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The Nature of Capital : Marx after Foucault - Richard Marsden

The Nature of Capital

Marx after Foucault

Hardcover Published: 26th August 1999
ISBN: 9780415198615
Number Of Pages: 256

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The synthesis of Marx and Foucault has traditionally been seen within the social sciences as deeply problematic. The author overturns this received wisdom by subjecting both thinkers to an original re-reading through the lens of the philosophy of critical realism.
The result is an illuminating synthesis between Marx's social relations of production and Foucault's disciplinary power from which the author constructs a model of the material causes of our capacity to act. The laws of motion of a society and its microphysics are shown to be complementary parts of a theory of capital, society's genetic code. The Nature of Capital overturns traditional interpretations of Marx, presents an accessible and comprehensive account of the development of his model of capital and demonstrates its ability to explain modern societies.

Market and Work Places: Discovering what is real
Marketing postmodernity: 'Just like reality, only better'
Potmodernity and capital: A personal retrospective
Retroduction and realism: How to theorize
Conclusions in search of a premiss: Formulating modernity
Beyond good and evil: the modern manicheism
Everything pregnant with it is contrary: Nothing but constant change
The Unknown masterpiece: Marx's model of capital
The Inner Connection: Production, distribution and circulation
The nature of capital: Surface, structure, movement
Capital: Society's Law of Motion and Microphysics
How labour is organized into a productive force: Cost accounting, IR and HRM
The promised 'Connected Whole': Marx, Critical realism and Forcault
Working capital to the surface: Explaining the here and now
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ISBN: 9780415198615
ISBN-10: 0415198615
Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 26th August 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.16 x 16.26  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1