Wednesday, 13 October 2010

John Weeks recording & Introduction to Volume II

1) John Weeks Recording:

Around 70-80 people came to King's last Monday evening for John Weeks' very interesting talk on 'Capital, Exploitation and Economic Crises'. For those who weren't able to come, there is a recording of the talk here:

A copy of John's powerpoint presentation will also be available soon on

- - -

2) Volume II of Capital:

The Reading Group continues this year with Volume II of Marx's Capital. Although, as Engels pointed out, Volume II does not contain 'much material for agitation', in describing the process by which the total social capital is reproduced and circulated, it occupies a crucial place in Marx's analysis of the capitalist mode of production. Volume II, centred around the market-place, explains not how value and surplus-value are produced, but how they are realised.

For our first session, Nicholas Beech, a PhD student from UCL, will be presenting a short introduction followed by a discussion on Ernest Mandel's Introduction to the Penguin edition of Volume II.

Monday 25th October
Strand Building, Room tbc
King's College London

N.B. We will be reading the Introduction to Vol.II by Ernest Mandel for this meeting.

- - -

3) Reading Marx:

A number of people have expressed an interest in attending one-off sessions around shorter works by Marx, such the Communist Manifesto, the Paris Manuscripts, etc. If you would like to take part in such sessions please contact us on usual email

Also if you would like to be put in touch with others interested in reading Volume I of Capital likewise please email.

- - -

KCL Reading Capital

No comments:

Post a Comment