Alienation, The Social Individual, and Communism: Marx in the 21st Century

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In some well-known pages of the Grundrisse, Marx writes: “The theft of alien labour time, on which the present wealth is based, appears a miserable foundation in face of this new one, created by large-scale industry itself.” [1] In the context of the actual crisis, it could be interesting to reflect on the use of this word: “theft” (Diebstahl), that is at the backdrop of the analysis of Marx, not only in the Grundrisse, but in his whole work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWork, Migration, Memes, Personal Geopolitics
Number of pages9
Place of PublicationZurich
Publication date06.2016
ISBN (Print)978-1533448392, 1533448396
Publication statusPublished - 06.2016