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.
En los últimos años de su vida, Karl Marx extendió su investigación a nuevas disciplinas, conflictos políticos, cuestiones teóricas y áreas geográficas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5. For Marx communism should not be thought of as a model to be adhered to dogmatically, or as solutions to be indiscriminately applied in diverse times and places. Communism's ‘ruling principle is the full and free development of every individual’. More👇 https://t.co/tbL5wq7rvlRead More
4. In The New Industrial World (1829) Fourier envisaged that humans would ‘flutter from pleasure to pleasure and avoid excesses’. They would have brief spells of employment of max 2 hours, so that each would exercise various ‘attractive kinds of work in the course of the day’ 4/5 https://t.co/SZ2Fg2NYFdRead More
3. In the New Christianity (1824) Saint-Simon criticized the ‘feeling of egoism, dominant in all the individuals’. He looked ahead to the birth of a new social organization based on one guiding principle: ‘all human beings must behave with one another as brothers and sisters’ 3/5 https://t.co/SOl200FeKiRead More
2. In the Community Code (1842) Dézamy wanted a world ‘divided into communes, as equal, regular and united as possible’. Each of them will have ‘a single kitchen’ and ‘one common dormitory’ for all children. The whole citizenry would live as ‘a family in one single household’ 2/5 https://t.co/AocXvPrulzRead More
Different kinds of communism: 1. In Travels in Icaria (1840) Cabet depicted a world with no ‘property, money, or buying & selling’, where human beings would be ‘equal in everything’. A ‘promised land’ in which ‘every house has 4 floors’ & ‘everyone is dressed in the same way’ 1/5 https://t.co/H3d21zTnBGRead More
RT @ASAPEWS: CFP: "Critiques and Alternatives to Capitalism", a Routledge peer-reviewed book series Link: Please…Read More
Marx tituló la obra maestra de su vida "El Capital. Crítica de la economía política". Hoy quien que quiera entender el capitalismo y captar los conceptos esenciales para criticar este modo de producción no puede dejar de leer este libro. A veces hasta las madres se equivocan. 2/2 https://t.co/r0jS0G7CY1Read More
La madre de Marx le dijo una vez a su hijo que vivía en la pobreza: "¡Oh Karl, si hubieras hecho capital en lugar de escribir sobre él!" Afortunadamente Marx no la escuchó y escribió lo q llamó "el misil más terrible que se ha lanzado hasta ahora a las cabezas de la burguesía"1/2 https://t.co/rJlvkH4LfFRead More
He titled the masterpiece of his life: "Capital. A Critique of Political Economy". Today anyone who wants to understand capitalism & grasp all the essential concepts for criticizing this mode of production still cannot help but read this book. Sometimes even mothers are wrong.2/2 https://t.co/Tb8BtzohO2Read More
Marx’s mother once said to her son who was living in poverty: "Oh Karl if only you had made capital instead of writing about it!" Fortunately Marx did not listen to her & wrote what he called “the most terrible missile that has yet been hurled at the heads of the bourgeoisie” 1/2 https://t.co/wrJ3NqJjlrRead More