concepts and Contemporary Trends (Pluto 2003). He is also the editor of a new anthology, Understanding Film: Marxist Perspectives. Mike Wayne also edits a book series Marxism and Culture, published by Pluto Press. The author lives in London, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781934389591
Author:
Wayne, Michael
Publisher:
For Beginners
Author:
Siegel, Josh
Author:
Choi, Sungyoon
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Politics-Leftist Studies
Subject:
Communism & Socialism
Subject:
Marx
Subject:
das kapital
Subject:
Economics
Subject:
Politics
Subject:
History
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
For Beginners
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Other books you might like

  1. Marx for Beginners Used Trade Paper $3.50

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Art Business Guides
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Illustration
Business » Human Resource Management
Business » Management
History and Social Science » Politics » Leftist Studies

Marx's Das Kapital for Beginners (For Beginners) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$16.99 In Stock
Product details 144 pages For Beginners - English 9781934389591 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Michael Wayne is a Professor in Screen Media at Brunel University in London. He has written widely on Marxist cultural theory, film, television and the media.
"Synopsis" by , Karl Marx's Das Kapital cannot be classified just under the heading 'economic theory'. It is a work of politics, history, economics, philosophy, and even literature in places, because Marx's style is so rich and evocative. Marx's Das Kapital For Beginners is an introduction to the Marxist critique of capitalist production and its consequences for many broad aspects of society such as politics, media, education and religion.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.