Read Marx’s Capital with David Harvey, and Then Help Translate His Free Course Into 36 Languages

Here’s an update to our orig­i­nal 2011 post: The social the­o­rist and geo­g­ra­ph­er David Har­vey has pro­duced a free online course where he gives a close read­ing of Karl Marx’s Cap­i­tal (1867). Often con­sid­ered to be Marx’s mas­ter­piece, Cap­i­tal is where he elab­o­rat­ed a cri­tique of cap­i­tal­ism and laid the ground­work for an ide­ol­o­gy that took the 20th cen­tu­ry by storm. Har­vey has taught cours­es on Cap­i­tal for over 40 years, both in uni­ver­si­ties (Johns Hop­kins and CUNY) and in the com­mu­ni­ty as well. Now his 26 lec­ture course is freely avail­able on the web. You can watch the first lec­ture above. (It’s pre­ced­ed by an intro­duc­to­ry, six-minute inter­view.) The rest of the lec­tures can be accessed via Har­vey’s web site, YouTubeiTunes, and the Eco­nom­ics sec­tion of our col­lec­tion of Free Online Cours­es.

Mark­ing a new phase of the project, Pro­fes­sor Har­vey is now look­ing for vol­un­teers to help trans­late his lec­tures into 36 lan­guages. If you speak Eng­lish and lan­guages like Urdu, Ara­bic or Ital­ian (just to list a few), you can start help­ing with trans­la­tions here.

Also note that Har­vey pub­lished A Com­pan­ion to Marx’s Cap­i­tal in 2010. It’s some­thing you’ll want read along with the lec­tures.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

The Cri­sis of Cap­i­tal­ism Ani­mat­ed (with David Har­vey)

Hayek v. Keynes Rap

750 Free Online Cours­es

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