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  1. Does culture evolve?Joseph Fracchia & R. C. Lewontin - 1999 - History and Theory 38 (4):52–78.
    The drive to describe cultural history as an evolutionary process has two sources. One from within social theory is part of the impetus to convert social studies into "social sciences" providing them with the status accorded to the natural sciences. The other comes from within biology and biological anthropology in the belief that the theory of evolution must be universal in its application to all functions of all living organisms. The social scientific theory of cultural evolution is pre-Darwinian, employing a (...)
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    The Philosophical Leninism and Eastern 'Western Marxism' of Georg Lukács.Joseph Fracchia - 2013 - Historical Materialism 21 (1):69-93.
    This essay centres on the English translation of Georg Lukács’s Tailism and the Dialectic. Lukács is generally heralded as a founding theoretician of a ‘Western Marxism’, in opposition to ‘Eastern’ Soviet Marxism, and his most impressive and most influential work, History and Class Consciousness, is generally treated as having rehabilitated Marxist concern with questions of subjectivity. It might therefore come as a surprise when Lukács in Tailism states that the purpose of History and Class Consciousness was to demonstrate ‘that the (...)
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    The price of metaphor.Joseph Fracchia & R. C. Lewontin - 2005 - History and Theory 44 (1):14–29.
    In his critical response to our skeptical inquiry, “Does Culture Evolve?” , W. G. Runciman affirms that “Culture Does Evolve.” However, we find nothing in his essay that convinces us to alter our initial position. And we must confess that in composing an answer to Runciman, our first temptation was simply to urge those interested to read our original article—both as a basis for evaluating Runciman’s attempted refutation of it and as a framework for reading this essay, which addresses in (...)
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    Beyond the Human-Nature Debate: Human Corporeal Organisation as the 'First Fact' of Historical Materialism.Joseph Fracchia - 2005 - Historical Materialism 13 (1):33-62.
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    On Postone's Courageous but Unsuccessful Attempt to Banish the Class Antagonism from the Critique of Political Economy.Dimitri Dimoulis, John Milios, Guido Starosta, Moishe Postone, Robert Albritton, Christopher Arthur, Werner Bonefeld, Joseph Fracchia, Peter Hudis & Geoffrey Kay - 2004 - Historical Materialism 12 (3):103-124.
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    On Transhistorical Abstractions and the Intersection of Historical Theory and Social Critique.Joseph Fracchia - 2004 - Historical Materialism 12 (3):125-146.
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    The Capitalist Labour-Process and the Body in Pain: The Corporeal Depths of Marx's Concept of Immiseration.Joseph Fracchia - 2008 - Historical Materialism 16 (4):35-66.
    One of the most common critiques of Marx is that he mistook the birth pangs of capitalism for its death throes, on the basis of which he made the completely erroneous prediction of the increasing immiseration of the working class – a critique that rather superficially reduces immiseration to a simple matter of standard of living. The goal of this essay, however, is to expose the corporeal depths of Marx's notion of immiseration, and, in so doing, to show that immiseration (...)
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    Søren Mau, Mute Compulsion: A Marxist Theory of the Economic Power of Capital.Joseph Fracchia - 2022 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 56 (1):96-97.
  9. Bodies and artefacts: historical materialism as corporeal semiotics.Joseph G. Fracchia - 2022 - Boston: Brill.
    In a seemingly offhand, often overlooked comment, Karl Marx deemed 'human corporeal organisation' the 'first fact of human history'. Following Marx's corporeal turn and pursuing the radical implications of his corporeal insight, this book undertakes a reconstruction of the corporeal foundations of historical materialism. Part I exposes the corporeal roots of Marx's materialist conception of history and historical-materialist Wissenschaft. Part II attempts a historical-materialist mapping of human corporeal organisation. Suggesting how to approach human histories up from their corporeal foundations, Part (...)
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    Dialectical itineraries.Joseph Fracchia - 1999 - History and Theory 38 (2):169–197.
    This essay is a kind of sequel to an earlier one entitled "Marx's Aufhebung of Philosophy and the Foundations of a Historical-Materialist Science." Departing from the point reached in that essay, I take a Whitmanesque journey through Marx's writings and the logic of a materialist conception of history. I begin with Walt Whitman's very materialist, very dialectical, and very decentered apostrophe in his Song of the Open Road: "You objects that call forth from diffusion my meanings / And give them (...)
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    Historical-Critical Dictionary of Marxism Immaterial Labour.Wolfgang Fritz Haug & Joseph Fracchia - 2009 - Historical Materialism 17 (4):177-185.
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    Whose burden?Joseph Fracchia - 2003 - History and Theory 42 (3):378–397.