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Karl Marx

MARX AND PHILOSOPHY REVIEW OF BOOKS: UPDATE 17th DECEMBER 2011

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

·         Mckenna on Mészáros, Social Structure and Forms of Consciousness II

·         Krul on Eagleton, Why Marx Was Right

·         Bohrer on Negri, Art and Multitude

·         Sutton on Cook, Adorno on Nature

·         Wainwright on Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks

 

And new list of books for review at 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

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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)

 

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‘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)

 

‘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

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Learning at Work

GLOBAL LABOUR HISTORY – ONLINE COURSE

Brothers and sisters,

Following the Great Recession, workers all over the world are struggling against lay-offs and cuts in wages, benefits and public services. To be successful, these struggles need to support each other across borders so that workers and their unions in one country can learn from experiences in other countries and together build a stronger international labour movement. 

The Labour Studies Program at Athabasca University offers a new tool that aims at making at least a modest contribution to such efforts, a new course on Global Labour History.

Check it out at: http://www2.athabascau.ca/syllabi/lbst/lbst335.php, be in touch if you have any questions about it and tell others who might be interested.

For general information on our Labour Studies Program see: http://www2.athabascau.ca/labourstudies/

 

In solidarity,

Ingo

Dr. Ingo Schmidt, Academic Coordinator, Labour Studies, Athabasca University, 1 University Drive, Athabasca, AB, T9S 3A3, Canada, Phone: 1 – 866 – 916 – 8648

 

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‘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

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Paula Allman

POLICY FUTURES IN EDUCATION: VOLUME 9 NUMBER 5 – 2011

Now available at: 

http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pfie/content/pdfs/9/issue9_5.asp

POLICY FUTURES IN EDUCATION
Volume 9 Number 5 2011  ISSN 1478-2103

CONTENTS:

Gert Biesta & Carl Anders Säfström. A Manifesto for Education

Henry A. Giroux. Living in the Age of Imposed Amnesia: the eclipse of democratic formative culture

Henry A. Giroux. Business Culture and the Death of Public Education: Mayor Bloomberg, David Steiner, and the politics of corporate ‘leadership’

David Hursh & Andrew F. Wall. Repoliticizing Higher Education Assessment within Neoliberal Globalization

Engin Karadağ, Nuri Baloğlu & Abdullah Çakir. A Path Analysis Study of School Culture and Teachers’ Organisational Commitment

Alberto de Oliveira & Gilberto Abrantes Filho. Education and the Labour Market inBrazil

Anne Pirrie & James Benedict Brown. Field/Work, Site, and Other Matters: exploring design practice across disciplines

Khalida Tanvir Syed & Anne Hill. Awakening to White Privilege and Power inCanada

Anki Bengtsson. European Policy of Career Guidance: the interrelationship between career self-management and production of human capital in the knowledge economy

W. John Morgan & Grigori A. Kliucharev. Non-formal Education and Civil Society in Post-Soviet Russia: what is the relationship?

Tom Are Trippestad. The Rhetoric of a Reform: the construction of ‘public’, ‘management’ and the ‘new’ in Norwegian education reforms of the 1990s

Marilyn Leask. Improving the Professional Knowledge Base for Education: using knowledge management and Web 2.0 tools

 

OBITUARY

Dr Paula Allman

 

Access to the full texts of current articles is restricted to those who have a Personal subscription, or those whose institution has a Library subscription. However, all articles become free-to-view two years after first publication.

PERSONAL SUBSCRIPTION (single user access). Subscription to the January-December 2012 issues, which includes full access to ALL back numbers (including those of 2011), is available to individuals at a cost of US$54.00. If you wish to subscribe you may do so immediately at: www.wwwords.co.uk/subscribePFIE.asp

LIBRARY SUBSCRIPTION (institution-wide access). If you are working within an institution that maintains a Library, please urge them to purchase a Library subscription so access is provided throughout your institution; full details for libraries can be found at: www.symposium-journals.co.uk/prices.html

For all editorial matters, including articles offered for publication, please contact the Editor, Professor Michael A. Peters (mpeters@waikato.ac.nz).

