GHIS

6290

Capitalism: New Approaches in History and Theory

New School for Social Research: Historical Studies

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Capitalism: New Approaches

Spring 2022

Taught By: Nancy Fraser and Eli Zaretsky

Section: A

CRN: 10867

Credits: 3

After a period of relative neglect, scholars and activists are again taking up the study of capitalism. Returning to the concerns of Marx, they are seeking the roots of our present crises and injustices in the social system he theorized and criticized. But today’s studies of capitalism do not simply repeat earlier critiques. At their best, they incorporate the fruits of recent intellectual-political paradigms focused on ecology, gender, racism, imperialism, democracy, law and the digital. In this seminar, we survey some of the most important efforts to integrate such concerns with the enduring insights of the Marxian tradition. Readings by Moishe Postone, David Harvey, Jason W. Moore, Silvia Federici, Maria Mies, Vandana Shiva, Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor, Shoshanna Zuboff, Brett Christophers and Katharina Pistor, among others.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Historical Studies (GHIS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 9

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:36pm 11/27/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/26/2022 - 5/11/2022