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No Future

WORK EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIETY CONFERENCE 2010

British Sociological Association

Work, Employment and Society Conference 2010

Tuesday 7th – Thursday 9th September 2010

Brighton Dome and the University of Brighton

The early booking deadline for the BSA Work, Employment and Society Conference is approaching. Bookings received after 1st August incurs a £50 late fee.

Conference Theme: Managing Uncertainty: A New Deal?

Plenary speakers:

– Eileen Appelbaum (Rutgers, USA)

– Claus Offe (Berlin)

– Jennifer Klein (Yale, USA)

– Chris Tilly (UCLA, USA)

– Michel Lallement (Paris)

– David Lane (Cambridge)

– Pun Ngai (Hong Kong)

– Jill Rubery (Manchester)

– Premilla D’Cruz and Ernesto Noronha (Ahmedabad)

– Enrique de la Garza Toledo (Mexico)

– Analias Torres (Lisbon)

– Endre Sik (Budapest)

– Colette Fagan (Manchester)

For more information and to book online  please visit www.britsoc.co.uk/events/WES or email any enquiries to conference@britsoc.org.uk

Book now! We hope to see you at the conference in Brighton in September!

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Lost

LABOUR’S FUTURE

Labour’s Future
Edited by Jonathan Rutherford and Alan Lockey
© Soundings 2010

CONTRIBUTORS: Philip Collins, Sally Davison, Jeremy Gilbert, Stuart Hall, David Lammy, Neal Lawson, Doreen Massey, Anthony Painter, James Purnell, Michael Rustin, Jonathan Rutherford, Marc Stears, Allegra Stratton, Heather Wakefield, Stuart White

http://www.lwbooks.co.uk/ebooks/laboursfuture.html

In May, Soundings and the Open Left project at Demos organised a seminar with Jon Cruddas and David Miliband. The aim was to explore both differences and common ground, and the prospects for cross-party political renewal.

This e-book offers a series of short essays from participants that we hope broadly reflects the debate, and offers some of the groundwork for developing a wider discussion about Labour’s future.

Published jointly by Soundings and Open Left at Demos

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Sociology

BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY CONFERENCE 2010

British Sociological Association

MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY GROUP ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2010

Wednesday 1st – Friday 3rd September 2010 Durham University

EARLY BOOKING DEADLINE APPROACHING

Prospective delegates are encouraged to pay early, as there are a limited numbers of places available to attend the conference. To guarantee your place, book and pay before the early payment deadline of 1st August 2010, and benefit from a discounted registration rate. Please note that this deadline is non-negotiable and that the reduced rate is offered to reduce administration costs in chasing late payments. Where payment is not received before 1st August, the standard booking rates are charged. These terms remain applicable when an institution is issuing payment.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2010 Annual Medical Sociology Conference.  The conference will celebrate our international links – exploring and comparing developments within Medical Sociology.

In 2009, the MedSoc Annual Conference attracted over 290 delegates from around the world.  The event was hailed a great success and very much enjoyed by all.  Past delegates have referred to the event as a ‘must’ for anyone within the medical sociology arena and those within closely related fields.

The annual conference provides delegates with the opportunity to discuss the discipline’s ‘hot topics’ within a real community of medical sociologists.

For further details and online booking see: www.britsoc.co.uk/events/medsoc

Alternatively, email any enquiries to bsamedsoc@britsoc.org.uk

We look forward to welcoming you at our 42nd Annual Conference in Durham

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Education

WORLD CONFERENCE ON LEARNING, TEACHING AND ADMINISTRATION

October 29-31, 2010

The American University, CAIRO, EGYPT

The proceedings of the conference will be published in Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences Journal by ELSEVIER (http://www.elsevier.com) and will be indexed ScienceDirect, Scopus, and Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI Web of Science). In addition, there are keynote speakers who will also give workshops. You will also have a chance to discuss your work, should you wish to publish it with the editors of the most respected journals in the world, while making close connection with them.

