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Protest Against Austerity


The Department of European and International Studies at King’s College London is pleased to announce a call for papers for their third annual postgraduate conference: 

Movements, networks, protests: new agendas for society and politics

From the Arab Spring to Occupy, environmentalists and feminists, immigrants and students, the importance of social movements, protests, revolutions and riots in today’s world is undeniable. They have raised core questions regarding democracy, power, equality and the relationship between citizens, the state and the global economy, whilst social movement studies have expanded in academia, providing fruitful theoretical and analytical perspectives for the study of social networks, opportunity structures, collective identities, globalisation and transnationalism. 

Our conference will explore the importance of movements for social relations, political policymaking and academic research. Empirical studies as well as critical theoretical papers are welcomed on topics including, but not limited to: 

–  Protest repertoires, means and tools: contemporary social movements between peaceful “acampadas”, riots and revolutions 

–  Citizenship from below? Approaches to democracy and participation beyond the state 

–  Insiders and outsiders: the representation, rights and recognition of immigrants and minorities 

–  Explaining the success or failure of social protest 

–  Social, economic and political relations from the global to the local 

–  The impact of the internet and social networks on political participation 

–  The aesthetics of protest 

–  Leaders or followers? Hierarchies and power relations 

–  Transnational networks and movements beyond borders 

We encourage postgraduate researchers from across the social sciences and humanities to apply in order to establish an open and critical space for analysis and discussion. Presentations will be of 20 minutes with discussion and debate from the audience. 

Date: 8th June 2012 

Venue: King’s College London, Strand Campus 

Abstracts of 250 words, with name, contact details and institutional affiliation should be sent to Julia at  before the 22nd of April 2012. Speakers will be contacted subsequently. 

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Marxism in Dark Times: Select Essays for the New Century

By Sobhanlal Datta Gupta

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Offering an alternative exploration of the subject, ‘Marxism in Dark Times’ anchors its investigation of Marxism in the conceptual spheres of humanism, democracy and pluralism. Its essays question the stereotyped, positivist notion of the theory as practised by the exponents of official Marxism, highlight the legacy of the suppressed voices in the Marxist tradition, and provide new insights into reading Marxism in the twenty-first century – affording new perspectives on Antonio Gramsci, Rosa Luxemburg, Nikolai Bukharin, David Ryazanov and the Frankfurt School. They seek to review the phenomenon of ‘Perestroika’, explore the new historiography on Comintern, and examine the relation between Marxism and postmodernism. With its wide-ranging provision of materials – some translated here into English from German and Russian for the first time – this collection offers a pioneering English assessment of some of the most debatable issues in contemporary Marxism.

Advance Praise for ‘Marxism in Dark Times’

‘Reading these thought-provoking essays recalls the Marx who saw what others made of Marxism and said that he was not a Marxist. S. D. Gupta revisits the major figures and debates within the Marxist tradition and recovers them from the ossified dogma that twentieth-century Marxism so often became. The volume represents a major contribution to the current revival and re-evaluation of a Marxism that Marx might have recognised.’ — Professor Kevin Morgan, University of Manchester

‘With style and crisp clarity, Gupta restores Marxism to the side of democracy, humanism and diversity. No matter the topic, ‘Marxism in Dark Times’ brilliantly illuminates radical political thought with insightful nuanced scholarship and sensitivity toward his subject.’ — William A. Pelz, Director of the Institute of Working Class History, Chicago

‘Marxism in Dark Times’ is a good guide to what Marxism had to offer in the past and still has to offer in the present. It also provides an internal critique of opposing tendencies within the topic, particularly of ‘manualized Marxism’, and of the damage done to the subject by cutting it off from other intellectual currents.’ — Professor Helena Sheehan, Dublin City University


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