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|Everyday Life in Late Capitalism|
|Date||Sunday April 07|
|Time||10:30 AM - 12:30 PM|
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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.