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Aesthetics

THE METROPOLITAN FACTORY: MAKING A LIVING AS A CREATIVE WORKER – A WORKERS’ INQUIRY

Minor Compositions is launching a workers’ inquiry into the shaping of creative, cultural, and artistic labor in the metropolis.

We are currently searching for accomplices and comrades to take part and further develop this investigation. There is a description and more information below.

Cheers
Stevphen Shukaitis

The Metropolitan Factory: making a living as a creative worker

Website: http://metropolitanfactory.wordpress.com
Short survey on creative labor here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/97K8BNK

Surviving as a cultural or artistic worker in the city has never been easy. Creative workers find themselves celebrated as engines of economic growth, economic recovery and urban revitalization even as the conditions for our continued survival become more precarious. How can you make a living today in such a situation? That is, how to hold together the demands of paying the rent and bills while managing all the tasks necessary to support one’s practice? How to manage the tensions between creating spaces for creativity and imagination while working through the constraints posed by economic conditions?

In a more traditional workplace it is generally easy to distinguish between those who planned and managed the labor process and those who were involved in its executions: between the managers and the managed. For creative workers these distinctions become increasingly hard to make. Today the passionate and self-motivated labor of the artisan increasingly becomes the model for a self-disciplining, self-managed labor force that works harder, longer, and often for less pay precisely because of its attachment to some degree of personal fulfilment in forms of engaging work. And that ain’t no way to make a living, having to struggle three times as hard for just to have a sense of engagement in meaningful work.

This project sets out to investigate how cultural workers in the metropolis manage these competing tensions and demands. The goal is to bring together the dispersed knowledges and experiences of creative workers finding ways to make a living in the modern metropolis. And by doing that to create a space to learn from this common experiences that often are not experienced as such while we work away in different parts of the city.

:: Minor Compositions ::
http://www.minorcompositions.info
Autonomous Politics & Aesthetics in the Revolutions of Everyday Life

 

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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

 

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

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

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Education

CITIZENSHIP, SOCIAL AND ECONOMICS EDUCATION – VOLUME 11 NUMBER 1 (2012)

Just published at: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/csee/content/pdfs/11/issue11_1.asp

CITIZENSHIP, SOCIAL AND ECONOMICS EDUCATION

Volume 11 Number 1, 2012, ISSN 1478-8047

 

Cathy Fagan. Editorial

Ana Maria Costa e Silva. Education, Citizenship and Mediation

Adem Öcal, Laima Kyburiene & Süleyman Yiğittir. A Comparative Study on Value Tendency of University Students: an international perspective

Marc-Alexandre Prud’homme. Students Doing Conflict Resolution? A Case Study in a Free School

Timothy W.W. Yuen & Eric Chong. Teaching Human Rights and Rule of Law in Class: a case study of two secondary schools in Hong Kong

Yan Wing Leung & Timothy W.W. Yuen. Competition between Politicized and Depoliticized Versions of Civic Education Curricula: the case of Hong Kong

 

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND CLASSROOM PRACTICE

Ann Jordan, Sarah Robinson & Paul Taylor. The Potential of History within the School Curriculum in England for Developing and Enhancing the Understanding of being a Citizen in the Twenty-First Century, with an Emphasis on the Later Primary Experience and the Start of Secondary Education

 

BOOK REVIEWS

The Ingredient of Challenge (Carrie Winstanley), reviewed by Albert H. Chavez

Future Citizens: 21st century challenges for young people (B. Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz, A. Zalewaska & A. Ross, Eds), reviewed by Angela Jaap

Globalisation, Enterprise and Knowledge: education, training and development inAfrica(Kenneth King & Simon McGrath), reviewed by Grisel María García Pérez

Knowing our Place: children talking about power, identity and citizenship (Judith Gill & Sue Howard), reviewed by Karen Ragoonaden

 

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. 