We invite all colleagues, researchers, academicians, graduate students, teachers and project leaders around the world to submit their original research articles and review papers to this leading international conference.
Let’s meet the historical and holiday city in Cairo in Egypt. 

PROFESSOR DR. HAFIZE KESER
President of the Conference

Abstract submissions due: August 15, 2010.
The abstracts should be submission over the conference web site or mailed to wclta.info@gmail.com  
For more information please visit the conference official web site: http://www.wc-lta.org     

TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS
All submissions are subject to a peer-review process.
*Full and Short Papers
*Reflection Papers
*Posters/Demonstrations
*Tutorials
*Panels
*Roundtables
*Workshop
*Virtual Presentation
*Product/Services Presentations

PUBLICATION OF THE PAPERS
*All accepted papers of the conference will be published in Procedia-Social and Behavioral Journal (ISSN: 1877-0428)  by ELSEVIER and will be indexed ScienceDirect, Scopus, Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI Web of Science).
*All proposals will be subjected to peer-reviews. Selected papers from the conference will be considered for extended version publication in the supporting journals.

SUPPORTING JOURNALS
Authors of selected articles are welcomed to submit extended version for publication in regular issues of the following reputed journals, in addition to publication in the conference proceedings. New copyright forms must also be signed and delivered to the appropriate journal.
The journals that has been confirmed so far (further replies are expected in following days):
*Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling (Indexed in SSCI)
*British Journal of Educational Technology (Indexed in SSCI)
*Asia Pacific Education Review (Indexed in SSCI)
*South African Journal of Psychology, (Indexed in SSCI)
*Perspectives in Education (Indexed in SSCI)
*British Journal of Psychology (Indexed in SSCI)
*Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences
*International Journal of Human Sciences
*World Journal on Educational Technology
*International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education
*International Journal of Excellence in e-Learning

VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION
Researchers who are unable to resolve the funding issue concerning the conference expenses will be provided with an alternative approach for participation, namely, Virtual Online Presentation. Those who would like to make their presentations online from their home countries will also be awarded with a certificate and their papers will be considered for publications similar to other participants as if they were present physically. Those who would like to make use of the Virtual Online Presentation facility will be requested to send their virtual posters or other soft copy materials such as power point presentations to the secretariat. In addition, these participants who would prefer to make use of the Virtual Online Presentation facility may also contribute to the conference through video conferencing.

DEADLINES & IMPORTANT DATES
Abstract Submissions: August 15, 2010*
Full Paper Submissions: September 15, 2010**
Early Registration: September 30, 2010
Conference Dates: October 29-31, 2010
* After the submission date, the authors of abstracts will be notified in 4 days.
** After the submission date, the authors of full paper will be notified in 20 days.

TRAVEL AND VISA
There are many International flights are regularly flying to Cairo, Egypt everyday from Cairo International Airport. Some countries citizens will need a visa for Egypt which can be easily obtained directly from the immigration office in Cairo International Airport. Please visit; http://www.cairo-airport.com/pass_visa.asp

ACCOMMODATION
You should reserve very cheap hotel rooms in Cairo from 20 USD with these web sites: http://www.hrs.com; http://www.hotelcombined.com; http://www.orbitz.com; http://www.hotelclub.com; http://www.booking.com; http://www.ratestogo.com

CONFERENCE VENUE
The American University in Cairo
Conference and Visitor Center
New Cairo Campus
Cairo – Egypt

For more information please visit the conference official web site: http://www.wc-lta.org      

CONTACT
E-mail: wclta.info@gmail.com  
    
Please forward/send to interested colleagues and students.

