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Everyday Life in Late Capitalism

Date:
Sunday, April 07, 2013
Time:
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Event Type:
Class/Workshop
Organizer/Author:
Bob Patenaude
Location Details:
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, Ca 94609

“What is consumed is not the object itself, but the system of objects”. - Charles Levin

In this session we will undertake some “theoretical production” by investigating the post-Marx developments of consumerism. We will discuss how ‘everyday life’ in advanced capitalist countries is distorted by the capitslist market creating a modern (or post-modern) regime of social control.
A good introductory reading would be Charles Levin’s introduction to Jean Baudrillards “For a critique of the Political Economy of the sign”. (1981 Telos Press ltd.)

Presentation and discussion led by Bob Patenaude, Director, Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library.
Added to the calendar on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 4:24PM
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