a posh hypocrite takes time out from selling guns to murderous dictators in order to encourage popular uprisings against a vicious and corrupt elite, clinging to power without democratic legitimacy… well, you heard him!
The Specialized Individualized Programs (SIP) and the PhD in Humanities Program (HUMA) present:
John Hutnyk will lead a seminar discussion of the often read, and very often decontextualized, sections on Fetish and on Money in Marx’s Capital.
In order to make the argument he proposes that participants read or reread some of the framing sentences Marx offers.
A more activist-oriented appreciation of both Marx’s project and his method, as well as evaluating the place of money in his analysis, might thereby be possible — alongside a critique of some prominent commentators similar to the gentle chiding given to Jacques Derrida by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.
In this way it is hoped that something of Marx’s style and his engagement will be made apparent.
Participants are invited to read roughly 50 pages from the Penguin English language edition of Marx’s Capital — pp.126-131; pp.163-177; pp.198-209; pp.221-231; & pp.247-257. [And the German if you can, but the seminar will be conducted in English.]
The seminar is open to all students and faculty.
For more information, contact the Communications Studies Department on (514) 848-2424 ext. 2555.
Posted on April 29, 2008