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Spectres of Capitalism - A Critique of Current Intellectual Fashions
Spectres of Capitalism - A Critique of Current Intellectual Fashions

Spectres of Capitalism - A Critique of Current Intellectual Fashions

by Samir Amin

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Language

English

Publisher

Rainbow publishers

ISBN

8186962174 - Year: 2002 - Pages: 131

Binding

Paperback

Samir Amin

Author: Samir Amin
Publisher: Rainbow publishers
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 131
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8186962174

Description

Samir Amin, one of the most influential economists today, has produced another groundbreaking work. Spectres of Capitalism cuts through the current intellectual fashions that assume a global capitalist triumph, taking the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Marx and Engels classic tract, the Communist manifesto, to focus upon the aspirations of the destitute millions of the post Cold War era.

In this succinct theoretical text, Amin examines the changing notion of crisis in capitalism; misconceptions of the free market model; the various distortions of Marx's method; the role of culture in revolutions; the decline of the law of value in economics; the philosophical roots of postmodernism; how telecommunications affect ideology; and the myth of pure economics.

Amin has a broad following among students of economics, who value his analyses of the intricacies of capitalist development, both in the major powers and in the Third World.

Contents

Introduction

Capitalist Crisis and the Crisis of Capitalism

Unity and Changes in the Ideology of Political Economy

Is Social History Marked by Overdetermination or Underdetermination?

Social Revolution and Cultural Revolution

From the Dominance of Economics to that of Culture: The Withering Away of the
Law of Value and Problems of the Transition to Communism

Postmodernism-A Neoliberal Uptopia in Disguise?

Communications as Ideology

Pure Economics, or the contemporary World's Witchcraft

Bibliography

Index

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