Re: [OPE] Question to Marxologists: Mode of production

From: christopher arthur (
Date: Wed Aug 27 2008 - 03:55:30 EDT

I do not know of one. However I have always understood it as a  
specific combination of relations of production and forces of  
production. The definition you give here concentrates on the  
relations but doesn't mention the  forces.
Chris A
On 23 Aug 2008, at 13:33, Dave Zachariah wrote:

> I have a question to the Marxologists on the list: Do you have some
> quotes where Marx or Engels try to define "mode of production"?
> I use it as explicitly defined in the writings of Robert Brenner, Paul
> Cockshott and Allin Cottrell: the specific mode in which the social
> division of labor is organized, and the particular way in which a
> surplus product is extracted. There is a good quote by Marx in Capital
> vol. 3 in line with this.
> //Dave Z
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