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Precarious Education

Precarious Education

PRECARIAT

Call for Papers: ‘Precariat’

Global Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Current Affairs and Applied Contemporary Thought
Volume 3: Issue 3: January/February 2014

In his recent work, Guy Standing has identified a new class which has emerged from neo-liberal restructuring with, he argues, the revolutionary potential to change the world: the precariat. This is ‘a class-in-the-making, internally divided into angry and bitter factions’ consisting of ‘a multitude of insecure people, living bits-and-pieces lives, in and out of short-term jobs, without a narrative of occupational development, including millions of frustrated educated youth who do not like what they see before them, millions of women abused in oppressive labour, growing numbers of criminalised tagged for life, millions being categorised as “disabled” and migrants in their hundreds of millions around the world. They are denizens; they have a more restricted range of social, cultural, political and economic rights than citizens around them’.

In this issue, we wish to explore the nature, shape and context of precariat, evaluating the internal consistency and applications of the concept. Among others, we welcome submissions examining the following topics in relation to precariat:

–          changes in the sociology of social classes

–          the relationship between precariat and multitude

–          means by which precariat might become a ‘class for itself’

–          cultural diversity and conflict (including through engagement with Samuel Huntington and Dieter Senghaas)

–          place, migration and globalization

–          forms of resistance

–          intergenerational transmission of poverty and the making of the precariat

–          Universal Basic Income

–          democracy, participation and representation

 

Building upon previous symposia with the likes of Noam Chomsky, Andrew Linklater and Cynthia Weber, the issue will contain review symposium with Guy Standing, who will respond to reviews of his recent The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class, and Mark Purcell, who will respond to reviews of his The Down-Deep Delight of Democracy.

Submission deadlines

Abstracts: May 20th 2013

Full articles of around 8,000 words (solicited on the basis of review of abstracts): August 18th 2013

Publication: January/February 2014

UK REF Considerations: Papers can appear online as soon as they are accepted and processed. However, we will be able to accommodate the wishes of authors to delay publication until the beginning of 2014 because they wish their papers to be included in the 2014- REF.

Instructions for authors:

http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=rgld20&page=instructions#.UX-WG8qSJHo

Further details: http://www.tandfonline.com/rgld (previous website: http://global-discourse.com)

Editor contact details: matthew.johnson@york.ac.uk

Journal Aims and Scope

Global Discourse is an interdisciplinary, problem-oriented journal of applied contemporary thought operating at the intersection of politics, international relations, sociology and social policy. The journal’s scope is broad, encouraging interrogation of current affairs with regard to core questions of distributive justice, wellbeing, cultural diversity, autonomy, sovereignty, security and recognition. Rejecting the notion that publication is the final stage in the research process, Global Discourse seeks to foster discussion and debate between often artificially isolated disciplines and paradigms, with responses to articles encouraged and conversations continued across issues. The journal features a mix of full-length articles, each accompanied by one or more replies, shorter essays, rapid replies, discussion pieces and book review symposia, typically consisting of three reviews and a reply by the author/s. With an international advisory editorial board consisting of experienced, highly-cited academics, Global Discourse welcomes submissions from and on any region. Authors are encouraged to explore the international dimensions and implications of their work. With a mix of themed and general issues, symposia are periodically deployed to examine topics as they emerge.

 

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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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Education

Education

WORLD CONGRESS ON EDUCATION (WCE-2013)

Kindly email this call for papers to your colleagues, faculty members and postgraduate students. 

CALL FOR PAPERS
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World Congress on Education (WCE-2013)
September 2-4, 2013
London, UK
http://www.worldconedu.org  
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The WCE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The WCE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and
professionals from Education. The aim of WCE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. The WCE-2013 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation.

