Monthly Archives: November 2012

Thesis Update.

As you may have noticed I haven’t posted anything on my thesis for awhile. I turned in the draft I posted here to my supervisors at the beginning of October. Since then I have been preoccupied with teaching and more … Continue reading

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McNally and Federici at HM.

Two talks from the Plenary session I missed:

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The American Road to Capitalism

A recorded talk at the Brecht Forum by Charlie Post with responses by David McNally and Vivek Chibber

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Sohn Rethel Scan.

Spending part of this weekend scanning some of Sohn-Rethel’s annotated texts. Below is the most extensive annotation in the English edition of Intellectual and Manual Labour. It reads: To the salesman and the customer this is the all important difference … Continue reading

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Last Unwound Show.

They have started posting content over at the Unwound Archive including their last ever show: They were and are fucking great. I will always remember the last few moments of their last song when Justin was thrashing about his guitar … Continue reading

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Marx on Debt, Capital and Primitive Accumulation.

Reckon Banaji’s Deutscher Prize lecture–and his work in History and Theory–were influenced by this brilliant passage: The public debt becomes one of the most powerful levers of primitive accumulation. As with the stroke of an enchanter’s wand, it endows barren … Continue reading

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Banaji on the Dialectic and the laws of moition in Capital.

For Marx, as his approval of Kaufman’s review indicates, the dialectic was, more specifically, a science of the laws of motion of the ‘social process’, profoundly historical by its very nature, not only in that it guided only the investigation … Continue reading

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German Speaking Sohn Rethel Readers.

I’m in the process of putting together a proposal for an edited collection of writings by Alfred Sohn Rethel. Part of this process is soliciting advice about what should be translated. If any readers of this blog would be so … Continue reading

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Silva Federici–“From Commoning to Debt: Microcredit, Student Debt and the Disinvestment in Reproduction.”

Audio track of Federici’s talk at Goldsmiths here.

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Value: The Representation of Value in Capital.

Someones uploaded the out of print Value: The Representation of Value in Capital. The collection was edited by Diane Elson and put out by CSE books in 1979. My understanding is that it was one of the first Anglophone collections … Continue reading

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