The Beginning of History: Value Struggles and Global Capital

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Januar 2007



Analyses new political economy theory and its role in bringing about radical social change


Preface Chapter 1 The beginning of history PART I. Orientations: co-production of livelihoods as contested terrain Chapter 2 Values struggles Chapter 3 Capital as a Social Force Chapter 4 With no limits Chapter 5 Production and reproduction Chapter 6 Production, reproduction and global loops Part II. Global Loops: some explorations on the contemporary work machine Chapter 7 Enclosures and Disciplinary Integration Chapter 8 Global Loops Chapter 9 Global work machine Part III. Context, Contest and Text: discourses and their clashing practices Chapter 10 Marx and the enclosures we face Chapter 11 Enclosures with no limits Chapter 12 The "Law of Value," Immaterial Labour, and the "centre of power Chapter 13 The Valuing and the Measuring of Capital Chapter 14 Market Freedom and the Prison: Hayek and Bentham Chapter 15 Fractal-Panopticon and Ubiquitous Revolution Part IV. "By Asking question we walk": the Problematics of Decoupling Chapter 16 The "Outside" Chapter 17 Commons References Endnotes Index


Massimo De Angelis is Reader in Political Economy at the University of East London. He is the author of Keynesianism, Social Conflict and Political Economy (2000). He is editor of the web journal The Commoner (


The Beginning of History brings creativity to the center of anti-capitalist thought and through it provides new meanings to the concepts of anarchism, socialism and communism. -- Silvia Federici, author of Caliban and the Witch The Beginning of History is a kind of intellectual revolution in itself, both rigorous and exciting. -- David Graeber, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Yale University [This is] a breakthrough book in anti-capitalist theory. -- George Caffentzis, Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Southern Maine
EAN: 9780745320359
ISBN: 074532035X
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: PLUTO PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2007
Seitenanzahl: 301 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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