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A Guide to Marx's 'Capital' - Anthony Brewer

A Guide to Marx's 'Capital'

Paperback Published: 30th April 1984
ISBN: 9780521276764
Number Of Pages: 228

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For anyone wishing to understand the modern world, Marx's Capital is indispensable. It is also, unfortunately, a difficult book to read. Some of these difficulties are inevitable since the ideas are unfamiliar and complex, but it seems more forbidding than it really is and the reader who persists will find it worth the effort. The Guide is intended to be read in conjunction with Capital (though it can be read on its own). It goes through Marx's masterpiece, chapter by chapter, setting each in the context of the whole and picking out the main threads of the argument. Each of Marx's technical terms if explained when it is first used and is also defined in the glossary for easy reference. The introduction outlines the development of Marx's thought and relates it to the philosophical, political and economic ideas of his time. The Guide does not take sides for Marx or against him. Its aim is to contribute to a better understanding of his work.

Capitalist Production
Commodities and money
The transformation of money into capital
The production of absolute surplus-value
Production of relative surplus-value
Production of absolute and of relative surplus-value
The accumulation of capital
The so-called primitive accumulation
The Process of Circulation of Capital
The metamorphoses of capital and their circuits
The turnover of capital
The reproduction and circulation of the aggregate social capital
The Process of Capitalist Production as a Whole
The conversion of surplus-value into profit and of the rate of surplus-value into the rate of profit
Conversion of profit into average profit
The law of the tendency of the rate of profit to fall
Conversion of commodity-capital and money-capital into commercial capital and money-dealing capital
Division of profit into interest and profit of enterprise. Interest-bearing capital
Transformation of surplus-profit into ground-rent
Revenues and their sources
Prefaces and afterwords to Capital
The Communist Manifesto
Preface and introduction to 'A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy'
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521276764
ISBN-10: 0521276764
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 30th April 1984
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.41 x 13.87  x 1.35
Weight (kg): 0.3