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HISTORICAL SOCIOLOGY & INTERNATIONAL THEORY – BISA WORKSHOP

BISA working group on Historical Sociology and IR
Centre for Advanced International Theory, University of Sussex

The Historical Sociology of International Theory
One day workshop
Thursday 13th September 2012

The discipline of International Relations is home to a wide range of theoretical approaches and its history is characterized by (metaphorical) debates and competition between these theories. This theoretical pluralism R11; deplored by some and celebrated by others – does not only concern the substantive claims of particular theories but also the conception of theory itself. This refers us back to debates in the philosophy of social science. What counts as theory, what role theory can and should play and how it best fulfils this task is not a settled question in IR.

Moreover, inasmuch as the emergence and development of different theories is strongly influenced by their historical and sociological context, the same is true for conceptions of theory itself. Hence, the  considerable recent changes within the international system – from the end of bipolarity, through the ideological hegemony of market democracy, radical fluctuation in the world economy, to open challenges to the institution of sovereignty – can be expected to affect the conception of theory (and consequently the development of theories) itself. This workshop seeks to explore the ways in which time and place impact on the conception of international theory and to develop an understanding of the nature of international theory and its implications at the beginning of the 21st century.

To this end, we invite papers that analyze the emergence, development, change and implications of conceptions of international theory from a historical sociological perspective. We are particularly, but not solely, interested in contributions that:

·  Reflect on the connection between time, place and conceptions of theory;
·  Provide an historical and sociological account of the development of conceptions of international theories;
·  Explore the implications of recent changes in the international system for conceptions of international theory;
·  And, conversely, investigate the impact of conceptions of international theory on our understanding of the broader historical and sociological context.

Those interested in presenting papers at the workshop should send brief abstracts (no more than 200 words) to: cait@sussex.ac.uk. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 13th June 2012.

BISA: http://www.bisa.ac.uk/

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Raya Dunayevskaya

NEW ARTICLES AND FEATURES FROM U.S. MARXIST-HUMANISTS

http://www.usmarxisthumanists.org/

FEBRUARY 2012

Richard Greeman, “Russia: the Return of the Revolution”

D. Beltaigne, “Why John Brown? Why Now?”

Richard Abernethy, “David Cameron’s Attack on Health and Safety”

Peter Hudis and Sasha Lilley, “Rosa Luxemburg’s Legacy” (audio)

Paulo Morel, “Discussion Article: Is Newt Gingrich an ‘Invented’ Idiot?”

David Black, “The Elusive ‘Threads of Historical Progress’: The Early Chartists and the Young Marx and Engels”

George Karavas, Dave Eden, Sandra Rein, and Kevin Anderson, “Review Symposium on Marx at the Margins”

Ayob Rahmani, “Interview with Kevin Anderson”

The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg, edited by Annelies Laschitza, George Adler, and Peter Hudis – Links to reviews in International Socialist Review and Rain Taxi Review of Books

Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies, by Kevin Anderson – Links to reviews in Radical Philosophy Review and Workers’ Liberty

U.S. MARXIST-HUMANISTS IS PART OF THE INTERNATIONAL MARXIST-HUMANIST ORGANIZATION. The IMHO seeks to work out a unity of theory and practice, worker and intellectual, and philosophy and organization. We aim to develop and project a viable vision of a truly new, human society that can give direction to today’s many freedom struggles. We ground our ideas in the totality of Marx’s Marxism and Raya Dunayevskaya’s body of ideas and upon the unique philosophic contributions that have guided Marxist-Humanism since its founding in the 1950s.

AFFILIATES
U.S. Marxist-Humanists – http://www.usmarxisthumanists.orgarise@usmarxisthumanists.org
The Hobgoblin Collective, UK – http://www.thehobgoblin.co.uk hobgoblinlondon@aol.com

EVENTS IN YOUR AREA:
Please let us know if you would be interested in receiving information about Marxist-Humanist events in your city, region, or country.

 

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

‘Stagnant’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

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

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

 

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Work

WORK, EMPLOYMENT & SOCIETY CONFERENCE

In 2012 Work, Employment and Society celebrates 25 successful years of publishing quality research in the sociology of work and employment!

