Kevin B. Anderson

Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

From the “Grundrisse” to “Capital”: Multilinear Themes

This article is based on parts of chapter five of Anderson's book, Marx at the Margins: Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming, 2010). It appeared in US Marxist-Humanists on December 9, 2009.

In the Grundrisse (1857-58), Marx sketches a multilinear theory of history. This marks an important turn in his thought. These themes are taken up again and developed further in Capital, Vol. I (1872-75), but as a theorization of contemporary possibilities rather than past history.

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