Saturday, June 09, 2018

Five books to better understand Marxism

Aaron Bastani is co-founder and senior editor at Novara Media. He holds a PhD from the New Political Communication Unit, University of London, examining social movements in the digital environment which fail to correspond to the traditional logic of collective action. His research interests include new media, social movements, asymmetric strategies and post-scarcity political economy. His new book is Fully Automated Luxury Communism.

One of Bastani's five books to better understand Marxism, as shared at the Guardian:
For a generation of activists and academics their first real engagement with [Marx's] Capital, was via the freely available video lectures of David Harvey’s course at City University of New York. As an additional primer, Harvey wrote his Companion to Marx’s Capital in 2010. A touchstone text for newcomers to Marxist thought, it is the intellectual basis for the more radical elements f left movements in the UK and US.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue