Category: Capital Vol 2 (page 1 of 2)

Video: Interview on TV Brazil’s Espaço Público

Interview on TV Brasil’s Espaço Público
Brasília, Brazil
November, 2014

(Interviewers speak in Portuguese, with answers in English.)

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David Harvey gave a series of lectures entitled “The political economy of urbanization” in five Brazilian cities in November 2014. This is the interview he conceded to TV Brasil’s Espaço Público, while in Brasília. He was also in Recife, Fortaleza, Curitiba and São Paulo launching the Brazilian edition of the second volume of his Companion to Marx’s Capital, by Boitempo. All of professor Harvey’s lectures were recorded and are being published on Boitempo’s channel on YouTube.

Video: The Crisis of Planetary Urbanization

The Crisis of Planetary Urbanization
Curitiba, Brazil
November 18th 2014

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In his most recent trip to Brazil, David Harvey talks about the urban protests dubbed “middle class revolts” that have been taking place all over the world, from São Paulo to Istanbul, against the backdrop of what he calls the “crisis of planetary urbanization”.

v2coverThis lecture took place in Curitiba, Brazil on November 18th 2014, during a series of talks entitled “The Political Economy Of Urbanization”, marking the publishing of the second volume of his Companion to Marx’s Capital, by Boitempo. This trip took him also to the cities of Brasília, Recife, Fortaleza and São Paulo. The lectures also celebrated the publishing of Boitempo’s new edition of Volume II of Marx’s Capital – the first edition revised and expanded according to the documents of the MEGA2 project. Recently, Boitempo’s edition of Volume I of Capital was awarded the Jabuti Prize for translation – the most important prize in the brazilian publishing world. All of professor Harvey’s lectures were recorded and are being published on Boitempo’s channel on YouTube.

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Video: The Right to the City and Urban Resistance

The Right to the City and Urban Resistance
Fortaleza, Brazil
November 17th 2014

Description from Boitempo:

David Harvey’s biggest lecture yet! Commenting on the connections underlying the many grassroots resistance experiences drawn from social movements, and the dynamics of capitalism theorized by Marx, David Harvey discusses some of the more pressing issues of our time such as the relationship between capital and politics, urban social movements and democracy.

v2coverThis lecture took place in Fortaleza on November 17th 2014, during a series of talks entitled “The Political Economy Of Urbanization,” marking the publishing of the second volume of his Companion to Marx’s Capital, by Boitempo. This trip took him also to the cities of Brasília, Recife, Fortaleza and São Paulo. The lectures also celebrated the publishing of Boitempo’s new edition of Volume II of Marx’s Capital – the first edition revised and expanded according to the documents of the MEGA2 project. Recently, Boitempo’s edition of Volume I of Capital was awarded the Jabuti Prize for translation – the most important prize in the brazilian publishing world. All of professor Harvey’s lectures were recorded and are being published on Boitempo’s channel on YouTube.

Watch the Portuguese version of this lecture

A Companion to Marx’s Capital, Volume 2

A Companion to Marx's Capital, Volume 2 by David Harvey Available now from Verso. Description from Verso website:

The definitive guide to the second volume of Capital

The biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression shows no sign of ending, and Marx’s work remains key to any attempt to understand the ebb and flow of capitalist economies. For nearly forty years, David Harvey has written and lectured on Capital, becoming one of the world’s foremost Marx scholars.

Based on his recent lectures, and following the success of his companion to the first volume of Capital, Harvey turns his attention to Volume 2, aiming to bring his depth of learning to a broader audience, guiding first-time readers through a fascinating and often-neglected text. Whereas Volume 1 focuses on production, Volume 2 looks at how value comes into being through the buying and selling of goods. Harvey also introduces elements from Volume 3 on credit and finance to help illustrate aspects of the contemporary crisis.

This is a must-read for anyone wanting a fuller understanding of Marx’s political economy. David Harvey’s video lecture course on Marx’s Capital can be found here.

