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CRITICAL GOVERNANCE CONFERENCE – CALL FOR PAPERS

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS – CRITICAL GOVERNANCE CONFERENCE: FROM CRITIQUE TO TRANSFORMATION? CRITICAL GOVERNANCE STUDIES IN AND BEYOND THE CRISIS

CONFERENCE ORGANISER: DR PENELOPE TUCK, UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

The second Critical Governance Conference will be held at the University of Warwick, Monday 10th – Wednesday 12th December 2012. Individual abstract submissions of up to 500 words are welcome from now until 30th November. Please detail your name, institution, paper title, panel (if any) and proposal, and email it to critical.governanceconf@wbs.ac.uk

Proposals for panels and streams are also welcome. Panel proposals should explain the rationale and the abstract for each contributing paper. Stream proposals should explain the overarching rationale, key themes, how many panels there might be and how they will be organized. We have had three proposals for streams so far, but welcome further suggestions and volunteers to coordinate them. If you wish to participate in one of these streams, please mark this clearly on your abstract:

* Governance futures in and beyond capitalism

* In and against the state’ once more? Towards critical governance practices

* The governance of science and sustainability

Conference registration is open at http://go.warwick.ac.uk/orthodoxies

The price is £250 for three days. Bed and Breakfast will be available at a rate of either £50 or £77 per night (depending on your venue preference) and dinners can be booked for £27 per night.

If you have any queries, please email Dr Penny Tuck at critical.governanceconf@wbs.ac.uk

First published at: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/final-cfp-critical-governance-conference-warwick-10-12-december

 

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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

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

 

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Fear of a Blank Planet

CONSORTIUM ON SOCIAL MOVEMENTS WORKSHOP – COSMOS

27 May 2013
European University Institute, Florence

Call for Papers
Popular culture and protest repertoires in 20th c. Europe

Convenors:
Ilaria Favretto (Professor of Contemporary European History, Kingston University, London)
Xabier Itçaina (CNRS Research fellow-Sciences Po Bordeaux – Marie Curie Fellow European University Institute, Florence)

Donatella della Porta (Professor of Sociology, European University Institute, Florence) will participate as discussant.

In the footsteps of Charles Tilly’s influential study of contentious politics in France and Great Britain, scholars of social movements tend to distinguish between pre-industrial and post-1789 forms of collective action. In early modern Europe, protest repertoires mainly revolved around community-based forms of direct action, which included attacks on property, field invasion, physical violence to persons. Charivari rites in particular, that is rituals of public humiliation through which small communities denounced and sanctioned certain breaches of commonly accepted customary rules, held significant prominence.  However, as a result of industrialisation, the rise of the nation-state and the spread of association politics, pre-industrial communitarian forms of protest were to gradually fade away. A new modern repertoire, which included boycotts, barricades, petitions, demonstrations, strikes, came to replace it.

Traditional forms of collective action did not disappear overnight. In particular, political charivari – that is rough music, mock trials, mock funerals, ride on donkeys, shaving, effigy burning or hanging, soiling, etc. – continued to be practiced and adapted to new political needs well up to the 20th c.  On the model of E. P. Thompson and Natalie Zemon Davis’ seminal work on popular culture(s) and protest, 19th and 20th c. historians and historical anthropologists have well documented the survival and practice of rituals of folk justice in later periods, mostly in the context of 19th c. liberal revolutions, peasant protest, Fascist violence, WWII Resistance movements, 19th c. and 20th c. industrial conflict, nationalist movements and new social movements. However, particularly in the study of 20th c. protest movements, these repertoires have been little investigated and, overall, poorly deciphered.

We believe that a better understanding of old repertoires and their underlying cultures and symbolism is crucial to fully comprehend modern protest. Therefore, the purpose of the workshop is to bring together scholars from different subject areas -historians, social anthropologists, political scientists and social movement scholars- to reflect in an interdisciplinary and comparative European perspective upon the influence of popular cultures and old repertoires of contention on modern protest.

We will address the following questions:
* To what extent, why and in what kind of contexts traditional pre-industrial repertoires continued to be practiced in the modern period (19th and 20th c.)?
* How did old repertoires of contention and traditional protest cultures survive industrialisation and urbanisation? Are there any European variations? If so, why?
* How did old protest routines integrate into modern protest tactics? Which factors account for their use and revival over time? Are there any specific groups of protesters who have practiced these repertoires?
* How have these repertoires been received and understood by public opinion, the media or political actors such as political parties or trade unions?
Contributions to theoretical approaches to the topic will also be welcome.

Please send your proposal (max 400 words; preferably in English) and information about your institutional affiliation and status (100 words) by 21 January 2013 via Email to: Ilaria Favretto (I.Favretto@Kingston.ac.uk) and Xabier Itcaina (Xabier.Itcaina@eui.eu)

Please note that participation at the workshop (that is accommodation and travel expenses) will be self-funded. Selected participants will be expected to send a short version of their paper (1500-2000 words) by 13 May 2013.
Provided we find a suitable publisher, we are planning to publish papers (in English) either as an edited volume or as an academic journal special issue. Longer and final versions of papers will be expected by 1 September 2013.

First published at: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/cfp-cosmos-consortium-on-social-movements-workshop-eui-florence-27-may-2013

 

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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

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

 

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Karl Marx

HISTORICAL MATERIALISM CONFERENCE VIDEOS

Click here – http://www.youtube.com/user/Histomat2012 – for videos of Silvia Federici, Kathi Weeks and David McNally’s talks from the closing plenary of HM 2012.

Jairus Banaji’s Deutscher lecture is also available online, at http://www.swp.org.uk/video/10/11/2012/jairus-banaji-2012-deutscher-memorial

First published at: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/videos-of-hm-2012-closing-plenary-deutscher-lecture

 

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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

‘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

Chantal Mouffe

WHICH DEMOCRACY FOR A MULTIPOLAR WORLD?

 

Chantal Mouffe

 

Professor of Political Theory and Director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster

Date:  28 November 2012 Time: 6:30 PM

Finishes:  28 November 2012 Time: 8:30 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery

Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Lecture

Series: The Globalisation Lectures

Chantal Mouffe is Professor of Political Theory and Director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster in London. She has taught and researched in many universities in Europe, North America and South America and she is a corresponding member of the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris. She is the editor of Gramsci and Marxist Theory (London, 1979), Dimensions of Radical Democracy. Pluralism, Citizenship, Community (London, 1992),  Deconstruction and Pragmatism (London, 1996) and The Challenge of Carl Schmitt, (London, 1999); the co-author with Ernesto Laclau of Hegemony and Socialist Strategy. Towards a Radical Democratic Politics (London, 1985) and the author of The Return of the Political (London, 1993), The Democratic Paradox (London, 2000) and On the Political  (London, 2005).

First published at: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/which-democracy-for-a-multipolar-world-chantal-mouffe-london-28-november

 

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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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Glenn Rikowski’s paper, Critical Pedagogy and the Constitution of Capitalist Society has been published at Heathwood Press as a Monthly Guest Article for September 2012, online at:

http://www.heathwoodpress.com/monthly-guest-article-august-critical-pedagogy-and-the-constitution-of-capitalist-society-by-glenn-rikowski/

 

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