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Daily Archives: April 4th, 2009

RACISM AND ANTI-RACISM
New Socialist
Issue 65   2009-1


EDITORIAL

Anti-Racism and the Global Economic Crisis

 

THEORY AND HISTORY


Capitalism and racial oppression — David McNally
Glossary of terms — Heidi Mehta
Slavery, settlement and rebellion — Dave Roediger
Canada: a racist history — Harold Lavender
Louis Riél: hero and martyr, rebel and patriot — Adam Barker

POLITICS AND CURRENT FRONTS OF STRUGGLE

Obama’s victory and race and class in America — Malik Miah
The economic crisis and the global south — Adam Hanieh
The Durban declaration: examination and critique — Saron Ghabrasellasie & Natasha Vally
Reflections on the BC treaty process — Adam Barker, Christine O’Bonsawin & Chiinuuks Ogilvie
Jewishness, Israel and Palestine solidarity — Alan Sears
Resource extraction in the Maritimes — Sherry Pictou & Arthur Bull
Racism in toys and media — Susan Ferguson 

MOVEMENT BUILDING AND ORGANIZING

White privilege in queer organizing — Proma Tagore
Racism and democratic unionism in the U.S. — Malik Miah
Roundtable on migrant justice and self-determination

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Persuasion: Rhetoric and Politics in Contemporary Democracy

 

A seminar organized by the Goldsmiths’ Centre for the Study of Global Media and Democracy and the Centre for the Study of Culture and Politics, University of Swansea.

 

May 5 2009, Goldsmiths, University of London, 2-5pm

 

Venue: Small Hall Theatre, Richard Hoggart Building, followed by a wine reception in the SCR

 

 

Speakers: 

·                     Aletta Norval (University of Essex)

·                     Michael Carrithers (Durham University)

·                     Rochana Bajpai (SOAS)

·                     Alan Finlayson (Swansea University)

·                     Chair: James Martin (Goldsmiths)

 

 

Persuasion is one of the most fundamental of democratic political activities. But it is also one of the most ambiguous. Does democratic development and expansion require the slow substitution of persuasion or rational conviction or, on the contrary, the proliferation of opportunities for rhetorical contestation? Where is the line between persuasion and force? Are there standards of truth or consent that guarantee the democratic character of a persuasive activity? What forms of rhetoric distinguish a democratic polity from tyranny? What happens to political persuasion in an economy and culture dominated by commercial persuasion? How can we best understand and analyse the forms, modes and locations of contemporary political rhetoric as manifested in visual and media cultures?

 

This interdisciplinary seminar explores the modes of democratic persuasion, the methods for its explication and interpretation and the prospects for rhetoric both in the academy and in the contemporary multifaceted polis.

The event is free and open to all but please contact James Martin (j.martin@gold.ac.uk) if you’d like to attend.

 

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