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Books

DECENTRING RUSHDIE

Decentering Rushdie: Cosmopolitanism and the Indian Novel in English
Ohio State University Press
By Pranav Jani

2010 304 pp.
$49.95 cloth 978-0-8142-1133-5
$9.95 CD 978-0-8142-9232-7

Book website: http://www.ohiostatepress.org/index.htm?books/book%20pages/jani%20decentering.html

“Pranav Jani’s scholarship is sound and invitingly written—calm, patient, and exacting. This is a valuable contribution to postcolonial scholarship, and I would definitely assign it to my students in graduate seminars. It is very welcome to see this important case made—one that a few scholars have broached in other ways—and Jani does it beautifully.” —Timothy Brennan, professor of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota

“Pranav Jani’s Decentering Rushdie is a lucid, insightful treatment of seven Anglophone Indian novels written by five different authors, and it will go a long way toward raising awareness of these often overlooked writers. Jani also highlights the achievements of Indian women writers. I strongly recommend it to anyone interested in Anglophone Indian novels.” —Patrick Colm Hogan, professor of English, University of Connecticut

Interrogating current theories of cosmopolitanism, nationalism, and aesthetics in Postcolonial Studies, Decentering Rushdie offers a new perspective on the Indian novel in English. Since Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children won the Booker Prize in 1981, its postmodern style and postnational politics have dominated discussions of postcolonial literature. As a result, the rich variety of narrative forms and perspectives on the nation that constitute the field have been obscured, if not erased altogether.

Reading a range of novels published between the 1950s and 1990s, including works by Nayantara Sahgal, Kamala Markandaya, Anita Desai, and Arundhati Roy, Decentering Rushdie suggests an alternative understanding of the genre in postcolonial India. Pranav Jani documents the broad shift from nation-oriented to postnationalist perspectives following the watershed crisis of the Emergency of the 1970s. Recovering the “namak-halaalcosmopolitanism” of early novels—a cosmopolitanism that is “true to its salt”—Decentering Rushdie also explains the rise and critical celebration of postnational cosmopolitanism.

Decentering Rushdie thus resituates contemporary literature within a nuanced history of Indian debates about cosmopolitanism and the national question. In the process, Jani articulates definitions of cosmopolitanism and nationalism that speak to the complex negotiation of language, culture, and representation in postcolonial South Asia.

Pranav Jani is assistant professor of English at The Ohio State University.

For more information visit: http://www.ohiostatepress.org or call 800-621-2736 to place an order.

The Ohio State University Press
180 Pressey Hall
1070 Carmack Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43210

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Alain Badiou

BADIOU’S COMMUNIST HYPOTHESIS

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Verso, America’s preeminent radical press, is proud to announce the third volume in its ongoing Pocket Communism series:

THE COMMUNIST HYPOTHESIS

By ALAIN BADIOU

“A figure like Plato or Hegel walks here among us!”—Slavoj Žižek

“In sum, a heartless bastard”—New Republic

Unwilling to neglect the stigmatizing burden of historical failure that communism has come to bear, Alain Badiou has set out to formulate a hypothesis that will resurrect and reinvigorate the communist ideal. 

In the wake of the financial crisis, Badiou presents his argument with a controlled urgency and a sincere conviction that “Communism is the right hypothesis.” Pointing to the emptiness in neoliberal capitalism’s promise of “human rights,” Badiou aims for a new kind of “universal emancipation” in his reconceptualization of communism. 

Badiou insists that his book is not a work of politics, but one that deals with the issues it raises at a fundamentally philosophical level: rather than taking for granted the “failure” of communism, he is intent on defining failure as such, crediting with sagacity only those “who are not blinded by the propagandist notion of failure.” With this in mind, Badiou takes us from May 1968 to the Cultural Revolution to the Paris Commune. Rather than flinching from the historical precedent set by these events, Badiou invites the possibility that these so-called failures may be thought of as a sequence that is far from complete. He argues, in other words, “that the apparent, and sometimes bloody, failures of events closely bound up with the communist hypothesis were and are stages in its history.”

