sheffield communist discussion group, 14th april: alienation

21 03 2010

The next Sheffield Communist Discussion Group meeting will be held at 6:30pm, Wednesday 14th April in The Rutland Arms. The topic of the discussion is “Alienation”.

Below is a reading list to give you a general introduction to the topic, but by all means also look elsewhere for further information to enrich the discussion. All welcome, email uncaptiveminds@gmail.com for more info.

Reading List:

Marxists.org page on Alienation

Estranged Labour – Karl Marx (Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844)

Work and the Free Society – Anarchist Federation

From Man’s Alienation to Human Community – Internationalist Communist Group (Communism #6)

An Anarchist Critique of Democracy (also available as audio here)

Seeing sense in the age of stupid: Alienation, power and the case for social transformation – Solidarity Federation (Direct Action #47)

Eugene Kamenka, The Ethical Foundations of Marxism: chapter 7, the Critique of Economics.

Capital Vol 1: the section on the  fetishism of commodities

Bertell Ollman, Alienation: part three, The theory of alienation.

Shlomo Avineri, The political and social theory of Marx: ‘Alienation and forms of property’

David McLellan, Selected Writings of Marx, chapter 8 and chapter 9

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