마르크스의 마지막 투쟁 : 1881~1883년의 지적 여정, 2016.

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마르크스 탄생200주년에 맞춰

그의 마지막 지적 투쟁을 되돌아보다

마르셀로 무스토의마르크스의 마지막 투쟁: 1881-1883년의 지적 여정181855일 독일 트리어에서 탄생한 혁명가이자 뛰어난 이론가인 카를 마르크스의 탄생200주년을 맞아 그의 노년기를 조명하기 위해 출간된 책이다.이 책에는 그간 마르크스 연구 진영 내에서조차 주목하지 않았던 생애 마지막 시기(1881-1883)의 행적과 사유가 매우 상세히 분석되어 있다.저자는 마르크스가 노년기에 접어들어 지적 호기심이 줄어들었고,연구를 그만두었다는 잘못된 해석에 강력하게 문제를 제기한다.독자들은 이 책을 통해 이론적 완숙기에 이른 마르크스의 모습을,그리고 빵과 장미를 위해 끝까지 투쟁했던 마르크스의 모습을 만나볼 수 있다.

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REVIEWS

Donga, by JO Jong-Yeob, 02/05/2018.

Donga, by JO Jong-Yeob, (English language), 02/05/2018.

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प्रथम इंटरनेशनल की कहानी, New Delhi: Aakar, 2017 (122 pages).

 
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पिछले पचीस सालों में एक के बाद एक बड़े राजनीतिक-आर्थिक बदलाव तीव्र गति से हुए हैं । पारिस्थितिकी के सवाल की मुख्यता, नवउदारवादी वैश्वीकरण से उत्पन्न सामाजिक बदलाव, और हाल के दुनिया के अब तक के सबसे विनाशकारी आर्थिक संकट ने पूंजीवाद के विकल्पों के बारे में सोचने पर मजबूर कर दिया है । अपने अल्पकालीन जीवन में प्रथम इंटरनेशनल वर्ग संघर्ष का प्रतीक बन गया था और इसने समूची धरती के करोड़ो कामगारों की सोच को प्रभावित किया था । इसके जन्म की डेढ़ सौवीं जयंती ने इसके प्रस्तावों को उलटकर फिर से देखने, इसके नायकों के अनुभवों से सीखने और हमारे समकालीन सवालों के समाधान खोजने का महत्वपूर्ण मौका उपलब्ध कराया । मशहूर विद्वान मार्चेलो मुस्तो ने इसके दस्तावेजों को उनके ऐतिहासिक संदर्भ में देखा और पूंजीवाद की आलोचना तथा मजदूर आंदोलन की स्थापना में रुचि रखने वालों के लिए यह मूल्यवान रचना की है ।
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Marx for Today, New Delhi: Aakar, 2017 (213 pages).

 

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Since the onset of global crisis in recent years, academics and economic theorists from various political and cultural backgrounds have been drawn to Marx's analysis of the inherent instability of capitalism. The rediscovery of Marx is based on his continuing capacity to explain the present. In the context of what some commentators have described as a "Marx renaissance", the aim of this book is to make a close study of Marx's principal writings in relation to the major problems of our own society, and to show why and how some of his theories constitute a precious tool for the understanding and critique of the world in the early twenty-first century.

The book brings together varied reflections on the Marxian oeuvre, drawing on different perspectives and fields, and argues its case in two different parts. The first will encompass such diverse areas and themes as political thought, economics, nationalism, ethnicity, post-capitalist society, freedom, democracy, emancipation, and alienation, showing in each case how Marx has still today an invaluable contribution to make. The second presents a complete and rigorous account of the dissemination and the reception of Marx’s work throughout the world in the last decade. Both parts make a significant contribution to the current research on Marx and Marxisms.

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ENDORSEMENTS:

"In Marcello Musto, the Marx revival has found an 'Impressario' with a range of interests and contacts, a tolerance for differences, and an exquisite taste for only the finest and most provocative of Marxist scholarship. With this volume of exceptionally astute essays (the second for Routledge after Karl Marx’s Grundrisse: Foundations of the critique of political economy 150 years later, and a third is on its way), Musto has set the gold standard for Marxological studies in the modern era. No one who wants to understand why Marx was chosen as the greatest thinker of the last millenium in a BBC poll of its listeners can afford to miss any of Musto's volumes, including his own remarkably lucid and insightful contributions to each of them. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" Bertell Ollman, New York University 

"With the relentless globalization of capital in recent decades, a global capitalist economic crisis, and uprisings in Greece, Italy, Spain, the Occupy Movements, and the Arab Uprisings of 2011, Marx has perhaps never been as relevant for the contemporary moment as now. Marcello Musto has orchestrated a series of projects that have ignited the Marx revival and contributed his own scholarship and ideas for making Marx alive for us today. His edited book Marx for Today is an extremely important contribution to the ungoing "Marx renaissance", and shows how Marx’s work contributes to understanding and engaging key problems of today’s society, and thus how Marx contributes to projects of understanding, critique and transformation of the world in the early twenty-first century." Douglas Kellner, University of California

"The ruling doxa wants us to believe that Marx belongs to yesterday. The truth of the matter is that his analysis, his theories and his indignation are relevant today, as much, and perhaps more so, than in his own times. This brilliant collection of essays edited by Marcello Musto shows us why." Michael Löwy, French National Center of Scientific Research

REVIEWS   The London School of Economics Review of Books, by Nick Taylor, 23/07/2012.   Counterfire, by Tom Whittaker, 23/11/2012.   Radio Marx, 2012.   Philosophy in Review, by Robert Ware, 2013.   Political Studies Review, by Dunja Larise, 2013.   Studies in Marxism, by Jordy Cummings, 2013.  

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Scritti sull'alienazione. Per la critica della società capitalistica, Roma: Donzelli, 2018 (160 pages).

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La teoria dell’alienazione occupa un posto di rilievo nell’opera di Marx ed è stata a lungo considerata uno dei suoi contributi più significativi alla critica della società borghese. Mediante i concetti di lavoro estraniato, sussunzione del lavoro al capitale e feticismo delle merci, Marx disvelò le condizioni di sfruttamento della classe lavoratrice nella società capitalistica. Nel passato, la gran parte degli autori che hanno scritto su questa tematica si è erroneamente basata sulle sue opere giovanili. In questa antologia, al contrario, Marcello Musto ha selezionato e ricostruito, con grande rigore filologico e interpretativo, soprattutto le pagine degli scritti economici di Marx, nelle quali le sue riflessioni furono ben più approfondite e particolareggiate di quelle dei suoi primi manoscritti filosofici. L’interesse dei testi contenuti nel volume è accresciuto dalla combinazione della critica dell’alienazione con la descrizione della società post-capitalistica teorizzata da Marx. La denuncia della nuova schiavitù imposta dal capitale è completata, in alcuni casi, da preziose indicazioni sul profilo della società comunista, concepita da Marx come la forma possibile di emancipazione umana. Dall’insieme di questi brani emerge un autore secondo il quale la libertà e il libero sviluppo delle individualità non hanno minore importanza dell’uguaglianza e della dimensione collettiva. In occasione del bicentenario della nascita, Marx viene riscoperto, ancora una volta, e le sue opere ripubblicate in tutto il mondo. La riproposizione delle sue migliori pagine sulla critica dell’alienazione nella società capitalistica fornisce un prezioso strumento critico sia per la comprensione del passato che per la trasformazione del presente.

Honoring Marx As An Activist

In 1888, Marx wrote, “philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however, is to change it.”