This is to announce that the Past & Present Reading Group will be meeting to discuss, on a weekly basis, our next text which is Jairus Banaji, A Brief History of Commercial Capitalism (Haymarket Books, 2020).
Our discussions will commence with the first meeting to be held on Zoom on Thursday 19 May 4:00pm-5:00pm (AEST).
To participate, please contact the Past & Present Group sub-convenor: Adam David Morton.
The set image is by Guillaume Berggren, Panoramic View of Istanbul (1880s).
We have just finished our twenty-third book in the group, which was Alfred Sohn-Rethel, Intellectual and Manual Labour: A Critique of Epistemology (Haymarket Books, 2021) and a commentary on that book, as with all the titles we read, is available by clicking on the book titles, below:
- Christian Caiconte on Alfred Sohn-Rethel, Intellectual and Manual Labour: A Critique of Epistemology
- 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.