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Sociology 621 & 929

Sociological Marxism: Class, State and Ideology

Fall 2014

 

2014 Syllabus
 Jacques Bidet and Stathis Kouvelakis (eds)  Critical Companion to Contemporary Marxism (Boston: Brill: 2008) PDF  

Lecture Notes & podcasts

 Week 1. September 3  Prologue: Marxism and Emancipatory Social Science Outline

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 Week 2. September 8  The Overall Agenda Outline

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 Week 3. September 15  The Anchor: the diagnosis & critique of Capitalism Outline

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 Week 4. September 22  Class I: What is Class? Class and Exploitation Outline

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 Week 5. September 29  Class II: Complexities of Class Structure Outline

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 Week 6. October 6  Class, Gender, Race Outline

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 Week 7. October 13  Class formation I: Basic concepts Outline

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 Week 8. October 20  Class Formation II: dilemmas of working class formation  Outline

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 Week 9. October 27  State I: Basic Concepts Outline

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 Week 10. November 3  State II: Contradictions of the Capitalist State Outline

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 Week 11. November 10  Ideology I: what is ideology Outline

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 Week 12. November 17  Ideology II: Mystification, Hegemony, Legitimation Outline

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 Week 13. November 24 Historical Materialism I: The classical Theory Outline

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Week 14. December 1 Historical Materialism II: Critiques Outline

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 Week 15. December 10  Transcending Capitalism: Ruptural, Symbiotic and Interstitial Logics    

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