Download Class, Surplus, and the Division of Labour: A Post-Marxian by Michal Polák (auth.) PDF

By Michal Polák (auth.)

The conventional Marxian photograph of a two-class polarisation turns out some distance faraway from cutting-edge various society. Re-examining the very foundations of the Marxian idea within the approach, the writer argues that vital evaluations can fruitfully be understood and to complete the objective, he extends the conventional suggestions in cutting edge and unique ways.

Show description

Read Online or Download Class, Surplus, and the Division of Labour: A Post-Marxian Exploration PDF

Similar economic theory books

The Cambridge Controversies in Capital Theory

This ebook explains the talk over the Cambridge controversies of the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies. In a compelling and finished argument, Birner discusses the most contributions to the debate in a sequence of case reports. He steadily develops a methodological version of idealizations that explains either the growth of the controversy and the historic ironies surrounding it.

The Problem of Forming Social Capital: Why Trust? (Political Evolution and Institutional Change)

Herreros examines from the floor up, and from first rules, how social capital is shaped. He provides detailed recognition to "particularized trust," the byproduct of associational participation, and its dating to generalized social belief. He argues that social capital, the assets drawn from responsibilities of reciprocity and knowledge, derives from participation in social networks, together with voluntary institutions.

An Ecosystem Approach to Economic Stabilization: Escaping the Neoliberal Wilderness

The construction of monetary associations that may functionality good lower than immense uncertainties -- Black Swans -- is comparable to the dilemmas confronting our hunter-gatherer forefathers within the face of large-scale ecological unpredictability. the last word resolution used to be now not the improvement of a brilliant hunter-gatherer know-how that may experience out repeated disaster, yet fairly the discovery, in neolithic occasions, of culturally-adapted 'farmed' ecosystems built to maximise meals yield and reduce hazards of famine.

Free Trade under Fire: Fourth edition

Becoming overseas exchange has helped elevate dwelling criteria world wide, and but loose alternate is often lower than assault. Critics whinge that alternate forces painful fiscal changes, similar to plant closings and layoffs of staff, and cost that the realm exchange association serves the pursuits of organisations, undercuts household environmental laws, and erodes America's sovereignty.

Extra resources for Class, Surplus, and the Division of Labour: A Post-Marxian Exploration

Sample text

Nor is it enough to require that the contradictory exploitative relations occur ‘at the same time’, as it were. This would the case for a worker who happens to own some shares in a corporation (whether their own or another one makes no difference). Such a worker might, of course, have contradictory interests, in a sense. But although their position may in real life appear to be a ‘middle-class’ one, in case sufficient income is generated from these shares, it is not really this sort of position that was problematic to begin with.

First of all, Wright has moved on from the simple two-part analysis of ownership found in Poulantzas. 3 But, most importantly, what is clear is that there is now almost no reason to call the class locations in question ‘contradictory’. If we leave aside the rhetorical mention of ‘occupying a capitalist/workingclass location’ in the above quote, there is nothing in the description of the actual actions of the managers that would cause them to entertain any actually contradictory interests. The fact that they may hire and fire while themselves capable of being hired and fired, for example, puts them at best into the middle of some sort of hierarchy; however, there is nothing inherently contradictory about such a position.

64–74). While these developments refer to quite different aspects of the overall social reproductive activity, it is quite clear that they all depend crucially on the gradual differentiation of tasks and increased specialisation. Taking the reasons described in turn: the loss of control over the labour process by workers, as conceived by Marxism, means that such control comes to be exercised by someone else, in early capitalism in particular by the capitalist class; this becomes one of the functions that is inherent in capital understood as a social relation.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.61 of 5 – based on 19 votes