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February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 7, 2019

A close reading of the text of Volume I of Marx’s Capital with Professor David Harvey.

This semester-long class meets on Tuesdays from 6:00pm – 8:00pm beginning on February 5th and ending on May 7th. It will be 12 weeks total, and will not meet on February 12 or April 23.

The required text for this course is Capital, Volume 1: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx. The page numbers Professor Harvey refers to are valid for both the Penguin Classics and Vintage Books editions of Capital. Help finding the text.

Registration is free, but required. Graduate students at at the CUNY Graduate Center or at other graduate schools participating in the The Inter-University Doctoral Consortium (IUDC) can register to take the course for credit. The course number at the CUNY Graduate Center is ANTH 81700.

Please note this class will be filmed and made available for free online.

The live stream for this course will be available here.

For our first class, please read the various prefaces and postfaces by Marx and Engles as well as the first section of Chapter One (“The Two Factors of the Commodity”), pages 89-131.

Watch Class 1, Introduction

Click here to download the chart Professor Harvey referenced in the first class.

For our second class on February 19, please read Chapters One and Two.

You can ask questions to Professor Harvey as you watch the livestream by emailing: askdavidharvey@peoplesforum.org.


  • David Harvey
    David Harvey is a Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His substantive interests lie in the study of urbanization and uneven geographical development of capitalism at a variety of scales, from local to global. Social Justice and the City, Paris, Capital of … Read More ›


February 19
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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