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How to Read Marx's Capital

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Capital Volume I is essential reading on many undergraduate courses, but the structure and style of the book can be confusing for students, leading them to abandon the text. This book is a clear guide to reading Marx's classic text, which explains the reasoning behind the book's structure and provides help with the more technical aspects that non-economists may find taxing ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 20th 2008 by Pluto Press (first published March 20th 2008)
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Barry Barrett
This is an excellent short introduction to Marx's economics. After struggling with Marx's Capital, I had been looking for a good overview of the more technical parts of his theory of value. This is the only book I have found that covers everything with reasonable enough clarity to be considered an introduction(other than Marx and Engel's Wage, Profits and Capital which is also a good introduction but doesn't quite cover everything in enough detail). I also recommend Eagleton's Why Marx Was Right ...more
Basically a summary of Capital. Solid, readable, but nothing new. Lacking in the kind of analysis and contextual material that one would expect from a book titled "How to Read," but still, useful. Not as in-depth as David Harvey's "Companion to Marx's Capital" but worthwhile for teaching undergrads or general readers.
Look for my review coming soon to Marxism and Philosophy Review of Books.
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