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Books by David Harvey

Two Recent Reviews of Enigma of Capital

Enigma of CapitalBert Olivier reviews The Enigma of Capital and the Crises of Capitalism for South Africa’s Mail & Guardian and Billy Wharton reviews Enigma for The Examiner.

‘Enigma of Capital’ and ‘A Companion to Marx’s Capital’ Reviewed in the London Review of Books

Benjamin Kunkel reviews The Enigma of Capital and A Companion to Marx’s Capital for the London Review of Books, Vol. 33 No. 3, February 3 2011, pages 9-14. Read Kunkel’s article How Much Is Too Much?

Enigma of Capital wins the Deutscher Prize for 2010

David Harvey’s latest book, The Enigma of Capital and the Crises of Capitalism, has been awarded the Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Prize for 2010.

The Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Prize is an annual prize given in honor of historian Isaac Deutscher and his wife Tamara Deutscher for new books which ‘exemplify the best and most innovative new writing in or about the Marxist tradition’.


Video of Professor Harvey speaking about The Enigma of Capital at the Croatian Architects’ Association in Zagreb, October 1, 2010:


Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

Filmed and edited by Martin Beroš for SkriptaTV and Slobodni Filozofski (English site).


Comics for Economics The New York Times links to the The Crises of Capitalism animated video.

David Harvey was awarded the The Arthur Felberbaum Award by the Brecht Forum. Watch his acceptance speech.

Audio: Interview on left organization with Against the Grain.

Review: The Enigma of Capital: and the Crises of Capitalism reviewed by Ed Rooksby for The Marx and Philosophy Review of Books.

Review: The Enigma of Capital: and the Crises of Capitalism reviewed by Chris Maisano for Monthly Review Zine.

Profile Books Contest Winners Announced

Below are the four finalist’s responses to the question posed by David’s publisher, Profile Books. After the hugely enthusiastic response to his London appearances and new book The Enigma of Capital, we wanted to find out more about why David was so important to the left in opposition to mainstream ideology. We had hundreds of responses, some personal, some analytical, and they were all a pleasure to read. The Enigma of Capital is available in hardback now, with the paperback to be released in the UK May. The four finalists will all receive signed copies of the book. Continue reading

September 27 NYC: Book Launch for The Enigma of Capital

Book launch and panel discussion with author David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography, CUNY Graduate Center and Director of the Center for Place, Culture and Politics. Discussants:

Leo Panitch, Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at York University (Canada) and editor of the Socialist Register.

Frances Fox Piven, Professor in the faculties of political science and sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center. Professor Piven is the author of, among other books, Poor People’s Movements and The New Class War. She is currently at work on a book on American labor union strategies in response to globalization and the new economy.

William Tabb is Professor Emeritus of Economics, Political Science and Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is the author of numerous books including The Amoral Elephant: Globalization and Capitalist Development in the Early 21st Century (Monthly Review Press, 2001).

Melissa Wright, Associate Professor in Geography and in the Program on Women’s Studies, Pennsylvania State University. Author of Disposable Women and Other Myths of Global Capitalism. New York and London: Routledge, 2006.

Monday, September 27th, 2010
Proshansky Auditorium
7 pm – 9 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave @ 34th Street

Free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale.

Contest Closed: Profile Books Contest: Why does David Harvey matter?

From Profile Books:

In order to gain momentum for the paperback of The Enigma of Capital due to be published next year, we at Profile Books want to know why David’s readers and friends regard him as a seminal figurehead for the left. The response to his 2010 London tour was overwhelming, and we want to listen to your opinions, comments and ideas in order to boost David’s profile as the author with the knowledge and the nerve to take on mainstream ideology. How has David’s writing changed your outlook on your life? How does he compare to other leftist thinkers?

We will give prizes to the best responses, which will include signed copies of the hardback.

Final entries by 30th September, with winners announced on 20th October.

Free Chapter of ‘A Companion to Marx’s Capital’

A Companion to Marx's CapitalThe Introduction to David Harvey’s recent book, A Companion to Marx’s Capital, is now available as a free PDF download:

Introduction to A Companion to Marx’s Capital (135k PDF)

Thanks to Verso for making the chapter available. A Companion to Marx’s Capital is now available on Amazon and in your local bookstores.

“David Harvey provoked a revolution in his field and has inspired a generation of radical intellectuals. Read this book…” Naomi Klein

The biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression has generated a surge of interest in Marx’s work in the effort to understand the origins of our current predicament. 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 online lectures, this current volume aims to bring this depth of learning to a broader audience, guiding first-time readers through a fascinating and deeply rewarding text. A Companion to Marx’s Capital offers fresh, original and sometimes critical interpretations of a book that changed the course of history and, as Harvey intimates, may do so again.

“My aim is to get you to read a book by Karl Marx called Capital, Volume 1, and to read it on Marx’s own terms…”

Update: Read a review of A Companion to Marx’s Capital by Charles Mudede in the Seattle Stranger titled ‘The Crystals of Capital

Enigma of Capital US release set for September 1

Numerous people have emailed to inquire about the US release date of The Enigma of Capital. The book is currently set to be published by Oxford University Press on September 1st of this year.

The Enigma of Capital was released in the UK on April 15th by Profile Books, and is currently available from Amazon UK. It has been reviewed by The Independent and the Financial Times.

Professor Harvey went on a speaking tour of London in support of the book.  You can watch several of his lectures online:

Professor Harvey also gave several press interviews which you can watch or listen to here:

Book Party for A Companion to Marx’s Capital March 2 NYC

A Companion to Marx's CapitalYou are invited to a book party to celebrate publication of

A COMPANION TO MARX’S CAPITAL

by David Harvey

Tuesday March 2nd at 6.30pm

The Center for Place, Culture and Politics, Sociology Lounge (room 6112)
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Free event, open to all

“David Harvey provoked a revolution in his field and has inspired a generation of radical intellectuals. Read this book … “—Naomi Klein

RSVP clara@versobooks.com / 718-246-8160

Download flyer

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New Book: A Companion to Marx’s Capital

A Companion to Marx's CapitalDavid Harvey’s new book, A Companion to Marx’s Capital, has been published by Verso and is now available on Amazon and in your local bookstore.

“My aim is to get you to read a book by Karl Marx called Capital, Volume 1, and to read it on Marx’s own terms…”

The biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression has generated a surge of interest in Marx’s work in the effort to understand the origins of our current predicament. 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 online lectures, this current volume aims to bring this depth of learning to a broader audience, guiding first-time readers through a fascinating and deeply rewarding text. A Companion to Marx’s Capital offers fresh, original and sometimes critical interpretations of a book that changed the course of history and, as Harvey intimates, may do so again.

“David Harvey provoked a revolution in his field and has inspired a generation of radical intellectuals.  Read this book…” Naomi Klein

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