PERSONAL SUBSCRIPTION Subscription to the 2012 issues (this includes access to ALL PAST ISSUES) is available to private individuals at a cost of US$50.00. If you wish to subscribe you may do so immediately at www.wwwords.co.uk/subscribeCSEE.asp

LIBRARY SUBSCRIPTION (institution-wide access) If you are working within an institution that maintains a Library, please urge them to take out a subscription so that we can provide access throughout your institution; details of subscription rates and access control arrangements for libraries can be found at www.symposium-journals.co.uk/prices.html

CALL FOR PAPERS For all editorial matters, including articles offered for publication, please contact the journal’s Editor Dr Catherine Fagan (catherine.fagan@glasgow.ac.uk)

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

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

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

 

 

 

 

Marxism and Education

MARXIAN ANALYSIS OF SOCIETY, SCHOOL AND EDUCATION SIG #157(MASSES) – AERA 2013 

American Educational Research Association

Annual Meeting

San Francisco, California

April 27 – May 1, 2013

 

Marxian Analysis of Society, School and Education SIG #157

CALL FOR PAPERS

AERA 2013

The global financial crisis detonated in the West in 2007 has highlighted long-standing structural faults within capitalism, especially in its financialization of the economy – something that Marx and his predecessors already predicted. The current economic genocidal policies in nations such as Ireland, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Cyprus, along with the bailouts to specific US corporations, and the slow down of China’s ‘new economy’, present a credibility check in the recognition of the predatory policies and practices of capitalism’s third hegemonic momentum. In fact such financialization of the economy, with its the recurrent and increasingly devastating financial debacles assailing the world’s capitalist economies, has been incapable of producing sustainable growth in any sector while creating economic genocide, and has resulted in driving societies towards social foreclosures strong-armed through painful strangulation of austerity policies that are asphyxiating public institutions and transforming the very notion of public good and democracy itself!

The 2013 Marxian Analysis of Society, School and Education SIG program asks scholars, educators and graduate students around the globe who are profoundly committed to the struggle for social and cognitive justice to help us examine the transformative role of education and schools in addressing the contemporary crises, as well as, addressing the role of educators in helping to resolve the contradictions of the present and to contribute to a better future for schools, education and society.

Therefore, we ask scholars, educators and graduate students to contribute papers, posters or symposium that utilize a Marxist/Class analysis that will critically address the impact of the late capitalism’s financialization of the economy on questions of schools, education and society and how to move from pre-history to history proper to create a more and just democratic society and education.

Note: All submissions will be reviewed without author identification.

Please submit them without author names on the abstracts or summaries.

Proposals that bear the names of the authors and/or participants will not be considered for review and, consequently, will not be considered for the SIG #157 program for the 2013 AERA Annual Meeting.

Thank You, Dr. Sheila Macrine, 2013 Program Chair

Sheila L. Macrine Ph.D, is Chair of the Teaching & Learning Department University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 285 Old Westport Road North Dartmouth, MA 02747 – Phone: 508-999-8262, Fax: 508-910-6916, Email: nmacrine@aol.com

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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

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

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Education Crisis

NEW LEFT PROJECT

New Left Project is dedicated to producing high quality comment and analysis on issues of concern to the political left (broadly defined). We are not affiliated to any particular party, tendency or strand of thought. Rather, we seek to contribute towards a lively, inclusive culture of left-wing discussion, appealing both to those who already consider themselves to be of the left, and to any others who have an interest in its ideas and priorities.

Our site contains a mixture of short, timely content on our blog as well as more detailed, in-depth treatment of various subjects through our feature articles, interviews and NLP-hosted debates. We are developing more audio/visual content as the site evolves, as well as branching out into organising live events. In addition to broadening the forms of content we produce, we are always looking to expand the range of topics that NLP covers, from current affairs to theory, philosophy and culture.

We welcome unsolicited contributions, as well as comments on any of our published content. We hope you enjoy the site.

