The group is aimed at those with an interest in Marx but who have not necessarily read Capital, as well as being open to those more experienced with the text. Members need not be economists, as multidisciplinary membership enriches the content of our discussions.
We are following the Penguin Classics edition of Capital, so prospective members should make sure in advance that they will have access to this edition of the text. It can be purchased relatively cheaply from Amazon. We are starting with volume 1, but then intend to go on to tackle volumes 2 and 3.
Members of the group read the portion of the text scheduled for each session in advance. The group organisers introduce the sessions through short presentations, which are then followed by open discussion.
The group meets fortnightly on Mondays 19:00-21:00 at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Thus far we have covered sections 1-3 of Chapter 1: The Commodity. The next session will be held on Monday 24 February in SOAS room G3 and will cover Section 4 of Chapter 1 – ‘The Fetishism of the Commodity and its Secret’. Those who wish to participate should therefore have covered all of Chapter 1.