Category Archives: valueformtheory

Backhaus on Fetishism

“The subject of my work is basically only one thing: the problem of fetishism. It presents itself in three ways: as the the objectivity of the economic object, then as the problem of its contradictory structure, ie as the problem … Continue reading

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Reconsidering Reconstruction

I have been thinking about the following passage from Werner Bonefeld’s Critical Theory and the Critique of Political Economy for some time: Helmut Reichelt is right when he argues that the time has come to reconsider the purpose of reconstruction, … Continue reading

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Backhaus Translation Fund

Please contribute to this effort to raise $ 6,600 to translate Backhaus’ Dialectic of the Value-Form.

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Milios on Althusser’s anti-Hegelianism

In the same article Milios also offers the following intriguing periodisation as a way to circumvent the tricky issue of reconciling the anti-Hegelianism of Althusserian and the Hegelianism of Value-Form Theory: Althusser became increasingly sceptical about the problematic of the … Continue reading

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Althusserian Theory as Form-Analytic Social Theory

John Milios’s Capital after Louis Althusser. Focusing on Value-Form Analysis can be seen to provide an illuminating discussion of how elements of Althusserian social theory can extend a value-theoretic reading of Capital into a form-analytic social theory. Although Milios rightly … Continue reading

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“The Process of Domination Spews out Tatters of Subjugated Nature”: Culture and Capital in Adorno and the New German Reading of Marx.

“The Process of Domination Spews out Tatters of Subjugated Nature”: Culture and Capital in Adorno and the New German Reading of Marx.[1]   Despite the formative influence he had on the formation of the New Left, contemporary evaluations of Adorno’s … Continue reading

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HM Critical Theory Stream

Stream on Critical Theory: “How the Commodity Form Dies” Historical Materialism Conference 2014 “How Capitalism Survives” Eleventh Annual Historical Materialism London Conference – 6-9 November 2014 – Vernon Square, Central London More than ever the theoretical implications of Marx’s theory … Continue reading

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