Capitalism Reading Group

The Program on the Study of Capitalism is excited to announce a new reading group on the history of capitalism.
If you are interested in finding out more about the group, please contact Rudi Batzell at rbatzell [@] To join the group's email list, please click here. 
Wednesday, January 25th
Planning Meeting to discuss Spring Term readings, all are welcome 
Wednesday, Febraury 8th 
Organizer: Eli Cook
Mary Poovey, A History of the Modern Fact: Problems of Knowledge in the Sciences of Wealth and Society 

Wednesday, February 22nd
Organizer: Ninad Pandit
Rosa Luxemberg, Reform or Revolution 
Organizer: Laura Lee
Robert C. Tucker, ed. Marx-Engels Reader [selections]

Wednesday, March 7th
Organizer: Linda Thorsen
Sven Beckert,  Monied Metropolis: New York City and the Consolidation of the American Bourgeoisie, 1850-1960  
Organizer: Rudi Batzell 
William Cronin, Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West 

Wednesday, March 21st

Organizer: Alexia Yates 
Raymond Williams, Culture and Society, 1780-1950
Wednesday, April 4th 

Organizer: Jim Henle 
Harry Braverman, Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century  
Wednesday, April 18th
Organizer: TBD 
Barrington Moore, Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy 
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FALL 2011: 
Wednesday, November 2nd, 7 pm
Joseph Schumpter, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy
Introduction: Balraj Gill

Wednesday, November 16th, 7 pm
Thorstein Veblen, Theory of the Leisure Class
Introduction: Anush Kapadia

Wednesday, November 30th, 7 pm
Antonio Gramsci, Selections from the Prison Notebooks
Introduction: Peter Cajka

Wednesday, December 14th, 7 pm
Pierre Bourdieu, Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste
Introduction: Rudi Batzell