Skip navigation

Daily Archives: November 25th, 2011

Karl Marx

MARX AND PHILOSOPHY REVIEW OF BOOKS – UPDATE NOVEMBER 2011

New reviews just published online in the Marx and Philosophy Review of Books

·        Choat on Badiou’s Second Manifesto

·        Mckenna on Sayers, Marx and Alienation

·        Lawrence on Myers on The Politics of Equality

·        Marshall on Anderson, The New-Old World

·        Dillet on Philosophy in France in the 60s

·        Regilme on Agamben, Badiou, et al. on the state of Democracy

·        Smith on graphic Introductions to Capitalism and Marxism

New list of books for review and new search engine all at:  http://www.marxandphilosophy.org.uk/reviewofbooks/

To receive notification of new reviews and comments when they appear join the Marx and Philosophy Society email list: http://lists.topica.com/lists/mpslist

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Professor Sean Sayers,

Editor, Marx and Philosophy Review of Books

School of European Culture and Languages
University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NF, UK
Tel +44 1227-827513; Fax +44 1227-823641
http://www.marxandphilosophy.org.uk/reviewofbooks/

Just published: Marx and Alienation: Essays on Hegelian Themes (Palgrave Macmillan)

***END***

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a new song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Mountain Walk

PROBLEMATIZING STUDENT SUPPORT: THE AFFECTIVE AND ACADEMIC DIMENSIONS

SRHE, 73 Collier Street, London N1 9BE

7 February 2012 1pm – 4.30pm

 

Helping and Supporting Students: A case for the development of collegiality, dialogue and ‘practice’

Dr Jan Huyton, Senior Lecturer and PDP/Personal Tutoring Co-ordinator, Cardiff Metropolitan University.

In the higher education context, support work with students often occurs in private space, behind the closed doors of a tutor’s office. Using Goffmanesque dramaturgical imagery I have described such interactions as frequently taking place ‘off-stage’. It is essential that the manner in which tutors approach this challenge is theorised as a form of academic or pedagogical practice. This paper will draw on research which demonstrates that many tutors are working in a supportive capacity with students, without a clear sense of the boundaries of their role, and without discussing their work with colleagues. I will argue that the promotion of dialogue facilitated by more collegial forms of working offers the most constructive way forward. This would address the need to develop a notion of ‘practice’ (MacIntyre, 2007) for supporting students based on academic, pedagogical and ethical principles, and would also offer the opportunity to explore practice via peer supervision.

 

Helping and supporting students: analysing the concept of need 

Dr Janette Myers, Senior Lecturer in Student Learning and Support, St George’s, University of London

This paper will argue for a critical examination of the concept of student need. To this end a model of need and its relationship to another key concept in higher education, the development of autonomy, will be explained and discussed. A comparison of the cases of two similar institutions with very different approaches will be used to show how the idea of the student contains constructions of need that have implications for academic practice. The Medical Schools of King’s College London and St George’s, University of London both have schemes which are designed to extend entry to medical degrees to students who are currently under-represented. Both Medical Schools are part of the University of London, located in South London, nine stops apart on the London Underground and have the aim of attracting similar students. The schemes have similar objectives but in other respects are very different. These striking differences serve as a way of considering the question of the construction of student need and its implications that is applicable to other forms of student support and academic practice.

 

Affective dimensions of supporting doctoral students and implications for academic development for doctoral supervisors 

Jannie Roed, Principal Lecturer at the University of West London

Doctoral education is not only about the production of new knowledge. It is also about the development of individuals and the shaping of new identities. Green (2005:154) has described doctoral supervision as a ‘field of identification’, arguing that the transformational processes taking place in the supervisory space is about negotiating and re-positioning identities between students and supervisors, and Crossouard (2010) has shown how the doctoral learning experience has a powerful impact on how individuals view themselves both during their studies and after completion. However, in the process, supervisors, too, develop their professional identities (Halse 2011).Using a conceptual framework based on Margaret Archer’s work on agency and structure (Archer 2000; Archer 2003) and Judith Butler’s theories around accounting for oneself (Butler 2005), the paper draws on findings from 14 in-depth interviews with doctoral supervisors to explore how affective dimensions of the doctoral supervisory process shape professional identities.

 

Network Convenors: Professor Paul Blackmore (KCL) and Prof. Joëlle Fanghanel (Universityof West London)

 

Event booking details

To reserve a place at this seminar please register at http://www.eventdotorg.co.uk/events.asp or telephone +44 (0) 207 427 2350.   SRHE events are open to all and free to SRHE members as part of their membership package. The delegate fee for non-members is £25 [full time students £20]. Non-members wishing to join the Society may do so at the time of registration and the delegate fee will be waived. Please note that places must be booked in advance and that a £25 for non-attendance will  be charged if a place has been reserved but no notice of cancellation/non-attendance has been given in advance.

 

Yours sincerely

Francois Smit

SRHE Event Manager

PLEASE NOTE THAT SRHE HAS MOVED TO NEW OFFICES. OUR NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER

OUR NEW OFFICE DETAILS ARE:

Society for Research into Higher Education

73 Collier Street

LondonN1 9BE

Telephone 0207 427 2350

Fax number 0207 278 1135

srheoffice@srhe.ac.uk

http://www.srhe.ac.uk

 

 

**END**

 

‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

 

‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)  

 

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a new song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski

The Ockress: http://www.theockress.com

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Work

CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION AND WORK – UPDATE 25th NOVEMBER 2011

EVENTS

CLiFF TORONTO (CANADIAN LABOUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL) – DAY 3 AND 4 (NOV. 26-27)

Imagine a world where thousands of films are made about workers and the conditions under which they live, work, fight, and succeed in their daily lives!

