[URPE] Introductory readings,lectures and videos of Marxism
dgoldsmi at ccsf.edu
Sun Jan 10 18:16:24 MST 2010
For an introductory-level reading that discusses Marx's economics in a political context, I would suggest Paul D'Amato, The Meaning of Marxism (Haymarket, 2006, $12). This generally replaces Ernest Mandel's older book for this purpose. Haymarket also publishes an annotated Communist Manifesto that is a useful introduction to Marx (edited by Phil Gaspar, 2005, $12)
E. K. Hunt explains Marx's social and economic ideas clearly in historical context and within the history of economic ideas in Property and Prophets: the evolution of economic institutions and ideologies (updated 7th edition, M.E. Sharpe, 2003).
In addition to bios and commentaries, many original works, including Marx's Wage Labor and Capital, which is a possible introductory work in itself, are available at www.marxists.org.
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