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
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).
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 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.
Marcello Musto propose ici une conférence sur l’œuvre tardive de Marx, en mettant en lumière des écrits inédits ou précédemment négligés, dont beaucoup ne sont pas disponibles en langue française. On découvre notamment sa critique du colonialisme européen et ses développements nouveaux sur les sociétés non occidentales : il envisage en particulier la possibilité d’une révolution dans les pays non capitalistes.
In this talk, Marcello Musto will claim a renewed relevance for the late work of Marx, highlighting unpublished or previously neglected writings, many of which remain unavailable in English. Readers are invited to reconsider Marx’s critique of European colonialism, his ideas on non-Western societies, and his theories on the possibility of revolution in noncapitalist countries.
Contrario a los pronósticos que anticipaban su caída definitiva en el olvido, en los últimos años Marx ha regresado a la atención de los académicos internacionales. El valor de su pensamiento ha sido reafirmado por muchos y sus escritos están siendo desempolvados en las bibliotecas de Europa, Estados Unidos y Japón.
Lançamento de Repensar Marx e os marxismos: guia para novas leituras de Marcello Musto.
Debate com Marcello Musto, José Paulo Netto e Virgínia Fontes.
Repensar Marx e os marxismos, de Marcello Musto, é o livro do mês do Armas da Crítica, o clube do livro da Boitempo.
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.
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.
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.
RT @escuela_cuadros: En sus últimos años el viejo Marx sigue explorando, y lo hace con un amplio horizonte de intereses que incluyen la com…Read More
There are two new titles just published in the "Marx Engels Marxisms" () book series and we are very close to reach 100. Armando Boito (Brazil) on "State, Politics, and Classes", and Mike Berry (Australia) on "Housing under Capitalism". Both excellent.👇 https://t.co/JCUD9RgvvLRead More
Two new books to enrich the history of Marxism just published in the "Marx Engels Marxism" () book series: "A Political History of the International Union of the Socialist Youth (1907-17)" and "The Circulation of Marxism through Calcutta (1920s-70s)". https://t.co/Bv2YGnEvXiRead More
Según los monarcómacos: la soberanía está en la comunidad; la colectividad siempre tiene derecho a controlar la actuación de los reyes; el poder político no se otorga permanentemente como un acto irrevocable. Fueron principios importantes para las rebeliones del futuro. 3/3 https://t.co/UkBmyXEyHWRead More
Los monarcómacos ("los que luchan contra los monarcas") defendieron la preeminencia del pueblo sobre los reyes: el pueblo puede resistir a un monarca que destruye el bien común y el Estado. El derecho a la resistencia es la línea divisoria entre un buen reino y la tiranía. 2/3 https://t.co/DEjDaN9kizRead More
Sobre tiranicidio y el derecho a la resistencia: En el siglo XVI había muchas ideas en contra de la monarquía absolutista y a favor del derecho del pueblo a rebelarse -incluyendo dar muerte al monarca. Los súbditos no son esclavos del rey. Es legítimo resistirse a la tiranía 1/3 https://t.co/r6uF9ufPhhRead More
Présentation de mon @editions_PUF livre "Les dernières années de Karl Marx. Une biographie intellectuelle, 1881-1883". Paris, le 5 avril (18h-20h) à l'École Normale Supérieure.👇 https://t.co/8dgRrBNVx9Read More
The Monarchomachs helped spread these ideas: sovereignty is in the community; the collectivity has always the right to control princes' operate; political power isn't given permanently as an irrevocable act. These principles were important bases for building future rebellions.3/3 https://t.co/GzYQlvZdcdRead More
The Monarchomachs ("those who fight against monarchs") argued for the preeminence of people on kings and wrote that the people can resist a monarch who destroys the commonwealth and the State. The Right to Resistance is the watershed between a good kingdom and tyranny. 2/3 https://t.co/jYwBrOCn84Read More
On Tyrannicide and Right to Resistance From the 16th century many ideas developed against an absolutist conception of monarchy & in favour of the people's right to rebel -including putting the monarch to death Subjects are not king's slaves; it's legitimate to resist tyranny 1/3 https://t.co/nq9EYHXvAXRead More