New Left Project: http://www.newleftproject.org/

Two new articles on Education at New Left project:

School Wars: The Battle Intensifies, by Ed Lewis and Melissa Benn — http://www.newleftproject.org/index.php/site/article_comments/school_wars_the_battle_intensifies

Free Schools in an Unequal Society, by Judith Watson — http://www.newleftproject.org/index.php/site/article_comments/free_schools_in_an_unequal_society

 

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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

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

 

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

The Philosophy Takeaway

THE PHILOSOPHY TAKEAWAY

We are a group of humans, mainly philosophy students, graduates and self taught philosophers who believe philosophy is essential for society and that it has been in the background for too long; it is time to bring it to light!

Philosophy should be on the lips of the people, not locked up in old books with complicated names. We want to wake up the inner philosopher in you. There is a stereotype that philosophers tend to be old men with beards and pipes (a bit like some people see God?); we want to break this narrow perception. We want to provide a space for people old and young, from all non-/religious and ethnic backgrounds and from all levels of learning – then we will cultivate an interest in Philosophy.

Whether you feel that you don’t know anything about it, or you have a curiosity about it, or you are a seasoned philosophy student or reader, come and engage in philosophical chat, start a game of chess or lets share anecdotes and make this day meaningful! We will explore everyday areas of life as they turn philosophical.

Our ultimate goal is to create a free school of philosophy, with its modest gates open to all who are inclined towards it. Your visit to our website is a step in that direction…… http://www.thephilosophytakeaway.com/  

It doesn’t matter what level of philosophical knowledge you have, we promise to give you something to think about!

Come along and let your mind explore.

Check out our YouTube video here

The latest issue is on Gender.

Our Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/152230371517206/  

Our twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/philtakeaway

This week’s artist was Harry Wareham – http://www.subpots.co.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

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

 

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

1839

ALTERNATIVES TO CAPITALISM: THEORETICAL, PRACTICAL, VISIONARY

From the U.S. Marxist Humanists 

Alternatives to Capitalism: Theoretical, Practical, Visionary

Join us for a discussion on the ongoing work of developing a philosophically grounded alternative to capitalism. It is clear that existing society has little to offer except years and even decades of austerity, reduced living standards, increasing social anxiety, and the continued enrichment of an oligarchic elite. The time has come to create new visions of an alternative that is inherent in the present and in the legacy of Karl Marx. 

Friday, July 13th 6:30pm

Corboy Law Center, Loyola University Chicago

25 East Pearson, Room 211

(1 block E of State, 1 block N of Chicago)

Chair:

Lauren Langman, Sociology, Loyola University

Speakers:

“Resistance versus Emancipation: from Foucault to Marx”

 — Kevin Anderson (USA), author of ‘Marx at the Margins:  On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies’

“The Ongoing Relevance of Marxist-Humanism”

— Sandra Rein (Canada), author of ‘Reading Dunayevskaya: Engaging the Emergence of Marxist-Humanism’

Transcending the Opposition Between the Real and the Ideal

— Marilyn Nissim-Sabat (USA), author of ‘Neither Victim nor Survivor: Thinking Toward a New Humanity’

“A Critique of the Situationist Dialectic in the Age of Occupy”

— David Black (Britain), author of ‘1839? The Chartist Insurrection’

“From the Economic Crisis to the Transcendence of Capital”

— Peter Hudis (USA), author of ‘Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism’

Sponsored by Loyola University, Department of Sociology

Co-Sponsored by U.S. Marxist-Humanists, http://www.usmarxisthumanists.org, an affiliate of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization

Email: arise@usmarxisthumanists.org

Published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/alternatives-to-capitalism-theoretical-practical-visionary-13-july-chicago

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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)

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

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

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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

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

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

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

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

Marx for Today

MARX FOR TODAY

Edited by Marcello Musto

After having being sold out as special issue (Nr. 54 – December 2010) of the journal “Socialism and Democracy” already in March 2011, Routledge has published “Marx for Today” as a book:
http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415503594/


DESCRIPTION

Since the onset of global crisis in recent years, academics and economic theorists from various political and cultural backgrounds have been drawn to Marx’s analysis of the inherent instability of capitalism. The rediscovery of Marx is based on his continuing capacity to explain the present. In the context of what some commentators have described as a “Marx renaissance”, the aim of this book is to make a close study of Marx’s principal writings in relation to the major problems of our own society, and to show why and how some of his theories constitute a precious tool for the understanding and critique of the world in the early twenty-first century.