The topics in WCE-2013 include but are not confined to the following areas:

*Accessible World
– Aging and Disability
– Augmentative and Alternative Communications (AAC)
– Assessment and Early intervention
– Baby Boomers
– Building and Sustaining an Inclusive Community
– Cognitive Disabilities
– Curriculum Adaptation and Modification
– Deaf and Hard of Hearing Developmental
– Disabilities Disability and Diversity
– E-Accessibility
– Human Rights/Disability Rights
– Legal Issues (Legislative and Policy)
– Learning Disabilities
– Living In(ter)dependently
– Support Services
– Postsecondary Education
– Public Health, Diversity and Disability
– Resiliency Across the Lifespan
– Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
– Study Skills Development
– Sustainable Environment
– Climate Change

*Adult Education
– Competitive Skills
– Continuing Education
– Higher Education
– Adult education
– Vocational Education
– Transferring Disciplines

*Art Education
– Music Education
– Writing Education
– Imaginative Education
– Language Education
– History

*Business Education
– Educational Administration
– Human Resource Development
– Academic Advising and Counselling
– Education Policy and Leadership
– Industrial Cooperation  
– Life-long Learning Experiences
– Workplace Learning and Collaborative Learning  
– Work Employability
– Educational Institution Government Partnership  
– Patent Registration and Technology Transfer
– University Spin-Off Companies

*Course Management
– Accreditation and Quality Assurance
– Academic Experiences and Best Practice Contributions
– Copyright  
– Digital Libraries and Repositories
– Digital Rights Management
– Evaluation and Assessment
– E-content Management and Development
– E-content Management and Development. Open Content
– e-Portfolios
– Grading Methods  
– Knowledge Management
– Quality processes at National and International level
– Security and Data Protection
– Student Selection Criteria in Interdisciplinary Studies  
– User-Generated Content

*Curriculum, Research and Development
– Acoustics in Education Environment
– APD/Listening
– Counsellor Education
– Courses, Tutorials and Labs
– Curriculum Design
– ESL/TESL
– Bullying
– Social Networking
– Study Abroad Programmes
– Faculty Development
– Distance Learning: Assessment, Methods and Technologies
– Teaching and Learning Experiences in Engineering Education
 
*Educational Foundations
– Early Childhood Education
– Elementary Education
– Geographical Education
– Health Education
– Home Education
– Rural Education
– Science Education
– Secondary Education
– Second life Educators
– Social Studies Education
– Special Education

*Interaction and Cultural Models of Disability
– Adaptive Transportation
– Augmented and Alternative Communication
– Gerontechnology
– Healthcare Specialists
– Hospitality and Tourism
– Labor Market Integration
– Medical Experts
– Sport, Fitness and Leisure
– Special Educational Centres
– Social Innovation and E-Service Delivery
– Social Workers
– Student and Adults with Disabilities
– Usability and Ergonomics

*Learning / Teaching Methodologies and Assessment
– Simulated Communities and Online Mentoring
– e-Testing and new Test Theories
– Supervising and Managing Student Projects
– Pedagogy Enhancement with e-Learning
– Educating the Educators
– Immersive Learning
– Blended Learning
– Computer-Aided Assessment
– Metrics and Performance Measurement
– Assessment Software Tools
– Assessment Methods in Blended Learning Environments

*Global Issues In Education and Research
– Education, Research and Globalization
– Barriers to Learning (ethnicity, age, psychosocial factors, …)
– Women and Minorities in Science and Technology
– Indigenous and Diversity Issues
– Government Policy issues
– Organizational, Legal and Financial Aspects
– Digital Divide
– Increasing Affordability and Access to the Internet
– Ethical issues in Education
– Intellectual Property Rights and Plagiarism

Important dates:
Research Paper, Extended Abstract, Case Study, Work in Progress and Report Submission Deadline: June 20, 2013
Notification of Paper, Extended Abstract, Case Study, Work in Progress and Report Acceptance Date: July 01, 2013
Final Paper Submission Deadline for Conference Proceedings Publication: July 20, 2013
Workshop Proposal Submission Deadline: June 01, 2013
Notification of Workshop Proposal Acceptance/Rejection: June 20, 2013
Poster/Demo Proposal Submission: June 01, 2013
Notification of Poster/Demo Acceptance: June 20, 2013
Participant(s) Registration (Open): April 01, 2013
Early Bird Registration: May 20 to July 01, 2013
Late Bird Registration (Authors only): July 02 to August 09, 2013
Late Bird Registration (Participants only): July 02 to September 08, 2013
Conference Dates: September 2-4, 2013
 
