‘Capitalism’ as False Consciousness

Graham, Philip W. (2006) ‘Capitalism’ as False Consciousness. Studies in Language and Capitalism, 1, pp. 57-76.

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The assertion on which this paper is based is that Capitalism has been superseded by Corporatism. I put forward an argument as to why Marxist scholars can and should abandon the idea that Capitalism still exists based on Marx’s approach to understanding political economy. Further, I argue that Marx’s method can be deployed to better understand and change the corporatist system in which we are currently living first by understanding what it means to be “labour” in a system governed by complex structures of debt.

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ID Code: 29752
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Online journal, full text of article freely available online
Keywords: Marx, structures of debt, corporatist, labour
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LINGUISTICS (200400) > Linguistics not elsewhere classified (200499)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LINGUISTICS (200400) > Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics) (200405)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Philip Graham
Deposited On: 18 Jan 2010 04:47
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2010 12:24

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