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You thought capitalism was permanent? Think again.





David Harvey unravels the contradictions at the heart of capitalism - its drive, for example, to accumulate capital beyond the means of investing it, its imperative to use the cheapest methods of production that leads to consumers with no means of ...

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Overview

You thought capitalism was permanent? Think again.





David Harvey unravels the contradictions at the heart of capitalism - its drive, for example, to accumulate capital beyond the means of investing it, its imperative to use the cheapest methods of production that leads to consumers with no means of consumption, and its compulsion to exploit nature to the point of extinction. These are the tensions which underpin the persistence of mass unemployment, the downward spirals of Europe and Japan, and the unstable lurches forward of China and India.





Not that the contradictions of capital are all bad: they can lead to the innovations that make capitalism resilient and, it seems, permanent. Yet appearances can deceive: while many of capital's contradictions can be managed, others will be fatal to our society. This new book is both an incisive guide to the world around us and a manifesto for change.



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199360284
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 3/7/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 365,700
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

David Harvey is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is among the top twenty most cited authors in the humanities and is the world's most cited academic geographer. His books include The Limits to Capital, Social Justice and the City, and The Condition of Postmodernity, among many others.

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Table of Contents

Preface: On Contradiction

Part I: The Foundational Contradictions
1 Use-Value and Exchange Value
2 Social Value and its Representation (Money)
3 Logics of State and Market
4 Social Production and Private Appropriation
5 Capital and Labor: The Contradiction of Class
6 Processes and Things
7 Production and Realization

Part II: The Moving Contradictions of Capital
8 Technology, Work, and the Disposability of Human Labor
9 Competition and Monopoly
10 Uneven Geographical Developments
11 Poverty and Wealth
12 Social Reproduction
13 Identity and Difference
14 Freedom and Domination

Part III: The Fatal Contradictions
15 Endless Compound Growth: Beyond the Exponentials?
16 The Metabolic Relation to Nature
17 The Revolt of Human Nature: Universal Alienation and its Antidotes

Prospects for a Happy Future: Co-Evolution Through Perpetual Revolution

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