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Reflecting the cultural range in serious conception, present views in Social conception offers paintings from numerous theoretical traditions demonstrating the issues of sociological theorizing. quantity 21 echoes a present pattern through publishing articles that reassess Marx, Althusser and Gramsci.

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Rosa Luxemburg's Accumulation of Capital 37 ... IT]he numerical examples [in Marx's schemes], as she shows, fail to help. And this is in the nature of the case, for (in modem jargon) the examples deal with ex post quantities, while she is looking for ex ante prospects of increased demand for commodities. If accumulation does take place, demand will absorb output, as the model shows, but what is it that makes accumulationtake place? (Robinson, 1951, pp. ) Even if Robinson writes of "capital" instead of "means of production" and she thinks "capital will produce" rather than labor, even if "motive" and " e x a n t e prospects" ring of subjectivism, she sees more clearly than many the major problem that Luxemburg found with Marx's V o l u m e 2 schemes of extended reproduction.

333). • , . In the process of capitalization, the same technical foundation [is] maintained for the additional capital as it was for the original capital . . Yet the upshot of all this is not accumulation of capital but an increasing of production of producer goods to no purpose whatever (pp. 334-335). In other words, Luxemburg did not need to discuss production of relative surplus value in order to present her critique of Marx: the inclusion of technical change, 26 PAUL ZAREMBKA while important for a more complete theory, is ancillary to the main point.

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