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DECOLONIZATION IN THE THIRD WORLD: CHALLENGES, HOPES AND LIMITATIONS

International Conference
Lucienne-Cnockaert Chair and the Department of History, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC (Canada)
17-18 November 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS
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In Africa, Latin America and Asia, the end of European colonial domination is a period of particular interest as it leads, almost invariably, to a new era characterized by uncertainty and the unknown. Upon achieving independence, previously colonized countries are often confronted with unprecedented cultural, ideological and political upheaval. This is usually indicative of an effort to exorcise the country’s colonial heritage, to rebuild the nation, and to look for ways and means of renewing the culture and social and economic development. The management of independence in the new Third World countries deals not only with which ideological model is best for the development of the nation, but also with establishing proactive socio-cultural, educational and economic policies. These policies are meant to build or re-build societies and nation-states, and to re-establish national identity, as well as combat the inequality and economic under-development inherent to colonialism. However, it would seem that despite important changes and significant results, postcolonial policies must contend with a number of limitations due, in part, to the persistence of prior dependence, to the nature of the political regimes in place and to new forms of economic dependence.

In consideration of the fiftieth anniversary of the decolonization of several African countries, the Lucienne-Cnockaert Research Chair in Modern History of European and Africa will be holding a conference entitled “Decolonization in the Third World: Challenges, Hopes and Limitations” on 17-18 November 2011. This conference will be an opportunity to study the magnitude and complexity of the responsibilities and challenges, and the various administrative paths chosen by the post-colonial societies of Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The aim of this conference is first and foremost to examine the objectives and challenges of cultural, educational and economic reforms in the Third World after attaining independence. Researchers will be invited to examine the nature of interracial and inter-religious relations, as well as the role of minority groups and demographically diverse populations (women, youth, ethnic groups, descendents of colonizers, regional groups, etc.) in the process of identity-building and socio-economic development within the new nation-states. A critical evaluation of the various reforms undertaken in postcolonial societies will allow researchers to take note of their limitations and their success, however limited the latter may appear to be. Finally, particular attention will be given to the various types of relations established between Third World countries and the Western world as a whole, and with international organizations and institutions such as UNESCO, the UN, the IMF, the Francophonie and the Commonwealth.

We welcome conference proposals touching upon the following themes:
– Cultural and economic aspects of colonialism
– Discourses and intellectual trajectories of the leaders of  independence movements
– The meaning of national symbols: national anthems, mottos and flags
– The nature of the postcolonial State and the ideologies of independence
– Cultural policies established in order to restore a national identity
– Relationships between native populations and the descendents of colonizers
– Policies respecting women and/or minorities
– Studies of particular concepts or ideologies (pan-Africanism, pan-Asianism, non-alignment, post- colonialism, socialism, etc.)
– Management of regional, ethnic and religious diversity
– Economic planning and development
– Neo-colonialism and international relationships between North and South
– International relationships amongst the South
– Interventions of the IMF and the World Bank: challenges and results
– Memories of independence

Researchers, professors and students interested in participating in this conference are invited to send proposals approximately 300 words in length before 1st March 2011.

Registration fees for this conference are $150 CAD. Travel and accommodation expenses may be reimbursed depending on funding received from granting agencies.

Please send proposals along with a brief CV by email to Professor Patrick Dramé: patrick.drame@usherbrooke.ca
http://www.pages.usherbrooke.ca/lucienne-cnockaert/

The conference will take place at the Université de Sherbrooke on 17-18 November 2011. Papers and presentations may be in either French or English.

Program Committee:
Patrick DRAMÉ, History Departments, Université de Sherbrooke and Bishop’s University
Élikia M’BOKOLO, École des Hautes Études en Sciences sociales, Paris
Samir SAUL, History Department, Université de Montréal
Muriel GOMEZ-PEREZ, History Department, Université Laval
Magali DELEUZE, History Department, Royal Military College, Kingston
Ibrahima THIOUB, History Department, Université de Dakar
Christopher GOSCHA, History Department, Université du Québec à Montréal
Maurice DEMERS, History Department, Université de Sherbrooke
Jean-Bruno MUKANYA KANINDA-MUANA, History Department, Université de Montréal

