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Creolizing Rosa Luxemburg: Reconsidering Primitive Accumulation

Sat, May 8, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

$7.00 – $9.00

A 2 part presentation

This session will be devoted to engaging with Rosa’s pivotal reworking of the concept of primitive accumulation, with attention to historical and contemporary South Africa, medieval European race-making and its legacies, and contemporary commodification of women’s reproductive labor.

Essays under consideration are: “Disaggregating Primitive Accumulation”, Robert Nichols; “Luxemburg’s Contemporary Resonances in South Africa: Capital’s Renewed Super-Exploitation of People and Nature”, Patrick Bond; “Primitive Accumulation and the Government of the State in Post-Apartheid South Africa”, Ahmed Veriava; “Rosa Luxemburg and the Primitive Accumulation of Whiteness”, Siddhant Issar, Rachel H. Brown, and John McMahon; and “Creolizing The Accumulation of Capital through Social Reproduction Theory: A Distinctively Luxemburgian Feminism”, Ankica Čakardić

Session A 12 noon to 2 pm

Robert Nichols, University of Minnesota
Patrick Bond, University of the Western Cape
Ahmed Veriava, University of Witwatersrand

Session B 2:30 to 4:30 pm

Siddhant Issar, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Rachel H. Brown, Washington University in St. Louis
John McMahon, SUNY Plattsburgh
Ankica Čakardić, University of Zagreb



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