Concerning the ultimate goal of The Communist Hypothesis, the book speaks for itself: 

“To put it in a nutshell: we have to be bold enough to have an idea. A great idea. We have to convince ourselves that there is nothing ridiculous or criminal about having a great idea. The world of global and arrogant capitalism in which we live is taking us back to the 1840s and the birth of capitalism. Its imperative, as formulated by Guizot, was: ‘Get rich!’ We can translate that as ‘Live without an idea!’ We have to say that we cannot live without an idea. We have to say: ‘Have the courage to support the idea, and it can only be the communist idea in its generic sense.’ ”

FOR INTERVIEWS & REVIEW COPIES OF ALL TITLES IN THE SERIES PLEASE CONTACT CLARA HEYWORTHclara@versobooks.com

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Work, work, work

CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION AND WORK – UPDATE 25th JULY 2010

EVENTS

SEND US YOUR RESEARCH REQUESTS! / ENVOYEZ NOUS VOS REQUÊTES DE RECHERCHE !

The Community-University Research Exchange (CURE), a joint initiative of the Concordia and McGill Quebec Public Research Groups (QPIRG), seeks to connect university students and community groups through research collaborations for social and environmental justice.

Through our database, students complete research projects for grassroots community groups working towards environmental and social justice. Examples of projects possibilities are:

* a report * a research paper * video or photo production * graphic design * business planning * program design communication plans * annotated bibliography * journalistic writing * pamphlets * translation * curriculum design * policy reports * grant applications * feasibility studies * surveys and more

You can look at examples of current and finished projects on our website, http://www.qpirgconcordia.org/cure

To submit a research request for our database, please submit the CURE Research Request Form which you can access through our website. If you need assistance in completing the form, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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COMMUNITY FORUM: AUDISM AND THE TORONTO POLICE SERVICE

August 7
6:00pm – 8:00pm
OISE/UofT, Room 2212, Second Floor
252 Bloor Street West (St. George subway station)
Toronto

We have all heard the stories of the Toronto Police Services denying interpreters, accusing Deaf people of “faking”, interpreting attempts to communicate as violence, misunderstanding facial expressions that are a part of our grammar as anger, and countless other acts of audism, discrimination, and violence. It is time to do something about it!

Join us in sharing our stories and coming together as a …united community of Deaf, oral deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened, and hearing allies! We will share our experiences in a public forum to promote healing, equality and change. This will be the beginning of a long process of achieving change within the Toronto Police Services policy, training, and sensitivity to our diverse communities.

ASL interpretation provided. If you require accommodations or childcare, please contact Jenny Blaser at jb.signsofsupport@gmail.com as soon as possible.

Endorsed by the LEAF’s Youth Commission, Signs of Support, Ryerson Student Union, OPIRG, and the Association of Part-Time Undergraduate Students

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CALL FOR QUERIES: THE PEOPLE’S FOOD MOVEMENT

Deadline: July 29, 2010

Community food security and what’s often called food sovereignty are drawing together diverse groups – from rural folks and farmers to urbanites, environmentalists and those involved in public health and social justice. It has created powerful new alliances that are being replicated globally.

In this issue of Alternatives, we will investigate the people’s food movement, both domestically and globally. We want examples of what is working and what isn’t, and what these examples tell us of the challenges that lie ahead. What will a secure and resilient food system taste like? What can be done to keep the food movement a people’s movement? How will the special things about food make food movements different from other social, environmental and public health movements? How will food organizers link to people with other causes? And what is the food movement anyway?

If you can say something big, new and powerful in a small number of plain words, we want to hear from you. Details are at our website: http://alternativesjournal.ca/food2011

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ON PRIVILEGE AND PROTEST – ANOTHER CATALYTIC CONVERSATION

July 26
4:00pm – 5:30pm
OISE, 252 Bloor Street West
7th floor in Peace Lounge
Toronto

Reflecting on what happened in our city around the G8/G20 and continues to happen, difficult questions need to be asked:

– Who was surprised by the police violence when every day in our world people are subjected to this kind of brutality?
– What makes us think that the same kind of brutality exacted on Aboriginal communities and other so called minority communities would never be turned on mainstream communities, i.e. those with unjust privilege?
– Who is ‘us’?

In order to prepare for this conversation we invite you to review Chapter 3 from Starhawk’s Truth or Dare – Fierce Love: Resisting the Weapons the Culture Has Devised against the Self.

