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    • Parental input patterns and transmission of high-status heritage languages: English and German as heritage languages in Norway 

      Jin, Fufen; Schjølberg, Synnve; Tambs, Kristian (2017)
      This study examines the mother-reported language practice in bilingual English/German-Norwegian, two-parent families in Norway, and explores the effects of (1) parental input patterns, (2) parental gender, and (3) status ...
    • How does media exposure influence young girls’ sexuality? 

      Sargayoos, Monika (Project Monma Research Centre, 2017)
      This literature review highlights the link between media exposure and young girls’ sexuality. The review will discuss different views that how girls’ sexuality can and cannot be influenced by western values circulated ...
    • Slam Poetry- A link between black feminism and oral poetry traditions 

      George, Anna (Project Monma Research Centre, 2017)
      Slam poetry is a recently emerged genre in the West that has gained critical and popular attention during the last three decades. Today, universities and poetry groups across the world have slam poetry competitions. Africa ...
    • Editorial Collective Report 

      Editorial Collective (Project Monma Research Centre, 2017)
      This is the first second issue, that we have published and are glad to see the growth of our journal. In this issue, we publish three papers which are a mixture of an article, social commentary, and a literature review. ...
    • Semiotic Study of Sindoor 

      Dasgupta, Sharonee (Project Monma Research Centre, 2017)
      This social commentary aims to examine a semiotic study of Sindoor or Vermilion (a red colour powder) which is applied between hair partings by married Hindu Indian women. Sindoor is applied by the groom to the bride on ...
    • Totalization as critique: a review of Marxism and Psychoanalysis: In or Against Psychology|David Pavón-Cuéllar 

      Tupinambá, Gabriel (University of Canterbury, 2017)
      Breakthroughs in thinking are usually made by rendering certain differences less different. Works of art, political mots d’ordre, scientific creations – as well as psychoanalytic interpretations - are capable of novelty ...
    • Universal Life: A review reading of The Lost Thread: The Democracy of Modern Fiction | Jacques Rancière 

      Boncardo, Robert (University of Canterbury, 2017)
      This article introduces Jacques Rancière’s The Lost Thread: The Democracy of Modern Fiction, a book that has not yet been the object of extensive scholarly discussion. Working through the arguments from each of the book’s ...
    • Proof-texting Capital via the ‘short-circuit’: a religious text? 

      Grimshaw, Mike (University of Canterbury, 2017)
      Drawing on Benjamin, Agamben expresses the central importance and function of citation: Just as through citation a secret meeting takes place between past generations and ours, so too between the writing of the past and ...
    • Sharing, Not Selling: Marx Against Value 

      Smith, David Norman (University of Canterbury, 2017)
      The originality of Marx’s Capital is often underestimated. Countless commentaries have appeared, but only a few have taken the full measure of Capital’s truly unique and counter-intuitive outlook. Critics generally assume ...
    • The Organic Composition of Big Mama 

      Worrell, Mark P.; Krier, Daniel (University of Canterbury, 2017)
      A century and a half after Marx’s Capital, a synthetic idea of post-revolutionary society remains to be completed. We note a disconnect between Marx’s brilliant dialectical analysis of the commodity and the prophesized ...
    • Man is a Werewolf to Man: Capital and the Limits of Political Anthropology 

      Read, Jason (University of Canterbury, 2017)
      In the nineteen sixties and seventies the question of Marx's humanism, his attachment to an idea of human nature, was hotly debated. In the years since that debate has subsided the question of Marx and the human has emerged ...
    • Marx and Art: Use, Value, Poetry 

      Alizadeh, Ali (University of Canterbury, 2017)
      Despite Karl Marx’s overwhelming focus on economics and politics – culminating in Capital: Critique of Political Economy – his philosophy has inspired an array of Marxist or Marxian theories regarding the arts. Yet, the ...
    • Fictitious Capital and the Re-emergence of Personal Forms of Domination 

      Carson, Rebecca (University of Canterbury, 2017)
      Through analysing the link between fictitious capital and social reproduction, this article shows how the increased circulation of fictitious capital leads to the re-emergence of personal forms of domination. This re-emergence ...
    • Beatitude: Marx, Aristotle, Averroes, Spinoza 

      Stolze, Ted (University of Canterbury, 2017)
      In this article I argue that Ernst Bloch was profoundly correct to identify a materialist philosophical tendency that runs from Aristotle, through Averrroes and Spinoza, to Marx. Recognizing this "Left Aristotelian" current ...
    • A Sesquicentennial of Capital: Marx, Mandel and Methodological Musings 

      Curtis, Bruce (University of Canterbury, 2017)
      This article is a celebration of the sesquicentennial of Capital, Volume I, and of the model that Marx proposed in it and elucidated in his posthumous publications, edited by Engels. The model: a labour theory of value ...
    • The Particularity of the Capitalist Universal 

      McGowan, Todd (University of Canterbury, 2017)
      The Monadology The capitalist epoch is the first in human history that permits subjects to view themselves as isolated entities with no inherent connection to their fellow beings. In the capitalist universe, there is no ...
    • Anachronism of the True. Reading Reading Capital 

      Romé, Natalia (University of Canterbury, 2017)
      This essay explores the vitality of an Althusserian reading of Capital by means of a reconsideration of the so-called “theoreticism”. In this sense, I propose to approach the Althusserian intervention in the terms of a ...
    • M – C – M’ and the End of the “Transformation Problem” 

      Moseley, Fred (University of Canterbury, 2017)
      The main reason for rejecting Marx’s theory over the last century has been the infamous “transformation problem”. The critics argue that in Marx’s theory of prices of production he “failed to transform the inputs” of ...
    • Capital, Gender and the Machine 

      Cassano, Graham (University of Canterbury, 2017)
      This essay provides a close reading of Capital, Volume I, Chapter 15: “Machinery and Large-Scale Industry.” Part one examines Marx’s theory of the capitalist machine. Under capitalist conditions of production, the machine ...
    • Fetishism and Revolution in the Critique of Political Economy: Critical Reflections on some Contemporary Readings of Marx’s Capital 

      Starosta, Guido (University of Canterbury, 2017)
      The aim of this article is to examine a series of recent contributions to the reading of Marx’s Capital that stress its specific determination as a dialectical investigation of objectified or fetishised forms of social ...