To mark this landmark, we are planning a series of activities to mark the WES contributions to debates in work and employment over the last 25 years. The celebrations will culminate in a Special Issue of the journal to be published in February 2013.

The Editors are inviting submissions for consideration in the 25-year Special Issue. Submissions should either reflect on key debates launched by WES, review ‘hot topics’ of interest to scholars of work and employment or analyse the ‘direction of travel’ of the sociology of work and employment over the past 25 years. Papers that are broad in scope, review extant WES debates or re-appraise seminal WES contributions will be particularly welcome.

Read the full call for papers, including key topics of interest: http://www.britsoc.co.uk/publications/pubsvacancies.htm

Submission details:

Extended Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2012

Word limit: 8000 words (including references, abstract, keywords, images/tables)

Queries: m.a.stuart@lubs.leeds.ac.uk or irena.grugulis@durham.ac.uk

*Submit: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wes

*Full submission instructions are available on the website on the ‘Instructions and Forms’ page. Please read these in full well before submitting your manuscript.

Interested in some of the other WES activities? Stay tuned to BSA Publications for details and look out for the February 2012 issue of WES.

 

Alison Danforth, Publications Officer, The British Sociological Association, +44 (0)191 383 0839

Visit our website at http://www.britsoc.co.uk

Find our more about our journals:

http://soc.sagepub.com

http://wes.sagepub.com

The BSA supports the Campaign for Social Science: http://www.campaignforsocialscience.org.uk/

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a 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

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

TESTING: OUR SCHOOLS AS EDUCATIONAL PLANTATIONS?
By Mark Naison
With a Brooklyn Accent via Alternet

March 23, 2012 – This is a strange time to be involved in education. Either those shaping education policy on the state and federal level — many of whom have never been teachers — are incapable of imagining the consequences of their policies in actual classrooms, or they are cynically trying to destroy public education in the United States.

No better example of this is the now widely practiced policy of rating teachers based on student test scores, and using variations in those scores, through the “value added” formula, as the basis for determining teachers professional standing. All throughout the nation teachers are being told that if they don’t raise student test scores, they could lose their tenure, lose their jobs, and in some places be publicly humiliated as an “incompetent teachers.” If they work in a high poverty school, their school could be closed and their entire teaching staff fired.

For the whole article, see: http://withabrooklynaccent.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/when-teachers-become-overseers_20.html

From: CCDSLinks E-Letter Archives at: http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs082/1103584185760/archive/1103630604546.html

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

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

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

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

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

Glenn Rikowski’s MySpace Blog: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski/blog

Digitisation Perspectives - Ruth Rikowski

LIANZA CONFERENCE 2012

LIANZA Conference 2012
Ipukarea – Celebrate, Sustain, Transform Palmerston North, New Zealand
23-26 September

The LIANZA 2012 Conference Programme Committee is pleased to announce Marshall Breeding as a keynote speaker.

Marshall Breeding is Director for Innovative Technologies and Research for the Vanderbilt University Libraries in Nashville, Tennessee and Executive Director of the Vanderbilt Television News Archive – a large-scale archive of digital video content.

Other keynote speakers:
Meredith Farkas, Head of Instructional Services at Portland State University in Oregon.
Rolf Hapel, Director of Citizens’ Services and Libraries (CSL) in Aarhus, Denmark. DK, founding Director of social media training company MediaSnackers.
Mavis Mullins, Director of Paewai Mullins Shearing Ltd and Trustee of several Maori development organisations.
Karen Schneider, Director of the Cushing Library at Holy Names University in Oakland, California.
 
Read more about the keynote speakers: http://www.lianza.org.nz/news-events/conferences/conference-2012/speakers      

Read more about LIANZA Conference 2012: http://www.lianza.org.nz/news-events/conferences/conference-2012-welcome

Lisa Crombie
Communications Manager
Library and Information Association of New Zealand
lisa@lianza.org.nz     
http://www.lianza.org.nz

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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

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

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

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

Glenn Rikowski’s MySpace Blog: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski/blog