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At 17:19 +0100 22-04-2000, Fred B. Moseley wrote:
>> BTW2, French authors coming *from* Marxism went a long way in trying to
>> ground a theory of money. Aglietta & Orlean went so far as to enroll the
>> anthropologist RenČ Girard, and Benetti & Cartelier the sociologist Georg
>> Simmel. And they all made a serious confrontation with Marx's deduction of
>> money from the commodity (serious does not mean I agree with them).
>I would like to know more about this French debate. Is there anyting in
>English? If so, could you please send me references?
I am referring to:
Benetti-Cartelier, Marchands, salariat et capitalistes, Maspero 1980 (out
Aglietta-Orlean, La violence de la monnaies, PUF 1982
There is of course much in English of this four authors, but the books are
May be Michel De Vroey has made some synthesis of these two different
approaches on Capital and Class, but I'm not sure, and however I fear that
nothing can substitute the reading of these texts.
I repeat that I disagree with them, but that I think they are outstanding
contributions to the debate.
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