Capitalism in ‚Äòall corners of the earth‚Äô: Luxemburg and globalisation (New Formations 94, Autumn 2018)
Author: Helen Scott
Luxemburg has not been a prominent figure within postcolonial studies, but her legacy is of relevance for many areas within the field. Her work, in conversation with the broader Marxist tradition, is of great value¬† to ongoing attempts to understand and challenge global capitalism. Luxemburg‚Äôs emphasis on the centrality¬† of colonial plunder and global dispossession to capitalist accumulation, and unflinching opposition to all¬† forms of imperialism and oppression, offer counterpoints to the charge that Marxism is Eurocentric. Luxemburg understood capitalism to be an integrated global system, located dispossession as a central property of capitalist expansion, and articulated a strategy for emancipation based on international working-class solidarity. In the twenty-first century her work continues to provide insight not only in the realm of political economy, but also for the analysis of global¬†cultures.