Reading group for Volume 1 of Capital. The reading pace will adjust to suit the group, but we will aim for an average of 1 chapter per week, starting slower and speeding up as we move from abstract to concrete toward the end.The Book
The version we are using as our standard is the Penguin Classics
edition (attached .epub) but others including other languages are fine. We are only planning to read Volume 1 currently.
There has also been an audiobook suggested which matches this version of the text and may be useful to helping read it.Audiobook: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUjbFtkcDBlSHVigHHx_wjaeWmDN2W-h8The FormatThis thread
is intended for<announcements and updates<supplementary material.<Q&A<long-form posts, effortposts, OC<slower discussion in generalThe matrix chat
is intended for<weekly discussion meetings.<organizing the group<faster paced talk<also will get announcement and update postsVoice chat sessions
are to be weekly, with 3 "official" time slots to make it easier for people to attend one of them (they will all be discussing the same part of the reading, give or take). The matrix call room can also be opened for chats at other times if people find other times to talk. I have attached a picture of a table showing in the times in a few common time zones. Chats will go on as long as people want them to, but I will shoot for 1 hour and try to constrain the main discussion within that as much as possible.
Weekly discussions will cover as much of the reading as people have done, slowing or speeding up accordingly. This is a large group as far as /leftypol/ reading groups go and my intent is to make the process accessible so we will tend toward the slowest readers setting the pace.
Discussing pace or or other organizing matters should be done in the Matrix chat to avoid cluttering this thread. Announcements
will still go here, including announcing the current stage of reading when we move on to the next chapter.
I'm disinclined to set goals at this point but may update later with a projection for how long until we finish Volume 1. I would estimate it will take at least half of 2023.Matrix roomhttps://matrix.to/#/#LeftyCapital2023:matrix.org
I will get notifications for any post in the room automatically but you can make them more attention grabbing if you tag me with my handle @bossignostic