The Laura Flanders Show
September 19, 2017
Harvey on Harvey. This week on The Laura Flanders Show, Marxist geographer David Harvey weighs in on natural and not so natural disasters and how we might organize our cities better to avoid them. And Thanu Yakupitiyage from 350.org explains why climate justice requires that we make movements that will reverse our policies on refugees.
Marxism On The Rise – Can It Really Defeat Capitalism? (with David Harvey)
Under The Skin Podcast with Russell Brand
20 September 2017
Marx, Capital and the Madness of Economic Reason
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
18 September 2017
Description from LSE:
Leading Marxist scholar David Harvey discusses the profound insights and enormous power Marx’s analysis continues to offer 150 years after the first volume of Capital was published. His latest book is Marx, Capital and the Madness of Economic Reason.
David Harvey (@profdavidharvey) is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the City University of New York Graduate School and an Honorary Graduate of LSE. His course on Marx’s Capital, developed with students over thirty years, has been downloaded by people from all over the world.
Hyun Bang Shin (@urbancommune) is Associate Professor of Geography and Urban Studies at LSE.
The LSE Department of Geography & Environment (@LSEGeography) is a center of international academic excellence in economic, urban and development geography, environmental social science and climate change.
Editor’s note from LSE Podcasts: We regret to say that owing to a technical problem the first few minutes of the lecture are missing from the podcast.
Thursday 14 September 7:00pm
150 Years of Capital
Goethe-Institut, 30 Irving Place, New York.
Co-sponsored by the Goethe-Institut New York and the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office
Monday 18 September 6:30pm
Marx, Capital and the Madness of Economic Reason
London School of Economics
Hosted by the Department of Geography and Environment
Tuesday 19 September 6:00pm
Conference: CAPITAL.150: Marx’s Capital Today
Kings College London
Saturday 23 September 5:30 pm
Technology & Post-Capitalism
The World Transformed, Brighton
Published by Profile Books in the UK:
“Marx’s Capital is one of the most important texts of the modern era. The three volumes, published between 1867 and 1883, changed the destiny of countries, politics and people across the world – and continue to resonate today. In this book, David Harvey lays out their key arguments.In clear and concise language, Harvey describes the architecture of capital according to Marx, placing his observations in the context of capitalism in the second half of the nineteenth century. He considers the degree to which technological, economic and industrial change during the last 150 years means Marx’s analysis and its application may need to be modified. Marx’s trilogy concerns the circulation of capital: volume I, how labour increases the value of capital, which he called valorisation; volume II, on the realisation of this value, by selling it and turning it into money or credit; volume III, on what happens to the value next in processes of distribution. The three volumes contain the core of Marx’s thinking on the workings and history of capital and capitalism. David Harvey explains and illustrates the profound insights and enormous analytical power they continue to offer in terms that, without compromising their depth and complexity, will appeal to a wide range of readers, including those coming to the work for the first time.”
Published by Oxford University Press in the US:
“Karl Marx’s Capital is one of the most important texts written in the modern era. Since 1867, when the first of its three volumes was published, it has had a profound effect on politics and economics in theory and practice throughout the world. But Marx wrote in the context of capitalism in the second half of the nineteenth century: his assumptions and analysis need to be updated in order to address to the technological, economic, and industrial change that has followed Capital’s initial publication.
In Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason, David Harvey not only provides a concise distillation of his famous course on Capital, but also makes the text relevant to the twenty-first century’s continued processes of globalization. Harvey shows the work’s continuing analytical power, doing so in the clearest and simplest terms but never compromising its depth and complexity.
Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason provides an accessible window into Harvey’s unique approach to Marxism and takes readers on a riveting roller coaster ride through recent global history. It demonstrates how and why Capital remains a living, breathing document with an outsized influence on contemporary social thought.”
Now available for preorder:
Featured Lecture: Marx, Capital and the Madness of Economic Reason
American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting
April 8, 2017
(remarks begin at 8:26)
Video: Imperialism: Is it a Relevant Concept?
Center for Public Scholarship
The New School
May 1, 2017
David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Duncan Foley, Leo Model Professor of Economics and Director of Graduate Studies, The New School
Nancy Fraser, Henry A. & Louise Loeb Professor of Political & Social Science, The New School
Prabhat Patnaik, Author, A Theory of Imperialism
Sanjay Reddy, Associate Professor of Economics, The New School