The book brings together varied reflections on the Marxian oeuvre, drawing on different perspectives and fields, and argues its case in two different parts. The first will encompass such diverse areas and themes as political thought, economics, nationalism, ethnicity, post-capitalist society, freedom, democracy, emancipation, and alienation, showing in each case how Marx has still today an invaluable contribution to make. The second presents a complete and rigorous account of the dissemination and the reception of Marx’s work throughout the world in the last decade. Both parts make a significant contribution to the current research on Marx and Marxisms.

This book was originally published as a special issue of Socialism and Democracy.


REVIEWS

“In Marcello Musto, the Marx revival has found an ‘Impressario’ with a range of interests and contacts, a tolerance for differences, and an exquisite taste for only the finest and most provocative of Marxist scholarship. With this volume of exceptionally astute essays (the second for Routledge after Karl Marx’s Grundrisse: Foundations of the critique of political economy 150 years later, and a third is on its way), Musto has set the gold standard for Marxological studies in the modern era. No one who wants to understand why Marx was chosen as the greatest thinker of the last millenium in a BBC poll of its listeners can afford to miss any of Musto’s volumes, including his own remarkably lucid and insightful contributions to each of them. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!” — Bertell Ollman – New York University

“With the relentless globalization of capital in recent decades, a global capitalist economic crisis, and uprisings in Greece, Italy, Spain, the Occupy Movements, and the Arab Uprisings of 2011, Marx has perhaps never been as relevant for the contemporary moment as now. Marcello Musto has orchestrated a series of projects that have ignited the Marx revival and contributed his own scholarship and ideas for making Marx alive for us today. His edited book Marx for Today is an extremely important contribution to the ungoing “Marx renaissance”, and shows how Marx’s work contributes to understanding and engaging key problems of today’s society, and thus how Marx contributes to projects of understanding, critique and transformation of the world in the early twenty-first century.” — Douglas Kellner – UCLA

“The ruling doxa wants us to believe that Marx belongs to yesterday. The truth of the matter is that his analysis, his theories and his indignation are relevant today, as much, and perhaps more so, than in his own times. This brilliant collection of essays edited by Marcello Musto shows us why”. — Michael Löwy – CNRS (French National Center of Scientific Research)

CONTENTS

1. Introduction, Marcello Musto.

Part 1: Re-reading Marx in 2010

2. Not Just Capital and Class: Marx on Non-Western Societies, Nationalism and Ethnicity, Kevin B. Anderson.

3. The Myth of Twentieth-Century Socialism and the Continuing Relevance of Karl Marx, Paresh Chattopadhyay.

4. Change the System, Not Its Barriers, Michael A. Lebowitz.

5. Emancipation in Marx’s Early Work, George Comninel.

6. Revisiting Marx’s Concept of Alienation, Marcello Musto.

7. Marx and the Politics of Sarcasm, Terrell Carver.

8. The ‘Lesser Evil’ as Argument and Tactic, from Marx to the Present, Victor Wallis.

9. In Capitalist Crisis, Rediscovering Marx, Rick Wolff.

10. Universal Capitalism, Ellen Meiksins Wood.

Part 2: Marx’s Global Reception Today

11. Marx in Hispanic America, Francisco T. Sobrino.

12. Marx in Brazil, Armando Boito and Luiz Eduardo Motta.

13. Marx in the Anglophone World, Paul Blackledge.

14. Marx in France, Jean-Numa Ducange.

15. Marx in Germany, Jan Hoff.

16. Marx in Italy, Gianfranco Ragona.

17. Marx in Russia, Vesa Oittinen.

18. Marx in China, Daping Hu.

19. Marx in South Korea, Seongjin Jeong.

20. Marx in Japan, Hiroshi Uchida.

A 20% discount flyer for universities and/or libraries is available from marcello.musto@gmail.com.

