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HISTORICAL MATERIALISM TORONTO CONFERENCE – REGISTRATION

Confronting Crisis: Left Praxis in the Face of Austerity, War and Revolution
Historical Materialism Conference
York University, Toronto, Canada
May 8 – 11th, 2014
Registration Now Open

http://hmtoronto.org

Confronted with a global context of austerity, exploitation, imperialist aggression, ongoing colonialism, and ecological crises, the world has been witness to growing social and political struggles over the past decade. A wide range of rural- and urban-based labour and social movements have fought back against the current ‘Age of Austerity,’ while new modes and geographies of resistance against dispossession and tyranny continue to inspire social change in the Global South. Against this backdrop, the 2014 Historical Materialism conference at Toronto’s York University will aim to contribute to a collective discussion on how to extend and revitalize Left critique and praxis in the current conjuncture.

Confirmed speakers for the conference include:

Haroon Akram-Lodhi, Farshad Araghi, David Austin, Himani Bannerji, Tithi Bhattacharya, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Peter Kulchyski, Jason Moore, Richard Seymour, Panagiotis Sotiris, Lise Vogel, and Judith Whitehead.

First published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/hm-toronto-8-11-may-2014-registration-now-open

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ARUMARXISM AND EDUCATION: RENEWING DIALOGUES (MERD)

Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford Campus

Wednesday 21 May 2014,

3pm – 6pm, Room: Saw 005

Education, Marxism and Society

Update: 7th April 2014

3pm

Welcome by Dave Hill and Alpesh Maisuria

 

3.05pm

Deirdre O’Neill (InsideFilm.org)

Film, Prisons, Social Class and Radical Pedagogy: A Marxist Analysis

 

4.05pm

Glenn Rikowski (Visiting Scholar, Anglia Ruskin University)

Crisis and Education

 

5.05

Ravi Kumar (South Asian University, India)

Marxism and Education: An Indian Perspective

 

6.05

Social event

 

In association with Anglia Ruskin University Department of Education Research Seminars

Full address: Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford: Bishop Hall Lane, CM1 1SQ.

A map can be found here: http://www.anglia.ac.uk/ruskin/en/home.html

Edited Collection by Dave Hill

Edited Collection by Dave Hill

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London Radical BookfairTHE SOCIAL PATHOLOGIES OF CONTEMPORARY CIVILIZATION

Fifth International Conference

Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands

30 & 31 October 2014

www.socialpathologies.com

 

The fifth international conference on The Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilization explores the nature of contemporary malaises, diseases, illnesses and psychosomatic syndromes in their relation to cultural pathologies of the social body. Usually these conditions are interpreted clinically in terms of individualized symptoms and framed in demographic and epidemiological profiles. They are represented and responded to discretely, as though for the most part unrelated to each other; each having its own professional discourse of etiology, diagnostics, therapeutics, as well as a task force developing health strategy and policy recommendations and interventions. However, these diseases also have a social and cultural profile, one that transcends the particularity of their symptomology and their discrete etiologies. These social pathologies are diseases related to cultural pathologies of the social body and disorders of the collective esprit de corps of contemporary society. They arise from individual and collective experiences of profound and drastic social changes and cultural shifts.

Multi-disciplinary in approach the conference addresses questions of how these conditions are manifest at the level of individual bodies and minds, as well as how the ‘bodies politic’ are related to the hegemony of reductive biomedical and individual psychologistic perspectives. Rejecting such a reductive diagnosis of contemporary problems of health and well-being, the central research hypothesis guiding the conference is that contemporary epidemics are to be analysed in the light of radical changes in our civilization and of the social hegemonization of the biomedical and psychiatric perspective.

A particular focus of the conference is the role of humanities and social sciences in helping to understand the connection between social transformations and psychiatric perceptions of health and well-being. The conference invites papers offering analyses of social malaises and the health of civilization from faculty, students and researchers in fields of philosophy, sociology, social theory, psychology, and anthropology.

