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Confronting the Violence of Capital: Summary of Historical Materialism Toronto

Last weekend I attended the last two days of the Historical Materialism conference in Toronto, in the process gathering pages of notes I wanted to systematize in some way. 1,623 more words


A Marxist Lecturer Speaks

To be hopeful, these hollow days,
is an arduous task I’m tempted to betray.
One feels as Prometheus, bound to take
the purchase of that liverous hell of glazed pain. 280 more words


What is Historical Materialism (Variation)

The blood runs, and it sings of stolen things
to listen is the trick, its humming in the buried veins.
The flesh sits, marked with silent whips… 323 more words


Happy Birthday, Karl Marx!

Born on May 5 1818, few thinkers have been as influential as Karl Marx. Philosopher, theoretician of history, economist, sociologist, journalist, and revolutionary socialist, he was a prolific thinker and writer, widely lauded, criticized, and misunderstood, especially by those who claimed to act in his name. 120 more words

History Of Ideas

The Queerness of Sex Writing

A queer and critical theory reflection on the place of the pornographic, the intimate and the erotic as these experiences are mediated and constructed by contemporary communications technologies.


Can History Really Be A Science?

The notion of History as a science conjures images of the historian as a lab coat wearing researcher hunched over their evidence in the laboratory of the museum or archives. 2,085 more words


Social Class Changes the Development of Religion (Research Idea)

Scientology targeted the rich, while Christianity and Santa Muerte began with the poor. This raises the question, “How does class affect the way a new religion develops?” 577 more words