[OPE-L:6905] Re: value-form and slavery

From: nicola taylor (n.taylor@student.murdoch.edu.au)
Date: Fri Apr 05 2002 - 07:34:50 EST

Hi Alfredo [6903], I try to shed some (small) light on the 'abstract
labour' issue in my answer to Rakesh [6904].
comradely Nicky

At 05:03  5/04/02 EST, you wrote:
>I like a lot of the things that Rakesh says in [6902], with respect to 
>slavery and value-form. Perhaps one way to link the two strands of the
>is through the following question:
>--Is slave labour *abstract labour*? If so, under what circumstances (i.e., 
>more generally, what makes labour *abstract*); if not, how is this
>with the obvious fact that slaves in the New World produced commodities for 
>the world market?
>This question was raised by Duncan in [3270], a long time ago - but he
>it as a *question*, and no clear answer was provided by the debate on the 
Nicola Taylor
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