A library recommendation form is available at the following location – see: http://www.routledge.com/resources/librarian_recommendation/9780415503594 for more details. You can fill this out for your own librarian and forward the link to interested parties who would like to see your book appear in their libraries as well.

And in case a colleague would like to review the book: A review copy request form can be found at the following here: http://www.routledge.com/resources/review_copy_request/9780415503594   

 

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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

 

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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

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

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

 

 

 

Education

FIXED ABILITY THINKING – CALL FOR PAPERS

CALL FOR PAPERS for a Special issue of FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education

Fixed Ability’ Thinking, and Ability-based Practices in English Schools

This Special Issue of FORUM (www.wwwords.co.uk/FORUM) will re-examine the enduring problem of ‘fixed-ability’ thinking, and ability-based practices in English schools. FORUM board members are increasingly concerned about the way the language of ‘ability’ pervades current thinking about teaching and learning, and the proliferation of divisive approaches to curriculum, assessment and the grouping of children and young people.

It is time to revisit and strengthen our professional understanding of the deep and lasting educational damage caused by ‘fixed-ability’ thinking and practices. We invite readers to contribute compelling accounts of alternative approaches to teaching and learning, free from determinist assumptions about ‘ability’ and from the belief that there are knowable and predictable limits to each child’s learning capacity.

We hope to publish this Special Issue as the first number of 2013, so ask that all final contributions (3000-6000 words) be received no later than 14 December 2012.

Those wishing to contribute should in the first instance contact Mary Jane Drummond: maryjdrummond@yahoo.co.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

‘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

 

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

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

London School of Philosophy

THE LONDON SCHOOL OF PHILOSOPHY

The London School of Philosophy was founded in 2010 by a group of seven friendly and experienced lecturers formerly employed by Birkbeck College, following the drastic reduction of the Birkbeck philosophy Certificate programme.

Our aim is to provide philosophy classes of the highest quality for thoughtful people in the London area. Our courses cover key areas of philosophy in an accessible and professional way.

We are proudly independent and receive no government funding, but by keeping administration costs down, are able to offer our courses at competitive rates.

The London School of Philosophy website: http://londonschoolofphilosophy.org/

Latest News: The London School of Philosophy is having a Summer Garden Party! See: http://londonschoolofphilosophy.org/?page_id=264

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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

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

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

Raya Dunayevskaya

NEW ARTICLES AND FEATURES FROM U.S. MARXIST-HUMANISTS – JUNE 2012

http://www.usmarxisthumanists.org/  

JUNE 2012

SOME THOUGHTS ON THE WISCONSIN RECALL ELECTION – by D. Beltaigne

THE EUROPEAN CRISIS: REGRESSION AND RENEWAL – by David Black

ISRAEL AND IRAN: ENMITY FROM ABOVE, AMITY FROM BELOW – by Richard Abernethy

NEW PERSPECTIVES ON ROSA LUXEMBURG’S CRITIQUE OF GLOBAL CAPITALISM – by Peter Hudis

PERSIAN ‘CAPITAL’: HASSAN MORTAZAVI’S NEW TRANSLATION OF MARX’S CLASSIC WORK – by Frieda Afary

MARCUSE’S AND FROMM’S CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE SOCIALIST FEMINIST RAYA DUNAYEVSKAYA: A NEW WINDOW ON CRITICAL THEORY – by Kevin Anderson

DISCUSSION ARTICLE: DEATH RATTLE OF THE AMERICAN MIND – by Peter McLaren

[VIDEO] 1839: THE CHARTIST INSURRECTION – by David Black and Chris Ford

[PERSIAN] ON ETHNICITY AND NON-WESTERN SOCIETIES: MARX AT THE MARGINS – by Yashar Dar al-Shafa

