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Beyond Capital

Marx's Political Economy of the Working Class

Beyond Capital by Michael A. Lebowitz
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Was Marx's Capital intended as a study of capitalism as a whole or was it meant as an analysis of capital? In Beyond Capital, Michael A. Lebowitz explores the implications of the book on wage-labour that Marx originally intended to write. Focusing upon critical assumptions in Capital that were to be removed in Wage-Labour and upon Marx's methodology, Lebowitz stresses the one-sidedness of Marx's Capital and argues that the side of the workers, their goals and their struggles in capitalism have been ignored by a monolithic Marxism characterized by determinism, reductionism and a silence on human experience. In this completely reworked edition of his classic 1992 book, Lebowitz introduces three new chapters and explores problems in Marx's wage theory, the place of the workers' state in Marx's theory and the importance of the concept of the collective worker.
Palgrave Macmillan; June 2003
249 pages; ISBN 9781403943729
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Title: Beyond Capital
Author: Michael A. Lebowitz
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