Spring 2021: A Reading Group on the Fundamentals of Political Economy Criticism

Spring 2021
F 2-4PM, all meetings held over Zoom

This reading group is open to everyone. Questions? Feel free to write to us at variationswgroup@gmail.com or unite to our mailing list.

Main text:

Marx, Karl. Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy (Rough Draft). 1973. Translated with a foreword by Martin Nicolaus, Penguin Books in association with New Left Review, 1993.

***We strongly suggest buying a copy of the Penguin edition in order to have the most thoughtful experience and to be able to move back and forth collectively at all times.***

Reading calendar (Spring 2021):

  • January 22: The Chapter on Capital, p. 423-515
  • February 19: The Chapter on Capital, p. 516-594
  • March 19: The Chapter on Capital, p. 595-706
  • April 16: The Chapter on Capital, p. 707-789
  • May 7: The Chapter on Capital, p. 789-880 & Bastiat and Carey, p. 881-893

To access, please contact variationswgroup@gmail.com

Other available resources:

David Harvey’s lectures on reading the Grundrisse: http://davidharvey.org/2020/01/reading-marxs-grundrisse/

Musto, Marcello. Karl Marx’s Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy 150 Years Later. Routledge, 2008.

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