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).
See Chapter 1: The Origins of Labor Capacities in Separation (The Permanence of Primitive Accumulation), especially the sections “Different Forms of Property” (pp. 81-83) and “Man’s Essential Powers” (p. 88).
See Commentary 8: The Loss of Reality/The Loss of History: “The Landscape of Industry is the Open Book of Human Psychology” (pp. 242-46).
History and Obstinacy
Alexander Kluge: Cultural History in Dialogue is a joint project of Cornell University, Universität Bremen and Princeton University.