Critique of Value Reading Group

Marxism and the Critique of Value aims to complete the critique of the value-form that was initiated by Marx. While Marx’s “esoteric” critique of value has been rediscovered from time to time by post-Marxists who know they’ve found something interesting but don’t quite know which end is the handle, Anglophone Marxism has tended to bury this esoteric critique beneath a more redistributionist understanding of Marx. The essays in this volume attempt to think the critique of value through to the end, and to draw out its implications for the current economic crisis; for violence, Islamism, gender relations, masculinity, and the concept of class; for revolutionary practice and agency; for the role of the state and the future of the commons; for the concepts that come down to us from Enlightenment thought: indeed, for the manifold phenomena that characterize contemporary society under a capitalism in crisis.

Readings are at http://www.mcmprime.com/books/marxism-and-the-critique-of-value

Our first meeting will be held on Sunday, January 3rd at 10:15 A.M. at 501 Mission St., Suite 11

Our first readings will be:
Ortlieb, “A Contradiction between Matter and Form”
Kurz, “On the Current Global Economic Crisis”

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