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HISTORY WORKSHOP ONLINE ARCHIVES AND DIGITISED PAMPHLETS

History Workshop Online has recently posted an online exhibition of material from the History Workshop archives held at Bishopsgate Institute.

An introduction by Barbara Taylor is here: http://www.historyworkshop.org.uk/the-history-of-history-workshop/

And an index and introduction by Luke Parks is here: http://www.historyworkshop.org.uk/the-history-workshop-archives-an-introduction/

There is a page about each of the History Workshops, and the thirteen pamphlets published by History Workshop between 1970 and 1974 have also been digitized. See: http://www.historyworkshop.org.uk/history-workshop-pamphlets/

Comments are open on all of the pages; discussion is welcomed.

First published in: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/history-workshop-online-archives-and-digitised-pamphlets

 

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

 

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Greek CrisisEUROPE AND THE GREEK CRISIS: DISASTER STRATEGY AND ALTERNATIVES

Is the Greek crisis a national pathology or the test case of the broader tendency affecting Europe and the EU as a whole?

What is the function of all the ‘rescue packages’ designed by the EU and the IMF since May 2010?

What are the results of the ‘shock therapy’ imposed on the country?

Are there alternatives, on a national and European level, to the current situation ?

 

A debate with:

Costas Lapavitsas, Professor, Department of Economics, SOAS

Stathis Kouvelakis, Reader, Department of European Studies, King’s College London

 

At: King’s College London, The Strand, Room K 3.11, Thursday March 8, 5 pm

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Rough Theory

NICOLE PEPPERELL AT THE NEW SCHOOL – NEW YORK CITY

February 22, 2011

Talk: “The Higher Realms of Nonsense: Unpacking Capital’s ‘Greatest Difficulty’”

By Nicole Pepperell, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Time: Tuesday 6-8 pm

Place: The New School, Room 529, 80 Fifth Ave., NYC

Abstract:

“The Higher Realms of Nonsense: Unpacking Capital’s ‘Greatest Difficulty’”

Marx argues that the reproduction of capital also necessarily reproduces the possibility for a more emancipatory form of social life. But how does this happen? And how can we use an analysis of the reproduction of capital, to develop an analysis of emancipatory potential?

In this paper, I explore some of the reasons these questions have proven unexpectedly difficult to answer. Concentrating on the opening chapters of Capital, I analyse how Marx understands capitalism as a complex, unintentional system – one that generates an accidental order that political economists mistake for evidence of Reason operating in history. Marx positions the political economic theorisation of capitalism as a kind of intelligent design – and mocks it mercilessly, structuring the opening chapters of Capital as a burlesque parody of common forms of political economic theory. Where these chapters are read “straight”, interpreters assume that Marx endorses the very positions he sets out to criticise, and either read him as wildly contradictory, or miss his own theoretical claims outright. By highlighting the parodic character of Marx’s text – and repositioning political economy as the butt of Marx’s convoluted joke – it becomes easier to see Marx’s answer to the serious question of how the reproduction of capital could also generate emancipatory possibilities.

Bio:

Nicole Pepperell is Program Director of Social Science (Psychology) and Lecturer of Social Theory in the School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning at RMIT University in Melbourne Australia. She publishes the blog roughtheory.org. An introduction to her work on Marx, Disassembling Capital, will soon be published as part of the Historical Materialism books series. This talk is presented as a prelude to the forthcoming Historical Materialism conference at the New School (May 6-8th 2011).

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Global Economic CrisisMARX AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS

New articles and videos on the ‘Radical Perspectives on the Crisis’ web site:

Anwar Shaikh: http://radicalnotes.com/journal/2009/06/13/anwar-shaikh-on-marx-and-the-global-economic-crisis/

David McNally talk (video): http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9hrct_david-mcnally-on-marx-and-the-globa_news

Radical Perspectives on the Crisis: http://sites.google.com/site/radicalperspectivesonthecrisis/

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