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.
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), Foreign Theoretical Trends (China), and Economic & Political Weekly (India).
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.
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.
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.
Marcello Musto contributes regularly to the several daily and online newspapers, including The Statesman (India), Corriere della Sera (Italy), Il manifesto (Italy), Efimerida ton Sindakton (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.
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.
Acompanyats per marxòlegs de rellevància internacional, ens endinsem en debats, l’actualitat dels quals, ressona a través de la història.
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.
While political science has probed the ideological, political, economic and even psychological motivations behind the drive to war, socialist theory has made a unique contribution by highlighting the relationship between the development of capitalism and war.
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.
"El irlandés hace lo mismo y ve en el obrero inglés sólo al cómplice de los gobernantes ingleses. Este antagonismo es el secreto de la impotencia de la clase obrera. Es el secreto por el que la clase capitalista mantiene su poder". La alternativa es la solidaridad de clase. 3/3 https://t.co/fURDrEuIX5Read More
"El obrero inglés tiene prejuicios religiosos y sociales contra el irlandés. Su actitud es la misma q la de los blancos pobres hacia los negros en los EE.UU. Este antagonismo es intensificado artificialmente por la prensa y todos los medios a disposición de la clase dominante"2/3 https://t.co/XZohltHVr8Read More
Marx sobre la división de clase: "El trabajador inglés odia al irlandés como un competidor que rebaja su nivel de vida. Se considera como una parte de la nación dominante y se convierte en una herramienta de los capitalistas ingleses, reforzando así su dominio sobre sí mismo" 1/3 https://t.co/77UAgDd8fDRead More
#Marx advirtió contra aquellos incapaces de observar las distinciones entre fenómenos poco similares y desconfiaba mucho a la hora de transferir categorías interpretativas a campos históricos o geográficos completamente diferentes. Lea mi nuevo artículo👇 https://t.co/ji7ovgtk1fRead More
"The Irishman does the same and sees in the English worker only the accomplice of the English rulers. This antagonism is the secret of the impotence of the working class. It is the secret by which the capitalist class maintains its power". The alternative is class solidarity. 3/3 https://t.co/qv7tfaTYBLRead More
"The English worker cherishes religious and social prejudices against the Irish worker. His attitude is the same as that of the poor whites to the blacks in the USA. This antagonism is artificially intensified by the press & all the means at the disposal of the ruling classes"2/3 https://t.co/OBZYQm2HG6Read More
Marx on class division: “The English worker hates the Irish worker as a competitor who lowers his standard of life. He regards himself as a part of the ruling nation & becomes a tool of the English capitalists against Ireland, thus strengthening their domination over himself" 1/3 https://t.co/FDbDhDlMqCRead More
"Another Marx: Early Manuscripts to the International" is now available as an audiobook: The PDF of the whole book can be downloaded for free👇 https://t.co/lKFBehAwpq https://t.co/vei5MWvReYRead More
#Italia, efectos del gobierno neoliberal tecnocrático de Draghi: Abstención al 36,1% (+9%) Mayoría de derecha tanto en la Cámara como en el Senado El parlamento más derechista después de la Segunda Guerra Mundial Resultado más bajo de centro-"izquierda"👇 https://t.co/zQzpsLPmJCRead More
#Italy, effects of 1 & 1/2 years of Draghi’s technocratic neoliberal government: Electoral abstention at 36.1% (+9%) Majority of the right-wing coalition in both the House and Senate Most right-wing parliament after WWII Lowest center-"left" result ever👇 https://t.co/krvjKlwl2oRead More