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Reading Marx’s Capital

Reading Marx’s Capital Vol 2 – Class 5, Vol 3 Chapters 16-20

Capital, Volume 3
Part Four: The Transformation of Commodity Capital and Money Capital into Commercial Capital and Money-Dealing Capital (Merchant’s Capital)
Chapter 16: Commercial Capital
Chapter 17: Commercial Profit
Chapter 18: The Turnover of Commercial Capital. Prices
Chapter 19: Money-Dealing Capital
Chapter 20: Historical Material on Merchant’s Capital

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.


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Reading Marx’s Capital Vol 2 – Class 4, Chapters 7-11

Capital, Volume 2
Chapter 7: Turnover Time and Number of Turnovers
Chapter 8: Fixed Capital and Circulating Capital
Chapter 9: The Overall Turnover of the Capital Advanced. Turnover Cycles.
Chapter 10: Theories of Fixed and Circulating Capital. The Physiocrats & Adam Smith
Chapter 11: Theories of Fixed and Circulating Capital. Ricardo

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 4


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

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Reading Marx’s Capital Volume 2 Audio Files (MP3s) Now Available

Reading Marx's Capital Vol 2 PodcastAudio files (MP3s) are now available for Reading Marx’s Capital Volume 2 with David Harvey.

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Reading Marx’s Capital Vol 2 – Class 3, Chapters 4-6

Capital, Volume 2
Chapter 4: The Three Figures of the Circuit
Chapter 5: Circulation Time
Chapter 6: The Costs of Circulation

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 3 Files: Video MP4 (567.5 MB) M4V (441.9 MB) | Audio MP3 (80.1 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

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Reading Marx’s Capital Vol 2 – Class 2, Chapters 1-3

Capital, Volume 2
Chapter 1: The Circuit of Money Capital
Chapter 2: The Circuit of Productive Capital
Chapter 3: The Circuit of Commodity Capital

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 2


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.


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Reading Marx’s Capital Vol 2 – Class 1, Introduction

This is the first class of a free semester-long open course consisting of a close reading of the text of Marx’s Capital Volume 2 (plus parts of Volume 3) in 12 video lectures by Professor David Harvey. David Harvey is a Distinguished Professor at the CUNY Graduate Center in the Anthropology and Geography PhD programs. This course was taught at Union Theological Seminary in Spring 2011, and was attended by graduate students and activists from across New York City.

Subsequent videos will be available every one to two weeks. Initially the videos will be available only on YouTube. Additional file formats and podcasts will be available soon.

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

Thanks to the over 300 small donors who made this project possible.

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Class 1 Files: Video MP4 (497.9 MB) M4V (380.2 MB) | Audio MP3 (70.6 MB)

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Handout Class 1 (PDF)


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

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Reading Marx’s Capital Volume II Videos to Debut on Friday January 27

Reading Marx's Capital Volume 2 with David HarveyThis Friday, January 27th, the first video from the new Reading Marx’s Capital Volume II series will debut on this website. The sequel to Reading Marx’s Capital Volume I, this free semester-long open course consists of a close reading of the text of Marx’s Capital Volume II (plus parts of Volume III) in 12 video lectures by Professor David Harvey. Subsequent videos will be available every one to two weeks. Initially the videos will be available on YouTube.  Additional file formats and podcasts will be available soon.

Help Make the Capital Lectures More Accessible

Do you have a few minutes to spare to help make the Capital lectures available to speakers of languages other than English? We are making good progress in the Capital Lectures Transcription and Translation Project. We are now focused on correcting the English transcription of the first five lectures. To help, go to this site and choose one of the first five lectures. Watch the lecture in YouTube with closed captions turned on (just click the CC button in the lower right of the window), and correct any errors you find on our wiki.

After this is complete, volunteer translators will begin translating the subtitles into other languages. We already have volunteers ready to begin translating into Brazilian Portuguese, Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Korean, Persian, Slovene, and Spanish. We just need a little help making sure we have an accurate English transcript for them to work with.

If you are a native English speaker or equivalent, please help this project here. Thank you!

Reading Marx’s Capital Vol 1 – Class 13, Conclusion

We hope you have enjoyed this open course. If you have found this video series worthwhile, consider making a donation to help keep it online: donate with Paypal.

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Class 13 Files: Video MOV (220.8 MB) M4V (467.1 MB) | Audio MP3 (54.2 MB) OGG (49.5 MB).

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These lectures were the inspiration for the book: A Companion to Marx’s Capital published by Verso in 2010.


© 2012 David Harvey

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Reading Marx’s Capital Vol 1 – Class 12, Chapters 26-33

Chapter 26: The Secret of Primitive Accumulation
Chapter 27: The Expropriation of the Agricultural Population from the Land
Chapter 28: Bloody Legislation against the Expropriated since the End of the 15th Century. The Forcing Down of Wages by Act of Parliament
Chapter 29: The Genesis of the Capitalist Farmer
Chapter 30: Impact of the Agricultural Revolution on Industry. The creation of a Home Market for Industrial Capital
Chapter 31: The Genesis of the Industrial Capitalist
Chapter 32: The Historical Tendency of Capitalist Accumulation
Chapter 33: The Modern Theory of Colonization

The page numbers Professor Harvey refers to are valid for both the Penguin Classics and Vintage Books editions of Capital.

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Class 12 Files: Video MOV (238.8 MB) M4V (502.1 MB) | Audio MP3 (58.5 MB) OGG (52.8 MB).

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These lectures were the inspiration for the book: A Companion to Marx’s Capital published by Verso in 2010.


© 2012 David Harvey

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