Tuesday, 17 February 2009

"Commodities & Values" Tuesday 24th February

Following a successful launch meeting with over 50 students, the Kings College Reading Capital Movement presents...

Joseph Choonara, deputy editor of International Socialism Journal introducing a discussion on:

"Commodities & Values"
Tuesday 24th February
Ground Floor Strand Building Room 1

The wealth of societies in which the capitalist mode of production prevails appears as an 'immense collection of commodities'.

Marx begins Capital by looking at the elementary building block of capitalism, the commodity.

Marx identifies in the commodity a dual aspect, use-value and exchange value. One gives the commodity its usefulness for the consumer, the other commensurability with other commodities.

-N.B. We will be reading the first 3 sections of Chapter 1 in preparation.

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