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Capitalism’s Histories

How should we understand capitalism itself, as more than a mere economic model? What are capitalism’s “boundary struggles”? Why does capitalism have a front-story and a back-story? How does law tie in?

Published onSep 24, 2020
Capitalism’s Histories

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  • R. Jaeggi and N. Fraser, Capitalism. A Conversation in Critical Theory, 2018 (ch. 3: The Ethical Critique of Capitalism as a life form, 17 p.)

  • K. Marx, Capital I, 1867 (Genesis of the Industrial Capitalist, 8 p. + Historical Tendency of Capitalist Accumulation, 3 p.)


  • A Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel García Márquez) Excerpts

  • The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead) Excerpts, 3-9, 340-345


Critique of Capitalism | Nancy Fraser

Header image: Umberto Boccioni – Dynamism of a Soccer Player


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