“Marcello Musto is arguably the greatest connoisseur of Marx’s life.”

Étienne Balibar

Author

Marcello Musto is a Professor of Sociological Theory at York University, in Toronto – Canada, where he is the founding director of the Laboratory for Alternative Theories. He is acknowledged globally as one of the authors who has made significant contributions to the revival of Marx studies over the last decade and his research interests also include Socialist thought, the history of labour movement, and alternative socio-economic systems. His work has been translated worldwide in twenty-five languages and among his publications there are four single-authored books and eleven edited volumes.

An Intellectual Biography

Early Manuscipts to the International

Biografia Intellettuale e Politica 1857-1883

New and Noteworthy

Karl Marx's Writing on Alienation

Rethinking Alternatives with Marx

Economy, Ecology and Migration

The Marx Revival

Key Concepts and New Interpretations

Karl Marx 1881-1883

El Úlimo Viaje del Moro

¡Trabajadores del mundo, uníos!

Antología política de la Primera Internacional

Academic publications

Professor Musto has published 50 journal articles and book chapters. His writings have appeared in dozens of refereed journals from many disciplines, including the International Review of Social History (The Netherlands), Contemporary Sociology (USA), Critical Sociology (USA), Science & Society (USA), Labor History (USA), Il pensiero politico (Italy),  Il Mulino (Italy),  La pensée (France), Actuel Marx (France), Foreign Theoretical Trends (China), and Economic & Political Weekly (India).

Type | Journal Articles
Published in: Critical Sociology

Videos

Repensando Marx e os marxismos (Book Launch)

Venue: TV Boitempo
Date: 9 November, 2022

War and the Left (Interview)

Venue: Democracy At Work
Date: 23 May, 2022

Marx’s Concept of Alienation (Talk)

Venue: Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University
Date: 23 September, 2020

Series editor

Marcello Musto is the general editor of two book series. With 80 volumes published and 40 more books under contract, Marx, Engels, Marxisms has quickly turned into a flagship and one of the most prolific collections of Palgrave Macmillan. Recently Musto has also launched – with Routledge – the series Critiques and Alternatives to Capitalism that, with already ten books forthcoming, constitutes an international platform to explore critical theories of capitalism and alternative social-economic systems.

Marx, Engels, Marxisms

Palgrave Macmillan

The Marx renaissance is underway on a global scale and this series represent a unique collection of multidisciplinary volumes that appeals to a diverse and international audience. Our main areas of focus include the oeuvre of Marx and Engels, Marxist authors and traditions of the 19th and 20th centuries, labour and social movements, Marxist analyses of contemporary issues, and the reception of Marxism in the world.

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Critiques and Alternatives to Capitalism

Routledge

This series publishes scholarly works dedicated to the problems of capitalist society and its mode of production; alternatives to capitalism that address contemporary social issues; and 19th and 20th centuries anti- capitalist ideas and practical experiments. We offer new perspectives on a number of subject matters and geographical areas, and aim to be an eclectic collection that inspires significant conversations for today.

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Journalism

Marcello Musto contributes regularly to the several daily and online newspapers, including The Statesman (India), Corriere della Sera (Italy), Il manifesto (Italy), Efimerida ton Sintakton (Greece),  La Razón (Bolivia), Jacobin (USA), Sin Permiso (Spain), IndoProgress (Indonesia), Esquerda.net (Portugal), and Catarsi (Catalonia). His writings include op-eds, feature stories, and reviews, and focus on Marxism, socialist theory, progressive social movements, and left-wing political parties.

Published in: Jacobin

Public speaking

28th September

Discussion on the Book Workers Unite!: The International 150 Years Later

In its brief life, the International Working Men’s Association (IWMA) became the symbol of class struggle and influenced the ideas of millions of workers all over the planet. The 158th anniversary of its birth (1864-2022) offers an important opportunity to reread their resolutions, to learn from the experiences of its protagonists, and to better theorize solutions to our contemporary issues.

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10th August

Grundrisse con Marcello Musto

Escritos entre 1857 y 1858, los Grundrisse son el primer borrador de la crítica de la economía política de Karl Marx. A pesar de sus vicisitudes editoriales y publicación tardía, estos manuscritos contienen numerosas reflexiones acerca de temas que Marx no pudo desarrollar en ninguna otra parte de su obra y son, por lo tanto, de extrema importancia para una interpretación general de su pensamiento.

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Research

Over the years, Professor Musto has built an international intellectual network for research partnership, academic exchange, and public engagement. His research has received financial support from funding bodies in seven countries, including the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada and 25 universities all over the world. Among the projects that received research grants there is a study on alternative socio-economic ideas, and an investigation on the global history of the reception of Marx’s work.

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