Marx for Beginners

Author: Rius

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 9780375714610

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 156

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"Marx for Beginners" describes the origins and evolution of all those rabble-rousing notions about capital, labor, the proletariat, class struggle, socialism--everything that went into making "The Communist Manifesto" one of the landmark publishing events of its time.

Marx's Das Kapital for Beginners

Author: Michael Wayne

Publisher: Steerforth Press

ISBN: 9781934389591

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 137

View: 5524


Explores and explains the economist's most important work and the ideas it brought forth.

Marx's 'Das Kapital' For Beginners

Author: Michael Wayne

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1934389633

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

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Marx’s 'Das Kapital' cannot be put into a box marked "economics." It is a work of politics, history, economics, philosophy and even in places, literature (yes Marx’s style is that rich and evocative). Marx’s 'Das Kapital' For Beginners is an introduction to the Marxist critique of capitalist production and its consequences for a whole range of social activities such as politics, media, education and religion. 'Das Kapital' is not a critique of a particular capitalist system in a particular country at a particular time. Rather, Marx's aim was to identify the essential features that define capitalism, in whatever country it develops and in whatever historical period. For this reason, 'Das Kapital' is necessarily a fairly general, abstract analysis. As a result, it can be fairly difficult to read and comprehend. At the same time, understanding 'Das Kapital' is crucial for mastering Marx's insights to capitalism. Marx's 'Das Kapital' For Beginners offers an accessible path through Marx's arguments and his key questions: What is commodity? Where does wealth come from? What is value? What happens to work under capitalism? Why is crisis part of capitalism's DNA? And what happens to our consciousness, our very perceptions of reality and our ways of thinking and feeling under capitalism? Understanding and learn from Marx's work has taken on a fresh urgency as questions about the sustainability of the capitalist system in today's global economy intensify.

Key Ideas in Sociology

Author: Martin Slattery

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748765652

Category: Social Science

Page: 295

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Key Ideas in Sociology provides a tour d'horizon of the great sociological thinkers of the last two centuries -- their lives, their main ideas, and their influence on further thinking and practice in sociology. Fifty key thinkers in sociology are represented, both to give a sense of history to the development of the discipline and to exemplify the range of issues that have been covered. Each essay concludes with an annotated Suggested Readings list, and a General Bibliography is also provided.

The Power of Comics

Author: Randy Duncan,Matthew J. Smith

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 082642936X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 346

View: 5154


Offers undergraduate students with an understanding of the comics medium and its communication potential. This book deals with comic books and graphic novels. It focuses on comic books because in their longer form they have the potential for complexity of expression.

The Promise of Sociology

Author: Rob Beamish

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442634065

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 749


Unlike most introductory texts that take a topical approach to studying sociology, this smart, challenging, and accessibly written text looks at the core principles of the discipline, making links to a contemporary context. The second edition of this award-winning book has been substantially revised, making more direct connections between Generation Z, Mills’s concept of the sociological imagination, and the challenges students face in higher education today. The section on popular culture contains a new chapter on the history of popular music from early rock ’n’ roll to contemporary pop and R&B. New chapter objectives, end-of-chapter review and reflection questions, key terms, and glossary, as well as an instructor’s manual, make this text much more useful in the classroom.

Marx After Marxism

Author: Tom Rockmore

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470695439

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

View: 1846


Marx After Marxism encourages readers to understand Karl Marx in new ways, unencumbered by political Marxist interpretations that have long dominated the discussions of both Marxists and non-Marxists. This volume gives a broad and accessible account of Marx's philosophy and emphasizes his relationship to Hegel.

The Promise of Sociology

Author: Rob Barker Beamish

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442601876

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

View: 6518


"This is a lovely, highly focused, and interesting way to introduce students to sociology. The book will both challenge and be of great interest to introductory sociology students." - George Ritzer, University of Maryland

Comics to Classics

Author: Arthea J. S. Reed

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101161701

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 9073


For each developmental stage between the ages of 10 and 18, educator Arthea J. S. Reed provides lists of books organized by genre and carefully selected for teen appeal. In addition to a detailed bibliography, Reed focuses on the particular challenges for each age group, and highlights strategies for parents to persuade their children to read. This guide will help parents and teachers choose the right books for every reading level and interest.