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Sareeta Bipin Amrute
ANTH 469
Seattle Campus

Special Studies in Anthropology

Delineation and analysis of a specific problem or related problems in anthropology. Offered occasionally by visitors or resident faculty.

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Critiques of Contemporary Capitalism The writings of Karl Marx inaugurated radical reworkings of both social theory and political action. Beginning with some of his seminal writings on capitalism and political economy we will move on to consider further elaborations of Marxist thought in the Frankfurt School, British labor theory, and postcolonial theory. In particular, we will use a close reading of Marx as a entry-way for understanding forms of economy and subjectivity produced through the aporias of late capitalism. Following on our review of the reigning critiques of Capitalism, we will move on to consider contemporary writers such as David Harvey, Hart and Negri, and Deleuze.

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Last Update by Sareeta Bipin Amrute
Date: 06/18/2009