Saturday, June 10, 2017

Reading Capital: Wealth In-Against-and Beyond Value - John Holloway in Lincoln

John Holloway


School of Education
University of Lincoln
Minerva Building, MB1012

Brayford Pool
16 June 2017

Professor John Holloway will be speaking about his new work, ‘Reading Capital: wealth in-against-and-beyond value’ at the University of Lincoln, on 16th of June.

John’s reading and writings on Marxist social theory are highly influential as a way of rethinking Marx in terms of ‘Change the World Without Taking Power’ (2005) and abolishing the social relations of capitalist production through acts of resistance, as ways to ‘Crack Capitalism’ (2010). In this new work, ‘Reading Capital’ John points out that Capital does not start with the commodity, as Marx and probably all commentators since Marx have claimed. It actually starts with wealth: “The wealth of societies in which the capitalist mode of production prevails appears as an ‘immense collection of commodities’ …” Seeing wealth and not the commodity as the starting point has enormous consequences, both theoretically and politically. To say that Capital starts not with the commodity but with wealth is both revolutionary and self-evident. The challenge is to trace this antagonism through the three volumes of Marx’s Capital. This is the theme of the talk.

Free Buffet lunch is included.

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Pedagogy of Hate

Mike Neary


Cass School of Education and Communities Seminar
Date: Monday 12 June 2017, 16.00-18.00
Venue: Room ED2.03, The Cass School of Education and Communities, University of East London, Stratford Campus, London E16 4LZ
Convenor: Dr. Rhiannon Firth

Seminar title: Pedagogy of Hate

Seminar speaker: 
Professor Mike Neary, Professor of Sociology, School of Social and Political Sciences,
The University of Lincoln

The paper recovers the concept of hate as a critical political category. Not a personal, psychological or pathological hate, but a radical hate for what capitalist civilisation has become. Radical hate is set alongside radical love so the dynamic of negative dialectics can be put in motion. This exposition of radical hate is elaborated through a critical engagement with the work of Peter McLaren, a significant figure in the field of critical pedagogy, whose recent work has called for a pedagogy of resurrection based on the affirmation of holy love, Christian socialism and the life of historical Jesus. The paper provides studies of how negative dialectics can move within higher education, as ‘Student as Producer’, the Social Science Centre, Lincoln and as a co-operative university.

Mike Neary is Professor of Sociology at the University of Lincoln in the School of Social and Political Sciences.


Neary, Mike (2017) Pedagogy of Hate. Pre-print of article to appear in Policy Futures in Education:

Neary, Mike & Saunders, Gary (2016) Student as Producer and the Politics of Abolition: making a new form of dissident institution. Critical Education

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