Organizing Committee:
Patrick DRAMÉ, History Department, Université de Sherbrooke
Muriel GOMEZ-PEREZ, History Department, Université Laval
Magali DELEUZE, History Department, Royal Military College, Kingston
Pascal SCALLON-CHOUINARD, Ph.D. candidate, Université de Sherbrooke
Maxime LANDRY-VALLÉE, Graduate student, Université de Sherbrooke
Alexander MAJOR, Graduate student, Université de Sherbrooke

Contact:
Pascal Scallon-Chouinard
Université de Sherbrooke
Email: Pascal.Scallon-Chouinard@USherbrooke.ca
Web: http://pages.usherbrooke.ca/lucienne-cnockaert/index.php?id=2

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SUMMER INSTITUTE IN QUALITATIVE RESEARCH 2011: PUTTING THEORY TO WORK

Monday 18th – Friday 22nd July 2011
Education and Social Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University
Summer Institute Director: Maggie MacLure

We are pleased to announce the second international Summer Institute in Qualitative Research, organised and hosted by the Education and Social Research Institute at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Please display or circulate to any colleagues who might be interested.

The Summer Institute provides the opportunity to learn about major trends in theory, in dialogue with leading theorists.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS [further speakers to be announced]
Deborah Britzman, York University, Canada
Linda Tuhiwai Smith, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Lisa Mazzei, Gonzaga University, USA
Bill Green, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Kate McCoy, State University of New York (New Paltz)
Helen Colley, MMU
Harry Torrance, MMU
Keri Facer, MMU
Maggie MacLure, MMU

‘PUTTING THEORISTS TO WORK’ workshops (Butler, Deleuze, Derrida, Foucault and others)

Sessions will be a mix of keynote sessions from leading researchers, small-group discussions and workshops on the work of leading theorists. Opportunities for interaction are an important part of the week’s activities.

The Summer Institute will be of interest to qualitative researchers who are looking for serious and stimulating engagements with theory, from doctoral students to more experienced researchers, across a range of disciplines including education, social sciences, health and caring professions.

STANDARD DELEGATE FEE: £295 (including all lunches and refreshments, plus wine reception)

Initial inquiries and registration details: email SIQR@mmu.ac.uk
For information on last year’s Summer Institute: http://www.esri.mmu.ac.uk/siqr/about.php

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The Education and Social Research Institute at MMU is a leading centre for applied social and educational research with a world-class reputation for the development of theory and methodology. It is one of the top ten UK education research establishments, according to the last Research Assessment Exercise. See http://esri.mmu.ac.uk

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Ben Linus

PEOPLE TRAFFICKING: BSA PRESIDENTIAL EVENT

24 January 2011 – BSA Presidential Event: People Trafficking – British Library Conference Centre, London, UK

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!

Following on from the success of the first Presidential event on Climate Change, the BSA President, Professor John Brewer, proudly announces the second of a series of Presidential events (free to BSA members). 

PEOPLE TRAFFICKING – This one day conference will examine international migration, immigration and people trafficking.

We are delighted that Robin Cohen, Director of the International Migration Institute at the University of Oxford,  will be taking the lead on this event and presenting International Migration: then and now.

The conference programme includes the following high-profile speakers who, being leaders in their field, are sure to be thought-provoking and invite lively debate:

A welcome to the conference from BSA President: Professor John Brewer.

Professor Robin Cohen, IMI, University of Oxford:  International Migration: then and now.

Dr Bridget Anderson, COMPAS, University of Oxford:  Ethics and Immigration Control.

Professor Karen O’Reilly, Loughborough University:  Lifestyle Migration – the British abroad.

Dr Vron Ware, The Open University:  Soldiers and Migrants – civil-military relations.

Dr Nicola Mai, London Metropolitan University:  Sexuality, Gender and International Migration.

Dr Danny Sriskandarajah, Director of the Royal Commonwealth Society:  Why we need a migration museum?

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!

Cost:  FREE for BSA Members*; £25 for Non-Members*

*Places for this event are allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Lunch and refreshments are included.  BSA Members can attend this event free of charge (your 2011 subscription must be paid in advance of registration).  Non-Members of the BSA may also attend this event for a registration fee of £25.

Please direct any queries about this event to events@britsoc.org.uk or call the BSA Events Team on 0191 383 0839.

For further information, please visit the BSA website:  http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/presidential.htm.

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Dave Hill

JOURNAL FOR CRITICAL EDUCATION POLICY STUDIES – VOLUME 8 NUMBER 2 (DECEMBER 2010)

The latest edition of JCEPS (The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies) is now online.

