In his analysis, Marx noted how the contradiction between #labor and #capital accounted for many of the social dynamics of #capitalism.
2. The contradiction does not necessarily mean #conflict, but tendencies that "pull" in different directions and are in a dialectical relation to each other.
The contradiction of labor/capital can be accommodated in different ways and with very different consequences.
3. I like how this notions focuses on changing social dynamics. In my own work on #land use of #Mengen speakers in #PapuaNewGuinea, I've used the notion of #contradiction, to think about social forces underpinning Mengen land ownership and use.
Alright: Friends, Romans, Countrymen. Toddler is napping. I've had another cup of tea. And there's a pile of marking in front of me. Seems like a good time to take on this article... comments right now will be short/brief... 2/
FIRST: CAN WE GET A SUDAN/S.SUDAN EXPERT IN THE ROOM? Thank you. 3/