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Marx's "Capital" a Student Edition

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Karl Marx's Capital is the classic text of Marxism for economists, social scientists, philosophers, students and political activists alike. But the sheer extent of Marx's great work of political economy has often daunted readers, and hampered their understanding of his ideas. Chris Arthur has substantially edited and abridged Marx's monumental work, eliminating the more arcane polemics, the scholarly footnotes, statistical data and mathematical formulae. He leaves intact and clarified Marx's main theoretical arguments and the historical information which supports them. 'Chris Arthur has solved the problem of slimming down Capital with exceptional success' EJ Hobsbawm 'A skilful abridgement...approachable and readable' Sean Sayers, Political Studies

Editor's Introduction
Preface to the First German Edition
Afterword to the Second German Edition
Commoditiesp. 3
Exchangep. 41
Money, or the Circulation of Commoditiesp. 48
The General Formula for Capitalp. 83
Contradictions in the General Formula of Capitalp. 91
The Buying and Selling of Labour-powerp. 98
The Labour-process and the Process of Producing Surplus-valuep. 107
Constant Capital and Variable Capitalp. 126
The Rate of Surplus-valuep. 136
The Working Dayp. 141
Rate and Mass of Surplus-valuep. 176
The Concept of Relative Surplus-valuep. 183
Cooperationp. 191
Division of Labour and Manufacturep. 199
Machinery and Modern Industryp. 222
Absolute and Relative Surplus-valuep. 299
Changes of Magnitude in the Price of Labour-power and in Surplus-valuep. 302
The Transformation of the Value (and Respectively the Price) of Labour-power into Wagesp. 309
National Differences in Wagesp. 315
Simple Reproductionp. 319
Conversion of Surplus-value into Capitalp. 326
The General Law of Capitalist Accumulationp. 337
The Secret of Primitive Accumulationp. 363
Expropriation of the Agricultural Population from the Landp. 365
Bloody Legislation against the Expropriated, from the End of the Fifteenth Centuryp. 373
Historical Tendency of Capitalist Accumulationp. 376
Indexp. 381
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ISBN: 9780853157779
ISBN-10: 0853157774
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 414
Published: 1st June 1993
Publisher: Lawrence and Wishart Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.0  x 2.34
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Type: Abridged