“This Fetishism of commodities has its origin, as the foregoing analysis has already shown, in the peculiar social character of the labour that produces them.” –Marx, Section 4 of Capital
Below are links (2) to the readings due for this Wednesday’s lecture-discussion. PLEASE do these readings in time for Weds’ class, and make notes of any questions, critiques, etc, bringing them with you. PLEASE ALSO BRING YOUR POEMS FROM SATURDAY. For those of you who were in class on Saturday, I asked that you find a space on campus (inside or out) that you feel should be, is, or could be, public. I asked that you describe the space and take note of what about that space–take real-time notes, observe, etc–desires to be reclaimed as public. What about it says this to you? And then to use those notes to “write a poem” that “reclaims that space as public,” enacts that reclamation, or in some way “publicly intervenes” in that space, or potentially does so. I called this “an archeology of your campus.”
Here below this are the links for the readings. PLEASE READ ONLY SECTION ONE of Marx’s Capital (not all of Chapter 1, tho if you are really feeling it, it is up to you if you want to read further). And please read the whole excerpt provided from Rachel Zolf’s Human Resources (Coach House Books).
1.) Karl Marx, Section 1 of Chapter 1, Capital HERE
2.) Rachel Zolf, excerpt from Human Resources HERE (link courtesy of EPC Buffalo)
Bring yourselves and your writings. See you Weds!