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Deprovincializing Marx

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Tuesday, March 05, 2013
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Harry Harootunian

The purpose of the workshop is to examine how Marx broadened his perspective in the 1860s and 1870s and departed from an Hegelian conception of a ┬┐universal history┬┐ for the figuration of a world history prompted by the installation of the world market. This shift of perspective entailed considering the function played by the world market in expanding wage differentials to increase the magnitude of surplus value and simultaneously conceal the source of value (in labor) through an emphasis on circulation and consumption. It also led to both revolutionizing the means of production and the appropriation of other, non-capitalist modes of production that might be harnessed to capitalism.

Contact: Beth Perry