Choice Award Outstanding Academic Title 2022
Despite being repeatedly declared out of touch and outdated, Karl Marx's ideas have never mattered more.
Marx Matters is an examination of how Marx remains more relevant than ever in dealing with contemporary crises. This volume explores how technical dimensions of a Marxian analysis remain relevant to our understanding of inequality, of exploitation and oppression, and of financialization in the age of global capitalism. Contributors to this important volume track Marx in promoting emancipatory practices in Latin America, tackle how Marx informs issues of race and gender, explore current social movements and the populist turn, and demonstrate how Marx can guide strategies to deal with the existential environmental crises of the day.
Marx matters because Marx still provides the best analysis of capitalism as a system, and his ideas still point to how society can organize for a better world.
Contributors are: Jose Bell Lara, Ashley J. Bohrer, Tom Brass, Rose M. Brewer, William K. Carroll, Penelope Ciancanelli, Raju J. Das, Ricardo A. Dello Buono, David Fasenfest, Ben Fine, Lauren Langman, Alfredo Saad-Filho, Vishwas Satgar, and William K. Tabb.
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About the Author
David Fasenfest is Associate Professor of Sociology at Wayne State University. He is the editor of the Critical Sociology journal, and the Studies in Critical Social Science and New Scholarship in Political Economy book series. He is the author of many articles and book chapters, most recently "Constructing the Conceptual Tools for the Global South' in Constructing the Research Object in Social Science, 'Neoliberalism, Urban Policy and Environmental Degradation' in Urban Emergency (Mis)Management and the Crisis of Neoliberalism and 'Emergency Management in Michigan: A Misguided Policy Initiative' in Community Development and Public Administration Theory: Promoting Democratic Principles to Improve Communities.