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Not only profound in its analysis but also so passionately inspired by sympathy for the downtrodden and their struggle for liberation Daniel Singer The Nation This is an important book heavy in size and tone It belongs in every serious library ChoiceNot only profound in its analysis but also so passionately inspired by sympathy for the downtrodden and their struggle for liberation Daniel Singer The Nation This is an important book heavy in size and tone It belongs in every serious library ChoiceNot only profound in its analysis but also so passionately inspired by sympathy for the downtrodden and their struggle for liberation Daniel Singer The Nation This is an important book heavy in size and tone It belongs in every serious library Choice


5 thoughts on “Beyond Capital: Toward a Theory of Transition

  1. says:

    pur di lettura non facile gli argomenti che tratta sono fondamentali per chi crede che si debba ripartire da un punto di vista marxista per capire i fallimenti delle esperienze socialiste del XX secolo


  2. says:

    Great


  3. says:

    This is a review of István Mészáros’s Beyond Capital Monthly Review Press 2010Beyond Capital is the Hungarian philosopher’s contribution to the development of Marxist theory of transition and covers a wide range of topics second order mediations divorce of labour from the possibility of control nuclear family alienated means of production fetishistic production objectives the uncontrollable world market money etc instrumental in perpetuating the capital system the structural crisis of capitalism which has been with us since the early 1970s liberal theory’s ‘absolutes’ from 'human nature' to the modern state to the 'invisible hand' the Soviet type societies and so noAccording to Mészáros the capital system is older than capitalism and represents a historically specific mode of social metabolic reproduction The system’s second order mediations serve to reinforce the power of capital as a whole and thus cannot be approached piecemeal Hence the failure of the Soviet type post revolutionary societies which had done away with private ownership of the means of production and capitalist personifications of capital but not with the subordination of labour to the rule of capital mediated by the state in the Soviet type capital system The radical negation of the capitalist state and the 'expropriation of the expropriators' can only be the first step in the direction of the socialist transformation; the transition to socialism calls for the creation of an alternative communal form of social metabolic reproduction that would challenge the capital system at every point Transcending the second order mediations is a prereuisite for the critiue and negation of capitalThe structural crisis of the capital system which has been going for nearly fifty years now transcends all previous merely cyclic and conjunctural economic crises and affects all forms of the capital system as such not only capitalism The absolute limits of capital as a mode of social metabolic reproduction are being activated and this poses dangers incomparably severe than even the Great Depression of 1929 1933 due to the truly global character of the current world crisisThese ideas and many other concepts critical for understand the contemporary world are brought together in this book It is not an easy but rewarding read


  4. says:

    Clarifies the nature of Capital as fundamentally a relationship of subordination of Labour based on the proletariat's real material separation from effective control over the condition and purpose of their work Explains why the liberatory project of the last century centered as it was on the political expropriation of the expropriators could never do than reproduce that subordination to Capital in a new form Extensive critiue of G Lukacs as representative of this misconceptionmisdirection of the Communist movement by one of his few living students


  5. says:

    5 stars