Monthly Archives: October 2013

HM 2013

The Final program for HM London 2013 is up. Quite excited for a number of the talks. If your in the vicinity of London, you should go. Drop me a line if you do.

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Gerstenberger in LDN.

The inimitable state theorist, Heide Gerstenberger, will giving two talks in LDN. The first at the HM conference; the second here: 7 November, 2013, 6:00 pm Senate House, Room 264 Keynote Speaker: Heide Gerstenberger, University of Bremen The Markets, Violence … Continue reading

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Between Vulgar Marxism and Marxology: The State as ‘the force of value’ in Alfred Sohn-Rethel

I gave the following paper at Goldsmiths yesterday. Since it was thought out and composed in the midst of applying to 60 odd jobs, I lacked the necessary time to think it out or refine it. Instead, I essentially presented … Continue reading

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New Elbe Translation

Readers of this blog will be excited to hear that Viewpoint has published a full translation of Ingo Elbe’s Between Marx, Marxism and Marxisms – Ways of Reading Marx’s Theory, which provides an excellent comparative analysis of the Traditional, Western and … Continue reading

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A Capital Slideshow

Valeria Bruschi, Antonella Muzzupappa, Sabine Nuss, Anne Steckner, and Ingo Stützle have provided an excellent graphic guide to Capital Volume 1: ‘For several years now, people have been starting to dust down #Marx and return to his analysis of society. … Continue reading

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Wood on the state.

Probably using the following from Ellen Meiksins Wood on the state as an example of what a critical materialist theory of the state should consist in: The ‘autonomy’ of the capitalist state is inextricably bound up with the juridical freedom … Continue reading

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Bonfeld: From Adam Smith to Ordoliberalism: on the political form of market liberty

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Gerstenberger on Privelege

Gerstenberger gives a very interesting and suggestive account of the historically-specific genesis of privilege in the following: ‘The way that the goals of bourgeois revolutions arose from the logic of the critique of the ancien régime became apparent wherever women, … Continue reading

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Crisis & Critique of the State: programme now available.

The most excellent programme for the Crisis & Critique of the state conference is now available here, where you can also register.

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Worker’s Inquiry: A Genealogy

I’ve been too busy writing about my research to do any research, or to write about it on this blog. But I do have to write two papers for two upcoming conferences in the next few weeks, which I will … Continue reading

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