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Reading Marx's Capital Vol. 1 with David Harvey (a video series)

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Date:
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Class/Workshop
Organizer/Author:
Ellen Schwartz
Email:
info [at] marxistschool.org
Phone:
916-369-5510
Address:
P.O. Box 160564, Sacramento, CA 95816
Location Details:
SMUD Customer Service Center, 6301 “S” St., just west of 65th. Handicapped parking in front of the building. Plenty of additional parking immediately across S St. The 65th St. light rail station is just on the other side of 65th. You must first sign in on a clipboard titled “Marxist School” with the room name and number for our discussion.

Join us for a friendly discussion of Capital Vol. 1 via video lectures by David Harvey, a Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), Director of The Center for Place, Culture and Politics, and author of numerous books. He has been teaching Karl Marx's Capital for over 40 years, and has posted his lectures at http://davidharvey.org/. We are showing some of them over the summer. Harvey’s lectures are each about two hours long, including some Q&A. We propose to split each of the first three lectures into two parts; and we will show the video of each, having our own discussion after each. In the schedule below we have provided links to the lecture online, in case you want to watch in advance. Dr. Harvey means his lectures to be an accompaniment to reading Marx's Capital Vol. 1, so we have also provided links to the appropriate chapters. However, if you haven't read the chapters of Capital in advance, come anyway—perhaps you'll be inspired to try it. June 12 and 26: Lecture 1: Introduction (key concepts and Marx's method.) July 10 and 24: Lecture 2: Chapters 1–2. Read Chapter 1 (the Commodity). Read Chapter 2 (Exchange). August 14 and 28: Lecture 3: Chapter 3. Read Chapter 3 (Money, or the Circulation of Commodities).
Added to the calendar on Sun, Aug 12, 2012 5:46AM
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