Thursday, October 20, 2016, 7-9pm
Marxist School Point of View Lecture
Our programs are generally held on the third Thursday of the month, but take a look below; they are all Thursdays, but not all the same Thursday. For the complete fall lineup, please see our Speaker Series page.
The programs will all be held at the Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th Street, ROOM 12, Sacramento, CA (between Castro Way and 4th Ave.) Room 12 is at the south end of the building, opposite end from the restrooms. We apologize for that inconvenience.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20: Andrej Grubacic presents his new book, Living at the Edges of Capitalism: Adventures in Exile and Mutual Aid (University of California Press, 2016). As capitalism developed, from the very beginning people have tried to escape capitalist constraints connected with state control. This powerful book gives voice to three communities living at the edges of capitalism: Cossacks on the Don River in Russia; Zapatistas in Chiapas, Mexico; and prisoners in long-term isolation since the 1970s. Inspired by their experiences visiting Cossacks, living with the Zapatistas, and developing connections and relationships with prisoners and ex-prisoners, Andrej Grubacic and Denis O’Hearn present a uniquely sweeping, historical, and systematic study of exilic communities engaged in mutual aid.
This book examines the historical and contemporary possibilities for establishing self-governing communities at the edges of the capitalist world-system, considering the historical forces that often militate against those who try to practice mutual aid in the face of state power and capitalist incursion.
Andrej Grubacic spoke for the Marxist School in 2010 on “The Haymarket and Libertarian Socialism in the US”.
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