Frederick H. Pitts

A revaluation of value? The politics of value between populism and pandemic

Former Bank of England governor Mark Carney’s BBC Radio 4 Reith Lectures have restimulated interest in the topic of ‘value’. For Carney,  the first decades of a century of crisis have been characterised  by a continuing commitment to abstract ‘subjective’ …

A revaluation of value? The politics of value between populism and pandemic

Beyond the Fragment: Postoperaismo, postcapitalism and Marx’s ‘Notes on Machines’, 45 years on

ABSTRACT: 2017 marks 45 years since the first English publication of Marx’s ‘Notes on machines’ in Economy & Society. This paper critiques how Marx’s ‘Fragment’ has subsequently been repurposed in postoperaist thought, and how this wields influence on contemporary left …

Beyond the Fragment: Postoperaismo, postcapitalism and Marx’s ‘Notes on Machines’, 45 years on

Beyond the Fragment: The Postoperaist Reception of Marx’s Fragment on Machines and its Relevance Today

Abstract This paper critiques the purposes to which Marx’s Fragment on Machines  is put in postoperaist thought. I suggest postoperaist readings wield influence on contemporary left thinking, via postcapitalism, accelerationism and ‘Fully Automated Luxury Communism’. Changes in labour lead proponents …

Beyond the Fragment: The Postoperaist Reception of Marx’s Fragment on Machines and its Relevance Today

Creative Industries, Value Theory and Michael Heinrich’s New Reading of Marx

Abstract: This article utilises the new reading of Marx found in the work of Michael Heinrich to analyse the creative industries. It considers the role played in the production of value by the labour that takes place in the sphere …

Creative Industries, Value Theory and Michael Heinrich’s New Reading of Marx

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