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Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 22 January 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377009-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7700-9
Published: 26 October 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002437-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0243-7
... Marx's labor theory of value is no more empirically demonstrable than the theories that it critiques and that it is just as socially positioned in the perspective it articulates. By comparison with the ostensible incompetence of the “negro slave” and the supposedly minimal worth of his or her...
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By J. Lorand Matory
Published: 26 October 2018
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0243-7
... Karl Marx slavery fetishism of commodities Labor Theory of Value historical materialism ...
Book Chapter

By J. Lorand Matory
Published: 26 October 2018
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0243-7
... wage slavery settler colonialism labor theory of value historical materialism Karl Marx ...
Published: 26 October 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002437-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0243-7
...” into a thing. At the heart of historical materialism, Marx fetishized not only the “negro slave” but also the overcoat, the factory, and the piano. Karl Marx slavery fetishism of commodities Labor Theory of Value historical materialism ...
Series: Elements
Published: 26 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027768-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2776-8
... Drawing on ethnographic work conducted underground, this chapter explores the relationship among nature, labor, and individual subject formation. Irreverently borrowing from Karl Marx’s theory of consciousness, the chapter suggests that the site of labor is not only a crucible of formation...
Published: 26 October 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002437-018
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0243-7
... overlooked for too long. Karl Marx G. W. F. Hegel Enlightenment slavery settler colonialism fetishism Marx's labor theory of value is no more empirically demonstrable than the theories that it critiques and that it is just as socially positioned in the perspective it articulates...
Published: 30 June 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027119-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2711-9
... The introduction provides the conceptual starting points to understand the complex raced, casteized, and gendered labor stratifications that emerge as brown saviors conduct their work. Specifically, Shankar argues that the brown savior actually reproduces many of the same racialized values...
Published: 11 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374527-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7452-7
... Chapter 3 offers a theory of economic irrationality rooted in romantic anticapitalism that contextualizes Japanese wartime relocation and internment in North America. The chapter probes how the destructively abstract content of Japaneseness, based on the perception that Japanese labor held...
Published: 29 December 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027874-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2787-4
... tasks necessary to maintain themselves and others, which are also necessary to maintain themselves as labor power. Facilitating this change in music’s use value is the partial decommodification it undergoes on streaming platforms. As a form of cheap culture, digital music is conscripted to mitigate...
Published: 30 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375081-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7508-1
... political image is actually motivated by the geopolitical tensions between two Chinas, and the case demonstrates that the intelligibility of sex and sexuality is often governed by material forces beyond sexual minorities’ own initiative. Marx’s labor theory of value is useful here because it shows...
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By Sareeta Amrute
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374275-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7427-5
... the multiple ways that race is made meaningful in such an environment. postrace cognitive work software labor programming This chapter discusses the strategies Indian programmers use to be successful in short-term work contracts, including framing the work as a necessary, temporary step...
Published: 27 October 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2724-9
... imaginary. African city Black urbanism breadwinner colonialism wage labor This chapter examines Black women in political positions of power and their representation, focusing on Marielle Franco’s life, death, and legacy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It explores Franco’s social and spatial...
Published: 17 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7309-4
... understanding how culture is built into cognitive processes in science and vice versa. biomedical engineering distributed cognition epistemic values ethnography interdisciplinarity How did the “glass ceiling” and related characteristics of female labor force experience become recognized...
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By Ann Snitow
Published: 14 August 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7567-8
..., Wolfgang Kohler, Norman O. Brown, and Solomon Asch. Mermaid describes a “malaise” in “human sexual arrangements,” divisions of labor and values between the sexes, which were once useful adaptations but are now destructive and limiting to all projects for human freedom, growth, and survival. Dinnerstein...