Value and its Monetary Expression
Third Lecture in the Series: Marx and Capital: The Concept, The Book, The History
Professor David Harvey
The Graduate Center, CUNY
September 26, 2016
MARX AND CAPITAL: THE CONCEPT, THE BOOK, THE HISTORY
A SERIES OF 5 MONDAY EVENING LECTURES IN POLITICAL ECONOMY BY DAVID HARVEY
September 12, 19, 26
November 21, 28
at 365 5th Avenue, NY, NY 10016.
****Due to overwhelming interest, some locations and dates of these events have been changed. Please consult the Center for Place, Culture and Politics for the latest information. ****
SEPTEMBER 12: CAPITAL AS VALUE IN MOTION
SEPTEMBER 19TH: VALUE AND ANTI-VALUE (rooms C201/C202/C203-capacity 120)
SEPTEMBER 26TH: VALUE AND ITS MONETARY EXPRESSION (rooms C201/C202/C203/C204-capacity of 160)
NOVEMBER 21ST: THE SPACE AND TIME OF VALUE (Elebash Recital Hal)
NOVEMBER 28: USE VALUES: THE PRODUCTION OF WANTS, NEEDS AND DESIRES (rooms C201/C202/C203/C204-capacity 160)
DECEMBER 5: BAD INFINITY AND THE MADNESS OF ECONOMIC REASON (rooms 9204/9205/9206/9207)
All lectures in this series will be held from 6:30-8:30 PM at 365 5th Avenue, NY, NY 10016.
*Please note carefully the locations for each date and the capacity of the room, as entry is on a first come basis.
This event is sponsored by the Center for Place, Culture and Politics. It is free and open to the public. Photo ID is required to enter the building.
Senior Loeb Scholar lecture
Graduate School of Design
March 28, 2016
Published by Profile Books in the UK:
This book presents a sequence of landmark works in David Harvey’s intellectual journey over five decades. It shows how experiencing the riots, despair and injustice of 1970s Baltimore led him to seek an explanation of capitalist inequalities via Marx and to a sustained intellectual engagement that has made him the world’s leading exponent of Marx’s work. The book takes the reader through the development of his unique synthesis of Marxist method and geographical understanding that has allowed him to develop a series of powerful insights into the ways of the world, from the new mechanics of imperialism, crises in financial markets and the effectiveness of car strikers in Oxford, to the links between nature and change, why Sacré Coeur was built in Paris, and the meaning of the postmodern condition. David Harvey is renowned for originality, acumen and the transformative value of his insights. This book shows why.
Published by Oxford University Press in the US:
David Harvey is one of most famous Marxist intellectuals in the past half century, as well as one of the world’s most cited social scientists. Beginning in the early 1970s with his trenchant and still-relevant book Social Justice and the City and through this day, Harvey has written numerous books and dozens of influential essays and articles on topics across issues in politics, culture, economics, and social justice.
In The Ways of the World, Harvey has gathered his most important essays from the past four decades. They form a career-spanning collection that tracks not only the development of Harvey over time as an intellectual, but also a dialectical vision that gradually expanded its reach from the slums of Baltimore to global environmental degradation to the American imperium. While Harvey’s coverage is wide-ranging, all of the pieces tackle the core concerns that have always animated his work: capitalism past and present, social change, freedom, class, imperialism, the city, nature, social justice, postmodernity, globalization, and-not least-the crises that inhere in capitalism.
A career-defining volume, The Ways of the World will stand as a comprehensive work that presents the trajectory of Harvey’s lifelong project in full.
December 9, 2015
AK Malabocas: In the last forty years, the mode of capital accumulation has changed globally. What do these changes mean for the struggle against capitalism?
David Harvey: From a macro-perspective, any mode of production tends to generate a very distinctive kind of opposition, which is a curious mirrored image of itself. If you look back to the 1960s or 1970s, when capital was organized in big corporatist, hierarchical forms, you had oppositional structures that were corporatist, unionist kinds of political apparatuses. In other words, a Fordist system generated a Fordist kind of opposition.
With the breakdown of this form of industrial organization, particularly in the advanced capitalist countries, you ended up with a much more decentralized configuration of capital: more fluid over space and time than previously thought. At the same time we saw the emergence of an opposition that is about networking and decentralization and that doesn’t like hierarchy and the previous Fordist forms of opposition.
So, in a funny sort of way, the leftists reorganize themselves in the same way capital accumulation is reorganized. If we understand that the left is a mirror image of what we are criticizing, then maybe what we should do is to break the mirror and get out of this symbiotic relationship with what we are criticizing. [continue reading]
The Power of Ideas: a discussion with David Harvey
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
10 December 2015