Part of the A Companion to Marx’s Capital series

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Reading Marx’s Capital Vol 2 – Class 12, Reprise

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Class 12 Files: Audio MP3 (72 MB)

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Marxs_Capital-Vol-2 These lectures were the inspiration for the book: A Companion to Marx’s Capital, Volume 2 published by Verso in 2013.


© 2013 David Harvey

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Reading Marx’s Capital Vol 2 – Class 11, Vol 2 Chapters 20-21

Capital, Volume 2

Part Three: The Reproduction and Circulation of the Total Social Capital (Reproduction Schema)

Chapter 20: Simple Reproduction
Chapter 21: Accumulation and Reproduction on an Expanded Scale

The page numbers Professor Harvey refers to are valid for the Penguin Classics editions of Capital Volumes 2 and 3.

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Handout Class 11.


Marxs_Capital-Vol-2 These lectures were the inspiration for the book: A Companion to Marx’s Capital, Volume 2 published by Verso in 2013.


© 2013 David Harvey

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Reading Marx’s Capital Vol 2 – Class 10, Vol 2 Chapters 18-20

Capital, Volume 2

Part Three: The Reproduction and Circulation of the Total Social Capital (Reproduction Schema)

Chapter 18: Introduction
Chapter 19: Former Presentations of the Subject
Chapter 20: Simple Reproduction (Sections 1-5)

The page numbers Professor Harvey refers to are valid for the Penguin Classics editions of Capital Volumes 2 and 3.

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Handout Class 10 A, Handout Class 10 B, Handout Class 10 C


Marxs_Capital-Vol-2 These lectures were the inspiration for the book: A Companion to Marx’s Capital, Volume 2 published by Verso in 2013.


© 2013 David Harvey

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Reading Marx’s Capital Vol 2 – Class 9, Vol 2 Chapters 15-17

Capital, Volume 2

Chapter 15: Effect of Circulation Time on the Magnitude of the Capital Advanced
Chapter 16: The Turnover of Variable Capital
Chapter 17: The Circulation of Surplus Value

The page numbers Professor Harvey refers to are valid for the Penguin Classics editions of Capital Volumes 2 and 3.

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Marxs_Capital-Vol-2 These lectures were the inspiration for the book: A Companion to Marx’s Capital, Volume 2 published by Verso in 2013.


© 2013 David Harvey

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Reading Marx’s Capital Vol 2 – Class 8, Vol 2 Chapters 12-14

Capital, Volume 2

Chapter 12: The Working Period
Chapter 13: Production Time
Chapter 14: Circulation Time

The page numbers Professor Harvey refers to are valid for the Penguin Classics editions of Capital Volumes 2 and 3.

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Handout Class 8


Marxs_Capital-Vol-2 These lectures were the inspiration for the book: A Companion to Marx’s Capital, Volume 2 published by Verso in 2013.


© 2013 David Harvey

Creative Commons LicenseReading Marx’s Capital Volume II with David Harvey is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

Reading Marx’s Capital Vol 2 – Class 7, Vol 3 Chapters 36, 27-32

Capital, Volume 3
Part Five: The Division of Profit into Interest and Profit of Enterprise. (Interest-Bearing Capital)

Chapter 36: Pre-Capitalist Relations
Chapter 27: The Role of Credit in Capitalist Production
Chapter 28: Means of Circulation and Capital. The views of Tooke and Fullarton
Chapter 29: Banking Capital’s Component Parts
Chapter 30: Money Capital and Real Capital: I
Chapter 31: Money Capital and Real Capital: II
Chapter 32: Money Capital and Real Capital: III

The page numbers Professor Harvey refers to are valid for the Penguin Classics editions of Capital Volumes 2 and 3.

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Class 7 Files: Audio MP3 (76 MB)

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Marxs_Capital-Vol-2 These lectures were the inspiration for the book: A Companion to Marx’s Capital, Volume 2 published by Verso in 2013.


© 2012 David Harvey

Creative Commons LicenseReading Marx’s Capital Volume II with David Harvey is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

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