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Book review: The Constitution of Capital: Essays on Volume 1 of Marx’s ‘Capital’, written by Riccardo Bellofiore and Nicola TaylorBook review: Re-reading Marx: New Perspectives after the Critical Edition, written by Riccardo Bellofiore and Roberto Fineschi

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AbstractThe two books under review are both edited collections of essays by some of the most serious scholars internationally concerned with Marx’s method in Capital and related texts. Essays in both books share an emphasis on the ‘openness’ of Marx’s texts which were extensively revised both by Marx in his own lifetime and in the editing performed by Engels. The review engages critically with contributions in both volumes with respect to ‘value-form’ approaches to Marx’s method. It highlights some of the differences of approach between the various contributors which are not always apparent in the texts themselves.

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