2009 marked the first-ever Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLiFF). This also marked the first ever labour-oriented film festival in Canada.

See the 2011 CLiFF Toronto schedule here: http://labourfilms.ca/?page_id=2031

Just added!
Labour and the Occupy Movement
What is the connection between Labour and the Occupy Movement? Come and join a discussion at CLiFF Toronto with Jesse McLaren – doctor, socialist, and activist, who has been an active participant among the organizers at Occupy Toronto.

Saturday, November 26, 7:00 PM
Innis Town Hall
2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto
5 minutes south of St. George subway
(wheelchair accessible)

+++++

BOOK LAUNCH – BRAVE NEW TEACHERS: DOING SOCIAL JUSTICE WORK IN NEO-LIBERAL TIMES

For 15 years York University’s Urban Diversity teacher education program has been training teachers with an equity, diversity and social justice focus. The founder of the program, Dr. Patrick Solomon, died in October, 2008. Before his death he saw the need for a study of the impact of the program on its graduates.  He carried out this study with a group of associates and the result is this book.

Book:  Brave New Teachers: Doing Social Justice Work in Neo-liberal Times
Authors:  Patrick Solomon, Jordan Singer, Arlene Campbell, and Andrew Allen
Publisher:  Canadian Scholars’ Press

When: December 1    5:30 – 8:00
Where: OISE Library
Panel: Jordan Singer, Andrew Allen, Sharron Rosen, Karen Murray
Moderator: John Portelli
Light refreshments

For more info: http://bit.ly/uffEZi

+++++

OUR TIMES MAGAZINE 30TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY

Our Times, Canada’s independent, bi-monthly labour magazine, is 30 years old this year, and we’re throwing a party to celebrate three decades of stories about workers’ rights and social justice. Please join us on December 3 at the Steelworkers Hall ( 25 Cecil Street ) in Toronto. Doors open at 7 p.m.

The celebration will include a light buffet, cash bar, silent auction, and a whole lot of dancing.

Our guest speaker is NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan.

Rabia Syed’s talented children “HHSB” will do a number about Our Times early in the evening. Don’t miss them! And Jojo Geronimo and company will present a brief but creative verdict from the recent People vs. Harper People’s Court.

To wrap things up before we dance the night away, members from Toronto’s beloved Common Thread Community Chorus will sing songs with us to raise the rafters, including “Carry It On” in honour of Jack Layton’s wish that we all retain our love, hope and optimism in the struggles ahead for justice and dignity for all.

ACTRA member Bryn McAuley (on the cover of the current issue of Our Times) will be MCing the event, along with Our Times advisory board member Jorge Garcia-Orgales. It’s going to be a blast!

Tickets $50. Available in advance. (For students, low-waged and unwaged there is a $20 or pay-what-you-can option.)

You can get your party invitation online at http://www.ourtimes.ca

For more information or to buy tickets send an email to staff@ourtimes.ca or call 416.703.7661. Toll-free: 1.800.648.6131.

Hope to see you there!

+++++
+++++

NEWS AND VIEWS

NEW CCPA PUBLICATION – OUR SCHOOLS, OUR SELVES: INSTRUMENTS OF SOCIAL CHANGE

The fall 2011 issue of Our Schools/Our Selves asks: “If schools are truly to be instruments of social change, how we can ensure that the change we build together is inclusive, empathetic, just and empowering; that it serves students, educators and communities; that it broadens horizons rather than narrowing them; and finally, that its “strings” connect and engage rather than bind and limit?”

“The violin is a powerful image — strings and bridges evoke the act of making connections between students and their classrooms, and between schools and wider communities — and is a useful starting point into an exploration of what we must help schools do in order to build progress in a range of areas: gender equity; creating sustainable communities; media education and analysis; a school system that values experience, and cultural and social relevancy over standardization and evaluation; social justice, and accountable public institutions.”

For more info and to order: http://bit.ly/vPqNBE

+++++

BEHIND THE NUMBERS

CCPA’s national blog, Behind the Numbers, delivers timely, progressive commentary on issues that affect Canadians, including the economy, poverty, inequality, climate change, budgets, taxes, public services, employment and much more. Go behind the numbers with these latest posts:

– Naomi Klein on Capitalism vs. the Climate, by Erika Shaker
– A Progressive Alternative to the Harper Agenda, by Andrew Jackson
– Challenging Capitalism: a 12-step program, by Marc Lee
– The Mowat Centre and Employment Insurance, by Andrew Jackson
– An Inconvenient Occupation, by Christopher Majka
– Who Occupies the Skies? by Marc Lee

Visit the blog: http://www.behindthenumbers.ca/

+++++

THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT: A LESSON IN THE RISK OF INEQUALITY

Maytree Opinion, November 2011
By Alan Broadbent

The Occupy movement may be the harbinger of more serious discontent, writes Alan Broadbent in this month’s Maytree Opinion. The gap between society’s richest and poorest has indeed been growing. And in the developed world the middle class is all but disappearing. This inequality breeds instability which can have unpredictable outcomes. But we can find solutions in the work of think tanks such as Caledon, Mowat and others.

Read more: http://bit.ly/tjvVjQ
+++++
+++++
(END)

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 this project, visit http://www.apcol.ca

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

 

 

**END**

 

‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

 

‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)  

 

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a new song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski

The Ockress: http://www.theockress.com

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com