 

Special sub-themes are the following:

􀁸The invented self– What is the status of the late modern subject? We live in so-called ‘neo-liberal’ times in which we experience an intense, marketed pressure to ‘be oneself’, as well as an extreme difficulty to ‘be a self’. Is our alleged individual freedom a strongly directed one? If so, how can we invent ourselves differently? And how should we understand the connection between this newly invented and that socially directed self?

􀁸The sympathetic self– Is a re-ethicization and moral regeneration of political, moral and libidinal economies possible? The domestic economics of the soul need to be scrutinized, ‘miraculous’ and healing social powers – such as the redemptive and transfiguring powers of beauty and love, and the power of gift relations – need to be explored in terms of their capacity to reverse pathogenic vicious circles of individuated egotism into saludogenic virtuous spirals of care, care of the self and care for others.

􀁸The diagnosed self– In most late modern societies in the West, we find a high prevalence of many psychiatric disorders. Such statistics have been known for years, but there is much uncertainty about how to interpret them. How do adults experience the process of receiving these diagnoses, and what does it mean for them to have their experience of suffering filtered through a diagnostic and psychiatric vocabulary?

􀁸The measured self– Research evidence is widely held as a key influence on mental health policy and practice. Whilst hypothesis testing in randomised controlled trials is held as the ‘gold standard’, qualitative research exploring people’s experiences continues to occupy a more marginal position, even though these experiences inform important inter-subjective phenomena. What is and what could be the specific role of qualitative research in contemporary mental health care?

􀁸The amnesiac self– The fading of individual and collective memory due to ongoing processes of individuation and acceleration and to experiences of shock, trauma, repression and aphasia in the psychic life of individuals and societies is amplified in contemporary contexts. Lacking memory, persons and societies live in a liminal extended present and become prone to solipsism and to manipulation. What is forgotten – and what can be remembered – is one of the most urgent ethical-political problems of our age.

 

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Fear of a Blank Planet

Fear of a Blank Planet

WORLD CONFERENCE ON PSYCHOLOGY SCIENCES

Last Call for Abstract Submission

13-15 July 2014,

Stratosphere Hotel & Tower Convention Center, Las Vegas, USA

www.wc-psy.org   

 

Dear Colleagues

We would like to invite you to become together with more than one thousand academicians from 64 different countries, and also give opportunity to make your abstracts indexed in AWER Index. Moreover, accepted full papers will be published in Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences Journal (ISSN: 1877-0428), and indexed in ScienceDirect, Scopusand Thomson Reuters Web of Science.

We would like to provide contribution to bring forth you academic qualities.

  • Due Dated Abstract Submissions: 12 April 2014
  • Abstracts must be written in English, and can be sent as an email attach to

wc-psy.info@awer-center.org

STEP ONE (CLICK HERE) OF THE SUBMISSION PROCESS

Hope to meet you in Las Vegas,USA

Prof. Dr. Jacobus G. Maree

Dr. Melahat Halat

 

CONFERENCE SCOPES

WCPSY-2014 includes all theoretical and practical knowledge about psychology. For more information http://wc-psy.org/

  • Applied Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Mathematical Psychology
  • Multidisciplinary Psychology
  • Psychoanalysis Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Counselling and Guidance
  • Traffic Psychology
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Cyberbulling
  • Others

KEYNOTES

  • Prof. Dr. Nansook Park, University of Michigan, USA
  • Prof. Dr. Eric M. Anderman, The Ohio State University, USA
  • Prof. Dr. Colla Jean MacDonald, University of Ottawa, Canada

