This is to announce that the Past & Present Reading Group will be meeting to discuss, on a weekly basis, our next text which is Alfred Sohn-Rethel, Intellectual and Manual Labour: A Critique of Epistemology, trans. Martin Sohn-Rethel (Haymarket Books, 2021).
Our discussions will commence with the first meeting to be held on Zoom on Thursday 24 February 5:00pm-6:00pm (AEST). For that meeting, group members should have read the introduction by Chris O’Kane, the foreword and preface, as well as the author’s Introduction.
To participate, please contact the Past & Present Group sub-convenor: Adam David Morton.
The set image is by Kurt Schwitters, Ohne Titel, Porträt Alfred Sohn-Rethel (1941).
We have just finished our twenty-second book in the group, which was Milton Santos, The Nature of Space (Duke University Press, 2021) and a commentary on that book, as with all the titles we read, is available by clicking on the book titles, below:
- David Avilés Espinoza on Milton Santos, The Nature of Space
- Anna Sturman on Kohei Saito, Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism: Capital, Nature and the Unfinished Critique of Political Economy
- Arianna Introna on Martha E. Giménez, Marx, Women and Capitalist Social Reproduction: Marxist Feminist Essays
- Madelaine Moore on Georg Lukács, History and Class Consciousness: Studies in Marxist Dialectics;
- Austin Hayden on Cedric J. Robinson, Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition;
- Janet Burstall on Moishe Postone, Time, Labor and Social Domination: A Reinterpretation of Marx’s Critical Theory;
- Llewellyn Williams-Brooks on Raewyn Connell and Terry Irving, Class Structure in Australian History;
- Riki Scanlan on Jennifer Robinson, Ordinary Cities: Between Modernity and Development;
- Frank Stilwell on Doreen Massey, Spatial Divisions of Labour: Social Structures and the Geography of Production;
- Sirma Altun on Henri Lefebvre, The Production of Space;
- Oliver Mispelhorn on J.K. Gibson-Graham et al., Take Back the Economy: An Ethical Guide for Transforming Our Communities;
- Natasha Heenan on Silvia Federici, Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation;
- Mark Kelly on Louis Althusser, Étienne Balibar, Roger Establet, Pierre Macherey and Jacques Rancière, Reading Capital: The Complete Edition;
- Gareth Bryant on Jason W. Moore, Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital;
- Joe Collins on Suzanne de Brunhoff, Marx on Money;
- Gareth Bryant on Susanne Soederberg, Debtfare States and the Poverty Industry: Money, Discipline and the Surplus Population;
- Luis F. Angosto-Ferrández on Nicos Poulantzas, State, Power, Socialism;
- Martijn Konings on Samuel Knafo, The Making of Modern Finance: Liberal Governance and the Gold Standard;
- Bill Dunn on Charles Post, The American Road to Capitalism: Studies in Class Structure, Economic Development and Political Conflict, 1620-1877;
- Adam David Morton on Fernando Henrique Cardoso and Enzo Faletto, Dependency and Development in Latin America;
- Claire Parfitt on Costas Lapavitsas, Profiting Without Producing: How Finance Exploits Us All; and
- Adam David Morton on Peter Thomas, The Gramscian Moment: Philosophy, Hegemony and Marxism.