Marcello Musto

Marcello Musto

Born April 14, 1976, MA in Political Science, University of Napoli - L'Orientale, PhD in Philosophy and Politics, University of Napoli - L'Orientale, and PhD in Philosophy, University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis, teaches Political Theory at the Department of Political Science of York University (Toronto).

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Marx revival. Concetti essenziali e nuove letture, Roma: Donzelli, 2019 (XVI + 472 pages).

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Il pianeta è in difficoltà a causa del capitalismo e Marx, libero dalle catene dei “socialismi reali”, ritorna a essere scoperto, su scala globale e a tuttotondo, come il pensatore che ne ha fornito la sua critica più perspicace.

Curato con il consueto rigore da Marcello Musto, considerato tra i massimi studiosi di Marx nel mondo, Marx revival costituisce la migliore, più completa e più aggiornata guida alle idee di Marx che sia stata realizzata in seguito alla caduta del Muro di Berlino. Scritto dai più prestigiosi esperti internazionali di Marx – provenienti da numerosi paesi e discipline e, in gran parte, tradotti per la prima volta in Italia – in questo libro si incontrano le più vibrante e provocatorio interpretazioni contemporanee dell’opera marxiana. Esso mostra, con chiarezza e per un pubblico generalista, cosa ha davvero scritto Marx in merito a 22 concetti essenziali, in quali casi la sua analisi va aggiornata in base alle trasformazioni intervenute dalla fine dell’Ottocento e perché egli sia ancora così tanto attuale. In questa ambiziosa opera collettiva vengono affrontati, in modo innovativo, alcuni tra i temi classici della riflessione marxiana (ad esempio, capitalismo, comunismo, proletariato, lotta di classe) e, al contempo, vengono analizzate tematiche (quali ecologia, migrazioni, eguaglianza di genere, nazionalismo e questione etnica) raramente accostate al pensiero di Marx.

Il risultato finale è un testo indispensabile sia per gli specialisti che credono, erroneamente, di sapere già tutto di Marx che per una nuova generazione di lettori che ancora non conosce i suoi scritti.

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REVIEWS

Il Foglio, by Alfonso Berardinelli, 14/12/2019.

La Lettura, by Antonio Carioti, 15/12/2019.

Il Foglio, by Giuseppe Bedeschi, 17/12/2019.

Il Manifesto, by Stefano Petrucciani, 17/12/2019.

Gli Stati generali, by Marco Veruggio, 10/01/2020.

L'Indice dei libri del mese, by Cesare Pianciola, 01/02/2020.

Il Mattino, by Francesco Romanetti, 17/02/2020.

Infiniti Mondi, by Gianfranco Nappi, 20/02/2020.

Jacobin Italia, by Biagio Sarnataro, 26/04/2020.

Fata Morgana, by Lorenzo Mari, 25/05/2020.

Gli Asini, by Antonino Morreale, 01/07/2020.

Thomas Project, by Biagio Sarnataro, 01/09/2020.

Critica Marxista, by Massimo Mammonesi, 01/09/2020.

PULP Libri, by Giuseppe Costigliola, 25/11/2020.

Altraparola, by David Frati, 21/12/2020.

Mangialibri, by David Frati, 21/12/2020.

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Karl Marx’s Life, Ideas, Influences: A Critical Examination on the Bicentenary, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019 (xxv + 378 pages).

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Since the latest crisis of capitalism broke out in 2008, Marx has been back in fashion and sometimes it seems that his ideas have never been as topical, or as commanding of respect and interest, as they are today.  

This edited collection arises from one of the largest international conferences dedicated tothe bicentenary of Marx’s birth. The volume contains 16 chapters authored byglobally renowned scholars and is divided into two parts: I) On the Critique of Politics; II) On the Critique of Political Economy.

These contributions, from multiple academic disciplines, offer diverse perspectives on why Marx is still so relevant for our times and make this book a source of great appeal for both expert scholars of Marx as well as students and general readers who are approaching his theories for the first time.

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ENDORSEMENTS

“An excellent collection which showcases a lot of the latest scholarship on Marx and his legacy. Comprehensive and incisive, it is an outstanding contribution to its field.”

David McLellan, Professor of Political Theory, University of Kent, UK


“Addressing both the political dimensions of Marx’s work—notably in Capital, which is often neglected from this perspective—and the significance of his contributions through the critique of political economy, this volume brings together internationally renowned figures in Marx scholarship for genuine dialog and rich, well-informed debates. A truly excellent book.”

George C. Comninel, Professor of Political Theory, York University, Canada

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REVIEWS

LSE Review of Books, by Janaína de Faria, 01/12/2020.

