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Aesthetics

Aesthetics

RACE & CAPITAL

Race & Capital: Marxist Legacies of Anti-Racism and the Black Radical Tradition

A stream within the framework of Historical Materialism’s Tenth Annual Conference (London, 7-10 Nov)

A rich tradition of radical Black, Asian and anti-racist writers, scholars, activists, and poets have deployed Marxist analytical categories and concepts, and indeed, harnessed Marxism’s revolutionary spirit in their engagement with histories of slavery, indentured labour, colonisation and imperialism (among these names are W.E.B. Du Bois, CLR James, Frantz Fanon, Angela Y. Davis, Walter Rodney, Amilcar Cabral, David Roediger, Cedric Robinson, bell hooks, Himani Bannerji, Theodore Allen, Ambalavaner Sivanandan and Stuart Hall). Marxist traditions have been seized, stretched and deconstructed in philosophy and political movements that seek to place race, racism and colonialism at the forefront of their analyses. The legacy of this political thought forms the foundation for contemporary work on the ways in which race, gender, and sexuality are imbricated within capitalism’s machinations. Black radical Marxist thought provides a framework for considerations of how a globalised capitalism established itself through colonial and imperial exploitation, setting in motion trajectories of migration and displacement that constitute some of the most dire and pressing political problems of the present.

At the same time, the relationship between Marxism and Critical Race Studies has always been a fraught one. On the one hand, Marxists were among the earliest supporters of anti-racist and anti-colonial movements, and many scholars, activists and organisations in those movements self-identified with the Marxist tradition. On the other hand, Marxists have frequently been accused, often with good reason, of side-lining issues of race and racism and reducing them to mere epiphenomena.

Race, racism and colonial relations of oppression are central features of contemporary politics. The heavily racialised `war on terror’ continues apace, justified by the first black President of the United States (who himself has been subject to criticism in distinctly racialised terms). Equally, it is impossible to ignore how both the financial crisis and the capitalist austerity offensive have had a racially disproportionate impact on communities worldwide. The continued legacies of racism and colonialism have animated a number of social and liberation movements – one can think of the London riots, Indigenous movements such as Idle no More, mobilisations against police racism, and resistance movements in Palestine. These examples could be extended indefinitely.

Historical Materialism invites papers and panel submissions to a stream on Race and Capital. Understanding this in a broad sense to include issues of race, racism, indigeneity, colonialism, imperialism and migration, we would be especially interested in panels or papers concerning:

Radical Black thought and activism

Black Marxist feminisms

Slavery and indentured labour

Migration and refugees

Housing, racism and the sub-prime crisis

Indigenous Marxisms and indigenous self-determination

Subaltern histories and anti-colonial movements

Anti-caste politics, adivasi movements and left politics in South Asia

Contemporary forms of dispossession (land, intellectual property, natural resources, homes)

Critical International Relations and Third World approaches to international law

Terrorism, security and anti-muslim racism

Critical whiteness studies

The politics of abolitionism

Cultural imperialism and orientalism

Submit abstracts(100-200 words) and panel submissions at historicalmaterialism.org by 21 May 2013.

 

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales); and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)

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

 

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Information Technology

Information Technology

E-LEARNING AND DIGITAL MEDIA – VOLUME 10 NUMBER 2 (2013)

Just published at: www.wwwords.co.uk/elea/content/pdfs/10/issue10_2.asp

E-LEARNING AND DIGITAL MEDIA
Volume 10 Number 2 2013     ISSN 2042-7530

SPECIAL ISSUE

Exploring the Educational Potential of Open Educational Resources
Guest Editors: MARKUS DEIMANN & NORM FRIESEN

CONTENTS: 

Markus Deimann & Norm Friesen. Introduction. Exploring the Educational Potential of Open Educational Resources OPEN ACCESS

Stefanie Panke & Tina Seufert. What’s Educational about Open Educational Resources? Different Theoretical Lenses for Conceptualizing Learning with Open Educational Resources

Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams & Michael Paskevicius. ‘It’s Not Their Job to Share Content’: a case study of the role of senior students in adapting teaching materials as open educational resources at the University of Cape Town

Glenda Cox. Researching Resistance to Open Educational Resource Contribution: an activity theory approach

Melody M. Terras, Judith Ramsay & Elizabeth Boyle. Learning and Open Educational Resources: a psychological perspective

Sandra Peter & Lesley Farrell. From Learning in Coffee Houses to Learning with Open Educational Resources

Markus Deimann. Open Education and Bildung as Kindred Spirits

Norm Friesen & Judith Murray. ‘Open Learning 2.0’? Aligning Student, Teacher and Content for Openness in Education

 

INTERVIEWS

Daniel Araya. Thinking Forward: Theo Gray and the Future of the Book

Daniel Araya. Interview with Jiang Qiping
 

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

 

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales); and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)  

‘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

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Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

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

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones

JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN ECONOMICS AND INTERNATIONAL FINANCE: MARCH 2013 ISSUE

Journal of Research  in Economics and International Finance

At: http://interesjournals.com/JREIF/index.htm

Journal of Research in Economics and International Finance (JREIF) (ISSN: 2315-5671)

Dear Colleague,

I am pleased to announce to you that the March issue of the Journal of Research in Economics and International Finance is out. You can view it with this link: http://interesjournals.com/JREIF/Contents/2013%20Content/March.htm

Kindly support this journal by sending your manuscript to us.

