abstract labour

abstract labour

the basis of the measure of VALUE in Marx's economic theory. See SOCIALLY NECESSARY LABOUR. See also LABOUR THEORY OF VALUE.
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In contrast, abstract labour is mediated, enabling the rise of commodity fetishism.
Abstract space embodies violence in structural terms constituted by the grids, nodes, networks of property, production and exchange through which the law of value exerts its abstract domination and corresponds to abstract labour and the general form of commodity production within capitalism (Lefebvre, 1974/1991: 307, 341, 404).
Crucially, after criticising classical political economists for a flawed method in their treatment of abstract categories as the 'departure point' for their analyses, Marx (1973 [1857]) goes on to demonstrate the manner in which a category such as abstract labour achieves 'practical truth' through historically and geographically specific practices:
Karl Marx's notion of abstract labour identified the inner engine of capitalism, that is, the transformation of labour into a general equivalent.
Floyd s sculpture Abstract Labour is being designed specifically for the Heide site.
The text must then shift to a different perspective--a 'transcendental' one--to derive the 'supersensible' categories of value and abstract labour, which name intangible social structures that cannot be directly observed, but must be intuited by reason (1990, pp.
Burkett contends that Marx's analysis highlights the contradiction between capitalism's reduction of value to abstract labour time and nature's contribution to wealth production.
To separate the cultural from the political and economic is a mechanical materialism that turns flesh and blood human beings, the active Subject, with thoughts, dreams, ideas, a voice, hopes, and judgments into categories of abstract labour simply responding to capital.
Marx showed that the source of a commodity's value is abstract labour and that concrete labour is a source of a commodity's use value.
One has to remember that what is exchanged in the market is not rent producing assets, rather abstract labour which is congealed in and sold as commodities.
The category of abstract labour is a reflection, according to Marx, of a situation under capitalism where all forms of labour are united by the fact that they are exchanged on a market.
Capitalist production relations involve a social process for producing use-values and a process for creating surplus value, of labourers performing abstract labour creating a commodity's value.