JCEPS is a free, online, peer-juried/refereed international scholarly journal.

It is online at: http://www.jceps.com

Dave Hill (Chief/ Founding Editor; Middlesex University, London, UK; Visiting Professor of Education at  Athens University, Greece; Visiting Professor of Critical Education Policy and Equality Studies at the University of Limerick, Ireland)

Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, Volume 8, Number 2: December 2010

CONTENTS:

Anna-Carin Jonsson and Dennis Beach (University of Borås, Sweden): Reproduction of social class in teacher education: The influence of scientific theories on future teachers’ implicit beliefs

Petar Jandric (Polytechnic Graduate School, Zagreb, Croatia): Wikipedia and education: anarchist perspectives and virtual practices

Periklis Pavlidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece): Critical Thinking as Dialectics: a Hegelian-Marxist Approach

Andrew N. McNight (University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA): A Pragmatic and pedagogically Minded Revaluation of Historical Materialism

Diana Mulinari and Anders Neergaard (Centre for Gender Studies, Lund University, Sweden; Institute for Migration, Ethnicity and Society, Linköping University, Sweden): The ‘others’ in Sweden. Neoliberal policies and the politics of ‘race’ in education

James Avis (Huddersfield University, UK): Workplace learning, knowledge, practice and transformation

Imed Labidi (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA): Arab Education Going Medieval: Sanitizing Western Representation in Arab Schools

Margaret Kennedy and Martin J. Power (University of Limerick, Ireland): ‘The Smokescreen of meritocracy’: Elite Education in Ireland and the reproduction of class privilege

Magnus Dahlstedt and Mekonnen Tesfahuney (Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society), Linköping University, Sweden; University of Karlstad, Sweden): Speculative Pedagogy: Education, Entrepreneurialism and the Politics of Inclusion in Contemporary Sweden

Jean Leon Boucher (The University of Texas at El Paso, USA): There Will be Struggle: The Development and Operational Issues of Social Justice Programs at State Universities in the United States of America

Knud Jensen and Dirk Michel-Schertges (Aarhus University, School of Education, Denmark): Transforming of Educational Institutions after GATS – Consequences in Social Relations as Corporation, Competition and State Regulation

Donn Short (University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada): Conversations in Equity and Social Justice: Constructing Safe Schools for Queer Youth

Shahrzad Mojab (Ontario Institute in the Studies of Education, University of Toronto, Canada): Pedagogical Possibilities of Class in Culture: Review of: Ebert, Teresa, L. and Mas’ud Zavarzadeh (2008) Class in Culture. Boulder, Colorado: Paradigm Publishers.

Samuel Day Fassbinder (DeVry University. USA): Book Review: Nocella II, Anthony J., Steven Best, and Peter McLaren, eds. Academic Repression: Reflections from the Academic-Industrial Complex. Oakland CA: AK, 2010.

The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies is a free e-journal published by The Institute for Education Policy Studies (IEPS)

IEPS is an independent Radical Left/ Socialist/ Marxist institute for developing policy analysis and development of education policy. It is at www.ieps.org.uk The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies (JCEPS) seeks to develop Marxist and other Left analysis of education.

The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies seeks and publishes articles that critique global, national, neo-liberal, neo-conservative, New Labour, Third Way, postmodernist and other analyses of policy developments, as well as those that attempt to report on, analyse and develop Socialist/ Marxist transformative policy for schooling and education from a number of Radical Left perspectives. JCEPS also addresses issues of social class, ‘race’, gender, sexual orientation, disability and capital/ism; critical pedagogies; new public managerialism and academic / non-academic labour, and empowerment/ disempowerment. JCEPS welcomes articles from academics and activists throughout the globe. It is a refereed / peer reviewed/ peer juried international journal.

Contact: dave.hill@ieps.org.uk and DAVE6@mdx.ac.uk

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No Future

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RESEARCHING WORK AND LEARNING

Special Conference Announcement
International Conference on Researching Work and Learning (RWL)

The Seventh RWL Conference will be taking place in Shanghai, China (December 4-7, 2011)

All conference information can be found at http://www.rwlecnu.org/

Deadline for proposals (papers, symposia, workshops, poster sessions) is March 1st, 2011.

