New Historical Materialism Journal Vol 29 Issue 3: Questions on Political Marxism

Editorial Perspective: ‘The Mute Compulsion of Economic Relations’: Towards a Marxist Theory of the Abstract and Impersonal Power of Capital. Søren Mau Symposium Radical Historicism or Rules of Reproduction? New Debates in Political Marxism An Introduction to the Symposium on Knafo and Teschke. Maïa Pal Political Marxism and the Rules of Reproduction of Capitalism: A Historicist Critique. Samuel Knafo and Benno Teschke…

The Origins of Capitalism

The Origins of Capitalism is a central area of intellectual concern within Marxism. The discussion (often referred to as the Transition Debate) extends back to the 19th Century, and spans a number of disciplines and theoretical perspectives (in some cases discussed as a transition to ‘industrial’ or ‘market’ society). A full and comprehensive list of…

Robert Brenner on the Pandemic

The latest issue of New Left Review opens with an essay by Robert Brenner on the Covid-19 bailouts in the United States: Escalating Plunder. The article can be found here.

Interview – Xavier Lafrance on his book, The Making of Capitalism in France

Xavier Lafrance teaches political science at the Université du Québec à Montréal. With Charles Post, he co-edited the book Case Studies in the Origins of Capitalism (Palgrave 2018) and he is the author of The Making of Capitalism in France. Class Structures, Economic Development, the State and the Formation of the French Working Class, 1750-1914 (Brill,…

Robert Brenner on Uneven and Combined Development

“From Feudal Stagnation to Capitalist Dynamism: Uneven Development, Late Development, and Uneven and Combined Development” – public lecture delivered by Robert Brenner at the conference “Uneven and Combined Development for the 21st Century”  (University of Glasgow, September 2019). Here, Brenner summarises his approach to the history of capitalism and engages with the recent revival of…

Alienation and Emancipation in the Work of Karl Marx

Political Marxist George Comninel has recently published a collection of essays under the title Alienation and Emancipation in the work of Karl Marx. The book is part of the broader series Marx, Engels, and Marxisms, which has published other titles inspired by the political Marxist tradition. The book can be found in the publisher’s page here….

David McNally: How the Left Should Respond to a New Global Slump (Jacobin)

“If the global economy comes skidding to a halt sometime soon, the results for the vast majority of people around the world would be miserable. The Left needs to be prepared for it.” Jacobin has just published an interview with political Marxist David McNally on the state of the global economy – full article available here.

Adrienne Roberts on Social Reproduction (Political Economy for the End Times)

The podcast series Political Economy for the End Times has just released an interview with political Marxist Adrienne Roberts (Manchester). The interview revolves around Marxist feminism, social reproduction theory, and the relationship between capitalism and the patriarchy. The podcast is available here.