 

NEW BOOK:

1839: THE CHARTIST INSURRECTION – by David Black and Chris Ford (Unkannt Books)  

 

NEW BOOK:

THE DUNAYEVSKAYA-MARCUSE-FROMM CORRESPONDENCE, 1954-1978: DIALOGUES ON HEGEL, MARX, AND CRITICAL THEORY – edited by Kevin B. Anderson and Russell Rockwell (Lexington Books)

 

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.ukhobgoblinlondon@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

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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

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

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

John Dewey

FIFTH ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL THEORY SUMMER INSTITUTE

The Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the Universityof Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the journal Educational Theory are pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Educational Theory Summer Institute.

Scholars in educational philosophy and theory from around the world will be invited to a three-day Institute to carry out a focused research project that will be published as a special issue of the journal Educational Theory. The journal will cover participants’ travel and lodging expenses and provide meals throughout the event. We hope that this Summer Institute provides a valuable opportunity for scholars to collaborate with each other and to interact with faculty and students from the University of Illinois, as well as other neighboring institutions.

Groups of scholars who are interested in participating should submit a prospectus for a project, which will be evaluated by University of Illinois faculty and, where appropriate, invited outside experts. The project that is selected will normally comprise 6-8 paper proposals, depending on the length of the papers. Draft versions of these papers will need to be completed before the Institute, so that colleagues at Illinois and other participants can review the materials before the invited scholars arrive. During the three-day visit, there will be closed sessions, limited to the proposal authors and a very small number of University of Illinois colleagues, to discuss the papers in a workshop format, providing critical and constructive feedback, considering the papers in relation to each other, and discussing how best to craft the set of papers as a collection for a special issue of Educational Theory. There will also be open sessions, where participants formally present their work as individual papers or in a panel format; these sessions will be open to anyone who wishes to attend, including students. The goal of the Institute is to have a focused set of conversations around the papers and the larger issues they raise.

We believe that the Summer Institute will be of great benefit to the invitees, to receive feedback on their work, to work with each other, and to get a chance to interact withUniversity ofIllinois colleagues. The result, we expect, will be a set of papers that are of high quality and more closely integrated with each other than is typical of most edited collections. Separate publication as a book may be a possibility.

 

Themes

We want to keep the scope of possible submissions broad, but any submission should relate philosophical and/or theoretical perspectives to a prevailing issue of educational research, policy or practice. This does not mean that only narrowly “applied” work will be considered. But the evaluation of the proposals will bear upon not only the quality of the papers as scholarly pieces; the salience and timeliness of the issues addressed will also be an important factor.

Deadlines

We request that all submissions be sent electronically to: EdTheory@illinois.edu by January 21, 2013. A decision will be made by February 11, 2013. The current dates for the Institute are August 19-21, 2013.

Application Process

Interested participants should submit the following materials:

(1) An overall description and rationale for the collection, roughly 1000 words, which highlights the significance and potential impact of the project;

(2) A list of the authors, with brief bios, and titles of the proposed papers along with an abstract for each of 750 words, including an estimated word length (the total word length of all the completed papers should not exceed 50,000 words, including footnotes);

(3) A letter from each participant promising that if the project is selected they will complete and submit a draft version of their paper by July 29, 2013, they will commit to attending the full three-day Institute at Illinois, and they will agree to have their paper published by Educational Theory as part of the symposium.

Eligibility

There are no restrictions on participants, though the total number of participants should not exceed eight. Due to length restrictions for a journal issue, the total number of articles should also not exceed eight. Co-authored papers are acceptable, but in such cases it may be necessary to designate one representative for on-site participation. Students, writing individually or as co-authors with other contributors, are not excluded from eligibility. Submissions that include international scholars are welcomed. Previous applicants are eligible to revise and resubmit earlier proposals, without prejudice.

Direct any questions to the Editor of Educational Theory, Nicholas Burbules (burbules@illinois.edu).

 

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