The key events of our times—financial crisis, the emerging nations, globalization, financialization, political Islam, Euro—zone implosion—are related in a coherent, historically based, account. Changes in contemporary capitalism require an updating of definitions and analysis of social classes, class struggles, political parties, social movements and the ideological forms in which they express their modes of action in the transformation of societies.
Event Details Contemporary Capitalism and Marxist Critique To inaugurate a year of events, the Crisis in the Cultures of Capitalism research cluster is holding a panel which follows two interrelated threads. The first is the analysis of capitalism as a system, from its origins to its contemporary transformations.
This analysis extends across disciplines and theoretical orientations, and one goal of this interdisciplinary panel is to represent the wide range of approaches that UCSC faculty are taking in their research into capitalism.
The second thread is the reexamination of Marxist theory.
Throughout its history Marxism has extended into a range of fields, from sociology to literary criticism, and has remained a crucial reference point for theory which seeks to understand social life historically.
This panel will extend the historical analysis to Marxism itself, critically reexamining its evolution and its engagement with its changing social and political context. As we turn our attention today to capitalism's crisis tendencies and the future of market society, a critical examination of this foundational history becomes the starting point of the analysis of the present.
This lecture series addresses the origins of civil society from several vantage points: Jan 16, - Warren Montag: Staff support provided by the Institute for Humanities Research. For more information, including disabled access, please contact Evin Guy: Tuesday, December 3, at 5:In an interview with The Wire, Prabhat Patnaik, renowned economist and emeritus professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University, talks about the future of Left politics, the directions neoliberalism has.
The essential feature of capitalism is the motive to make a profit. As Adam Smith, the 18th century philosopher and It finds that in contemporary market economies, the rate of return on investment frequently outstrips overall What Is Capitalism?
- BACK TO BASICS -- . The term contemporary capitalism has, however, no particular bounded conceptual foundation. It is a notion often intertwined with the more sharply delimited theoretical debate within Marxism.
Related to the critique that capitalism destroys traditional culture is the argument that global capitalism is a leveling force that is making the whole world homogenous and Westernized.
Original Article on Political Sociology THE CRISIS OF THE WESTERN SYSTEM OF MEDICINE IN CONTEMPORARY CAPITALISM Vicente Navano This article makes a critique of.
Capitalist economies have developed with a fair amount of diversity among themselves, which should have resulted in dramatic differences in levels of development. The fact that these differences are for the most part not noticeable may indicate that capitalism is based on such robust mechanisms that it accommodates varied institutional environments.