Ernesto Screpanti on Karl Marx on wage labour – From natural abstraction to formal subsumption

From the abstract: Marx develops two different theories of the employment relationship: in one it results from a contract for the sale of a commodity, in the other from a contract establishing a social relationship. According to the first, the worker sells a commodity, which is conceived as a flow of abstract labour springing from … More Ernesto Screpanti on Karl Marx on wage labour – From natural abstraction to formal subsumption

Call For Papers – Rethinking Power in Communicative Capitalism. Critical Perspectives on Media, Culture and Society

Rethinking Power in Communicative Capitalism. Critical Perspectives on Media, Culture and Society Instituto University rio de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal Date: September 8-10, 2016 Website: http://esarn18.tumblr.com Keynote Speakers: Jodi Dean (Hobart and William Smith Colleges, NY, USA): Communicative capitalism and class struggle Christian Fuchs (University of Westminster, UK): Karl Marx and communicative capitalism Important dates: Abstract … More Call For Papers – Rethinking Power in Communicative Capitalism. Critical Perspectives on Media, Culture and Society

New Book by Fred Moseley: Money and Totality – A MacroMonetary Interpretation of Marx’s Logic in Capital and the End of the ‘Transformation Problem’

From BRILL: This ambitious book presents a comprehensive new ‘macro-monetary’ interpretation of Marx’s logical method in Capital, based on substantial textual evidence, which emphasises two main points: (1) Marx’s theory is primarily a macroeconomic theory of the total surplus-value produced in the economy as a whole; and (2) Marx’s theory is a monetary theory from … More New Book by Fred Moseley: Money and Totality – A MacroMonetary Interpretation of Marx’s Logic in Capital and the End of the ‘Transformation Problem’

Alex Callinicos’s Tribute to Ellen Meiksins Wood

From Socialist Review: Ellen Meiksins Wood, who died in January at the age of 73, was one of the outstanding Marxist intellectuals of the past generation. She combined a rigorous commitment to theoretical clarity with a profound political passion. These qualities were very evident in the intervention that first brought her to broader attention, The … More Alex Callinicos’s Tribute to Ellen Meiksins Wood