Money Makes Things Mobile

Money Makes Things Mobile

With Joseph Vogl


History and Obstinacy

“It is imaginable that interest in universals such as money and logic can be aroused in an agrarian society untouched by the process of capital. This interest can be developed in an individual born into a consanguineous or tribal community only in the form of a weak force” (p. 141).

See “The Differentiation of Strong and Weak Social Forces and of Hermetic and Associative Forces” (pp. 140-43).

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This video segment complements the 2014 English-language edition of History and Obstinacy by Alexander Kluge and Oskar Negt, edited by Devin Fore and translated by Richard Langston (Zone Books).