Capitalism: New Approaches in Theory and History

New School for Social Research: Politics

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Capitalism: New Approaches

Spring 2022

Taught By: Nancy Fraser and Eli Zaretsky

Section: A

CRN: 11152

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: Politics (GPOL)

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: No

Status: Closed*

* 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: 12:12am 1/21/2022 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 407

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