For further information please visit WCE-2013 at http://www.worldconedu.org

 

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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
 

   

Protest

Protest

PROTEST

Call for Papers: ‘Protest’

Global Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Current Affairs and Applied Contemporary Thought
Volume 3: Issue 4: January/February 2014
 
Food riots, anti-war protests, anti-government tirades, anti-blasphemy marches, anti-austerity demonstrations, anti-authoritarian movements, and anti-capitalist occupations: the politics of the twenty-first century is marked by dissent, tumult and calls for radical change. Contemporary political protests have emerged as a key tool for the expression of dissent, are born of both the Right and the Left and are staged in both the global North and the global South. In marked contrast to the triumphalism of neoliberal ideology, different instantiations of protest all over the world have drawn attention to the deep fissures that are papered over by the idea of the global market place. Given the diversity of justice claims and political persuasions that are expressed in protests today, a key task of political inquiry is to understand the convergences and divergences between them, and whether these protests are a precursor of profound global social change. There have been numerous theoretical engagements with the questions of global social change in recent years:  Hardt and Negri have engaged directly the notion of inherent crisis in the capitalist system; David Graeber has raised questions about anarchism, debt and democracy in recent work; neo-Gramscians have enquired into the role of hegemony in the global political economy, and postcolonial theorists have explored the enduring legacy of the colonial encounter in the present.

In this issue of Global Discourse, we wish to explore the nature and context of protest, seeking to evaluate the notion of links between different protests. Among others, we welcome submissions examining the following broad topics:

–          locations, sites and spaces of protest

–          forms of resistance, assembly and protest

–          local, national, international and transnational solidarity in protest

–          questions of universality and difference

–          development and modernity in protest

Building upon previous symposia with the likes of Noam Chomsky, Andrew Linklater and Cynthia Weber, the issue will contain review symposium with David Graeber, who will respond to reviews of his recent The Democracy Project: A History, A Crisis, A Movement, and Teivo Teivainen, who will respond to reviews of his forthcoming Democracy in Movement.

Submission deadlines

Abstracts: May 20th 2013

Full articles of around 8,000 words (solicited on the basis of review of abstracts): August 18th 2013

Publication: January 2014

UK REF Considerations: Papers can appear online as soon as they are accepted and processed. However, we will be able to accommodate the wishes of authors to delay publication until the beginning of 2014 because they wish their papers to be included in the 2014- REF.

Instructions for authors:  http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=rgld20&page=instructions#.UX-WG8qSJHo

Further details: http://www.tandfonline.com/rgld (previous website: http://global-discourse.com)

Editor contact details: s.suliman@uq.edu.aus.brincat@uq.edu.au and matthew.johnson@york.ac.uk

Journal Aims and Scope
Global Discourse is an interdisciplinary, problem-oriented journal of applied contemporary thought operating at the intersection of politics, international relations, sociology and social policy. The journal’s scope is broad, encouraging interrogation of current affairs with regard to core questions of distributive justice, wellbeing, cultural diversity, autonomy, sovereignty, security and recognition. Rejecting the notion that publication is the final stage in the research process, Global Discourse seeks to foster discussion and debate between often artificially isolated disciplines and paradigms, with responses to articles encouraged and conversations continued across issues. The journal features a mix of full-length articles, each accompanied by one or more replies, shorter essays, rapid replies, discussion pieces and book review symposia, typically consisting of three reviews and a reply by the author/s. With an international advisory editorial board consisting of experienced, highly-cited academics, Global Discourse welcomes submissions from and on any region. Authors are encouraged to explore the international dimensions and implications of their work. With a mix of themed and general issues, symposia are periodically deployed to examine topics as they emerge.

 

**END**

 

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