Beyond Marx and Other Entries


Beyond Marx and Other Entries is a truly original book by David Gleicher, author of The Rescue of the Third Class on the Titanic: A Revisionist History (Liverpool University Press, 2006). It explores deep areas of semiotics, joined with economics, anthropology, sociology, history and philosophy and political science, even Franz Kafka's literary works. These are communicated by entries, based primarily on Gleicher’s actual blog Looking through the crack from 2013 to 2017. No other book quite compares to it, but one might equate it to impressionist art, or the 'the one and the many'. Each entry is independent; nothing in one makes even an allusion to another. Readers, however, cannot help but to make connections themselves and develop their own understandings of dystopian possibilities.
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Biographical Note

David Gleicher, Ph.D. (1984), Columbia University, is Professor in Economics at Adelphi University. He has published 3 monographs, and many articles in history of economic thought, value theory, and social semiotics, as well as many reviews.

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Preface The Summer Before the War 1 Industrializing Capital: Classic Works of the Twentieth Century  Harry Braverman's Labor and Monopoly Capital  Karl Polanyi's The Great Transformation  Adolph Berle's & Gardener Means' The Modern Corporation & Private Property  The Conclusion of Marcel Mauss's The Gift  The Great Failure of 20 th Century Economists 2 Corresponding Thoughts of Benjamin: Kafka, Bakhtin and the Prague School  The Role of Language in Trauerspiel and Tragedy  Shapes of Time  Semiotics of the Social: Karcevskij's Principle and the Imaginary Community  Keys to Kafka's Castle, a Guideline for the Innocent Reader 3 On the Fringe  Liberal Keynesianism and Modern Money Theory (MMT)  The Pope and a Respected Orthodox Economist  Keynes and CH Douglas  Might This be Done? 4 Archaic Money  Barter Exchange and Gift-giving  Corrupt Gift-giving   Nexum and Mancipium 5 Life-needs and Money Sequences, Outside or Inside a Sealed Vessel  Value Reduction  Contemporary Banking & Finance  Culture of Liquidation  Costa Lapavitsas' Profiting Without Production  Atavistic Critique  Maurizio Lazzarato's Making of the Indebted Man 6 Life as a Baby Boomer  Red Diaper Baby  Herman Hesse's Steppenwolf Revisited  Counterculture of Walter Benjamin  George Orwell's 1984  Gulf of Tonkin Resolution  Evaporation of the Sixties 7 Financialization of the Universities  Nicholas Kristof on Knowledge and Deep Learning  A Brief History of Adelphi  The Edifice Complex 8 Identity Politics  Working Families Party: Is It the Moment? (May 2014)  Resistance on All Sides (September 2014)  Because I Am a Neurosurgeon  The Story of Rachel Dolezal  Thou Shalt Not Kill  The Clintons' Fusion of Parties  Self-identification Against Democratic Socialism  MLK and the Clintons References Index


All those interested in semiotics, economics, anthropology, sociology, history and philosophy and political science.