What is capitalism? Does capitalism change in different historical and geographical contexts? Do we experience capitalism in the same ways? How do our criticisms of capitalism shape our political perspectives? These study sessions will explore such questions by introducing participants to critical theories and histories of capitalism.
Commodities are so common and central to our lives that they appear both powerful and trivial, familiar but mysterious. In Class One of ‘What is Capitalism?’ we look at the mystery of commodities and what an examination of them might tell us about our world.
Charmaine Chua, The Container, pp. 1-12
All course materials accessible here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sLRINTgpTSeBXNXYae_j4zRwIOIr7K6i
Kerem Nisancioglu is a Lecturer in International Relations at SOAS, University of London. He is the co-author of How the West Came to Rule (Pluto, 2015), and the co-editor of Decolonising the University (Pluto, 2018).