Conference Streams include:
a) Learning, Organizational Change and Organizational Development
b) Professional Work and Learning
c) Leadership Studies in Work and Learning
d) Labour Studies in Work and Learning
e) Trade Unions’ Education and Learning
f) Quality of Work/Learning Life
g) Trans-nationalism, Migration, Work and Learning
h) Work, Learning and Community
i) Learning Theory, Skills and Work
j) Identity, Work and Learning
k) Gender, Ethnicity, Spirituality, Diversity in Workplace and Learning
l) Vocational Education, Labour Markets and Learning
m) Policy Studies, Work and Learning
n) Unpaid Work and Learning
o) Historical Approaches to Work, Learning and Social Change
p) Best practice studies, work and learning

About the RWL Series:
The RWL international conference series was established in 1999 and has run continuously since on a bi-annual basis. Successful conferences have been held in the UK, Canada, Finland, Australia, South Africa, Denmark. In close association with the Journal of Workplace Learning and Emerald Publishing, the RWL series is the longest, continuously running international conference series in the field of work and learning studies currently in operation.

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ABOUT CSEW (CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION & WORK, OISE/UT):

Head: Peter Sawchuk
Co-ordinator: D’Arcy Martin

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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Capitalist Crisis

CRISIS AND CHANGE TODAY

Crisis and Change Today: Basic Questions of Marxist Sociology
Second Edition

By Peter Knapp and Alan Spector

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Crisis and Change Today provides a solid introduction to Marxist social theory. The work’s unique voice is expressed in its Socratic-dialogic approach, structured around forty questions that students have about society and social change. Topics range from theories of history, economics, unemployment, racial oppression, the state, fascism, the collapse of the Soviet bloc, and points of convergence and difference between the dialectical approach and other approaches to social science. The content and tone of the work invites students to evaluate various traditional and current explanations of social institutions and social processes and encourages them to weigh the debates and investigate further.

The first edition was very well received (recipient of the Distinguished Scholarship Award of the Section on Marxist Sociology of the ASA), and the second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to be relevant for students today. Though the first edition was written during the wake of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union, the growing gap between the rich and the poor and the economic crisis have generated more interest in using Marxist analysis as a tool to understand both the crises of capitalism and the weaknesses of past Marxist praxis.

Peter Knapp is Professor of Sociology at Villanova University and author of books and articles on Marx and Hegel.

Alan Spector is Professor of Sociology at Purdue University Calumet. In addition to publishing, he has served as Chair of the Section on Marxist Sociology of the American Sociological Association and is currently on the editorial board of Critical Sociology.

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Karl Marx

NEW PROPOSALS: JOURNAL OF MARXISM AND INTERDISCIPILINARY INQUIRY

New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry has just published its latest issue at http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/newproposals. We invite you to review the Table of Contents here and then visit our web site to review articles and items of interest.

We encourage you to consider submitting an article, comment, photo essay for consideration. The types of engaged progressive research that we publish extends across the many disciplines of social science and humanities research. Upcoming issues include an anthropological analysis of neo-liberal social movements, a reassessment of the relationship between feminism and Marxism, and the publication of a new revised edition of a great introductory anthropology collection, Anthropology for a Small Planet.

Thanks for the continuing interest in our work
Charles R. Menzies
University of British Columbia
cmenzies@interchange.ubc.ca

New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry
Vol. 4, No. 1 (2010)
Table of Contents
http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/newproposals/issue/view/96

Introduction
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Retrospection and Hope in a Democratic Socialist Alternative (5-6)
Charles R. Menzies

Feature Article
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Social Movements and Counter-Hegemony: Lessons from the Field (7-22)
William K. Carroll, R. S. Ratner

Comments and Arguments
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Base, Superstructure, Aesthetic Level: notes on a theory (23-28)
Gary Tedman

Articles
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Learning a lesson: An anarchist’s defence of Marxism based socialism
(29-34)
Arpad Kovacs

Sports Commentators and Late Monopoly Capitalist Indoctrination in the United States (35-47)
Kirk Packwood

Lohas and The Indigo Dollar: Growing The Spiritual Economy (48-60)
Joseph Gelfer

Complete Printable Version
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Complete Printable Version (1-60)
NP Editorial Collective

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The Orchid

RESEARCH IN COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION – VOLUME 5 NUMBER 3 (2010)

RESEARCH IN COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
Volume 5 Number 3 2010, ISSN 1745-4999
SPECIAL ISSUE
Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives on Governance in Vocational Education and Training
Guest Editor: ANTJE BARABASCH