In the event of problems concerning a subscription, or difficulty in gaining access to the articles, please contact the publishers at support@symposium-journals.co.uk

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Glenn Rikowski and Ruth Rikowski have a number of articles in Policy Futures in Education. These include:

Rikowski, Ruth (2003) Value – the Life Blood of Capitalism: knowledge is the current key, Policy Futures in Education, Vol.1 No.1, pp.160-178:http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pdf/viewpdf.asp?j=pfie&vol=1&issue=1&year=2003&article=9_Rikowski_PFIE_1_1&id=195.93.21.68

Rikowski, Glenn (2004) Marx and the Education of the Future, Policy Futures in Education, Vol.2 Nos. 3 & 4, pp.565-577, online at:http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pdf/viewpdf.asp?j=pfie&vol=2&issue=3&year=2004&article=10_Rikowski_PFEO_2_3-4_web&id=195.93.21.71

Rikowski, Ruth (2006) A Marxist Analysis of the World Trade Organisation’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, Policy Futures in Education, Vol.4 No.4: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pdf/viewpdf.asp?j=pfie&vol=4&issue=4&year=2006&article=7_Rikowski_PFIE_4_4_web&id=205.188.117.66

Rikowski, Ruth (2008) Review Essay: ‘On Marx: An introduction to the revolutionary intellect of Karl Marx’, by Paula Allman, Policy Futures in Education,Vol.6 No.5, pp.653-661: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pdf/validate.asp?j=pfie&vol=6&issue=5&year=2008&article=11_Rikowski_PFIE_6_5_web

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‘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

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

System of a Down

FUELING CULTURE: ENERGY, HISTORY, POLITICS

CALL FOR PAPERS

Resource depletion and anxiety are not new, nor is the paralyzing knowledge that a particular form of energy is harmful or unsustainable.  How has our relation to energy changed over time? What differences do specific energy sources make to human values and politics ? How have changing energy resources transformed culture?

This collection of scholarly essays, brief reflections, and info blurbs will focus on intersections between energy, history, and a range of cultural formations, including literature, film, art, digital media, and popular culture. We will include essays that touch on a wide range of energy resources (dung, wood/charcoal, coal, tallow, plant oils, whale oil, kerosene, petroleum, natural gas, nuclear, biofuels, solar, wind, wave, steam, and human energy). We also plan to include essays on energy resources like electricity (which circulates as a secondary form of energy generated by wood, coal, etc). We are also curious about dams as projects of decolonization and modernization.

We hope for broad geographic scope in this collection, with attention to place-specific concerns and the spatial relations entailed in different forms of energy use, including what Fernando Coronil has called the “international division of nature.” If the shift from wood to coal allowed for massive increases in energy consumption with less land/woodlots devoted to energy production, as Timothy Mitchell argues, what other shifts in scale are important for thinking about the history of energy formations? As Laurie Shannon argues in a PMLA essay on tallow, the shift from energy produced within the household to modes of energy sourced elsewhere suggests that questions of scale are central for thinking about energy. Ken Hiltner’s argument that pollution increases with the changing spatial concentration of urbanLondonsuggests the urgency of contemplating energy in relation to scale in earlier periods. Is it possible that all forms of energy are “dirty” when scaled up to meet demand?

The question of periodization is crucial to this project. How do we periodize cultural production around material resources that have been unread or elided by critics? How do questions of energy become legible in moments of crisis? What is the role of energy scarcity and profligacy? The role of an “energy unconscious” delieates one mode of analysis, as does the simultaneity of different modes of energy resources. Thus periodization is not a simple matter. Consider Dipesh Chakrabarty’s attention to the coincidence of the age of Enlightenment and the Anthropocene, Mitchell’s comparison of wood, coal, oil and the forms of social and political organization they entail, and Michael Pollan’s account of the shift from the sun and fossil fuels in the industrialization of food.

In addition to periodization, we’re interested in essays that explore methodology: protocols of reading that are attuned to questions of energy (or its absence) within a given text. How do we read for energy in relation to the sociology and materiality of literary production and distribution? How do we identify cultural forms that are particularly attuned to these questions? How does energy put pressure on literary and cultural forms? Does genre look different when we think about energy?

We hope to gather writing that is multiply interdisciplinary, drawing on insights from political economy, political ecology, environmental history, eco-criticism, postcolonial and globalization studies, materialisms old and new, including thing theory and actor network theory.

 

March 15, 2012 for abstracts

December 1, 2012 for essays

Length:  6000 words

 

(As indicated above, in addition to research essays we are interested in including shorter pieces related to any of the issues explored in this collection).

Send Copies to:

Imre Szeman: imre@ualberta.ca

Jennifer Wenzel: jawenzel@umich.edu

Patsy Yaeger: pyaeger@umich.edu

 

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‘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

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski