Kliman Book Chapter provided by Peter

This book chapter explains the current GFC in a manner different to the underconsumptionist account provided by Ivanova.
Kliman – The Failure of Capitalist Production Ch 8


Link to R. D. Wolff´s home page

Richard Wolff is a Marxist economist, apparently. His homepage contains links to discussions of Marxist economics. These may be useful although I have not had time to check anything out.


An article pointing the way to a value-theoretic account of consumption

Rosenthal – Value and Consumption

Article on Marxism and Ecology

Wetherly – Marxism, Manufactured Uncertainty and the Ecological Crisis

Chapters from Schudson

Pat will introduce this material on 02.05.12 and we will discuss it (further) on 09.05.12.

Schudson ch.3 The Consumer’s Information Environment
Schudson ch. 7 Advertising as Capitalist Realism

Articles on Alternatives to Consumerism

Nelson et al. – Downshifting Consumer Upshifting Citizen

An Article suggested by Emma

Emma has suggested that we look at this article and I agree: it provides a contemporary Marxist perspective on the very recent history of consumer capitalism and its crisis-ridden character. I am not sure when we will discuss it but I will resolve this issue over the next two to three weeks.

Ivanova – Consumerism and the Crisis