Thursday, 26 July 2012

Marx's Capital

Reading Marx's Capital


Chapter numbers, or parts provide a hyper link to the relevant blog post.  Chapter Titles provide a hyperlink to the Chapter, or section in Capital itself at Marxists.org.

Volume I, Volume II, Volume III


Theories of Surplus Value Part I, Part II, Part III

Capital Volume I


Part I - Commodities and Money


Chapter 1 - Commodities


Section 1


Part 1, Part 2,

Section 2


Part 3,

Section 3


Part 4,

The General Form of Value, The Money Form, Commodity Fetishism


Part 5

Chapter 2 - Exchange



Chapter 3 - Money, or the Circulation of Commodities


Section 1 - The Measure Of Values


Part 1

Section 2 -The Medium of Circulation


A. The Metamorphosis of Commodities

Part 2, Part 3,

B. The Currency Of Money

Part 4,

C. Coin and Symbols Of Value

Part 5


Section 3 - Money


A. Hoarding

Part 5,

B. Means of Payment

Part 6

C. Universal Money

Part 6

Part II - The Transformation of Money Into Capital


Chapter 4 - The General Formula for Capital


Chapter 5 - Contradictions in the General Formula of Capital


Part 1, Part 2

Chapter 6 - The Buying and Selling of Labour-Power


Part 1, Part 2

Part III - The Production Of Absolute Surplus Value

Chapter 7 - The Labour-Process and the Process of Producing Surplus-Value

1) The Labour Process or The Production Of Use Values


Part 1,

2) The Production of Surplus Value


Chapter 8 - Constant Capital and Variable Capital


Part 1, Part 2


Chapter 9 - The Rate of Surplus-Value


Section 1 - The Degree of Exploitation of Labour-Power
Part 1,

Section 2 - The Representation Of The Components Of The Value Of The Product By Corresponding Proportional Parts Of The Product Itself


Part 2,

Section 3 - Senior's Last Hour


Part 3

Section 4 - Surplus Produce


Part 3


Chapter 10 - The Working-Day


Section 1 - The Limits of The Working Day


Part 1,

Section 2 - The Greed For Surplus Labour. Manufacturer and Boyard.

Part 2

Section 3 - Branches of English Industry Without legal Limits to Exploitation


Part 3

Section 4 - Day & Night Work. The Relay System.


Part 4,

Section 5 - THE STRUGGLE FOR A NORMAL WORKING-DAY.COMPULSORY LAWS FOR THE EXTENSION OF THE WORKING-DAY FROM THE MIDDLE OF THE 14TH TO THE END OF THE 17TH CENTURY


Part 4

Section 6 - THE STRUGGLE FOR THE NORMAL WORKING-DAY.COMPULSORY LIMITATION BY LAW OF THE WORKING-TIME.THE ENGLISH FACTORY ACTS, 1833 TO 1864


Part 5

Section 7 - THE STRUGGLE FOR THE NORMAL WORKING-DAY.RE-ACTION OF THE ENGLISH FACTORY ACTS ON OTHER COUNTRIES


Part 6

Chapter 11 - Rate and Mass of Surplus-Value


Part 1, Part 2

Part IV - The Production of Surplus Value

Chapter 12 - The Concept of Relative Surplus-Value


Part 1, Part 2

Chapter 13 - Co-operation


Part 1, Part 2

Chapter 14 - Division of Labour and Manufacture

Section 1 - TWO-FOLD ORIGIN OF MANUFACTURE


Part 1

Section 2 - THE DETAIL LABOURER AND HIS IMPLEMENTS



 Part 2

Section 3 - THE TWO FUNDAMENTAL FORMS OF MANUFACTURE: HETEROGENEOUS MANUFACTURE, SERIAL MANUFACTURE


 Part 3

Section 4 - DIVISION OF LABOUR IN MANUFACTURE, AND DIVISION OF LABOUR IN SOCIETY


 Part 4

Section 5 - THE CAPITALISTIC CHARACTER OF MANUFACTURE


 Part 5

Chapter 15 - Machinery and Modern Industry

Section 1 - The Development of Machinery

Part 1

Section 2 - The Value Transferred by Machinery to the Product

Part 2

Section 3 - The Proximate Effects of Machinery on the Workman

A. Appropriation of Supplementary Labour-Power by Capital. The Employment of Women and Children

Part 3

B. Prolongation of the Working-Day

Part 4

C. Intensification of Labour

Part 5

Section 4 - The Factory

 Part 6

Section 5 - The Strife Between Workman and Machine

Part 7

Section 6 - The Theory of Compensation as Regards the Workpeople Displaced by Machinery


