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. 3, October

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....
Capitalist Care: Will the Coalition Government's 'Reforms' Move the NHS Further toward a US-Style Healthcare Market?
Introduction For almost three decades, the NHS has moved away from what Hart (2006: 1-9) described as a 'gift economy', in which care was free on delivery and no market dictated priorities, along a route he described as the 'relentless subordination...
Debating Abstract Labour
The publication of my paper, 'Abstract labour: Against its nature and on its time' (2010), has provoked some debate. Abstract labour is indeed a critical category of capitalist wealth. For Kicillof and Starosta (2011), it denotes some generic materiality...
Housing and Hegemony: The US Experience
Introduction Ever since the 1930s, housing has represented an area of paramount social and economic importance in the USA. Homeownership was central to the particular model of capitalism forged in the postwar period on the prewar Fordist foundation...
Jeff Halper: An Israeli in Palestine: Resisting Dispossession, Redeeming Israel
Jeff Halper An Israeli in Palestine: Resisting Dispossession, Redeeming Israel, Pluto Press: London, 2008; 317 pp.: 9780745322261 17 [pounds sterling](pbk) One of the longest and most brutal conflicts of the 20th century, which still continues,...
Left Agency and Class Action: The Paradox of Workplace Radicalism
Introduction In the current context of worldwide capitalist crisis, the issue of worker response or 'agency' comes ever more sharply into focus. The fragility revealed at the heart of capitalist relations of production, along with capital's viciously...
Marx and the Crisis
Introduction: Purely a financial problem? Economics is an easy game to play if you do not want to look into things too deeply, and are happy to conform to what is expected of you. Economists as the mysterious high priests of capitalism are responsible...
Relative Surplus Population and Uneven Development in the Neoliberal Era: Theory and Empirical Application
Introduction A reasonable amount of research already exists with implicit but undeveloped connections to Marx's concept of the 'relative surplus population'. In particular, Davis's (2004a, 2004b, 2006) chilling depiction of mutual exploitation,...
The Breakup of Britain?
Introduction The tectonic plates of Scottish politics underwent a further and seemingly decisive shift on 5 May 2011, with the Scottish National Party (SNP) landslide in the Scottish Parliament election. The return of the Scottish Parliament in...
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