This is to announce that the Past & Present Reading Group will be meeting to discuss, on a weekly basis, our next text which is Moishe Postone, Time, Labor and Social Domination: A Reinterpretation of Marx’s Critical Theory (Cambridge University Press, 1996).
Our meetings will commence at the beginning of Semester 1, 2020, with the first meeting to be held on Friday 28 February in Room 370 of the Social Sciences Building, at the University of Sydney, 1:00-2:00pm.
The previous sixteen 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:
- 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.