Winner of the 2012 Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Prize
"This outstanding new work from David McNally is indispensable for serious monster fans and radicals both and almost giddyingly so for those of us who are both.”—China Miéville, author of Embassytown
"McNally delivers a tour de force analysis of global capital from the upper registers of derivatives trading down to popular fables of African monsters Monsters of the Market is one of the best books I’ve read in years and it will definitely stimulate thinking about the nature of globalization, the labor theory of value and the relationship between commodities and speculative objects, collective fantasy, and other nebulous problems confronting historical materialism in the future." —Mark Worrell, Marx and Philosophy Review of Books
"The most vicious of monsters are those with human faces. Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires, and Global Capitalism explores Marx's consistent use of folklore and monster as metaphor in his criticism of capitalism. From Frankenstein and the dissection of the market, vampires that feed off the misery of others, among other ideas ... Monsters of the Market is an intriguing way of explorig economics, very much recommended reading."
—Midwest Book Review
"David McNally ... has written an excellent book. [He] approaches the topic from a more comprehensive framework. Unlike other works of "monsterology," he links the production of meaning with the economic mode of production while also researching its manifestations across the world ... Monsters of the Market is well worth reading: it demonstrates that the marginalizedthose who inevitably become the misshapenhave a long history across different cultures of articulating narratives of resistance to the various modes of night thrown up by a pitiless global system."
—Thomas Ponniah, rabble.ca
"...a helpful guide to global justice activists and a useful introductory text for undergraduate level globalization studies." —Elaine Coburn, Socialist Studies Bulletin
"I was brought up during the revolutionary movements of 60–70s in West Bengal (India) ... I concluded that capitalism is bad, globalization is bad and that we need to change these for a better world. However, I was confused about the path to reach there. David McNally’s Another World is Possible: Globalization and Anti-Capitalism has shown the way forward."— Kanchan Sarkar, University of British Columbia (Okanagan) and author of A World to Win
"By exposing the historical and theoretical roots of ‘market socialism,’ David McNally demonstrates in a particularly lucid and powerful way the fundamental flaws and contradictions in that concept.”—Ellen Meiksins Wood, author of Democracy Against Capitalism: Renewing Historical MaterialismORDER FROM VERSO