50 Books To Read To Understand Critiques of Capitalist Political Economy

Here is a list of book recommendations for people interested in understanding capitalist political economy better as well as critiques of capitalist political economy. I have not read all of these books, but I do look forward to reading them all one day. In addition, I must say: I don’t believe that anyone should be able to credit or discredit the perks or downfalls of “Communism” without having truly read and understood at least TWO books on this list nor do I think that one could argue against the validity of the critique of Political Economy without seriously digesting at least One book written by a Black author on this list. You can find more information about each book by looking it up! And even purchase/download the books however you may see as necessary. Buh-bye. Go off and love each other.

  1. Cedric Robinson, Black Marxism
  2. Cedric Robinson, Terms of Orders
  3. Cedric Robinson, An Anthropology of Marxism
  4. CLR James, The Black Jacobins
  5. W.E.B Du Bois, Black Reconstruction
  6. Angela Davis, Women, Race and Class
  7. Angela Davis, Abolition Democracy
  8. Carole Boyce Davis, Left of Karl Marx
  9. Cheryl Higashida, Black Internationalist Feminism
  10. Robin Kelley, Hammer and Hoe
  11. Robin Kelley, Race Rebels
  12. Harry Haywood, Black Bolshevik
  13. Joshua Bloom, Black Against Empire
  14. Cornel West, The Ethical Dimensions of Marxist Thought
  15. Stuart Hall, Cultural Studies 1983
  16. Amilcar Cabral, Unity and Struggle
  17. Amilcar Cabral, Resistance and Decolonization
  18. Aime Cesaire, Discourse on Colonialism
  19. Frantz Fanon, Towards an African Revolution
  20. Frantz Fanon, A Dying Colonialism
  21. Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth
  22. Hakim Adi, Pan-Africanism and Communism
  23. Walter Rodney, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa
  24. V.Y. Mudimbe, The Invention of Africa
  25. Karl Marx, Capital
  26. Louis Althusser, Reading Capital
  27. David Harvey, Marx, Capital and the Madness of Economic Reason
  28. Theodor Adorno, Negative Dialectics
  29. Vladimir Lenin, Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Imperialism
  30. Leon Trotsky, The Permanent Revolution
  31. Rosa Luxembourg, The Accumulation of Capital
  32. Antonio Gramsci, Prison Notebooks
  33. Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt, Multitude
  34. Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt, Empire
  35. Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt, Commonwealth
  36. Maurizio Lazzarato, Governing by Debt
  37. Maurizio Lazzarato, The Making of the Indebted Man
  38. Sylvia Federici, Caliban and The Witch
  39. Jean Francois-Lyotard, The Libidinal Economy
  40. Jean Baudrillard, The System of Objects
  41. Jean Baudrillard, The Mirror of Production
  42. Mark Fisher, Capitalist Realism
  43. Immanuel Wallerstein, The Capitalist World-System
  44. Sayak Valencia, Gore Capitalism
  45. Jackie Wang, Carceral Capitalism
  46. Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Golden Gulag
  47. Joshua Bennett, Being Property Once Myself
  48. Alys Weinbaum, The Afterlife of Reproductive Slavery
  49. Daina Berry, The Price of their Pound of Flesh
  50. Stephanie Rogers, They Were Her Property
  51. Denise Ferriera Da Silva, Unpayable Debt ****

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