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Books by David Harvey

Interviews, Book Reviews, and Book Excerpts – April 2014

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BOOK REVIEW
‘Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism’; ‘Utopia or Bust’
Review by Martin Sandbu
Financial Times
May 2, 2014

BOOK REVIEW
A Companion to Marx’s Capital, Volume 2
Reviewed by Derek Wall
Marx & Philosophy Review of Books
May 2, 2014

INTERVIEW
Global crisis and alternatives: A conversation with David Harvey
By Patrick Clark
Rabble.ca
April 29, 2014

INTERVIEW
Indebted Students Don’t Protest
By Philip Stalhandske
Lundagård
April 22, 2014

EXCERPT
Austerity schemes and right-wing economic doom
Salon.com
April 19, 2014

INTERVIEW
The End of Capitalism
BBC Radio 4: Thinking Allowed
April 14, 2014

INTERVIEW
The contradictions of capitalism: an interview with David Harvey
by Jonathan Derbyshire
Prospect Magazine
April 11, 2014

INTERVIEW
Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism: David Harvey and Owen Jones
London Review Bookshop
April 10, 2014

EXCERPT
Prospects for a Happy but Contested Future: The Promise of Revolutionary Humanism
The White Review
April 7, 2014

INTERVIEW
Professor David Harvey Q&A
By Valentina Zanca
Profile Books
April 3, 2014

EXCERPT
David Harvey: the crisis of capitalism this time around
Roar Magazine
March 24, 2014

Video & Audio: Contradictions of Capitalism: Interviews with David Harvey by NovaraMedia


Contradictions of Capitalism: Interview with David Harvey
NovaraMedia
Apr 12, 2014

Aaron Bastani talks to David Harvey about capitalism, crisis and social movements.



Contradictions of Capitalism: In Conversation with David Harvey
Novara, Series 3, Episode 23
Resonance 104.4fm

On this week’s show James Butler and Aaron Bastani are joined by David Harvey.

Interview on the Majority Report with Sam Seder

Interview on the Majority Report with Sam Seder
April 28, 2014

Video: David Harvey & Andy Merrifield in conversation – Birkbeck, University of London, April 2014

The contradictions of capitalism and the urban question: David Harvey and Andy Merrifield in conversation
Birkbeck, University of London
3 April 2014

Video: ‘The Contradictions of Capitalism’ at RSA Apr 9, 2014 (20 minute edited version)

The Contradictions of Capitalism
Royal Society for the Arts
9 April 2014

Video: ‘The Contradictions of Capitalism’ at RSA Apr 9, 2014

The Contradictions of Capitalism
Royal Society for the Arts
9 April 2014

Video: ‘The 17 Contradictions of Capitalism’ at LSE Apr 2, 2014

The 17 Contradictions of Capitalism
Department of Anthropology and Department of Geography and Environment public lecture
The London School of Economics and Political Science
2 April 2014

New Book: Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism

What I am seeking here is a better understanding of the contradictions of capital, not of capitalism. I want to know how the economic engine of capitalism works the way it does, and why it might stutter and stall and sometimes appear to be on the verge of collapse. I also want to show why this economic engine should be replaced, and with what.” –from the Introduction

Read the Prologue: The Crisis of Capitalism This Time Around [PDF]

Seventeen Contradictions and the End of CapitalismPublished by Profile Books in the UK:

Following on from The Enigma of Capital, the world’s leading Marxist thinker explores the hidden workings of capital and reveals the forces that will lead inexorably to the demise of our system.You thought capitalism was permanent? Think again.

David Harvey unravels the contradictions at the heart of capitalism – its drive, for example, to accumulate capital beyond the means of investing it, its imperative to use the cheapest methods of production that leads to consumers with no means of consumption, and its compulsion to exploit nature to the point of extinction. These are the tensions which underpin the persistence of mass unemployment, the downward spirals of Europe and Japan, and the unstable lurches forward of China and India.

Not that the contradictions of capital are all bad: they can lead to the innovations that make capitalism resilient and, it seems, permanent. Yet appearances can deceive: while many of capital’s contradictions can be managed, others will be fatal to our society. This new book is both an incisive guide to the world around us and a manifesto for change.

 


 

Seventeen Contradictions and the End of CapitalismPublished by Oxford University Press in the US:

To modern Western society, capitalism is the air we breathe, and most people rarely think to question it, for good or for ill. But knowing what makes capitalism work–and what makes it fail–is crucial to understanding its long-term health, and the vast implications for the global economy that go along with it.

In Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism, the eminent scholar David Harvey, author of A Brief History of Neoliberalism, examines the internal contradictions within the flow of capital that have precipitated recent crises. He contends that while the contradictions have made capitalism flexible and resilient, they also contain the seeds of systemic catastrophe. Many of the contradictions are manageable, but some are fatal: the stress on endless compound growth, the necessity to exploit nature to its limits, and tendency toward universal alienation. Capitalism has always managed to extend the outer limits through “spatial fixes,” expanding the geography of the system to cover nations and people formerly outside of its range. Whether it can continue to expand is an open question, but Harvey thinks it unlikely in the medium term future: the limits cannot extend much further, and the recent financial crisis is a harbinger of this.

David Harvey has long been recognized as one of the world’s most acute critical analysts of the global capitalist system and the injustices that flow from it. In this book, he returns to the foundations of all of his work, dissecting and interrogating the fundamental illogic of our economic system, as well as giving us a look at how human societies are likely to evolve in a post-capitalist world.

 

A Companion to Marx’s Capital, Volume 2

A Companion to Marx's Capital, Volume 2 by David Harvey Available now from Verso. Description from Verso website:

The definitive guide to the second volume of Capital

The biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression shows no sign of ending, and Marx’s work remains key to any attempt to understand the ebb and flow of capitalist economies. For nearly forty years, David Harvey has written and lectured on Capital, becoming one of the world’s foremost Marx scholars.

Based on his recent lectures, and following the success of his companion to the first volume of Capital, Harvey turns his attention to Volume 2, aiming to bring his depth of learning to a broader audience, guiding first-time readers through a fascinating and often-neglected text. Whereas Volume 1 focuses on production, Volume 2 looks at how value comes into being through the buying and selling of goods. Harvey also introduces elements from Volume 3 on credit and finance to help illustrate aspects of the contemporary crisis.

This is a must-read for anyone wanting a fuller understanding of Marx’s political economy. David Harvey’s video lecture course on Marx’s Capital can be found here.

Part of the A Companion to Marx’s Capital series

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And as an eBook

Now Available in Paperback: Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution

David Harvey Rebel Cities

From Verso Books: “Rousing manifesto on the city and the commons from the acclaimed theorist.

Long before Occupy, cities were the subject of much utopian thinking. They are the centers of capital accumulation as well as of revolutionary politics, where deeper currents of social and political change rise to the surface. Do the financiers and developers control access to urban resources or do the people? Who dictates the quality and organization of daily life?

Rebel Cities places the city at the heart of both capital and class struggles, looking at locations ranging from Johannesburg to Mumbai, from New York City to São Paulo. Drawing on the Paris Commune as well as Occupy Wall Street and the London Riots, Harvey asks how cities might be reorganized in more socially just and ecologically sane ways—and how they can become the focus for anti-capitalist resistance.

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