Part 8

Section 7 - Repulsion and Attraction of Workpeople by the Factory System. Crises in the Cotton Trade


Part 9

Section 8 - Revolution Effected in Manufacture, Handicrafts, and Domestic Industry by Modern Industry


A. Overthrow of Co-operation Based on Handicraft and on the Division of Labour

Part 10

B. Reaction of the Factory System on Manufacture and Domestic Industries

Part 10

C. Modern Manufacture

D. Modern Domestic Industry

E. Passage of Modern Manufacture, and Domestic Industry into Modern Mechanical Industry. The Hastening of this Revolution by the Application of the Factory Acts to those Industries

Part 11

Section 9 - The Factory Acts. Sanitary and Educational Clauses of the same. Their General Extension in England

Part 12

Section 10 - Modern Industry and Agriculture

Part 13

Part V: The Production of Absolute and of Relative Surplus-Value

Chapter 16 - Absolute and Relative Surplus-Value

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Chapter 17 - Changes of Magnitude in the Price of Labour-Power and in Surplus-Value

Section 1 - Length of the Working-Day and Intensity of Labour Constant. Productiveness of Labour Variable


Part 1Part 2

Section 2 - Working-Day Constant. Productiveness of Labour Constant. Intensity of Labour Variable

Part 3

Section 3 - Productiveness and Intensity of Labour Constant. Length of the Working-Day Variable

Part 3

Section 4 - Simultaneous Variations in the Duration, Productiveness, and Intensity of Labour

A. Diminishing Productiveness of Labour with a Simultaneous Lengthening of the Working-Day

Part 4

B. Increasing Intensity and Productiveness of Labour with Simultaneous Shortening of the Working-Day

Part 4

Chapter 18 - Various Formula for the Rate of Surplus-Value

Part VI: Wages

Chapter 19 - The Transformation of the Value (and Respective Price) of Labour-Power into Wages 

Part 1Part 2

Chapter 20 - Time-Wages

Part 1Part 2

Chapter 21 - Piece-Wages


Chapter 22 - National Differences of Wages

Part VII: The Accumulation of Capital

Chapter 23 - Simple Reproduction

Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5

Chapter 24 - Conversion of Surplus-Value into Capital

Section 1 - Capitalist Production on a Progressively Increasing Scale. Transition of the Laws of Property that Characterise Production of Commodities into Laws of Capitalist Appropriation

Part 1

Section 2 - Erroneous Conception, by Political Economy, of Reproduction on a Progressively Increasing Scale


Part 2

Section 3 - Separation of Surplus-Value into Capital and Revenue. The Abstinence Theory

Part 3

Section 4 - Circumstances that, Independently of the Proportional Division of Surplus-Value into Capital and Revenue, Determine the Amount of Accumulation. Degree of Exploitation of Labour-Power. Productivity of Labour. Growing Difference in Amount Between Capital Employed and Capital Consumed. Magnitude of Capital Advanced

Part 4

Section 5 - The So-Called Labour Fund

Part 5

Chapter 25 - The General Law of Capitalist Accumulation

Section 1 - The Increased Demand for labour power that Accompanies Accumulation, the Composition of Capital Remaining the same

Part 1

Section 2 - Relative Diminution of the Variable Part of Capital Simultaneously with the Progress of Accumulation and of the Concentration that Accompanies it

Part 2

Section 3 - Progressive Production of a Relative surplus population or Industrial Reserve Army

Part 3

Section 4 - Different Forms of the Relative surplus population. The General Law of Capitalistic Accumulation

Part 4

Section 5 - Illustrations of the General Law of Capitalist Accumulation

A. England from 1846-1866

Part 5

B. The Badly Paid Strata of the British Industrial Class

Part 6

C. The Nomad Population

Part 7

D. Effect of Crises on the Best Paid Part of the working class

Part 7

E. The British Agricultural Proletariat

Part 7

F. Ireland

Part 8


Part VIII: Primitive Accumulation

Chapter 26 - The Secret Of Primitive Accumulation

Chapter 27 - Expropriation of the Agricultural Population from the Land


Part 1Part 2

Chapter 28 - Bloody Legislation Against the Expropriated, from the End of the 15th Century. Forcing Down of Wages by Acts of Parliament

Chapter 29 - Genesis of the Capitalist Farmer

Chapter 30 - Reaction of the Agricultural Revolution on Industry. Creation of the Home-Market for Industrial Capital

Chapter 31 - Genesis Of The Industrial Capitalist


Chapter 32 - Historical Tendency of Capitalist Accumulation

Chapter 33 - The Modern Theory Of Colonisation

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