The profitable violence

The profitable violence

Puya YekerustaBranting

Starting from Marx's writings on primitive accumulation, the various functions and forms of existence of violence under pre-capitalist and capitalist conditions are examined and clarified. The presentation, which touches upon colonial violence as well as the contemporary war against the suburbs and the idea of peace, intends to both provide new perspectives on the relationship between violence and capitalism and to criticize certain dominant bourgeois ideas on the subject. 

Puya Yekerusta is a Gothenburg-based psychologist and author in the field of History of Ideas. His latest book is ”Invandrarens genealogi” ("The Genealogy of the Immigrant") published by Gidlunds förlag.
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Accumulation, violence, and racism