Category Archives: Political Marxism

Capitalism and Slavery.

There is an interesting discussion of Athenian society in the Ellen Meiksins Wood Reader. Contrary to the school of historiography that depicts Athens as exemplary of the slave mode of production, Wood makes the argument that slaves worked in different … Continue reading

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Amalgamation and Capital.

Re-watching Deadwood, which others have recently written about in terms of its analysis of capital here and here. Unfortunately, I’m all too busy with the exciting task of trying to find adjunct teaching to add my own thoughts, but I’m … Continue reading

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Ingo Elbe Translation Project

Please circulate widely: Ingo Elbe’s Marx im Westen is the authoritative theoretical history of West German Marxist Theory providing a brilliant and lucid account of the intricacies of the debates over Marx’s theory of Value, the State Derivation debate and … Continue reading

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Now open for submissions.

This blog was originally set up in conjunction with my thesis. With any luck, that stage of research will soon be over. So I have been thinking of ways to keep this blog going without it loosing any (or more) … Continue reading

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HM CFP.

Here’s the CFP for the Annual HM conference: Call for papers for the 10th Annual Historical Materialism Conference HM 2013: Making the World Working Class 7-10 November Central London Organised in collaboration with the Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Committee … Continue reading

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Ellen Meiksins Wood on Empire

A video from her recent talk at SOAS on ‘The Imperial Paradox: Ideologies of Empire’ —

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Banaji Talk

An extemporaneous, yet typically wide-ranging and gripping talk by Banaji that ranges from his historical analysis of Indian struggle to Marx, to shopping malls, Pasolini and back:

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