What exactly is capitalism? How did it arise from the severance of people and land? What was Marx on about, and is Marxism still relevant? In this five-week distance course, we’ll study the Marxist framework through a Pagan lens.
Designed and instructed by Rhyd Wildermuth, participants of All That Is Sacred Is Profaned will learn through videos, texts, and online conversations:
- What Capitalism is, how it works, and how it came about through historical processes.
- How Capitalism relates to slavery, colonization, and other forms of exploitation.
- What is meant by class and class struggle, and why your boss needs you but you don’t need your boss.
- How wages work, and why we are never paid what we’re “worth.”
- Who Marx was, why his work still matters, and how Marxist materialism enhances Pagan thought.
- How Race, Gender, Sexuality, and other oppression categories are understood through Marxism.
- What the differences are between Autonomous Marxist thought and Totalitarian Communism.
This course is specifically designed for those with little background in Marxism or academic environments.
Course Length and Schedule: The course will last for five weeks, from 29 April, 2018 until 2 June, 2018
Time Commitment: Participants will be expected to devote a minimum of four hours each week (20 hours total) to the course. This expectation includes time devoted to reading course texts, viewing video lectures, and engaging in conversation with other participants.
Cost: $40 US per person. Subsidies are available for low-income participants.
Maximum participants: 25
Course Requirements: Participants need have no prior knowledge of Marxist theory nor experience in academic settings. Physical requirements include internet access, a computer or smartphone capable of accessing course materials and viewing videos, and each participant will need to create a login (free of cost) for Discord.
Course Materials: Each participant will be given a printable pdf that comprises the primary textbook for the course (written by Rhyd Wildermuth), as well as access to five ten-minute video lectures. In addition, a guide to using the private Discord server for participant discussions will also be provided.
Venue: Weekly course conversations will occur on a dedicated Discord server, where participants will engage in discussion with each other and the instructor, as well as be able to communicate directly with the instructor.
Cancellation/Refund policy: Full refunds of payment are possible up until the end of the first day of the course. After that, the course is 50% refundable until 12 May. No refunds can be given after this date.
Other policies: In the very unlikely event that a participant creates a hostile environment for other participants or the instructor, and if attempts to address the behavior do not correct the problem, the instructor reserves the right to end a participant’s participation. The above cancellation/refund policy will apply in such cases.
Enrollment process: To enroll, remit payment by purchasing the course access at this link by 22 April. On 25 April you will receive links to course material and the private Discord server. Links to video lectures will be provided weekly during the course.
Subsidized enrollment: If you would like to request one of the 5 reserved slots for subsidized enrollment, please send us an email at Distro@ABeautifulResistance.Com. You do not need to explain your income situation to us, only let us know how much you will be able to pay instead. (Please note: these slots are on a first-come, first-served basis).
About Académie Hérétique
Académie Hérétique (Heretic Academy) is a series of online course offerings from Gods&Radicals Press. Académie Hérétique‘s focus is on political theory, philosophy, esoteric and occult studies, history, and tactical skills for people with little to no academic background or previous knowledge of the subjects taught. Instructors are committed to accommodating varied learning backgrounds, styles, and abilities as much as possible.
Académie Hérétique courses are priced at the lowest rate possible that still enables us to fairly compensate our instructors for their labor, and subsidies are available for those who cannot afford them.
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