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Vivienne Schimmel
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Vivienne Schimmel on Saturday September 12, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to ANTH 3200 at University of Georgia taught by Himmelfarb in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 55 views. For similar materials see /class/202346/anth-3200-university-of-georgia in anthropology, evolution, sphr at University of Georgia.

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Date Created: 09/12/15
1 Marx Imperialism Neoliberalism and Empire Redux 5 Late 60s80s Internalized implicit power Looked at language to see how relationships of power and inequality 1 were wrapped in language or discourse a Gendered language i Descent of man Interested in the nexus of knowledge and power 1 a b The Many Marxes Marx Revolutionary What we think of as agents is possible to do 392 Meaning when we take power for granted 1 Scholar of capitalism 2 Many examples of Marxism a b c Weekends Social Security HOPE Scholarship c Circulation of Capitalist Accumulation Where does profit come from moneygtraw materialsgtlabor powermeans of productiongt 1 Iquot S commoditiesgtmore money and repeat commodification a to make something a commodity i People become commoditized by labor beauty industry human trafficking etc Maximization of profit a b 53 Profit must be maximized Extract surplus labor value i Person s time is commoditized under wage labor ii Create more labor value with less wage Reduce costs by externalizing it i Risk is a major factor of externalization ii Selfcheckout in a store is an example of externalizing production cost to have more lines and another cashier Power plays a major role in determining the distribution of costs and benefits 4 Capitalism obscures the full accounting a Focus on the growth the costs how the costs are obscured 5 Alienation a People from the and its production b Solely focus on the monetary cost of the object 6 Commodity fetishism a Spiritual source of power b Something that has a life of its won 7 Commodity fetishismltgtalienation a Focus on the commodity while displacing the idea of the work that was necessary to create it d Capitalism Contradictions and Crisis 1 Unsustainability a Growth with finite resources b more productiongtmore laborgtsocial and environmental damage to resources c Cannot sustain future growth 2 Overproduction a Produce more supply than there is demand to consume it 3 Overaccumulation a Too much profit b Nothing left to invest in c Grown the company to its growth limit 4 Capital can t abide limits a Whenever limits present themselves they must be subverted b Spatiotemporal fix i Solutions to limits 5 Solutions to overproduction and overaccumulation a Expansion of markets b Freeing trade c Military Keynesianism i Government spending will encourage consumer spending ii State should step in and spend extra money on military funding 1 Leads to astronomical defense budgets d Privatization i Releasing publically owned things to private corporations e Neoliberalism Whose Utopia i Philosophy llHuman wellbeing can best be advanced by liberating individual entrepreneurial freedoms and skills within an institutional framework characterized by strong private property rights free markets and free trade 1 Hegemonic


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