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Asma Abbas

that we, who have always known how to grieve better and more consistently than our murderers, take a chance on each other and decolonize our complaints while we do so. Why not seize the moment and call the bloody bluff of capital and colony in crisis

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Icelandic Resource Landscapes and the State

Experiments in Energy, Capital, and Aluminium

James Maguire

early 2000s as vast capital flows enter the country. Making Liveability: Thermal Heat The view from the sixth floor of Reykjavík Energy's geologically inspired head office 8 is impressive as snow stretches towards the horizon, stencilling out

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Misreading <i>Capital</i>

The makings of Weber, Arendt, and Friedman

Dipankar Gupta

Marx has been misread primarily because the politicians who, in his name, powered communist regimes popularized a tendentious interpretation of his works. In particular, they justified authoritarianism and violence by emphasizing the “dictatorship of the proletariat” and the “animal theory of revolution” where the poor get poorer and eventually erupt in a cataclysmic fashion. Instead, if attention had been paid to Marx’s seminal concept—“socially necessary labor”—and his exhortation to win the minds of the working classes by participating in popular movements of the subalterns everywhere, then a new appreciation would emerge of the corpus of Marx’s contributions. As that has not quite happened, scholars like Weber, Arendt, and Friedman have misinterpreted Marx, rather willfully, and shot into prominence with their first book-length publications.

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(In)seguridad humana, violencia feminicida, democracia y capital

Del desarrollo y la democracia frente a la violación de los derechos de las mujeres y niñas Juárez, México, 2008–2013

Alfredo Limas Hernández

*Full article is in Spanish

Este texto aborda la situación de inseguridad y violencia, sobre todo hacia las mujeres, que persisten en Ciudad Juárez (México) así como la situación de victimización (i.e. desapariciones) que padecen las mujeres de cierto per fil social. Amplios sectores de la población juarense sobreviven con escasos derechos y garantías dentro de un marco de violencia sociopolítica en los últimos veinte años, en particular, entre 2008–2012, periodo de “la guerra contra la delincuencia y el narcotrá fico”, del sexenio del Gobierno Federal de Felipe Calderón Hinojosa (2006–2012). Ante una emergente fractura del estado de derecho, con políticas que restringen el bienestar, se incrementa la inseguridad y la victimización para ciertas categorías culturales vulnerables. Dentro de este contexto valga preguntar ¿qué significa ese contexto de violencia social y política para la construcción de la ciudadanía y de la cultura de derechos humanos y de su vigencia?

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Putting-out’s return

Informalization and differential subsumption in Thailand’s garment sector

Stephen Campbell

” to “real” subsumption of labor under capital. Operating under conditions of formal, but not yet real subsumption, the putting-out system of England’s early modern textile industry did not yet entail, Marx ([1867] 1976: 1021) argued, a fully realized

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Women and children together and apart

Finding the time for social reproduction theory

Jan Newberry and Rachel Rosen

through the quickened tempo of debt servicing for the achievement of social reproduction. Back to social reproductive theory again Capital's fundamental contradiction between its drive for immediate profit and the need to regenerate labor power has been

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Don Nonini

transformations in Dutch capitalism in time and space led to shifts in political dominance away from industrial capital and organized labor toward finance capital, such that conservative political elites came to power and began to erode the social protections for

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From Ebony to Ivory

‘Cosmetic’ Investments in the Body

Chiara Pussetti

– with consequences in the form of social capital (integration), symbolic capital (esteem, status) and economic capital (high-paid jobs or promotions). Aesthetic Citizenship For almost a decade I have been studying the ways in which the health and

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Hege Høyer Leivestad and Johanna Markkula

private–public partnerships, with massive infrastructures funded by ample state-provided and private capital, and maintained by a mobile and undervalued workforce (see Schober, this issue). It is this complex of “seaborne capitalism” we explore through

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Christine Moderbacher

participants, Cise and Hamuda. We had shared much the previous year, in a carpentry center close to the market designed to improve the chances of the capital's marginalized population—mostly people with a migratory background—within the labor market, where I