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.

Listen now:

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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