Daily Archives: April 29, 2014

Marx Reloaded (HUM415)

You can screen Marx Reloaded via Films on Demand through the library website. It’s also up on youtube:

We screened this documentary in order both to complement Graeber’s The Democracy Project and as a glance back at some of the core concepts introduced by Hawkes. As I said, by now everyone should understand commodity fetishism and its relationship to the inversion of social reality. Related ideas include reification, false consciousness, ideology, and class hierarchy. These terms are part of a larger critical vocabulary that you’ll be expected to use fluently in the final paper.