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A Teaching Topic in Socioeconomic and Political Context

Marx and the Development of Capitalism

This topic introduces students to the economic and political thought of Karl Marx, and to consider the relevance of Marxist thought today.

Recommended Reading (Carleton University PADM 5115)

K. Marx/F. Engels
a) Preface to a Contribution to a Critique of Political Economy
b) Capital Vol.1, chap. xxxii Historical Tendency of Capital Accumulation
c) Excerpt from ‘The Origin of the Family...(Engels)
d) ‘Wage Labour & Capital’, in R. Tucker (ed)
The Marx-Engels Reader(W. Norton, 1972, pp. 167, 170-171 & 179-189.

Harman, Chris. 2009. Zombie Capitalism: Global Crisis and the Relevance of Marx. Chicago, Haymarket Books. Chapter One and Chapter Three.

Giddens, Anthony. 1971. Capitalism and modern social theory: An analysis of the
writings of Marx, Durkheim and Max Weber, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. Part I: Marx. Pp. 1-64.

David Harvey. 2010. A Companion to Marx’s Capital, London and New York, Verso. Introduction, Ch. 3, Ch. 4, Ch. 7

Source: PADM 5115 Syllabus, 2012

Page Created By: Ben Eisen, last edited 3 July, 2013

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