We’ve been excited about this one for a while! An episode looking at two epic tales of dispossession, transformation, and the development of contemporary capitalism. Putting together John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath and Abdelrahman Munif’s Cities of Salt, we’re talking about fiction that explores economic transformations and the upheavals of resource extraction, with a focus on relationships to land and the emergence of workers’ struggles.
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Here are some of the sources we used for the discussion on accumulation by dispossession:
This article is a bit long, but lots of great information.
Short video about capitalism and crisis.