The Journal of Research in Economics and International Finance (JREIF) is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that is published monthly by International Research Journals (http://interesjournals.com/JREIF/index.htm). JREIF is dedicated to increasing the depth of the subject across disciplines with the ultimate aim of expanding knowledge of the subject.

Call for Research Articles

JREIF will cover all areas of the subject. The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meets the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence, and will publish:
•    Original articles in basic and applied research
•    Case studies
•    Critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays

We invite you to submit your manuscript(s) to: jreif.manuscripts@gmail.com for publication. Our objective is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript(s) within four weeks of submission. Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published in the next issue. Guide to authors and other details are available on our website: http://interesjournals.com/JREIF/Guide%20to%20Authors.htm

JREIF is an Open Access Journal

One key request of researchers across the world is unrestricted access to research publications. Open access gives a worldwide audience larger than that of any subscription-based journal and thus increases the visibility and impact of published works. It also enhances indexing, retrieval power and eliminates the need for permissions to reproduce and distribute content. JREIF is fully committed to the Open Access Initiative and will provide free access to all articles as soon as they are published.

What is the advantage to you of publishing in Journal of Research in Economics and International Finance (JREIF):
•    Full open access: everyone can read your article when it is published
•    Publishing decision within 3 weeks of submission
•    Prompt and fair peer review from two expert peer reviewers
•    Frequent updates on your paper’s status
•    Friendly responsive staff

We welcome all your submissions.
I hope you will consider Journal of Research in Economics and International Finance (JREIF) for your next submission.

Best regards,
Blessing Okeku
Editorial Assistant,
Journal of Research in Economics and International Finance (JREIF)
E-mail:   jreif.manuscripts@gmail.com
http://interesjournals.com/JREIF/index.htm

 

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales); and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)  

‘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

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

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

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

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

Communisation

Communisation

RACISM, ANTISEMITISM AND SOCIALIST STRATEGY, 1880-1917

Call for Papers as part of the Tenth Annual Historical Materialism Conference (London, 7-10 November)

Racism, Antisemitism and Socialist Strategy, 1880 – 1917

Brendan McGeever (University of Glasgow) and Satnam Virdee (University of Glasgow)

Amidst the Long Depression and sustained rising class conflict, there emerges for the first time in history, socialist, labour and anarcho-syndicalist parties with mass working class support throughout the western world and beyond, many of whom come to be organised within the Second International – an umbrella organisation formed in 1889 to further the cause of working class emancipation. Accompanying this fin-de-siècle wave of class struggle however, is the emergence of ascendant forms of racism and antisemitism, both of which come to have a significant and structuring impact on working class consciousness and political action.

The complex and contingent ways in which the aforementioned political formations responded to the growing penetration of racist and antisemitic ideologies within the working class, but also the socialist left itself, have been largely peripheral to the concerns of historians and social scientists working on this period. That is to say, although we know much about the general capitulation to nationalism within the Second International, we know little about the specific ways in which socialist formations across Europe, and the West more broadly, theorised and practically responded to the emergent forms of racism and antisemitism that accompanied the revolutionary wave of 1880-1917.

In addressing this overlooked area, we aim more specifically to:

i. examine the nature of socialist approaches to racism and antisemitism within the working class and other oppressed classes.

ii. explore the nature and extent to which those socialist formations themselves accepted and reproduced racism and antisemitism both at the level of theory and practice.

iii. investigate the nature of socialist attempts to combat racism and antisemitism, in particular the ideas that underpinned such practice, and the currents which produced it.

iv. relate, where relevant, socialist approaches to racism and antisemitism to wider debates on the national question, imperialism and colonialism.

v. consider what such accounts reveal about Marxist theory and socialist politics, especially Marxism’s ability to grasp adequately the relationship between exploitation and oppression.

We invite paper proposals of between 300 and 400 words. Deadline: 21 May. Applicants should include the following information: name, institutional affiliation (if any) and a brief publications list.

Contacts: b.mcgeever.1@research.gla.ac.uk and satnam.virdee@glasgow.ac.uk

 

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales); and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)

‘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

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

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

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

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