Sponsored by The Catalyst Centre

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CATCH 22 HARPER CONSERVATIVES – 1ST TORONTO AREA MEETING

July 28
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Lower level meeting room
31 Wellesley Street East
Toronto

Had enough of the Harper Conservatives and their wrecking ball? Ready to help defeat them in the next federal election? Join us for our first Toronto-area campaign meeting.

The Catch 22 Harper Conservatives campaign is a nationwide, grassroots effort to help send the PM packing. We launched our website in March. The campaign’s name comes from the 22 days that Parliament was prorogued last winter. There need to be consequences at the ballot box for Harper’s disdainful attitude and attacks on democratic values and institutions.

Catch 22 is independent of the political parties. Everyone who shares our goal is welcome to participate. Our strategy is to work in 30 to 40 winnable Conservative-held ridings across the country.

As long as Canada continues to use the antiquated first past the post voting system, strategic voting campaigns like Catch 22 are necessary in order to lessen the impact of vote splitting. The opposition is unprepared and unlikely to take measures that will ensure the defeat of Harper’s weakest team members. After all, their strategies are also based on vote splitting. That leaves it up to the voters to figure out how to rid Canada of PM Harper. Catch 22 is trying to fill that gap.

More info: http://catch22campaign.ca/

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NEWS & VIEWS

FIGHTING AUSTERITY? THE PUBLIC SECTOR AND THE COMMON FRONT IN QUEBEC

by David Mandel, The Bullet

The 2005 round of negotiations in Quebec between the provincial Liberal government and the public sector unions was ended abruptly by the adoption of a special law that unilaterally imposed wages and conditions on the workers…The special decree (Bill 142/Law C-43) was quite a remarkable attack on public sector collective bargaining, even by the standards of the Quebec state… In May 2009, the CSN (Confédération des syndicats nationaux – Confederation of National Trade Unions), the FTQ (Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec – Federation of Workers of Quebec, affiliated with the CLC) and the SISP (Secrétariat intersyndical des services publics – Inter-union Secretariat of Public Services) announced a ‘Common Front’ (Front commun) of provincial public-sector workers (recalling in name the illegal general strikes of Quebec workers in 1972).

Read more: http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/396.php

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BEHIND THE HEADLINES: THE WORKPLACE KILLS 14 PER DAY—ONE BY ONE

by Tom O’Connor, Labor Notes

Month after month, year after year, workers die in trench collapses and falls from roofs. OSHA cites the employer, slaps it with a modest fine (a median penalty of only $3,675 per death in 2007), and points out that simple methods exist to prevent such tragic loss of life. Yet some employers continue to ignore the hazards and workers continue to lose their lives due to this criminal neglect.

Read more: http://labornotes.org/2010/06/behind-headlines-workplace-kills-14-day-one-one

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FEW AWARE OF LABOUR RIGHTS IN TORONTO’S CHINATOWN
Exploitation typical in other immigrant communities, labour activists say

by Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star

Sue Zheng was happy to land her first job in Toronto at a manicure salon. But there was a catch: she had to pay a $400 deposit to work there, and receive only $25 a day for 10 hours of work, seven days a week.

Read more: http://bit.ly/9u7MuD

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NGOS RISK ALL IN STANDOFF WITH HARPER OVER CIVIL SOCIETY CRACKDOWN

by Alice Klein, rabble.ca

You have to admire the political logic. If there is no data to research, there will be no facts to account for. How perfect the Tories’ ditching of the mandatory long-form census data collection is for themselves — and how dangerous for the rest of us.

Read more: http://rabble.ca/columnists/2010/07/ngos-risk-all-standoff-harper-over-civil-society-crackdown

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WANT TO BE POOR? WORK ONE OF THESE 8 JOBS

by Josie Raymond, change.org

Post-recession job creation is coming, the experts say. Unfortunately, many of these jobs will pay less than $10 an hour. Yeah, it’s an honest day’s work, but if it’s not enough to live on, much less raise a family and maintain a home, what’s the point?

