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. 41, No. 1, February

Books Available for Review
If you would like to review any of the books listed below, please contact the book reviews editor, David Bailey, by email: d.j.bailey@bham.ac.uk Anievas A and Matin K (2016) Historical Sociology and World History: Uneven and Combined Development...
Cihan Tugal: The Fall of the Turkish Model: How the Arab Uprising Brought Down Islamic Liberalism
Cihan Tugal The Fall of the Turkish Model: How the Arab Uprising Brought Down Islamic Liberalism, London: Verso, 2016; 304 pp.: ISBN 1784783323, 19.99 [pounds sterling] In November 2016, the European Union (EU) Parliament voted to suspend talks...
Colin Bundy: Short-Changed? South Africa since Apartheid
Colin Bundy Short-Changed? South Africa since Apartheid, Athens: Ohio University Press, 2015; 174 pp.: ISBN 9780821421550, $14.95 (pbk) In this pocket-sized book, Colin Bundy addresses a burning question which has generated an abundance of literature...
Edouard Morena: The Price of Climate Action: Philanthropic Foundations in the International Climate Debate
Edouard Morena The Price of Climate Action: Philanthropic Foundations in the International Climate Debate, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016; 140 pp.: ISBN 9783319424835 (pbk), 37.99 [pounds sterling] We know how corporate-funded right-wing think...
From Deng to the Demos? Han Dongfang's Laborism, Wen Tiejun's Peasantism, and the Future of Capitalism and Democracy in China
Introduction Since the late 1970s, Deng Xiaoping's development formula for China--a Communist Party-controlled state in charge of an increasingly capitalistic economy--has yielded evident results in terms of economic growth. However, three unintended...
Guy Lancaster: Racial Cleansing in Arkansas
Guy Lancaster Racial Cleansing in Arkansas, 1883-1924: Politics, Land, Labor, and Criminality, New York: Lexington Books, 2014; 186 pp.: ISBN 0739195492, 24.95 [pounds sterling] Lancaster provides a historical and sociological account of racial...
Heading for Disaster: Extreme Work and Skill Mix Changes in the Emergency Services of England
Introduction It is now a commonplace of day-to-day work that managers acting on behalf of employers in both the public and private sectors are using the recession and attendant austerity measures in the United Kingdom to push back the frontier of...
Human Development and Alienation in the Context of Economic Crisis in Vietnam
Introduction Since commodity production and exchange became the main way of organising human societies, human existence has been dependent on the commodity (Lysandrou 2005). However, commodified existence is also alienated existence. Under conditions...
K. Genel and J.P. Deranty (Eds): Recognition or Disagreement: A Critical Encounter on the Politics of Freedom, Equality, and Identity
K. Genel and J. P. Deranty (eds) Recognition or Disagreement: A Critical Encounter on the Politics of Freedom, Equality, and Identity, New York: Columbia University Press, 2016; 229 pp.: ISBN 9780231541442, $30.00, 22.00 [pounds sterling] Furnished...
Marta Harnecker: A World to Build: New Paths toward Twenty-First Century Socialism
Marta Harnecker A World to Build: New Paths toward Twenty-First Century Socialism, New York: Monthly Review Press, 2015; 224 pp: ISBN: 9781583674673, 18.20 [pounds sterling] (pbk). Marta Harnecker's A World to Build aims to serve as a tool for...
Marx's Capital in the Information Age
Introduction The general interest in Marx's works has, since the start of the new world economic crisis in 2008, significantly increased. Whereas before it was easier to dismiss the relevance of capitalism and class, their crucial relevance can...
Pacification and Police: A Critique of the Police Militarization Thesis
Introduction This article offers a critique of the claim that in recent decades policing in liberal democracies, and particularly in the United States, has become 'militarized'. The argument about militarization postulates an ideal of consensual...
Paresh Chattopadhyay: Marx's Associated Mode of Production: A Critique of Marxism
Paresh Chattopadhyay Marx's Associated Mode of Production: A Critique of Marxism, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016; 259 pp.: ISBN 1137579714, 89.50 [pounds sterling] This book, comprising 12 chapters, concerns Marx's idea of human emancipation...
Paul Hampton: Workers and Trade Unions for Climate Solidarity Tackling Climate Change in a Neoliberal World
Paul Hampton Workers and Trade Unions for Climate Solidarity Tackling Climate Change in a Neoliberal World, London: Routledge, 2015; 212 pp.: ISBN 9781138841420, 90 [pounds sterling] (hbk) This excellent book comes at a difficult time for the...
Productive and Unproductive Labour and Social Form: Putting Class Struggle in Its Place
Introduction The post-1970s revival of interest in the obscure, and often dismissed, categories of productive and unproductive labour (PUPL) correlates with the deindustrialisation, tertiarisation and financialisation of advanced capitalist economies....
Stephen Gill (Ed.): Global Crises and the Crisis of Global Leadership
Stephen Gill (ed.) Global Crises and the Crisis of Global Leadership, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012; xvi + 299 PP.: ISBN 9781107014787, 67 [pounds sterling] (hbk), 9781107674967, 22.99 [pounds sterling] (pbk) Stephen Gill (ed.)...
The 14th of July of Daphni Leef: Class and Social Protest in Israel Uri Ram, Dani File
Introduction The day of 14 July 2011 saw the outburst of a wave of social protest that washed over Israel. One could not have picked a more fitting date for the eruption of a social protest, especially one attributed to the 'middle class'. It was...
Verity Burgmann: Globalization and Labour in the Twenty-First Century
Verity Burgmann Globalization and Labour in the Twenty-First Century, London: Routledge, 2016; 272 pp.: ISBN 0415528534, 118.02 [pounds sterling] The growing interest in the role of labour in the processes of globalisation marks a departure from...
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