Capital & Class

A scholarly journal devoted to the analysis of global capitalism in the Marxist tradition. Coverage includes the labor, trade union and other radical movements, such as anti-racism, environmentalism and feminism. Content includes feature and survey articl

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 2, June

A Comment on Bonefeld's 'Abstract Labour: Against Its Nature and on Its Time'
In a recent article in this journal, Werner Bonefeld (2010) raises some criticisms of my position on abstract labour (Carchedi, 2009). Bonefeld quotes Rubin to the effect that, 'it is not possible to reconcile a physiological concept of abstract labour...
Aspiration Problems for the Indian Rural Poor: Research on Self-Help Groups and Micro-Finance
[O]ne can deduce the importance of the 'cultural aspect', even in practical (collective) activity. An historical act can only be performed by 'collective' man, and this presupposes the attainment of a 'cultural-social' unity through which a multiplicity...
Books Available for Review
If you would like to review any of the books listed below, please contact the book reviews editor, Adam D. Morton, by email: Adam.Morton@nottingham.ac.uk Atzeni M (2010) Workplace Conflict: Mobilisation and Solidarity in Argentina. London: Palgrave....
From Transition Crisis to the Global Crisis: Twenty Years of Capitalism and Labour in the Central and Eastern EU New Member States
Introduction It has been now twenty years since the transformation of the Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) from planned economies to capitalism. After the initial shock of transition, towards the end of 1990s, these countries were...
On Value and Abstract Labour: A Reply to Werner Bonefeld
Werner Bonefeld has recently published an article in this journal (Bonefeld, 2010), in which he critically examines our contribution to the Marxian debates on the nature of abstract labour and value (Kicillof and Starosta, 2007a; Kicillof and Starosta,...
Reformism on a Global Scale? A Critical Examination of David Held's Advocacy of Cosmopolitan Social Democracy
Introduction David Held argues that 'the focus of modern democratic theory has been on the conditions which foster or hinder the democratic life of a nation', the problem being that 'in a world of regional and global interconnectedness, there are...
Ronald H. Chilcote: The Portuguese Revolution: State and Class in the Transition to Democracy
Ronald H. Chilcote The Portuguese Revolution: State and Class in the Transition to Democracy, Rowman & Littlefield: Boulder, CO, 2010; 313 pp: 978074256792, 49.95 [pounds sterling] (hbk) In 1974, Jorge de Mello, co-owner of the Grupo Companhia...
The Backward March of Labour Halted? or, What Is to Be Done with 'Union Organising'? the Cases of Britain and the USA
Introduction 'Union organising' (1) as a quasi-distinct form of praxis of worker representation and mobilisation has become dominant among most unions in both Britain and the USA. But the results of 'union organising' have, to date, been disappointing...
The Rising Mafioso Capitalists, Opportunities, and the Case of Turkey
Introduction Property ownership, resources received and authority distributed have been among the criteria widely used in the literature on social classes. Along with their other contributions, Marx's analysis of exploitation relations and Weber's...
The TEKEL Resistance Movement: Reminiscences on Class Struggle
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Some brief information on TEKEL workers' resistance TEKEL is a privatised former state economic enterprise--the state monopoly of tobacco and alcoholic beverages--which employs 12,000 workers in 43 factories and workplaces...