Black feminism

Valerie Scatamburlo valeries at YorkU.CA
Wed Aug 30 01:26:56 MDT 1995


On Aug 29,  2:23am, glevy at acnet.pratt.edu wrote:
> Subject: Re: Black feminism
>
>  Donna Murch wrote:
>
> >   The "body" - not as ludic site
> > >of playfulness (as in much pomo) - is a central component of Marx's
critique
> > >of political economy and is encapsulated in his assertion that capital
comes
> > >dripping from head to toe from every bodily pore with blood and dirt.
> >
> >
> >
> >From Ch. 31 of _Capital_ (last sentence in the chapter): "If money,
> according to Augier, 'comes into the world with a congenital blood-stain
> on one cheek,' capital comes dripping from head to foot, from every pore,
> with blood and dirt." (Kerr edition, p. 834).
>
> The above passage was in the context of explaining historically the
> "genesis of the industrial capitalist" and how that relates to the
> "original accumulation of capital." What this quote has to do with this
> thread, I'm not sure.
>
> Jerry
>
>
>  Jerry, in this particular chapter, Marx is among other things talking
about the effects of colonialism, doesn,t colonialism have something to do
with the notion of sublaterity and the construction of "otherness" which are
so obviously related to identity ????


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