Bringing Capital Back Again In Slavery and Abolition
Value did not destroy slavery, human actions did. My point is that those actions were mediated by value relations. It is high time to see capital in history again both in past and present. Perhaps all the more so now, that the combined crises of world democracy, world governance and global ecology demand collective action, but collective action seems insufficient to resolve them on its own.
Du Bois’s Marxism and the Political Economy of Race
Du Bois's scholarship and political commitments were not fixed. Rather, his scholarship was always informed by his engagement with politics, and his politics was always informed by his sharp, sociological mind.
Top Ten Posts of 2022
Happy New Year! It is time to share the 10 most read posts on the Marxist Sociology Blog published in 2022. If you missed these posts the first time around, now would be a great time to give them a quick read. Thank you to all of the contributors who have helped make MSB a vibrant source of Marxist commentary and analysis. We are excited to continue showcasing the important work of section members and broadening the pool of MSB contributors, so please get in touch with a member of the editorial team if you are interested in contributing to MSB!
Top ten most read posts of 2022:
1. Jason C. Mueller / The world-historical significance of Paul Robeson
2. Zawadi Rucks-Ahidiani / Racializing explanations of gentrification
3. Dan Cohen / A market led future for education? EdTech, capital, and schooling
4. Stella Medvedyuk / Why a 19th century concept of ‘social murder’ is very much relevant today
5. Edward Haddon and Cary Wu / How does actual inequality affect people’s perception of inequality?
6. Prentiss Dantzler / Does urban development have a race?
7. Gábor Scheiring and Lawrence King / Deindustrialization, social distintegration, and health
8. Costas Panayotakis / Rethinking […]
The Enchanted Labor Process
Labor scholars and organizers need to consider workplace aesthetics including the design of technology to better understand the micro-mechanisms that facilitate capital’s domination of labor, eliciting effort at work and affective attachment to capitalism and other exploitative institutions.
Marketization and class discipline in European political economy
In our new book, we theorise the political economy of marketization in Europe, based on hundreds of interviews with policymakers, businesses, trade unionists, administrators, and more, from various countries and industries. Our central argument is that attempts to extend and intensify principles of market competition in 21st century Europe have tended to shift the balance of power in workplaces away from labour and towards capital, while also shielding market governance from democratic oversight.