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Class, surplus, and the division of labour : a post-Marxian exploration, Michal Polak, (electronic book)

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Class, surplus, and the division of labour : a post-Marxian exploration
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Class, surplus, and the division of labour
Title remainder
a post-Marxian exploration
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Michal Polak
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eng
Summary
The traditional Marxian picture of a two-class polarisation seems far removed from today's diverse society. Re-examining the very foundations of the Marxian theory in the process, the author argues that important critiques can fruitfully be understood and to accomplish the goal, he extends the traditional concepts in innovative and original ways.
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Polak, Michal
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  • Marx, Karl
  • Marxian economics
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Marx expected the working class to create 'a movement of immense majority, in the interests of immense majority'. However, there is not and never has been such a movement. At least a part of the reason is that the traditional Marxist picture of a two-class polarisation bears little resemblance to the diverse and complex society of today's Western world. In this book, Michal Polak attempts to move beyond the austerity of the two-class model to come closer to the empirical realities. In the process, the author re-examines the very foundations of the Marxist theory, demonstrating how an important critique of the theory can in fact be fruitfully interpreted as a generalisation of it. While remaining true to the Marxian spirit, he comes up with original and innovative extensions of the traditional concepts, which finally allow for the explanation of the diverse class map of the advance capitalist societies
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Class, surplus, and the division of labour : a post-Marxian exploration, Michal Polak, (electronic book)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 234-241) and index
Contents
Introduction: The Legacy and The Crisis PART I: ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS 1. It's Not What You Have, It's What You Do: The Return of the Division-of-Labour View of Class 2. Exploitation Is Not a Game: A Critique of John Roemer PART II: RECONSTRUCTING THE FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS 3. Back to Basics: Reproduction, Subsistence, Exploitation, Class PART III: A DUAL THEORY OF EXPLOITATION AND PRICE 4. If Profit is the Answer, What Should Be the Question? Income from Capital and the Labour Theory of Value 5. What Price Value? Beyond the Transformation Problem and the Sraffian Critique Appendix to Chapter 5 PART IV: INTEGRATING THE TWO CONCEPTS OF CLASS 6. A Beast of Many Faces: Complex Exploitation, the Sphere of Necessity and the Sphere of Freedom
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9781137287731
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xii, 255 p.
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electronic
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Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
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9781137287731
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PDF.
Label
Class, surplus, and the division of labour : a post-Marxian exploration, Michal Polak, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 234-241) and index
Contents
Introduction: The Legacy and The Crisis PART I: ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS 1. It's Not What You Have, It's What You Do: The Return of the Division-of-Labour View of Class 2. Exploitation Is Not a Game: A Critique of John Roemer PART II: RECONSTRUCTING THE FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS 3. Back to Basics: Reproduction, Subsistence, Exploitation, Class PART III: A DUAL THEORY OF EXPLOITATION AND PRICE 4. If Profit is the Answer, What Should Be the Question? Income from Capital and the Labour Theory of Value 5. What Price Value? Beyond the Transformation Problem and the Sraffian Critique Appendix to Chapter 5 PART IV: INTEGRATING THE TWO CONCEPTS OF CLASS 6. A Beast of Many Faces: Complex Exploitation, the Sphere of Necessity and the Sphere of Freedom
Control code
9781137287731
Extent
xii, 255 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137287731
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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