Supporting Journals

  • Journal of Applied Psychology (Indexed in SSCI)
  • British Journal of  Psychology (Indexed in SSCI)
  • British Journal of Developmental Psychology (Indexed in SSCI)
  • British Journal of Health Psychology (Indexed in SSCI)
  • Legal and Criminological Psychology (Indexed in SSCI)
  • Journal of Behavioural Decision Making (Indexed in SSCI)
  • Journal Behavioural Disorders (Indexed in SSCI)
  • Work & Stress Journal (Indexed in SSCI)
  • Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling (Indexed in SSCI)
  • Asia Pacific Education Review, (Indexed in SSCI)
  • South African Journal of Psychology, (Indexed in SSCI)
  • Perspectives in Education (Indexed in SSCI)
  • Global Journal on Psychology Research
  • Journal of Counseling & Development
  • Global Journal on Counseling and Guidance

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

  • The abstracts can be one-page long (150-250 words).
  • The abstract include Problem Statement, Purpose of Study, Methods, Findings and Results, and Conclusions and Recommendations.
  • If your paper is not completed, it might be included only your study proposal.
  • The abstracts must be included the authors’ names, surnames, affiliations, departments, email addresses and phone numbers.

Abstracts can be submitted through http://wc-psy.org/

or attached to wc-psy.info@awer-center.org

 

STEP ONE (CLICK HERE) OF THE SUBMISSION PROCESS

 

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

  • You can participate to the conference with paper or poster presentation, pannel and workshop.
  • Participants who cannot particiate physically should prefer virtual presentation. These participants must uploaded skype on their computers. For more info: http://wc-psy.org/

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Abstract Submissions: April 12, 2014*
  • Full Paper Submission: May 12, 2014**
  • Early Hotel Reservation: May 12, 2014
  • Early Registration: May 12, 2014
  • Conference Dates: July 12-14, 2014
  • Camera Ready Submission: July 25, 2014

* After the submission date, the authors of abstracts will be notified in 4 day.
** After the submission date, the authors of full paper will be notified in 20 day.

 

VENUE and ACCOMODATION

Stratosphere Hotel & Tower Convention Center, Las Vegas, USA. We were special agreement with the Hotels for WCPSY-2014 participants only. The rate start from 35 USD for Double room.

For more information: www.globe-edu.org

Contact:

E-mail: wc-psy.info@awer-center.org
Web: http://wc-psy.org/

 

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Karl Marx

Karl Marx

MARX’S EARLY WRITINGS ON TRANSCENDING CAPITALISM

SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014

6:00-8:00 PM

Westside Peace Center

3916 Sepulveda Blvd., near Venice Blvd. (free parking in rear)

Suite 101-102, press #22 at door to get into building

Culver City (LA area)

 

Speaker:

ALI KIANI, Iranian Marxist activist and translator

 

In contrast to the traditional view that Marx’s work is restricted to a critique of capitalism and does not contain a detailed or coherent conception of its alternative, this presentation will focus on aspects of his early critiques of political economy, from the POVERTY OF PHILOSOPHY (1847) through the GRUNDRISSE (1857-58). We will discuss the notion, developed recently in Peter Hudis’s MARX’S CONCEPT OF THE ALTERNATIVE TO CAPITALISM, that Marx was committed to a specific concept of a post-capitalist society that informed his critique of value production, alienated labor, and capitalist accumulation. Instead of focusing on the present with only a passing reference to the future, Marx’s emphasis on capitalism’s tendency towards dissolution is rooted in a specific conception of what should replace it. We will critically re-examine that conception in the context of the quest for an alternative to capitalism, something that has taken on increased importance today.

Suggested reading: Ch. 2 of Peter Hudis, MARX’S CONCEPT OF THE ALTERNATIVE TO CAPITALISM (Haymarket Books, 2013)

 

Sponsored by the West Coast Chapter, International Marxist-Humanist Organization

More information: arise@internationalmarxisthumanist.org

http://www.internationalmarxisthumanist.org

 

Here is the link to the online announcement of the meeting for posting via email, Facebook, etc.: http://www.internationalmarxisthumanist.org/events/los-angeles-marxs-early-writings-transcending-capitalism

Join our new Facebook page: “International Marxist-Humanist Organization” https://www.facebook.com/groups/imhorg/

 

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