Now available at: www.wwwords.co.uk/rcie/content/pdfs/5/issue5_3.asp

CONTENTS:

Antje Barabasch. Introduction. Methodological and Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Governance and Policy Transfer in Vocational Education and Training

Felix Rauner & Wolfgang Wittig. Differences in the Organisation of Apprenticeship in Europe: findings of a comparative evaluation study

Wolf-Dietrich Greinert. Governance Models of Training for Employment: a European perspective

Damian Oliver. Complexity in Vocational Education and Training Governance

James R. Stone III & Morgan V. Lewis. Governance of Vocational Education and Training in the United States

Bonnie Watt-Malcolm & Antje Barabasch. Tensions in the Canadian Apprenticeship Sector: rethinking Bourdieu’s analysis of habitus, field, and capital

Volker Wedekind. Chaos or Coherence? Further Education and Training College Governance in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Hubert Ertl & Geoff Hayward. Caught in the ‘Triple Lock’? An Evaluation of Governance Structures in the Development of 14-19 Diplomas in England

Pia Cort. Europeanisation and Policy Change in the Danish Vocational Education and Training System

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CALL FOR PAPERS: For all editorial matters, including articles offered for publication, please contact the Editor, Professor David Phillips (david.phillips@education.ox.ac.uk).

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Books

DIALECTICS OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Economy, Culture and Human Rights: Turbulence in Punjab, India and Beyond

by
Pritam Singh

Why do people get moved to protest against some violations of human rights and not others? How can the culture of human rights be made inclusive? This book offers insights into these questions by tracing the dialectical connection between economic interests and human rights. It offers a unique understanding of the contestation over the application of human rights in the global context. Reflection on personal experience of violation is combined with extensive fieldwork in India and Punjab to offer an enriched theoretical understanding of what is at stake in human rights thinking and practice.

This is an important work for anyone interested in the subject of human rights. Pritam Singh, in one masterful chapter after another, marshals diverse theory and evidence drawn from economics, political science, moral philosophy, and history, as well as his own life to make the case for understanding human rights as intrinsically important rather than simply as a means to achieve a given set of economic or political goals. He provides a multi-layered historical account of colonialism, the impact of evolving nationalism in newly independent states, and religious bigotry, combined with keen analytical insights and a vivid personal narrative to help us understand how human rights can not only be shaped by economic and political interests, but also how they can profoundly influence those interests as well … It presents the topic in a way that makes clear the universality of the concerns and issues addressed and the relevance of the lessons learned to understanding the importance of human rights generally.– William Seltzer, Senior Research Scholar, Fordham University, Bronx, New York, Chair of the American Statistical Association’s Committee on Scientific Freedom and Human Rights

This new book draws from Dr Singh’s own traumatic experiences arising from the conflict concerning India and Punjab in the 1970s… He is therefore very well placed to analyse the fraught history of the region, from a strongly held position on human rights: by looking at human rights in their complex relation with economic interests and political culture, he argues for “an intrinsic-worth approach towards human rights to empower the reach of human rights in shaping political culture and overcoming the narrow goals of economic interests”. The book will be of interest to all who wish better to understand India and Punjab, and to learn about a serious proposal for resolution of conflict. — Bill Bowring, Barrister, Professor of Law, Director of the LLM/MA in Human Rights, School of Law, Birkbeck College, University of London

Contents:

1. Theoretical perspectives and personal experiences

2. The political economy of centralisation in India: Shaping the macro-environment for human rights

3. Economic interests, political culture and human rights in Indo-British relations

4. Historical conduits of the political culture of Punjab

5. Actions and reactions of 1984: State repression, militancy and human rights

6. Rural capitalism, religious revivalism and fractured resistance

7. Combating sectarianism and instrumentalism in the human rights praxis in Punjab

8. Conclusions

Appendix: Responses to the human rights situation in Punjab.

Pritam Singh teaches economics and is the Director of Postgraduate Programme in International Management and International Relations at Oxford Brookes University Business School, Oxford. He is the author of Federalism, Nationalism and Development: India and the Punjab Economy (Routledge, London, 2008) and co-editor with S Thandi of Punjabi Identity in a Global Context (Oxford University Press, 1999) and with M Pearl of Equal Opportunities in the Curriculum (Oxford Brookes University, 1999).

