It’s new but not that new: on the continued use of old Marx

BASSI, Camila (2010). It’s new but not that new: on the continued use of old Marx. Feminist Legal Studies, 18 (1), 69-76.

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Abstract

This essay reviews Skeggs’ and Wilson’s papers in this issue of Feminist Legal Studies in terms of their development of, and departure from, ideas central to the Italian post-Marxist, post-workerist tradition; specifically their understanding that capital is increasingly converging with the production and reproduction of social life itself. I interrogate the assumed necessity to move beyond ‘the limitations of Marx’ by revealing, via the Communist Manifesto, Grundrisse and Capital, how the ideas of ‘old’ Marx can offer important engagements and interlocutions with the ‘new’ empirical phenomena explored by Skeggs and Wilson.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Identification Number: 10.1007/s10691-010-9146-1
Depositing User: Helen Garner
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2010 11:39
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2010 11:39
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2777

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