[Air-L] Christian Fuchs - Marxism: Karl Marx’s Fifteen Key Concepts for Cultural & Communication Studies

Christian Fuchs christian.fuchs at uti.at
Mon Dec 16 04:50:37 PST 2019

Christian Fuchs. 2020. Marxism: Karl Marx’s Fifteen Key Concepts for 
Cultural & Communication Studies. New York: Routledge. 296 pages.



This book is a critical theory toolkit on how to how to make use of Karl 
Marx’s ideas in media, communication, and cultural studies.

Karl Marx’s ideas remain of crucial relevance, and in this book, 
Christian Fuchs introduces Marx to the reader by discussing 15 of his 
key concepts and showing how they matter for understanding the digital 
and communicative capitalism that shapes human life in twenty-first 
century society. Key concepts covered include: the dialectic, 
materialism, commodities, capital, capitalism, labour, surplus-value, 
the working class, alienation, means of communication, the general 
intellect, ideology, socialism, communism, and class struggles.

Table of Contents:
1 Introduction 1
2 The Dialectic 4
3 Materialism: The Base/Superstructure Problem 19
4 Commodities, Capital, Capitalism 38
5 Labour and Surplus-Value 77
6 The Working Class 105
7 Alienation 127
8 Means of Communication and the General Intellect 147
9 Ideology 178
10 Socialism and Communism 205
11 Class Struggles 247
Index 280

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