This is to announce that the Past & Present Reading Group will be meeting to discuss, on a weekly basis, our next text which is Doreen Massey, Spatial Divisions of Labour: Social Structures and the Geography of Production.
As previously, we will meet Fridays, 1:00-2:00, with our meetings in Semester 1 to be held at University of Sydney, Social Science Building, Room 370.
The first meeting of the group is scheduled for Friday 1 March and all are welcome.
The previous thirteen books read by the group have included the following past and present classics in political economy, with a commentary written on each text by a member from the group:
- 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.
If you require further details please contact Adam David Morton: Adam.Morton@sydney.edu.au