Read more: http://uspoverty.change.org/blog/view/want_to_be_poor_work_one_of_these_8_jobs

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CPP SURVIVED GLOBAL CRASH BETTER THAN MOST PLANS

(NUPGE – National Union of Public and General Employees)

The reserve fund of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) was one of the top international performers during the 2005-09 boom-and-bust period, according to a report by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

By comparison, Canada’s private pensions, as is the case in most western developed countries, still have not recovered from huge losses during the global recession, the OECD reports in an analysis of public and private programs in 13 countries.

Read more: http://nupge.ca/content/3399/cpp-survived-global-crash-better-most-plans

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ONLINE JOURNAL ARTICLES

SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH: WORKING CONTINUOUSLY TOWARDS CHANGE
Thomas Abel
International Journal of Public Health, Volume 55 Number 4
http://www.springerlink.com/content/n86756k7330p7555/

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DEBATING AGGREGATE DEMAND AND AGGREGATE SUPPLY: INTRODUCTION
Fred Moseley
Review of Radical Political Economics published 14 July 2010
http://rrp.sagepub.com/cgi/rapidpdf/0486613410377461v1

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EVOLUTION OF NONPROFIT SELF-REGULATION IN EUROPE
Angela L. Bies
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly published 14 July 2010
http://nvs.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/0899764010371852v1

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THE PRACTICE OF DIALOGUE IN CRITICAL PEDAGOGY
Jodi Jan Kaufmann
Adult Education Quarterly published 14 July 2010
http://aeq.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/0741713610363021v1

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JOB POSTINGS

FULL-TIME EDITOR, INFORMATION WARFARE MONITOR

The Information Warfare Monitor (a collaboration between the Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs and the SecDev Group) seeks applications for a full-time editor of the Information Warfare Monitor. The position comes as a paid full-time fellowship at the Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.

The Information Warfare Monitor is an advanced research activity tracking the emergence of cyberspace as a strategic domain. We are an independent research effort. Our mission is to build and broaden the evidence base available to scholars, policy makers, and others.

More info: http://www.infowar-monitor.net/2010/07/call-for-applicants-information-warfare-monitor-full-time-editor/

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THE STOP COMMUNITY FOOD CENTRE: CATERING SALES & MARKETING COORDINATOR

The Stop’s catering services are a new social enterprise initiative of our fundraising department, with all net proceeds supporting our anti-hunger, community-building programs. We are seeking a dynamic, experienced, resourceful coordinator to drive catering sales, liaise with clients, and assist in the execution of events.

Reporting to the Director of Development, and working as part of the fundraising team, the Catering Coordinator will:

– Develop new business and ensure retention of current clients
– Develop and execute marketing strategies to increase catering sales
– Initiate and execute strategies to ensure The Stop’s a preferred caterer at key venues
– Develop marketing collateral including catering brochures, website, etc.
– Liaise with our chef and other staff to coordinate catering functions including booking, selecting and costing menu items, pricing, coordinating staff and equipment rentals
– Attend events to ensure client expectations are met or exceeded
– Prepare thorough and professional proposals
– Attend industry events as required

More info: http://thestop.org/jobs

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VOLUNTEER & FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR, NORTH YORK WOMEN’S SHELTER, TORONTO

Deadline: August 6, 2010

North York Women’s Shelter is an emergency shelter and support service provider to abused women and their children.

You will be joining our Development team and will be responsible for fostering and growing our volunteer base through recruitment and recognition. You will also support our fundraising efforts, particularly around donor relations and donor management. In particular, manage our database and tax receipting, processing donations, as well as donor stewardship. This position also has some cross functional duties with front-line and support staff. This position is unionized with OPSEU Local 518.

For more information: http://www.idealist.org/if/i/en/av/Job/389908-298

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OUR MANDATE:

The Centre for the Study of Education and Work (CSEW) brings together educators from university, union, and community settings to understand and enrich the often-undervalued informal and formal learning of working people. We develop research and teaching programs at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (UofT) that strengthen feminist, anti-racist, labour movement, and working-class perspectives on learning and work.

