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The Resource The relevance of the Communist manifesto, Slavoj Žižek

The relevance of the Communist manifesto, Slavoj Žižek

Label
The relevance of the Communist manifesto
Title
The relevance of the Communist manifesto
Statement of responsibility
Slavoj Žižek
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
No other Marxist text has come close to achieving the fame and influence of The Communist Manifesto. Translated into over 100 languages, this clarion call to the workers of the world radically shaped the events of the twentieth century. But what relevance does it have for us today? In this slim book Slavoj Zizek argues that, while exploitation no longer occurs the way Marx described it, it has by no means disappeared; on the contrary, the profit once generated through the exploitation of workers has been transformed into rent appropriated through the privatization of the 'general intellect'. Entrepreneurs like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have become extremely wealthy not because they are exploiting their workers but because they are appropriating the rent for allowing millions of people to participate in the new form of the 'general intellect' that they own and control. But, even if Marx's analysis can no longer be applied to our contemporary world of global capitalism without significant revision, the fundamental problem with which he was concerned, the problem of the commons in all its dimensions - the commons of nature, the cultural commons, and the commons as the universal space of humanity from which no one should be excluded - remains as relevant as ever. This timely reflection on the enduring relevance of The Communist Manifesto will be of great value to everyone interested in the key questions of radical politics today
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Žižek, Slavoj
Dewey number
335.4/22
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • HX39.5
  • HX39.5
LC item number
  • .Z5913 2019
  • .Z59 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marx, Karl
  • Marx, Karl
  • Capitalism
  • Marx, Karl
  • Capitalism
Label
The relevance of the Communist manifesto, Slavoj Žižek
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in German as Die verspätete Aktualität des Kommunistischen Manifests © S. Fischer Verlag GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, 2018."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1048940135
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
English edition.
Extent
59 pages
Isbn
9781509536108
Lccn
2018043366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1048940135
Label
The relevance of the Communist manifesto, Slavoj Žižek
Publication
Note
"First published in German as Die verspätete Aktualität des Kommunistischen Manifests © S. Fischer Verlag GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, 2018."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1048940135
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
English edition.
Extent
59 pages
Isbn
9781509536108
Lccn
2018043366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1048940135

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