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Work No More

WORKERS OF THE WORLD

Workers of the World: Essays toward a Global Labor History

Marcel van der Linden

· November 2010
· ISBN 978 90 04 18479 4
· Paperback (viii, 469 pp.)
· List price EUR 45.- / US$ 60.-
· Studies in Global Social History; 1

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The studies offered in this volume contribute to a Global Labor History freed from Eurocentrism and methodological nationalism. Using literature from diverse regions, epochs and disciplines, the book provides arguments and conceptual tools for a different interpretation of history – a labor history which integrates the history of slavery and indentured labor, and which pays serious attention to diverging yet interconnected developments in different parts of the world. The following questions are central: What is the nature of the world working class, on which Global Labor History focuses? How can we define and demarcate that class, and which factors determine its composition? Which forms of collective action did this working class develop in the course of time, and what is the logic in that development? What can we learn from adjacent disciplines? Which insights from anthropologists, sociologists and other social scientists are useful in the development of Global Labor History?

Readership: Social historians, labor historians, historians of slavery, historians of colonialism, historical sociologists

Marcel van der Linden (1952) is Research Director of the International Institute of Social History and Professor of social movement history at the University of Amsterdam. He has published extensively on labor and working-class history and on the history of ideas.

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A World To Win

BEYOND RESISTANCE TEACH-IN

You are invited to a Teach-In at Birbeck College on Saturday, January 15.

Beyond Resistance Teach-In will explore the issues in the new booklet published by A World to Win.

Here are the details:

Beyond Resistance
Saturday 15 January 1.30-5.30pm, Room 416 Birkbeck College
University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

Exploring with your help…

The nuts and bolts of the crisis

Why is capitalism in crisis and how bad is it?

What’s this to do with rising tuition fees & spending cuts?

Can more taxation and regulation solve the crisis?

Is a ‘green’ economy the answer?

The state we’re in

Does Parliamentary democracy have a future?

What new forms of democracy should we work towards?

And by the way – what is ‘The State’?

The challenge of ideas

Can we make a revolution with ideas from capitalism?

How can education challenge the status quo?

Building People’s Assemblies – action planning

How can we go beyond resistance in fighting the cuts?

Can People’s Assemblies create a real democracy?

Please register to book a place here: http://www.aworldtowin.net/about/eventPA15Jan2011.html

You can download Beyond Resistance free (http://www.aworldtowin.net/about/BeyondResistance.html) or get a hard copy by post for £3.

Order online or send a cheque with your address to Lupus Books, PO Box 942, London SW1V 2AR, or order by telephone 07871 745258. Order now and it will still reach you before the holidays!

Best wishes

Corinna Lotz
A World to Win

www.aworldtowin.net

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Socialism and Hope

NEW INTERVENTIONS – VOLUME 13 NUMBER 3

New Interventions

New Interventions is a socialist magazine, independent of any party and of any left group. Our aim is to provide an open forum for all shades of radical left opinion. We believe that dialogue and discussion are particularly important at this time because of the collapse of the Soviet Union and official communist parties throughout the world, the increasing moves to the right of social democratic parties, and the sectarianism and bureaucratic centralism of left groups.

The latest issue of New Interventions (Volume 13, no 3) is now available.

Contents:

* Mike Belbin, Gone For a Soldier: The Saville Inquiry into Bloody Sunday

* Mike Jones, The British People Decide: But What?: The Con-Lib coalition and the Labour leadership competition

* Pat Byrne, A New Approach to Europe: How the left should deal with Europe

* Tikva Honig-Parnass, The Limitations of Post-Zionism: Disregarding the Palestinian national question

* Carré Rouge, Thinking About Communism: The relevance of communism in the twenty-first century

* Harry Ratner, Comments on ‘Thinking About Communism’: How might the left approach today’s problems?

* JJ Plant, Francisco Ferrer (1859-1909): Remembering the revolutionary educator

* Paul Flewers, Hitched On His Own Petard: Christopher Hitchens gets it wrong about Animal Farm

* Tawney’s Wit and Wisdom: Some political quips from Richard Henry Tawney

* Chris Gray, Second Glance: Looking at Robert Paxton’s analysis of fascism

* Graham Milner, Rudyard Kipling and British Imperialism: Assessing one of Britain’s major poets

* Reviews — The Invention of the Jewish People

* Letters — Stalinism and Revolution; Yugoslavia

Copies £2.00 plus p+p from Dave Spencer at: drdavidspencer@talktalk.net

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