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Against Capital in the Twenty-First Century

9781439913574: Hardback
Release Date: 23rd February 2018

9781439913581: Paperback
Release Date: 23rd February 2018

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 390

Temple University Press

Against Capital in the Twenty-First Century

A Reader of Radical Undercurrents

The problems of capitalism have been studied from Karl Marx to Thomas Piketty. The latter has recently confirmed that the system of capital is deeply bound up in ever-growing inequality without challenging the continuance of that system. Against Capital in the Twenty-First Century presents a diversity of analyses and visions opposed to the idea that capital should have yet another century to govern human and non-human resources in the interest of profit and accumulation. The editors and contributors to this timely volume present alternatives to the whole liberal litany of administered economies, tax policy recommendations, and half-measures. They undermine and reject the logic of capital, and the foregone conclusion that the twenty-first century should be given over to capital just as the previous two centuries were.Providing a deep critique of capitalism, based on assessment from a wide range of cultural, social, political, and ecological thinking, Against Capital in the Twenty-First Century insists that transformative, revolutionary, and abolitionist responses to capital are even more necessary in the twenty-first century than they ever were.
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The problems of capitalism have been studied from Karl Marx to Thomas Piketty. The latter has recently confirmed that the system of capital is deeply bound up in ever-growing inequality without challenging the continuance of that system. Against Capital in the Twenty-First Century presents a diversity of analyses and visions opposed to the idea that capital should have yet another century to govern human and non-human resources in the interest of profit and accumulation. The editors and contributors to this timely volume present alternatives to the whole liberal litany of administered economies, tax policy recommendations, and half-measures. They undermine and reject the logic of capital, and the foregone conclusion that the twenty-first century should be given over to capital just as the previous two centuries were.Providing a deep critique of capitalism, based on assessment from a wide range of cultural, social, political, and ecological thinking, Against Capital in the Twenty-First Century insists that transformative, revolutionary, and abolitionist responses to capital are even more necessary in the twenty-first century than they ever were.

John Asimakopoulos is Full Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York. He is the author of Social Structures of Direct Democracy: On the Political Economy of Equality, and the co-author of The Accumulation of Freedom: Writing on Anarchist Economics, and Revolt!: The Next Great Transformation of Kleptocracy Capitalism to Libertarian Socialism through Counter Ideology, Societal Education, & Direct Action.  Richard Gilman-Opalsky is Associate Professor of Political Philosophy in the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois, Springfield. He is author of Unbounded Publics: Transgressive Spheres, Zapatismo, and Political Theory;Spectacular Capitalism: Guy Debord and the Practice of Radical PhilosophyPrecarious Communism: Manifest Mutations, Manifesto Detourned; and Specters of Revolt: On the Intellect of Insurrection and Philosophy from Below.