Wednesday , September 22 2021
Home / The Angry Bear / Socially Ambivalent Labour Time: TSV part 3, chapter 20

Socially Ambivalent Labour Time: TSV part 3, chapter 20

Summary:
Socially Ambivalent Labour Time: TSV part 3, chapter 20 Marx’s discussion of socially necessary labour time in Chapter 20 of Theories of Surplus Value is notable for the fact that it comes immediately before Chapter 21, where he doesn’t mention socially necessary labour time (but the concept lingers just below the surface in the latter chapter). He talked about how piece-work is actually a kind of time work in which the piece rate is set according to expectations of how many pieces can be made in a designated period of time. Once again Marx reiterated the notion of value being measured in terms of abstract labour: simple, uniform, average labour. “That the quantity of labour embodied in a commodity is the quantity socially necessary for its

Topics:
Sandwichman considers the following as important: ,

This could be interesting, too:

run75441 writes CPI Rose .3% on Prices for Food, Energy, New Vehicles

NewDealdemocrat writes Jobless claims continue in normal mid-cycle range

run75441 writes Polluting the Atmosphere for Free

run75441 writes Natural Gas prices at a 7 1/2 year high

Socially Ambivalent Labour Time: TSV part 3, chapter 20

Marx’s discussion of socially necessary labour time in Chapter 20 of Theories of Surplus Value is notable for the fact that it comes immediately before Chapter 21, where he doesn’t mention socially necessary labour time (but the concept lingers just below the surface in the latter chapter). He talked about how piece-work is actually a kind of time work in which the piece rate is set according to expectations of how many pieces can be made in a designated period of time.

Once again Marx reiterated the notion of value being measured in terms of abstract labour: simple, uniform, average labour. “That the quantity of labour embodied in a commodity is the quantity socially necessary for its production — the labour-time being thus necessary labour-time — is a definition which concerns only the magnitude of value.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *