Reading Marx, Theorizing Capital

New School for Social Research: Politics

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Majors Only
Reading Marx
Spring 2024
Taught By: Nancy Fraser
Section: A

CRN: 14764

Credits: 3

This seminar is co-taught by Nancy Fraser of NSSR and David Harvey of CUNY. In this seminar we will read and discuss selected parts of Marx’s Grundrisse and Capital. Our principal aim is to clarify the concepts of capital and capitalist society–especially the relation(s) between them and the sense in which they do or do not constitute a totality. We will also compare and evaluate leading interpretations of these matters, including those developed by the instructors. Along the way, we’ll also consider Marx's method and social ontology and his accounts of such matters as labor, nature, and social reproduction; objectification, alienation, and fetishism; exploitation, dispossession, and uneven development; structure, agency, and social relations; necessity, contingency, and freedom in history. Please Note: This course will take place entirely on the CUNY Grad Center campus.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Politics (POL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 6

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 5:18pm EDT 6/19/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 902
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/7/2024