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Trabajo y sociedad

versión On-line ISSN 1514-6871


PAGURA, Nicolás G.. The labour theory of value and the question of its validity in the context of the called "post-fordism". Trab. soc. [online]. 2010, n.15, pp. 55-69. ISSN 1514-6871.

The purpose of this article is to go through the explanatory validity of the marxist theory of value in the light of the changes that are produced in the capitalism after the crisis of 70's, when a regime of accumulation an regulation - that many authors have named "post-fordism" - is progressively established (especially in central countries) with important differences regarding the dominant since the post-war period. The main thesis defended is that a great part of the trends anchored in the transformations operated on the system of production of hegemonic cores of the international capital - since the service economy to the new manners of management and training of the labour forces - put in question the concept of "abstract labour" that was in the base of the theory of value in its classic formulation by Marx, making necessary the critical review of this theory.

Palabras clave : Post-fordism; Labour theory of value; Marx; Abstract labour.

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