Repeating Marx: Introduction to the Special Issue “Karl Marx @ 200: Debating Capitalism & Perspectives for the Future of Radical Theory”

Christian Fuchs, Lara Monticelli

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    Abstract

    This introduction sets out the context of the special issue “Karl Marx @ 200: Debating Capitalism & Perspectives for the Future of Radical Theory”, which was published on the occasion of Marx’s bicentenary on 5 May 2018. First, we give a brief overview of contemporary capitalism’s development and its crises. Second, we argue that it is important to repeat Marx today. Third, we reflect on lessons learned from 200 years of struggles for alternatives to capitalism. Fourth, we give an overview of the contributions in this special issue. Taken together, the contributions in this special issue show that Marx’s theory and politics remain key inspirations for understanding exploitation and domination in 21st-century society and for struggles that aim to overcome these phenomena and establishing a just and fair society. We need to repeat Marx today.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournaltripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique
    Volume16
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)406-414
    Number of pages9
    ISSN1726-670X
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Keywords

    • Karl Marx
    • Capitalism
    • Class
    • Bicentenary
    • 200th anniversary
    • 5 May 2018
    • 1818

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