Our major project is APCOL: Anti-Poverty Community Organizing and Learning. This five-year project (2009-2013), funded by SSHRC-CURA, brings academics and activists together in a collaborative effort to evaluate how organizations approach issues and campaigns and use popular education.

For more information about CSEW, visit: http://www.csew.ca

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The Swan

LA BRECHE

A new issue of the radical Swiss journal, La Breché, is now out.

http://www.labreche.ch/lb/RevLB06.htm

Message

Etat espagnol

Présentation
Le chômage explose, les logements nouveaux, vides, se comptent par centaines de milliers. Le gouvernement de José Luis Zapatero a décidé un brutal plan d’austérité. Quelle sera la riposte des salariés? (cau)

La crise d’une économie européenne subalterne La crise de l’économie espagnole entre la tyrannie des marchés
financiers, le déficit budgétaire, l’explosion du chômage et des coupes massives dans les dépenses sociales.
Daniel Albarracin

Crise

Capitalisme du troisième âge: Quo vadis?
A partir de questions portant sur la théorie des ondes longues et de son adéquation à la situation présente de l’économie mondiale, passage en revue de diverses approches.
Daniel Albarracin

Une crise à ricochet
«Le G20 renonce à taxer les banques», l’oligarchie de l’UE promet des «années de souffrance» aux salarié·e·s.
Charles-André Udry

Dossier eaux et pouvoirs

Présentation
«Lorsque le terme eau apparaît dans la presse ces temps-ci, la crise
est rarement loin derrière.» The Economist

Problèmes de l’eau en espagne
Sur la base d’une étude minutieuse des désastreuses politiques de
l’eau de l’Etat espagnol, l’auteur dessine les lignes de force
d’une «nouvelle culture de l’eau».
José Manuel Naredo

Les obstacles à une gestion intégrée de l’eau et des écosystèmes
En partant des spécificités hydrauliques
de l’Espagne, J. M. Naredo éclaire les conflits à l’œuvre et
définit les points forts de la construction d’une écologie et
d’une économie politique de l’eau.
Entretien avec José Manuel Naredo

L ’eau privatisée. L’eau, l’argent et le pouvoir
La pénurie de l’eau ne relève pas d’un processus naturel, elle
est socialement construite.
Erik Swyngedouw

Culture

Culture et socialisme
A contre-courant, l’auteur discute l’intrication culture-nature
avec la volonté d’éclairer la nécessité de redéfinir leurs
relations dans une un perspective subversive.
Terry Eagleton

A lire

Gilbert Achcar
Les arabes et la shoah
Entretien avec le journal israélien Yedioth Ahronoth

John Bellamy Foster
The ecological revolution: making peace with the planet
Erik Wallenberg

Dir. Michel Biard
La révolution française, une histoire toujours vivante
Nicole Perron

Débat

Alexander Rabinowtch
The Bolsheviks in power
Une analyse de Sarah Badcock

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Medieval University

WHAT IS A UNIVERSITY?

What is a University? Explaining the Rise of Universities in Medieval Europe

This is an essay by Amy Leach, a first year Education Studies student in the School of Education at the University of Northampton. It was written in December 2009.

It has been published on ‘The Flow of Ideas’ web site.

You can view Amy’s essay at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=contributions&sub=Universities%20-%20Amy%20Leach

Referenced as:

Leach, A. (2009) What is a University? Explaining the Rise of Universities in Medieval Europe, 10th December, Education Studies, School of Education, University of Northampton, online at The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=contributions&sub=Universities%20-%20Amy%20Leach

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Education

WHY STUDY EDUCATION STUDIES?

Why Study Education Studies?

This is an essay by Louise Jemmett, a first year Education Studies student at the University of Northampton. It was written in November 2009.

It has been published on ‘The Flow of Ideas’ web site.

