Why and How to Read Marx’s “Capital”? Reflections on Johan Fornäs’ Book “Capitalism. A Companion to Marx’s Economy Critique”.

  • Christian Fuchs University of Westminster, Communication and Media Research Institute
Keywords: Karl Marx, Das Kapital Volumes 1/2/3, Capital Volumes 1/2, /3, Critique of Political Economy, Johan Fornäs, capitalism


This paper is a reflection on Johan Fornäs' book “Capitalism. A Companion to Marx’s Economy Critique” - a new introduction to all three volumes of Karl Marx's "Capital". It contextualizes the book with the help a comparison to other contemporary introductions to Marx's "Capital". The reflection is organized in the form of 7 sections:
1) Context
2) Method and Logic of Presentation
3) The Logical and the Historical in Marx’s Works
4) From Karl to Adolf Marx in German Marxist Theory?
5) Visualization
6) Crises
7) Read this Book!

Author Biography

Christian Fuchs, University of Westminster, Communication and Media Research Institute
Christian Fuchs is professor at the University of Westminster's Communication and Media Research Institute. He is editor of tripleC: Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society. He holds a venia docendi in the field of ICTs and society.
His research interests are: critical theory, social theory, Internet and society, social media and society, media and society, ICTs and society, information society theory/research, political economy. He is author of many publications in these fields.
URL: http://fuchs.uti.at
Reflections (Non Peer-Reviewed)