A Guide to Marx's 'Capital' / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $18.60
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 53%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $18.60   
  • New (3) from $34.89   
  • Used (6) from $18.60   

Overview

For anyone wishing to understand the modern world, Marx's Capital is indispensable. It is also, unfortunately, a difficult book to read. Some of these difficulties are inevitable since the ideas are unfamiliar and complex, but it seems more forbidding than it really is and the reader who persists will find it worth the effort. The Guide is intended to be read in conjunction with Capital (though it can be read on its own). It goes through Marx's masterpiece, chapter by chapter, setting each in the context of the whole and picking out the main threads of the argument. Each of Marx's technical terms if explained when it is first used and is also defined in the glossary for easy reference. The introduction outlines the development of Marx's thought and relates it to the philosophical, political and economic ideas of his time. The Guide does not take sides for Marx or against him. Its aim is to contribute to a better understanding of his work.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521276764
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1984
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Part I. Capitalist Production: 1. Commodities and money; 2. The transformation of money into capital; 3. The production of absolute surplus-value; 4. Production of relative surplus-value; 5. Production of absolute and of relative surplus-value; 6. Wages; 7. The accumulation of capital; 8. The so-called primitive accumulation; Part II. The Process of Circulation of Capital: 1. The metamorphoses of capital and their circuits; 2. The turnover of capital; 3. The reproduction and circulation of the aggregate social capital; Part III. The Process of Capitalist Production as a Whole: 1. The conversion of surplus-value into profit and of the rate of surplus-value into the rate of profit; 2. Conversion of profit into average profit; 3. The law of the tendency of the rate of profit to fall; 4. Conversion of commodity-capital and money-capital into commercial capital and money-dealing capital; 5. Division of profit into interest and profit of enterprise. Interest-bearing capital; 6. Transformation of surplus-profit into ground-rent; 7. Revenues and their sources; Appendix I. Prefaces and afterwords to Capital; Appendix II. The Communist Manifesto; Appendix III. Preface and introduction to 'A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy'; Glossary; Notes; Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)