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Hopefully this will be recorded for those not in Sydney.
On Feb 10, 2016 8:59 AM, "Lynne Chester" <[log in to unmask]>
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> *Navigating in a Fog: Plotting a Marxist Political Economy*
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> *13 April, 2016 3.00pm - 4.00pm*
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> To celebrate his retirement from the University of Sydney, Professor Dick
> Bryan from the Department of Political Economy will present a lecture on
> 'Navigating in a Fog: Plotting a Marxist Political Economy', followed by
> drinks and canapes.
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> In the 1980s Marxian economics entered a fog. Perhaps the fog came from
> the end of the long boom, or the demise of manufacturing as the 'model' of
> advanced capitalism, or the fall of the Soviet Union. But the fog has
> remained. Capitalism keeps evolving, while I see that Marxian economics
> stays still. It keeps asserting its old taxonomies and modes of analysis
> and its old conclusions even though a materialist method would require that
> analytical categories adapt to changing circumstances.
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> I think Marxian political economy now appears too readily as dogmatic
> value theory or it has vacated the domain of value theory, finding purpose
> in ideological and moral critiques of capital.
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> Yet political economy needs to engage Value. So the requirement is to
> re-think value theory so as to analytically engage capital at its frontier
> of development - it's liquidity and fungibility - and to explore the
> contradictions produced at this frontier.
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> This talk is an engagement with that project.
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> *RSVPs are essential due to limited space. *People are invited to attend
> either the lecture or the drinks (or both). *RSVP here*
> <http://sydney.edu.au/arts/political_economy/about/events/index.shtml?id=8397>
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> *Location:* Darlington Centre Conference Room
> <http://sydney.edu.au/arts/about/maps.shtml?locationID=%5b%5bH02%5d%5d>
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