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مارکس در واپسین سال‌ها (1881ـ1883): زندگی‌نامه‌ی فکری، مارچلو موستو، ترجمه‌ی مهدی صابری، تهران: نشر چشمه، 1398 (185 صفحه)

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مارکس در واپسین سال‌ها مروری است بر سه سال آخر زندگی کارل مارکس. مارچلو موستو با بررسی نوشته‌های سال‌های پایانی مارکس نشان می‌دهد برخلاف برخی افسانه‌ها او به‌هیچ‌وجه کنجکاوی فکری‌اش را کنار نگذاشته بود. او در این سال‌ها به مطالعات عمیقی درباره‌ی یافته‌های تازه در انسان‌شناسی، شکل‌های اشتراکی مالکیت در جوامع پیشاسرمایه‌داری، تحولات روسیه در پی امحای سرف‌داری و زایش دولت مدرن پرداخت؛ و همچون تمام طول عمرش در حال پیگیری رویداد‌های مهم سیاست بین‌المللی و حمایت از جنبش‌های رهایی‌بخش بود.
«مارکس در واپسین سال‌ها خودمانی‌ترین دوران او نیز هست:‌ شکنندگی‌اش را در زندگی پنهان نمی‌کرد و در عین حال به مبارزه ادامه می‌داد، از شک طفره نمی‌رفت بلکه بی‌پرده با آن روبه‌رو می‌شد، به‌ جای پناه بردن به قطعیت نظرات خود و استقبال از ستایش نسنجیده‌ی نخستین "مارکسیست‌ها"، پیش بردن سریع پژوهشش را برگزید. این مارکس یکی از آن تبارِ بسیار نادر و از بیخ‌وبن شورشی است، سراسر متفاوت با تصویر ابوالهولی مرمرین که با یقینی جزمی به آینده اشاره می‌کند.»

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 Marx’s Capital after 150 Years: Critique and Alternative to Capitalism, London-New York: Routledge, 2019 (xv + 295 pages).

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Faced with a new crisis of capitalism, many scholars are now looking back to the author whose ideas were too hastily dismissed after the fall of the Berlin Wall. During the last decade, Marx’s Capital has received renewed academic and popular attention. It has been reprinted in new editions throughout the world and the contemporary relevance of its pages is being discussed again. Today, Marx’s analyses are arguably resonating even more strongly than they did in his own time and Capital continues to provide an effective framework to understand the nature of capitalism and its transformations.

This volume includes the proceedings of the biggest international conference held in the world to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Capital’s publication. The book is divided into three parts: I) "Capitalism, Past and Present"; II) "Extending the Critique of Capital"; III) "The Politics of Capital". It contains the contributions of globally renowned scholars from 13 countries and multiple academic disciplines who offer diverse perspectives, and critical insights into the principal contradictions of contemporary capitalism while pointing to alternative economic and social models. Together, they reconsider the most influential historical debates on Capital and provide new interpretations of Marx’s magnum opus in light of themes rarely associated with Capital, such as gender, ecology, and non-European societies.

The book is an indispensable source for academic communities who are increasingly interested in rediscovering Marx beyond 20th century Marxism. Moreover, it will be of great appeal to students, as well as established scholars interested in critique of capitalism and socialist theory.

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ENDORSEMENTS

"A hundred and fifty years later, isn’t Marx’s Capital more relevant today than when it was written? This is the message of the remarkable collection of essays edited by Marcello Musto, with the cooperation of an extraordinary array of committed scholars. The chapters of this book investigate the critical potential of Marx’s opus magnum, not only concerning political economy, but also in relation to gender issues, ecology, as well as social theory, from a humanist and revolutionary perspective."

Michael Löwy, French National Center of Scientific Research, France

 

"The planet is in trouble, because capitalism is in trouble. Where is the best and most comprehensive critical account of all the issues? Marx's Capital is now more on-message than ever. Marcello Musto has assembled diverse viewpoints and pertinent updates in this lively and provocative volume."

Terrell Carver, University of Bristol, UK

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REVIEWS

Rethinking Marxism, by Joel Wainwright, 22 March 2021.

Socialism and Democracy, by Eren Kozluca, 4 February 2021.

 

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今日马克思, Beijing: China Renmin University Press, 2019 (273 pages).
 
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2008年国际金融危机爆发后,过去马克思对资本主义内在的不稳定性所做的阐发,重新吸引了来自不同政治与文化背景的政治学者和经济学理论家。这种重新发现马克思、关注马克思主义对当代现实持续解释力的现象,被一些评论者称为“马克思的复兴”。《今日马克思》细致地研究了马克思的重要著作与我们所处时代主要问题之间的高度相关性,说明了为何马克思主义理论是理解和批判21世纪早期世界的有效理论工具,其第一部分“2010年重读马克思”涉及政治思想、经济学、民族主义、后资本主义、自由主义、民主主义、人的解放和异化等理论领域,第二部分“今日马克思的国际研究”则是全面严谨地描述了过去十年间马克思主义在世界各地的传播和发展情况。
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