9781604863352

In Letters of Blood and Fire : Work, Machines, and Value in the Bad Infinity of Capitalism

by: Unknown
  • ISBN 13:

    9781604863352

  • ISBN 10:

    1604863358

  • Edition: Original
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 04/01/2013
  • Publisher: PM Press

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Summary

Although information technology, immaterial production, financialization, and globalization have been trumpeted as inaugurating a new phase of capitalism that transcends its violent origins, this collection of essays by autonomist Marxist George Caffentzis argues that instead of being in a period of major social and economic novelty, the course of the last decades has been a return to the vehement conflicts present at the advent of capitalism. Emphasizing class struggles that have proliferated across the social body of global capitalism, Caffentzis shows how these struggles are so central to the dynamic of the system that even the most sophisticated machines cannot liberate capitalism from class struggle and the need for labor. The writings draw upon a careful rereading of Marx's thought in order to elucidate political concerns of the day and document the peculiar way in which capital perpetuates violence and proliferates misery on a world scale.

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