Value in Marx: The Persistence of Value in a

Value in Marx: The Persistence of Value in a More-Than-Capitalist World ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☆ Value in Marx: The Persistence of Value in a More-Than-Capitalist World ✪ Author George Henderson – Thomashillier.co.uk Long prone to dogmatic disagreement, the question of value in Marx s thought what value is, the purpose it serves, its application to real world capitalism requires renewal if Marx s work is to remain Long prone to dogmatic disagreement, the question Marx: The eBook ↠ of value in Marx s thought what value is, the purpose it serves, its application to real world capitalism requires renewal if Marx s work is to remain vibrant Value in PDF or In Value in Marx, George Henderson offers a lucid rereading of Marx that strips value of its turgid theoretical reduction and reframes it as an investigation into the tensions between social relations and forms as they are in Marx: The MOBI õ rather than as what they could otherwise becomeDrawing on Marx s Capital and Grundrisse, Henderson shows how these volumes do not harbor a single theory of value that equates value to capital Instead, these books experimentally compose and recompose value for a world that is than capitalist At stake is how Marx conceives of human freedom, of balanced social arrangements, and of control over the things people produce Henderson finds that the limits on social becoming, including the tendency toward alienated existence, haunt Marx even as he looks beyond the critique of capital to an emancipated society to comeCan these limits be confronted in a creative, even joyful, way Can they become aspects of what we desire, rather than being silenced and denied As long as we persist in interpreting value broadly, following it as an active and not a shut down, predetermined feature of Marx s texts, Henderson ultimately views Marx as responding positively to these challenges and employing value as a powerful tool of the political imaginary.


10 thoughts on “Value in Marx: The Persistence of Value in a More-Than-Capitalist World

  1. Rhys Rhys says:

    This is a well written book about a challenging idea value.Value is traced through Marx and his mercurial use of the term is explicated So far so good but in the end what value actually is eludes us.I felt that George Henderson takes a postmodern approach to value Value, like meaning, overflows its banks, which is good and bad It is bad because it washes away things we have built in the floodplain It is good, because it clears some space and enriches the soil for future use, in this This is a well written book about a challenging idea value.Value is traced through Marx and his mercurial use of the term is explicated So far so good but in the end what value actually is eludes us.I felt that George Henderson takes a postmodern approach to value Value, like meaning, overflows its banks, which is good and bad It is bad because it washes away things we have built in the floodplain It is good, because it clears some space and enriches the soil for future use, in this case, the future of value in the coming era of associated production In other words, value overflows its concept as the universal equivalent of the value between things, and as a measure of social labor in the commodity Value is necessity the necessity of making things to reproduce ourselves and value is freedom desire , and per Henderson value may be the limit of this freedom Value is thingy and value is the exceeding of what it is Embedded in Marx s analysis of the commodity fetish is the idea that value not simply is descriptive but points to what must be done by those who would go beyond the commodity society They must consciously rather than incidentally or accidentally construct their society p.15.I m left, still, with no idea what value is, but the book offers some interesting ideas, and it would have been so much worse if Henderson was not such a good writer


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