Postcapitalist Futures: Political Economy Beyond Crisis and Hope (Paperback)


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By Adam Fishwick (Editor), Nicholas Kiersey (Editor)
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This book critically engages with the proliferation of literature on postcapitalism, which is rapidly becoming an urgent area of inquiry, both in academic scholarship and in public life. It collects the insights from scholars working across the field of Critical International Political Economy to interrogate how we might begin to envisage a political economy of postcapitalism. The authors foreground the agency of workers and other capitalist subjects, and their desire to engage in a range of radical experiments in decommodification and democratization both in the workplace and in their daily lives. It includes a broad range of ideas including the future of social reproduction, human capital circulation, political Islam, the political economy of exclusion and eco-communities. Rather than focusing on the ending of capitalism as an implosion of the value-money form, this book focuses on the dream of equal participation in the determination of people's shared collective destiny.

About the Author

Adam Fishwick is Senior Lecturer in Urban Studies and Public Policy at De Montfort University. He is co-editor of Austerity and Working-Class Resistance (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018) and has written for Le Monde Diplomatique, openDemocracy and Progress in Political Economy. || Nicholas Kiersey is Professor of Politics at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780745340838
ISBN-10: 0745340830
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication Date: May 20th, 2021
Pages: 256
Language: English