You can view Louise’s essay at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/index.php?page=contributions&sub=Education%20Studies%20-%20Louise%20Jemmett

Referenced as:

Jemmett, L. (2009) Why Study Education Studies? 2nd November, Education Studies, University of Northampton, online at The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/index.php?page=contributions&sub=Education%20Studies%20-%20Louise%20Jemmett

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Charlotte

PARTNERSHIPS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION AND FURTHER EDUCATION: THE LIBRARY PERSPECTIVE

We have finalised the programme for this conference which will take place on 26 November 2010 in Bristol and the bookings are now open. Details and a booking form can be found on the conference blog at

http://heinfelibrary.wordpress.com/

There is an excellent programme which should be of interest to anybody who works in or with partner or federated colleges.

For those of you travelling some distance and staying over, a hotel within close walking distance is the Holiday Inn Express: http://www.expressbristol.co.uk/Holiday-Inn-Express-Bristol-Home/holiday-inn-express-bristol-north.html
or even closer is the slightly more expensive Holiday Inn:
http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/gb/en/bristol/brsfr/hoteldetail

If you have any questions at all then please do contact me (Ruth Charlton: rcharlton@plymouth.ac.uk) or Ian Collins (ian.collins@uwe.ac.uk)

Ruth Charlton
Senior Subject Librarian (Faculty of Health and PCMD)
Academic Support Team
Charles Seale-Hayne  Library
University of Plymouth
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Plymouth
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Rosa Luxemburg

ROSA LUXEMBURG AND THE CRITIQUE OF POLITICAL ECONOMY

Rosa Luxemburg and the Critique of Political Economy
Edited by Riccardo Bellofiore

This book analyzes the important contributions of Rosa Luxemburg to economic theory as well as devoting some space to her background as a left social-democratic politician and her personality.

The book’s main focus of attention is the theory of capitalist development and the theory of the crash, but its connection with the theory of value, the theory of the monetary circuit, the theory of distribution and the theory of international finance are also explored.

The contributors to the volume come from different theoretical perspectives, both from within and outside the Marxian tradition – Post-Keynesians, Kaleckians and Circuitists are all included.

Table of Contents

Rosa Luxemburg and the Critique of Political Economy, edited by Riccardo Bellofiore, Routledge Studies in the History of Economics, Routledge: Thirteen papers discuss Rosa Luxemburg’s contribution to Marxian critical political economy.

Papers explore:

Rosa Luxemburg’s on capitalist dynamics, distribution and effective demand crises (Riccardo Bellofiore);

Luxemburg’s critique of Karl Marx’s schemes of reproduction–a re-evaluation and a possible generalization (Meghnad Desai and Roberto Veneziani);

Where does the money and demand come from?–Rosa Luxemburg and the Marxian reproduction schema (Andrew B. Trigg);

The monetary circuit of capital in the Anti-Critique (Riccardo Bellofiore);

Late Marx and Luxemburg–opening a development within political economy (Paul Zarembka);

Rosa Luxemburg and finance (Jan Toporowski);

Economics, politics, and crisis theory–Luxemburg, Bukharin, and Grossmann on the limits of capital (Paul Mattick);

Luxemburg’s and Kalecki’s theories and visions of capitalist dynamics (Tadeusz Kowalik);

Imperialism today (Joseph Halevi);

Rosa Luxemburg on imperialism–some issues of substance and method (Roberto Veneziani);

Rosa Luxemburg’s The Accumulation of Capital: East and West (He Ping);

A very political political economist– Rosa Luxemburg’s theory of wages (Michael R. Kraetke);

Rosa Luxemburg on trade unions and the party–the polemics with Kautsky and Lenin—an assessment (Andrea Panaccione); and

Luxemburg–the woman, the revolutionary (Edoarda Masi).

Index

Riccardo Bellofiore is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Bergamo and Research Associate with the Centre for the History and Methodology of Economics at the University of Amsterdam.

June 2009: 216pp | Hardback: 978-0-415-40570-6 £70.00 DISCOUNTED PRICE: £56.00 €66.00

For more information visit: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415405706/

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