The Limits to Capital

The Limits to Capital

by David Harvey
     
 

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On its first appearance in 1982, David Harvey's Limits to Capital was described in Monthly Review as 'a unique and insightful theory of capital', and praised in Environment and Planning as 'a magnificent achievement, [one of] the most complete, readable, lucid and least partisan exegesis, critique and extension of Marx's mature political economy available.' This new…  See more details below

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On its first appearance in 1982, David Harvey's Limits to Capital was described in Monthly Review as 'a unique and insightful theory of capital', and praised in Environment and Planning as 'a magnificent achievement, [one of] the most complete, readable, lucid and least partisan exegesis, critique and extension of Marx's mature political economy available.' This new edition links a general Marxian theory of financial and geographical crises with the incredible turmoil now being experienced in world markets. In his analyses of 'fictitious capital' and 'uneven geographical development,' Harvey takes the reader step by step through layers of crisis formation, beginning with Marx's controversial argument concerning the falling rate of profit, moving through crises of credit and finance, and closing with a timely analysis of geo-political and geographical considerations. Recently referred to by Fredric Jameson in New Left Review as a 'magisterial work,' The Limits to Capital provides one of the best theoretical guides to the contradictory forms found in the historical and geographical dynamics of capitalist development.

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Editorial Reviews

Monthly Review
“A unique and insightful theory of capital.”
Fredric Jameson
“A magisterial work.”
Environment and Planning
“[A] magnificent achievement, [one of] the most complete, readable, lucid and least partisan exegesis, critique and extension of Marx's mature political economy available.”
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“A unique and insightful theory of capital.”—Monthly Review

“[A] magnificent achievement, [one of] the most complete, readable, lucid and least partisan exegesis, critique and extension of Marx’s mature political economy available.”—Environment and Planning

“A magisterial work.”—Fredric Jameson

“Monumental.”—Benjamin Kunkel, London Review of Books

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631129684
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Pages:
478

Meet the Author

David Harvey teaches at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and is the author of many books, including Social Justice and the City, The Condition of Postmodernity, The Limits to Capital, A Brief History of Neoliberalism, Spaces of Global Capitalism, and A Companion to Marx’s Capital. His website is davidharvey.org

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