AESA Discussion Paper Series (1983-1991)

The Association for Economic and Social Analysis came up with the idea of a working-paper series in the early 1980s as a way of circulating the new ideas being produced by members of the organization.

It was a time soon after Stephen Resnick and Richard Wolff published the first articles containing their rethinking of Marxism, and when graduate students working with them at the University of Massachusetts Amherst were putting the finishing touches on their dissertations. The series continued with additional contributions from Resnick and Wolff, essays by former graduate students on new topics, and later graduate students who were now working on their dissertations.

The working papers, many of which were reprinted in large volumes, were sold at conferences and available via mail order. The series, which lasted from 1982 to 1991, comprises a series of examples of the kinds of rethinking of Marxism--the basic concepts and the many and varies uses of those concepts--then taking place within AESA. The series was eventually suspended, as individual members were able to publish articles and books and especially with the success of Rethinking Marxism, the journal sponsored by AESA.

 

Amariglio, Jack L., and Antonino G. Callari. 1983. “The Theory of Commodity Fetishism and the Social Constitution of Individuals.” AESA Discussion Paper #1.**

Curtis, Fred. 1983. “The Value of African Labor-Power in South Africa: 1948-1978.”AESA Discussion Paper #2.

Callari, Antonino. 1983. “Adam Smith, the Theory of Value, and the History of Economic Thought.” AESA Discussion Paper #3.

Feiner, Susan F. 1983. “Genovese and the Slave Mode of Production: A Marxian Critique.” AESA Discussion Paper #4.

Fraad, Harriet. 1983. “Marx and Freud: Brothers in Overdetermination.” AESA Discussion Paper #5.

Jensen, Rolf. 1983. “Structure and Contradictons of Primitive Communism in Pre-Sixteenth Century West Africa.” AESA Discussion Paper #6.

Kuh, E. Thomas. 1983. “Towards a Class Analysis of the Relationship between Corporations and Banks.” AESA Discussion Paper #7.

Medley, Joseph E. 1983. “Some Comments on the Construction of Paradigms of Social Development.” AESA Discussion Paper #8.

Norton, Bruce. 1983. “The Accumulation of Capital and Market Structure: A Critique of the Theory of Monopoly Capitalism.” AESA Discussion Paper #9.

Oakes, Elizabeth H. 1983. “Toward a Nonessentialist Class Consciousness.” AESA Discussion Paper #10.

Roberts, Bruce B. 1983. “A Contribution Towards an Alternative Marxian Theory of Fixed Capital.” AESA Discussion Paper #11.

Roche, John. 1983. “Marx’s Theory of Money: A Re-Interpretation.” AESA Discussion Paper #12.

Ruccio, David F. 1983. “Social Theory and Socialist Economic Planning: A Critique of Optimal Planning Theory.” AESA Discussion Paper #13.

Weiss, Rona S. 1983. “The Origins of the Capitalist Class Process in the United States: The Early Massachusetts Boot and Shoe Industry.” AESA Discussion Paper #14.

Resnick, Stephen A., and Richard D. Wolff. 1984. “A Marxian Reconceptualization of Income and its Distribution.” AESA Discussion Paper #15.

Resnick, Stephen A., John Sinisi, and Richard D. Wolff. 1984. “Class Analysis of International Relations.” AESA Discussion Paper #16.

Biewener, Carole. 1984. “Class and Socialist Politics in France.” AESA Discussion Paper #17.

Ackerman, Robert. 1984. “Discourse, Digression and Dialectic.” AESA Discussion Paper #18.

Amariglio, Jack L. 1984. “Forms of the Commune and Primitive Communal Class Process.” AESA Discussion Paper #19.**

Medley, Joseph E. 1983. “Comments on the Analysis of Currents Problems of the U.S. Economy.” AESA Discussion Paper #20.

Resnick, Stephen A., and Richard D. Wolff. 1985. “Power, Property and Class.” AESA Discussion Paper #21.

Weiss, Rona S. 1983. “Gender, Class and Primary Accumulation in the United States.” AESA Discussion Paper #22.

Feiner, Susan F. 1985. “Family Structure and Class Relations.” AESA Discussion Paper #23.**

Curtis, Fred. 1985. “Race, Class and Income Inequality: A Marxist Analysis.”  AESA Discussion Paper #24.

Cullenberg, Stephen E., and John Sinisi. 1985. “The Microfoundations of Marxian Crisis Theory: A Critique and Reformulation.” AESA Discussion Paper #25.

Oakes, Elizabeth H. 1985. “Toward a Reconstruction of Gender: A Critique of Feminism.” AESA Discussion Paper #26.

Ruccio, David F. 1985. “Class and Debt: A Marxian Analysis.” AESA Discussion Paper #27.

Cullenberg, Stephen E. 1986. “Technical Change and the Rate of Profit: A Comparison of Sraffa and Marx.” AESA Discussion Paper #28.

Zalkin, Michael. 1986. “Grain Policy and Transition in Revolutionary Nicaragua.” AESA Discussion Paper #29. **

Cullenberg, Stephen E., and Richard D. Wolff. 1986. “Marxism and Post-Marxism.” AESA Discussion Paper #30.

Resnick, Stephen A. and Richard D. Wolff. 1986. “Rhetorics, Economics and Marxian Theories.” AESA Discussion Paper #31.

Fraad, Harriet. 1984. “The Separation-Fusion Complex: A Dialectical Feminist Revision of the Freudian Oedipus Complex.” AESA Discussion Paper #32.**

Curtis, Fred. 1987. “Divestment, Disinvestment and South Africa.” AESA Discussion Paper #33.**

Wolff, Richard D. 1989. “A Marxist Position in Philosophy: The Significance of Gramsci’s Contribution.” AESA Discussion Paper #34.**

DeMartino, George, 1989. “Trade Unions and the Catechism of the Left.” AESA Discussion Paper #35.**

Charusheela, S. 1989. “Dowry, Exploitation, and Modern Indian Households.” AESA Discussion Paper #36.

DeMartino, George. 1991. “Beneath ‘First Principles’: Controversies within the New Macroeconomics.” AESA Discussion Paper #37.**

 

This discussion series is reconstructed by Yahya M. Madra from the AESA Bibliography compiled by Amy Silverstein in the Fall of 1996. All the documents, except for S. Charusheela's contribution, are supplied kindly by David F. Ruccio. If you have copies of the missing documents or further information for helping us reconstructing the Series more comprehensively, please contact us at internet@rethinkingmarxism.org.

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