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Edited by Christian Fuchs and Vincent Mosco

More than 130 years after Karl Marx’s death and 150 years after the publication of his opus magnum Capital: Critique of Political Economy, capitalism keeps being haunted by period crises. The most recent capitalist crisis has brought back attention to Marx’s works.

This volume presents 18 contributions that show how Marx’s analyses of capitalism, the commodity, class, labour, work, exploitation, surplus-value, dialectics, crises, ideology, class struggles, and communism help us to understand media, cultural and communications in 21st century informational capitalism.

Marx is back! This book is a key resource on the foundations of Marxist Media, Cultural and Communication Studies.

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towards a state in which reconciliation between subject and object would be achieved at the ontological level. Here again, however, the suggestion that utopia had not in fact been achieved in the present undermined the official Soviet narrative, according to which the establishment of communism

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Cat Moir

we have seen, Bloch’s speculative materialism was far from arguing for the inevitability of communism: if anything, its status as an activist metaphysics asserts the need for human action in pursuit of social change. And while it is true that Bloch never gave up hope that something like a communist

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Cat Moir

Christentum [Atheism in Christianity] (1968), Bloch’s complicated relationship to the heritage of messianism would be clarified: here, Christianity emerges for Bloch as ‘a form of communism which was not yet ready or able to recognise or understand itself’, as Peter Thompson puts it. 107 Meanwhile with