For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

Grundrisse

by Marx, Karl (1973)

Key Passage

and the entire production process appears as not subsumed under the direct skillfulness of the worker, but rather as the technological application of science. [It is,] hence, the tendency of capital to give production a scientific character; direct labour [is] reduced to a mere moment of this process.  (p.699)

Keywords

Marx, Political Economy, Marxism, Social Class, Capital, History, Historical Context

Themes

Abstract Labour in Grundrisse, Marx on Abstract Labour

Links to Reference

Translator

Fowkes, B.

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