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commodities [2014/08/14 23:13]
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-In his book Das Kapital, [[Karl Marx]] puts forward a theory of capitalism as a social system. His conceptualisation of **commodities** is central to his argument (see for instance Marx 1867: chap. 1). For [[Karl Marx|Marx]],​ the capitalist mode of production is a system which produces and circulates commodities;​ that is, capitalism is a system in which all value takes the form of commodities,​ and thus can be bought and sold in a marketplace. ​+In his book //Das Kapital//, [[Karl Marx]] puts forward a theory of capitalism as a social system. His conceptualisation of **commodities** is central to his argument (see for instance Marx 1867: chap. 1). For [[Karl Marx|Marx]],​ the capitalist mode of production is a system which produces and circulates commodities;​ that is, capitalism is a system in which all value takes the form of commodities,​ and thus can be bought and sold in a marketplace. ​
  
 In another light, it is useful to think of the commodity as the logical opposite of a [[reciprocity|Maussian gift]], and gift systems and the capitalist system as two alternative forms of society. Of course, reality is always more complicated than that, but this is a simplified model meant to clarify different kinds of social and economic practice. ​ In another light, it is useful to think of the commodity as the logical opposite of a [[reciprocity|Maussian gift]], and gift systems and the capitalist system as two alternative forms of society. Of course, reality is always more complicated than that, but this is a simplified model meant to clarify different kinds of social and economic practice. ​
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