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Capitalism and the Myth of a Personal Life
Date Saturday March 22
Time 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
Niebyl Proctor Library

6501 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
Event Type Speaker
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It seems that life is divided between the economic sphere of work, where we meet our material needs, and the personal sphere of family, friends, and intimate relationships, where we meet our emotional needs. In this presentation, Dr. Susan Rosenthal, long-time family therapist and revolutionary socialist, explains that there is only one sphere – capitalism.

Capitalism shapes every aspect of what we call personal life. Why is this important? Rosenthal explains that there is no such thing as a personal life separate from our work lives. Capitalism depends on women’s oppression and relies on the family to maintain this system of exploitation. Only a revolution against capitalism will allow us to throw off the oppression that weighs on every personal relationship in our lives.

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by wexit
Tuesday Mar 18th, 2014 12:01 AM
a short but good read:

"24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep" explores some of the ruinous consequences of the expanding non-stop processes of twenty-first-century capitalism. The marketplace now operates through every hour of the clock, pushing us into constant activity and eroding forms of community and political expression, damaging the fabric of everyday life.

Jonathan Crary examines how this interminable non-time blurs any separation between an intensified, ubiquitous consumerism and emerging strategies of control and surveillance. He describes the ongoing management of individual attentiveness and the impairment of perception within the compulsory routines of contemporary technological culture. At the same time, he shows that human sleep, as a restorative withdrawal that is intrinsically incompatible with 24/7 capitalism, points to other more formidable and collective refusals of world-destroying patterns of growth and accumulation.