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The SAGE Handbook of Marxism

The SAGE Handbook of Marxism

First Edition
Three Volume Set
Edited by:

November 2021 | 1 505 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The SAGE Handbook of Marxism intends to set the agenda for Marxist understandings of the present and for the future. It will provide an in-depth cartography of – and original contribution to – contemporary Marxist theory and research, showcasing the vitality and range of today’s Marxisms. 

The Handbook sets out from the premise that it is possible to bring together diverse work across the disciplines to demonstrate what is living and lively in Marxist thought, providing a trans-disciplinary ‘state of the art’ of Marxism, while inspiring contributions to areas of research that still remain, in some cases, embryonic. The aim is to demonstrate how attention to shifting social and cultural realities has compelled contemporary researchers to revisit and renovate classic Marxian concepts as well as to elaborate – in dialogue with other intellectual traditions – new frameworks for the analysis and critique of contemporary capitalism. 

The past decade has witnessed a resurgent interest in Marxism within and without the academy. This renaissance of sorts cannot be framed however as a simple return of Marxism. The multiple crises of Marxism since the 1980s – in both political and academic life – have had lasting and in some cases irreversible effects for certain understandings of Marxist theory. Yet it is also true that theoretical approaches that largely defined themselves by contrast with Marxism – from postcolonial theory to deconstruction, from post-Marxism to certain varieties of feminism – have encountered serious limits when it comes to thinking the patterns of change and domination that define capitalism.

The SAGE Handbook of Marxism intends to advance the debate with essays that rigorously map and renew the concepts that have provided the groundwork and main currents for Marxist theory, and to showcase interventions that set the agenda for Marxist research in the 21st century. 


Volume 1: Concepts

Sara R. Farris, Beverley Skeggs, Alberto Toscano, & Svenja Bromberg
Editors' Introduction
Part 1: Reworking the Critique of Political Economy
Jairus Banaji
Chapter 1: Merchant Capitalism
John Haldon
Chapter 2: Mode of Production
Sue Ferguson, Tithi Bhattacharya, & Sara R. Farris
Chapter 3: Social Reproduction of Feminisms
Stefano Dughera & Carlo Vercellone
Chapter 4: Rent
Tommaso Redolfi Riva
Chapter 5: Value
Jim Kincaid
Chapter 6: Money and Finance
Guido Starosta
Chapter 7: Labour
Jason E. Smith
Chapter 8: Automation
Patrick Murray
Chapter 9: Methods
Riccardo Bellofiore & Andrea Coveri
Chapter 10: The Transformation Problem
Part 2: Forms of Domination, Subjects of Struggle
Beverley Skeggs
Chapter 11: Class
Alessandro de Giorgi
Chapter 12: Punishment
Brenna Bhandar
Chapter 13: Race
Leonardo Marques
Chapter 14: Slavery and Capitalism
Sara R. Farris
Chapter 15: Gender
Laura Schwartz
Chapter 16: Servants
Part 3: Political Perspectives
Panagiotis Sotiris
Chapter 17: Politics
Neil Davidson
Chapter 18: Revolution
Heide Gerstenberger
Chapter 19: The State
Gavin Walker
Chapter 20: Nationalism and the National Question
Ken C. Kawashima
Chapter 21: Crisis
Alberto Toscano
Chapter 22: Communism
Salar Mohandesi
Chapter 23: Imperialism
Part 4: Philosophical Dimensions
Chris O'Kane
Chapter 24: Totality
Harrison Fluss
Chapter 25: Dialectics
Massimiliano Tomba
Chapter 26: Time
Kanishka Goonewardena
Chapter 27: Space
Amy E. Wendling
Chapter 28: Alienation
Miguel Candioti
Chapter 29: Praxis
Anselm Jappe
Chapter 30: Fetishism
Jan Rehmann
Chapter 31: Ideology-Critique and Ideology-Theory
Elena Louisa Lange
Chapter 32: Real Abstraction
Andrés Saenz de Sicilia
Chapter 33: Subsumption
Part 5: Land and Existence
Silvia Federici
Chapter 34: Primitive Accumulation, Globalisation and Social Reproduction
Massimo De Angelis
Chapter 35: The Commons
Verónica Gago
Chapter 36: Extractivism
George Caffentzis
Chapter 37: Energy and Value
Matt Huber
Chapter 38: Climate Change
Kohei Saito
Chapter 39: Agriculture
Volume 2: Domains

Erica Lagalisse
Chapter 40: Anthropology and Marxism: An Ethnography of Class and Identity
Gail Day, Steve Edwards, & Marina Vishmidt
Chapter 41: Art
Luisa Lorenza Corna
Chapter 42: Architecture
Jeremy Gilbert
Chapter 43: Culture
Brent Ryan Bellamy
Chapter 44: Literary Criticism
Dan Hartley
Chapter 45: Poetics
Nicholas Thoburn
Chapter 46: Communication
Maïa Pal
Chapter 47: International Relations
Robert Knox
Chapter 48: Law
Gerard Hanlon
Chapter 49: Management
Roberto Mozzachiodi
Chapter 50: The End of Philosophy
Jamila M.H. Mascat
Chapter 51: Postcolonial Studies
Samo Tomšic
Chapter 52: Psychoanalysis
Peter Drucker
Chapter 53: Queer Studies
David Fasenfest & Graham Cassano
Chapter 54: Sociology and Marxism in the US
Les Levidow & Luigi Pellizzoni
Chapter 55: Technoscience
Roderick A. Ferguson
Chapter 56: The University
Volume 3: Inquiries and Debates

Ashley Bohrer
Chapter 57: Intersectionality
Asad Haider
Chapter 58: Black Marxism
Jonathan Beller
Chapter 59: Digitality and Racial Capitalism
Kalpana Wilson
Chapter 60: International Development
Anandi Ramamurthy
Chapter 61: Advertising and Race
Andrew Curley
Chapter 62: Dependency Theory and Indigenous Politics
Miri Davidson
Chapter 63: The Primitive
Jeffrey R. Webber
Chapter 64: Social Movements
Joshua Clover
Chapter 65: Riot
Gregor McLennan
Chapter 66: Postsecularism and the Critique of Religion
Chaira Giorgi
Chapter 67: Utopia
Emma Dowling
Chapter 68: Affect
Søren Mau
Chapter 69: The Body
Oxana Timofeeva
Chapter 70: Animals
Hannah Proctor
Chapter 71: Desire
Pietro Bianchi
Chapter 72: Filming Capital
Annie McClanahan & Johanna Isaacson
Chapter 73: Horror Film
Cinzia Arruzza
Chapter 74: Three Debates in Marxist Feminism
Wendy Matsumura
Chapter 75: Triple Exploitation, Social Reproduction and the Agrarian Question in Japan
Kate Hardy & Katie Cruz
Chapter 76: Prostitution and Sex Work
Jamie Woodcock
Chapter 77: Work
Rohini Hensman
Chapter 78: Domestic Labour and the Production of Labour-Power
Charmaine Chua
Chapter 79: Logistics
Jeremy Anderson
Chapter 80: Labour Struggles in Logistics
Tine Haubner
Chapter 81: Welfare
Ståle Holgersen
Chapter 82: The Urban
David Harvie & Ben Trott
Chapter 83: Cognitive Capitalism
Andrea Fumagalli
Chapter 84: Bio-Cognitive Capitalism
Paul Rekret & Krystian Szadkowski
Chapter 85: Intellectual Property
Nicholas De Genova
Chapter 86: Deportation
Sandro Mezzadra & Brett Neilson
Chapter 87: Borders

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