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Glenn Rikowski

HISTORICAL MATERIALISM BOOK SERIES – CALL FOR AUTHORS

The Historical Materialism Book Series is looking for book proposals of the following type:

– Scholarly monographs on Marx and Marxism, or applications of Marxist methods to particular fields and issues
– Translations of works by non-anglophone Marxist writers
– Republications of Marxist classics with a new editorial apparatus
– Thematically coherent anthologies of Marxist texts

Please send all proposals, with a full account of the proposed structure and argument of the proposed volume (including estimated total word length and delivery date), as well as its position in relation to the existing scholarship to: historicalmaterialism@soas.ac.uk

PhD dissertations are welcome as long as the author is prepared to engage in rewriting to transform it into book form.

All HM books are published in hardback form by Brill: http://www.brill.nl/hm and in paperback format by Haymarket Books http://www.haymarketbooks.org/category/hm-series

The HM Book Series is also looking for copy-editors and translators to collaborate with the publishing programme. Please send your CV to the aforementioned email.

 

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Karl Marx

MARX’S ‘CAPITAL’: AN INTRODUCTORY READER

Essays by Venkatesh Athreya, Vijay Prashad, Jayati Ghosh, R. Ramakumar, Prasenjit Bose, T. Jayaraman, Prabhat Patnaik

There’s really no escaping it: if you want to understand capitalism, you simply have to read Karl Marx’s Capital.

But this is easier said than done. Capital is Marx’s magnum opus — consisting of more than 2,000 pages, over three volumes. It is a masterpiece of analysis, of relentlessly methodical and logical reasoning. So is Capital only for the expert? No. Capital can be read and understood — by beginners as well, provided they are guided into it. Which is exactly what this volume does. Seven leading Marxist scholars lay out the conceptual framework of Capital as well as investigate its various themes in essays written specially for this Reader.

Moreover, each of the authors has taken care to not limit him/herself to only preliminary explication of concepts, and has also gone into matters of advanced theory. The volume as a whole also has a broadly similar trajectory — the first couple of essays lay the foundation, the middle four essays graduate from basic concepts to theoretical discussion and debates, and the last essay does not go into basic concepts at all, but applies the method of Capital to theorise about contemporary capitalism.

This introductory Reader, then, does two things: it equips new readers with the basic conceptual keys that could unlock the vast treasure trove of Marx’s analysis and insights, as well as offering fresh insights into Marx’s magnificent work to the initiated.

Details at: http://leftword.com/bookdetails.php?BkId=284&type=PB

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Karl Marx

MARX AND PHILOSOPHY SOCIETY REVIEW OF BOOKS: UPDATE 12th JANUARY 2011 

New reviews just published online in the Marx and Philosophy Review of Books:
· Tally on Jameson
· Blackledge on Marxism and World Politics
· Gray on Re-reading Marx
· Versieren on Everling
· Verikukis on Eagleton

New comments and discussion
And a new list of books for review, all at: http://www.marxandphilosophy.org.uk/reviewofbooks/

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Professor Sean Sayers,
Editor, Marx and Philosophy Review of Books
School of European Culture and Languages
University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NF, UK
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Karl Marx

BOOKS FROM THE MARXIST INTERNET ARCHIVE

Erythros Press and Media, who distribute books on behalf of MIA publishing, now has two new titles in stock. The first, */Communards/*, is something every one of you will want to read, whatever current of communism you support. The other – */The Communist Manifesto & its Genesis/* – will not be new to you, but you should buy it as an act of solidarity. *Please promote these books with all your friends and comrades*.

All proceeds go to paying the expenses of running the MIA.

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Communards: The Story of the Paris Commune of 1871, As Told by those Who Fought for It. Texts selected, edited, and
translated by Mitchell Abidor 302 pp: http://www.marxists.org/admin/books/communards/index.h tm

In this unique collection of texts translated into English for the first time, we hear the genuine voices of the Paris Commune of 1871. Every Communard drew something different from the experience of the Commune, and *Communards* allows all of them to have their say.

”If socialism wasn’t born of the Commune, it is from the Commune that dates that portion of international revolution that no longer wants to give battle in a city in order to be surrounded and crushed, but which instead wants, at the head of the proletarians of each and every country, to attack national and international reaction and put an end to the capitalist regime” – Edouard Vaillant, a member of the Paris Commune.

Documents include the records of stormy meetings of the Commune deciding on the execution of hostages, minutes of meetings of the First International throughout the siege as well as reminiscences of participants written down 25 years after the event.

Much of this would be new to French-speakers; it is all new for those who do not normally read in the French language. No history of the Commune may be written in the future without reference to *Communards*.

Mitchell Abidor is a writer and translator living in Brooklyn. He is also the author of The Great Anger: Ultra-Revolutionary Writing in France from the Atheist Priest to the Bonnot Gang.

ISBN 978-0-9805428-9-9
Price US$25+postage.
Proceeds to Marxists Internet Archive

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Karl Marx

MARX AND PHILOSOPHY REVIEW OF BOOKS – UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2010

New reviews just published online in the Marx and Philosophy Review of Books:

· Tom Steele on Edward Carpenter
· David McLellan on Marxism and religion
· Alexander Marshall on Mészáros
· Jeremy Spencer on Rancière
· Clara Fischer on Engels and feminism
· Meade McCloughan on Benjamin and Brecht

And a new list of books for review: http://www.marxandphilosophy.org.uk/reviewofbooks/

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Professor Sean Sayers,
Editor, Marx and Philosophy Review of Books
School of European Culture and Languages
University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NF, UK
Tel +44 1227-827513; Fax +44 1227-823641
http://www.marxandphilosophy.org.uk/reviewofbooks/

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