REL 304

Capital and Captivity

Capital and Captivity is an upper-level introduction to the study of Capital and its modern development, especially as it relates to race and class. The seminar examines philosophical concepts central to Marx's theories of capital and capitalism regarding issues of human potential for freedom and happiness. Central ideas to be discussed are alienation, slavery, race, class, labor, surplus value, machines, money, debt, capitalist accumulation, and communism. This seminar includes a substantive Marxist critique of modes of control and domination in contemporary society, including a critique of incarceration and race.