Anti-Capitalist Chronicles Episode List: Season 2

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Season 2

Season 2 began in January 2020, and will run through December 2020.


The Working Person as Political Subject

July 2020 (Season 2 - Episode 15)

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On this episode of ACC, Prof. Harvey continues his analysis of this circulation of value-creating capacity within a capitalist system. He tackles the question of how political consciousness and political subjectivity emerge and form.


ACC_S2_E14_(1).pngThe Buying & Selling of Labour Capacity 

July 2020 (Season 2 - Episode 14)

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On this episode of ACC, looks at the ways in which the various processes at work within a capitalist mode of production intersect and interact with one another. In particular, he examines the circuit which delivers labor power to the capitalist producers who will use it to create a surplus value and generate profits. This special kind of circuit, he argues, has serious implications for how we understand the positionality of the laborer.


Race and Class 

June 2020 (Season 2 - Episode 13)

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On this episode of ACC, Prof. Harvey talks about the integration of race and class. He argues that wealthy elites in the US have weaponized white racism to gain political power and amass excessive wealth. He believes we are living through a key moment in history where real change is possible. Integrating class and race will be an important and powerful driver of change. 


ACC_S2_E12.pngPandemic, Protests and Economic Disaster

June 2020 (Season 2 - Episode 12)

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On this part 2 of 2, Prof. Harvey continues his talk about the totality of our capitalist economy. He contends that totality is not something that pre-exists, that can be uncovered through investigation. Rather it is something that is created through human activities and therefore is constantly evolving. 


ACC_S2_E11.pngThe Evolutionary Concept of Totality - Part 2

May 2020 (Season 2 - Episode 11)

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On this part 2 of 2, Prof. Harvey continues his talk about the totality of our capitalist economy. He contends that totality is not something that pre-exists, that can be uncovered through investigation. Rather it is something that is created through human activities and therefore is constantly evolving.


The Evolutionary Concept of Totality - Part 1

May 2020 (Season 2 - Episode 10)

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On this episode, Prof. Harvey talks about the totality of our capitalist economy. He contends that totality is not something that pre-exists, that can be uncovered through investigation. Rather it is something that is created through human activities and therefore is constantly evolving.


Revolutionary Transformation Requires a Collective Response

April 2020 (Season 2 - Episode 09)

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On this episode, Prof. Harvey argues that we cannot survive this viral crisis without a radical reconfiguration of the social and institutional arrangements. Any revolutionary transformation of society has to operate across all dimensions: technology, relation to nature, social relations, production apparatuses, social reproduction, institutional arrangements, State apparatuses and mental conceptions.


Collective Form of Action

April 2020 (Season 2 - Episode 08)

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In this episode, Prof. Harvey argues that this crisis has afforded us an opportunity for significant change. With so many people out of work, freed up from producing wealth for the capitalist class, instead of hoping that things go back to normal, and people return to the low-paying, exploitative jobs, that we give serious thought to reorganizing our society and work to create something radically different.


Compensatory Consumerism

March 2020 (Season 2 - Episode 07)

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On this episode, Prof. Harvey talks about the areas of economic and daily life affected and disrupted by the Coronavirus outbreak (tourism, film festivals, sporting events, educational and cultural institutions) and what this means for capital accumulation and consumerism, and the possibilities it offers for creating an alternative form of social and political life.


Anti-Capitalist Politics in the Time of COVID-19

March 2020 (Season 2 - Episode 06)

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On this episode, Prof. Harvey talks about the factors and conditions that enables COVID-19 to become a pandemic and the ramifications for the economy and for social life.


Human Life vs. Capital Accumulation

February 2020 (Season 2 - Episode 05)

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On this episode, Prof. Harvey explores what the continuity of endless capital accumulation means to the continuity of human life.


How Capitalism Works

February 2020 (Season 2 - Episode 04)

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On this episode, Prof. Harvey breaks down how capitalism works and why it is important to examine the long-run evolution of capital and the long-run pressures placed on capital that inevitably make it unsustainable.


Totality and Capital

January 2020 (Season 2 - Episode 03)

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On this episode, Prof. Harvey tackles the question of the relationship between cultural transformations and economic transformations and the roles technology, nature, and daily life play in relationship to each other and our mental conceptions of the world. He emphasizes the importance of tackling societal transformation with an approach that addresses all of these things together.


Culture and War

January 2020 (Season 2 - Episode 02)

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Prof. Harvey examines the role culture plays in war tactics. A vital part of Trump politics he contends has been to shift the way people think about their world; to transform cultural context of our societies.


From Fordism to Neoliberalism and Beyond

January 2020 (Season 2 - Episode 01)

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In this first episode of season 2, Prof. Harvey talks about the massive economic problems the U.S. was faced with in the late 70s and 80s and how the crisis of 2008 was made clearer by that historical period. As we look ahead to 2020, there is opportunity for the left to make meaningful changes to economic conditions.


  
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