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Title Sraffa and Althusser reconsidered : neoliberalism advancing in South Africa, England, and Greece / edited by Paul Zarembka.
Imprint Bingley, England : Emerald Publishing, 2014.

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Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (x, 286 pages) : illustrations.
Series Research in political economy ; 29
Research in political economy ; 29.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Subject Sraffa, Piero.
Althusser, Louis, 1918-1990.
Althusser, Louis, 1918-1990.
Sraffa, Piero.
Neoliberalism -- South Africa.
Neoliberalism -- England.
Neoliberalism -- Greece.
Marxian economics.
England.
Greece.
South Africa.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents From 'Pool of profits' to surplus and deficit industries : archival evidence on the evolution of Piero Sraffa's thought / Scott Carter -- Comments on Scott Carter / Robert M. Sollow -- Response to comments of Robert M. Solow / Scott Carter -- Fixed capital and wage-profit curves à la von Neumann-Leontief : China's economy 1987-2000 / Bangxi Li -- Theory and practice in challenging extractive-oriented infrastructure in South Africa / Patrick Bond -- Marketisation, commodification and the implications for teachers' autonomy in England / Martin Upchurch, Phoebe Moore, Aylin Kunter -- Stranger than fiction : fictitious capital and credit bubbles in post-EMU Greece / Jesse Hembruff -- Epistemological problems and ontological solutions : a critical realist retrospective on Althusser / Brian O'Boyle, Terrence McDonough -- The roots of working class reformism and conservatism : a response to Zak Cope's defense of the "labor aristocracy" thesis / Charles Post -- A comment on the post-Cope debate on labour aristocracy and colonialism / Amiya Kumar Bagchi -- Final comments on Charles Post's critique of the theory of the labour aristocracy / Zak Cope.
Summary This volume examines the recent advance of neoliberalism. The volume begins with a very extensive study of the archives of Piero Sraffa, which suggests the importance of Marx's influence on his work. The following chapters address the recent multifaceted advance of neoliberalism, with a focus on three current instances. Firstly, suggesting uneven development as in Rosa Luxemburg. South African multi-billion dollar investments in two fossil-fuel projects have recently cemented debtor relations to the World Bank and the Chinese Development Bank, while generating activist opposition in this era of climate crisis. A second instance focuses on secondary school teachers in England whose work load is not only increasing but also increasingly commodified and judged, a development that represents the penetration of abstract labor and alienation, as in Marx. The third example examines the credit bubbles in Greece, noting them as an example of the progency of fictitious capital. The remaining chapters include a critique of Althussers interpretation of the Marxist philosophy of science, and a continued discussion regarding the concept of a labor aristocracy, engaging the work of Zak Cope.
Other Author Zarembka, Paul, editor.
Other Title Print version: Sraffa and Althusser reconsidered. 9781784410070