Das Kapital 2.0: The Next 150 Years - Part 2

Room: 
1.121
Timeslot: 
SATURDAY June 3rd Session 2: 12:00pm - 1:50pm
Abstract: 
Das Kapital was and remains the most insightful text analyzing the nature of modern capitalism as it first emerged in the steam powered "satanic" textile mills of Manchester to eventually become the dominant form of political economy throughout the world. His analyses of class conflict, exploitation- the appropriation of surplus value as the foundation of capitalist wealth, alienation, use value, exchange contradiction etc. remains as insightful today as when his observations and analyses were first made 150 years ago. That said capitalism has seen enormous changes from its early steam factory-based mode of production to the contemporary globalized moment dominated by the rise of robotic production and digitally-based financialization. Nevertheless, many of the problems that Marx noted, alienation and exploitation etc. vast inequality, the alienation and degradation of the masses rendered bereft of creative agency, devoid of recognition, without community, community, estranged from species being and left with a truncated, distorted subjectivity.
Panel Track: 
Kapital 2.0
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker First Name: 
David
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Last Name: 
Schweickart
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Affiliation: 
Department of Philosophy, Loyola University of Chicago
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Biography: 
David Schwiekert has published extensively on the alternatives to capitalism, primarily market socialism in which coops, communes and collectives enable worker ownership, management and thus the transcending of private property, alienation and Exploitation
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator First Name: 
Lauren
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Last Name: 
Langman
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Affiliation: 
Loyola University of Chicago, Global Studies Association
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Biography: 
Lauren Langman is a professor of sociology at Loyola University of Chicago. He has long worked in the tradition of the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory, especially relationships between capitalism and culture, identity and politics/political movements. His latest books are on American Character, God, Guns, Gold and Glory (Brill) and Thomas Piketty and Inequality in the 21st C (forthcoming).
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator First Name: 
David Norman
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Last Name: 
Smitth
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Affiliation: 
Department of University of Kansas
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Biography: 
David Norman Smith teaches sociology at the University of Kansas. His books include Marx's Capital Illustrated (Haymarket, 2014) and, as editor, Marx's World: Global Society and Global Accumulation in Marx's Late Manuscripts (Yale, forthcoming).
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator First Name: 
Peter
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Last Name: 
Hudis
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Affiliation: 
International Marxist Humanist Organization
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Biography: 
Peter Hudis is a professor of philosophy at Oakton community college after having been the personal secretary of Raya Dunayevkaya, received his PhD from Loyola University Chicago. He has written numerous books and articles on Marxist theory, Rosa Luxemburg, Frantz Fanon
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator First Name: 
Nancy
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator Last Name: 
Holmstrom
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator Affiliation: 
Prof Emerita of Philosophy Rutgers University
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator Biography: 
Nancy Holmstrom has published many articles on exploitation, freedom, rationality, human nature, etc, ed.The Socialist Feminist Project, co-author Capitalism For & Against: A Feminist Debate.
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name: 
Lauren
Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name: 
Langman
Panel/Workshop Organizer Affiliation: 
Loyola University of Chicago
 

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