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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Sunday, March 29, 2009
    Perlman wisdom
     


    The other bargain I procured at the top end of town the other day: seventy-five pence for a copy of this lovingly-produced little gem. Illustrated by Clifford Harper it's full of Perlman wisdom:
    The practical everyday activity of wage-workers reproduces wage labor and capital. Through their daily activities, 'modern' men, like tribesmen and slaves, reproduce the inhabitants, the social relations and the ideas of their society; they reproduce the social form of daily life. Like the tribe and the slave system, the capitalist system is neither the natural nor the final form of human society; like the earlier social forms, capitalism is a specific response to material and historical conditions .
    Full text of The Reproduction of Everyday Life at libcom.org