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Teaching Marx

Teaching Marx


Society for Socialist Studies

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

June 2 – 5, 2015, University of Ottawa

Kapital Ideas: analysis, critique, praxis

Kapital Ideas are theories and analyses that help point us toward a better world through critique of the unequal, violent and exploitative one we now inhabit. They take inspiration from the author of Das Kapital, though they range widely over many issues which include ecology and political economy, gender and sexuality, colonization and imperialism, communication and popular struggles, but also movements and parties, hegemony and counter-hegemony, governance and globalization and, of course, class struggle and transformation.  Kapital Ideas are interventions that contribute to what Marx, in 1843, called the ‘self-clarification of the struggles and wishes of the age’.  In an era of deepening crisis and proliferating struggles, of grave threats and new possibilities, the need for these ideas, and for the praxis they can inform, could not be more acute.


Keynote Speaker

Himani Bannerji, York University, Toronto

Marx’s critique of ideology: its uses and abuses


Call for Papers

Our current Call for Papers, which lists sessions that are accepting paper proposals, is available HERE: . Abstracts (maximum of 100 words) for paper proposals should be submitted before Saturday, January 31, 2015.

To submit an abstract, please click HERE: . You will be directed to our OpenConference website.


We hope to see you in Ottawa!

Bill Carroll, Jean Chapman and Elaine Coburn

SSS 2015 Programme Co-chairs


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