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Educating from Marx

Educating from Marx

HISTORICAL MATERIALISM – VOLUME 20 ISSUE 4 (2012)

Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory

Volume 20, Issue 4, 2012

ISSN : 1465-4466

E-ISSN : 1569-206X

 

Articles

Marx on the Dialectics of Elliptical Motion

Author: Thomas Weston

pp. 3–38 (36)

Profitability and the Roots of the Global Crisis: Marx’s ‘Law of the Tendency of the Rate of Profit to Fall’ and the US Economy, 1950–2007

Authors: Murray E.G. Smith; Jonah Butovsky

pp. 39–74 (36)

A Critique of Localist Political Economy and Urban Agriculture

Author: Greg Sharzer

pp. 75–114 (40)

Islam in Gramsci’s Journalism and Prison Notebooks: The Shifting Patterns of Hegemony*

Author: Derek Boothman

pp. 115–140 (26)

French Absolutism and Agricultural Capitalism: A Comment on Henry Heller’s Essays

Author: Stephen Miller

pp. 141–161 (21)

Human Rights Are the Rights of the Infinite: An Interview with Alain Badiou*

Authors: Max Blechman; Anita Chari; Rafeeq Hasan

pp. 162–186 (25)

Perepiska [Letters], Mikhail Lifschitz and György Lukács, Moscow: Grundrisse, 2011; Pisma V. Dostalu, V. Arslanovu, M. Mikhailovu [Letters to V. Dostal, V. Arslanov, M. Mikhailov], Mikhail Lifschitz, Moscow: Grundrisse, 2011

Author: Evgeni V. Pavlov

pp. 187–198 (12)

The American Crucible: Slavery, Emancipation and Human Rights, Robin Blackburn, London: Verso, 2011*

Author: Charles Post

pp. 199–212 (14)

Cosmopolitanism and the Geographies of Freedom, David Harvey, New York: Columbia University Press, 2009

Author: Pete Green

pp. 213–225 (13)

Razzismo di Stato. Stati Uniti, Europa, Italia, edited by Pietro Basso, Milan: Angeli, 2010

Author: Corradi Laura

pp. 226–239 (14)

Experiment

pp. 241–250 (10)

Notes on Contributors

pp. 251–253 (3)

Back Issues

pp. 255–256 (2)

 

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Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory

Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory

 

 

 

 

 

Financialisation

Financialisation

LONDON SEMINAR ON CONTEMPORARY MARXIST THEORY

5th December, 5pm

King’s College London, Strand Campus, S-1.06, Raked Lecture Theatre

Costas Lapavitsas (SOAS)

Financialisation: What is it and how to analyse it?

The global economic and financial crisis has witnessed a deepening of interest in different forms of critical and radical thought and practice. Following successful series in the last two years, the London Seminar on Contemporary Marxist Theory in 2012/13 will continue to explore the new perspectives that have been opened up by Marxist interventions in this political and theoretical conjuncture. It involves collaboration among Marxist scholars based in several London universities, including Brunel University, King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London and the School of Oriental and African Studies. Guest speakers – from both Britain and abroad – will include a wide range of thinkers engaging with many different elements of the various Marxist traditions, as well as with diverse problems and topics. The aim of the seminar is to promote fruitful debate and to contribute to the development of more robust Marxist analysis.

It is open to all.

 

2012/13 Seminar Series

 

24th October, 7pm

King’s College London, Strand Campus, S-1.06, Raked Lecture Theatre

Neil Davidson (University of Strathclyde)

How Revolutionary were the Bourgeois Revolutions?

 

7th November, 5pm

King’s College London, Strand Campus, S-1.06, Raked Lecture Theatre

Charlie Post (City University of New York)

The American Road to Capitalism

 

14th November, 5pm

King’s College London, Strand Campus, S-1.06, Raked Lecture Theatre

Susan Spronk (University of Ottawa)

Twenty-first Century Socialism in Bolivia – The Gender Agenda

 

5th December, 5pm

King’s College London, Strand Campus, S-1.06, Raked Lecture Theatre

Costas Lapavitsas (SOAS)

Financialisation: What is it and how to analyse it?

 

23rd January, 5pm

King’s College London, Strand Campus, S-1.06, Raked Lecture Theatre

Sam Ashman (University of Johannesburg)

Neither a Dichotomy nor a Cycle: A Marxist Approach to the Financialisation of Accumulation

 

20th February, 5pm

King’s College London, Strand Campus, S-1.06, Raked Lecture Theatre

Jeffery Webber (Queen Mary University of London)

On Our Feet, Never on Our Knees! Marxism and Social Movements

 

13th March, 5pm

King’s College London, Strand Campus, S-1.06, Raked Lecture Theatre

Alex Demirovic (University of Basel and Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung)

Critical Theory and Critical Intellectuals

 

Further seminars will be announced throughout the year.

For further information, please contact:

Alex Callinicos, European Studies, King’s: alex.callinicos [at] kcl.ac.uk

Stathis Kouvelakis, European Studies, King’s: stathis.kouvelakis [at] kcl.ac.uk

Costas Lapavitsas, Economics, SOAS: cl5 [at] soas.ac.uk

Peter Thomas, Politics and History, Brunel: PeterD.Thomas [at] brunel.ac.uk

Jeffery Webber, Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary: j.r.webber [at] qmul.ac.uk

 

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Capitalism

Capitalism

THE AMERICAN ROAD TO CAPITALISM – BY CHARLES POST

Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 5:30 – 7:00 PM

@ University Press Books, 2430 Bancroft Way (between Telegraph and Dana), Berkeley, CA  

Charles Post speaks on his new book:

The American Road to Capitalism: Studies in Class Structure, Economic Development and Political Conflict, 1620-1877

Shortlisted for the 2011 Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Prize

“Charles Post’s new book, The American Road to Capitalism,is sure to become a reference point for debates among historians and Marxists about the transformation of the English colonies into the fully developed capitalist United States. […] it should be widely read, appreciated for its insights and rigor, and also debated.” — Ashley Smith, International Socialist Review

“This is a thoughtful, learned, stimulating, challenging and altogether valuable volume. It reprints a series of reflections by the Marxist sociologist Charles Post on various aspects of the rise and evolution of capitalism in North America between the colonial era and the late 19th century. The book is anchored in a wide-ranging study of (and it duly credits) the work of generations of historians.” — Bruce Levine, author of Confederate Emancipation: Southern Plans to Free and Arm Slaves during the Civil War, in Against the Current

“Explaining the origin and early development of American capitalism is a particularly challenging task. It is in some ways even more difficult than in other cases to strike the right historical balance, capturing the systemic imperatives of capitalism, and explaining how they emerged, while doing justice to historical particularities – To confront these historical complexities requires both a command of historical detail and a clear theoretical grasp of capitalism’s systemic imperatives, a combination that is all too rare. Charles Post succeeds in striking that difficult balance, which makes his book a major contribution to truly historical scholarship.” — Ellen Meiksins-Wood, York University, author of The Origins of Capitalism: A Long View.

Unable to analyze the dynamics of specific forms of social labour in the antebellum U.S., most historians of the US Civil War have ignored its deep social roots. To search out these roots, Post applies the theoretical insights from the transition debates to the historical literature on the U.S.to produce a new analysis of the origins of American capitalism.

Charles Post Ph. D. (1983) in Sociology, SUNY-Binghamton, is Professor of Sociology at Borough of Manhattan Community College-CUNY. He has published in New Left Review, Journal of Peasant Studies, Journal of Agrarian Change, Against the Current and Historical Materialism.

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