Marxism Reading Group: From Feudalism to the Market


February 17, 2021 at 7:00pm - 9pm

At last, it's here! The Marxism Reading Group will conclude our historical trilogy with the "Brenner Debate," an intense discussion about the shift from feudalism to capitalism. Robert Brenner's work on early capitalism is significant for the responses it provoked, an uproar that is rare in Marxist historical writing. More importantly, Brenner also offered fundamental answers as to where capitalism came from, why it took hold when it did, and how this new system was able to transform the world.



About the Series

The Philly Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) Marxism Reading Group meets via Zoom on alternating Wednesdays to discuss issues in socialist theory and strategy. 
Each meeting, we’ll look at a specific topic, including theories of the State, gender, imperialism,hegemony, and the origin of capitalism itself. Along the way, we’ll read some of the most influential Marxist theorists, including Angela Davis, Louis Althusser, Ellen Meiksins Wood, CLR James, and Rosa Luxemburg.



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