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LINEAGES OF REVOLT: ISSUES OF CONTEMPORARY CAPITALISM IN THE MIDDLE EAST

LONDON MIDDLE EAST INSTITUTE

SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON BOOK LAUNCH 

Dear all,

You are invited to a panel discussion with Adam Hanieh, SOAS, Gilbert Achcar, SOAS, Jamie Allinson, University of Westminster and Brenna Bhandar, SOAS to mark the publication of Adam Hanieh’s Lineages of Revolt: Issues of Contemporary Capitalism in the Middle East (Haymarket Books, 2013) at 6.00pm here at SOAS on Wednesday 11 December 2013, please see below for details.

Drawing upon extensive empirical research, Lineages of Revolt tracks the major shifts in the region’s political economy over recent decades.  In this illuminating and original work, Adam Hanieh explores the contours of neoliberal policies, dynamics of class and state formation, imperialism and the nature of regional accumulation, the significance of Palestine and the Gulf Arab states, and the ramifications of the global economic crisis.  By mapping the complex and contested nature of capitalism in the Middle East, the book demonstrates that a full understanding of the uprisings needs to go beyond a simple focus on “dictators and democracy.”

All Welcome

This event is free and there is no need to book  For further information contact: The London Middle East Institute at SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG; T: 020 7898 4330; F: 020 7898 4329; E: lmei@soas.ac.uk; W:www.soas.ac.uk/lmei/ 

 

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Austerity

NEW PARTIES OF THE LEFT IN THE AGE OF AUSTERITY
A day of debate organised by London Socialist Resistance

SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER
10:30 – 5pm – ULU, Malet Street, WC1 – £10 and £5 (students)

With STATHIS KOUVELAKIS (Syriza), KATE HUDSON (Respect), ADAM HANIEH (author and activist), SANDRA DEMARCQ (NPA – France), ANDREW BURGIN (CoR), ALAN THORNETT (Socialist Resistance), PHILLIPE NADOUCE (Front de Gauche), and MICHAEL VOSS (Red Green Alliance – Enheidlisten, Denmark)
 
Sessions on Greece, France, and Britain. What sort of parties for the 21st century and Why working class political representation.
 
This event will hear from the experiences of Greece, France and Denmark and debate ideas about how to put a new broad party on the agenda of the left in Britain.

To register, email london@socialistresistance.org  
For further info, go to www.socialistresistance.org

 

First published at: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/new-parties-of-the-left-in-an-age-of-austerity-london-29-sept

 

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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:

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Egypt

EXPLOITATION, DEBT AND AID IN EGYPT AND TUNISIA

MONDAY JANUARY 23rdExploitation, Debt & Aid in Egypt and Tunisia: What Direction for the Revolutions? with Dr Adam Hanieh

At The Gallery, Farringdon, London
70/77 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EJ. (near Farringdon Tube station)
note new start time at 6.45 p.m. to 8.45 p.m.

We suggest you arrive 15 minutes beforehand in order to settle in with your glass of wine.
Entrance fee: £3 (£2 concessions)

In the wake of the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, international financial institutions such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, in partnership with the Gulf Arab States, have rushed to offer loans and investment packages to the new transitional regimes. The possible conditionalities attached to these aid packages have provoked widespread concern from the region’s political movements, and need to be seen in the context of ongoing struggles to achieve the social and economic demands that underpinned the uprisings.

Dr. Adam Hanieh will examine the logic of financial aid in the Middle East, locating the discussion within the political economy of the uprisings and the neoliberal transformation of the region over the past two decades. Dr. Hanieh is a Lecturer in Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and is author of the recently published Capitalism and Class in the Gulf Arab States (Palgrave-MacMillan 2011).

Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique is a UK-based affiliate of the Les Amis Le Monde Diplomatique which supports the writings and tradition which has evolved over 50 years of publication of the Le Monde Diplomatique Newspaper. Our “Cafe Diplo” meetings at The Gallery at Farringdon, in the City of London on selected Monday evenings, are presented (in English) in the context of our global anti neo-conservative-liberal tradition, and give an opportunity for lively debate between speakers and audience.

See: http://mondediplofriends.org.uk/calendar.htm

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World Crisis

CLASS FORMATION IN THE GULF ARAB STATES

Queen Mary, University of London
School of Politics and International Relations
Research Seminar Series:

Dr. Adam Hanieh, SOAS – ‘Class Formation in the Gulf Arab States – Theoretical and Political Implications’
Wednesday 2 March, 2011
4.15pm, Laws 1.19

How to Find Queen Mary: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/about/howtofindus/mileend/index.html
Campus Map: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/docs/about/26065.pdf

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Gaza

PAST IS PRESENT: SETTLER COLONIALISM IN PALESTINE

7th Annual Conference
5- 6 March | Brunei Gallery | School of Oriental and African Studies – London

Organised by SOAS Palestine Society and hosted by the London Middle East Institute

For over a century, Zionism has subjected Palestine and Palestinians to a structural and violent form of destruction, dispossession, land appropriation, and erasure in the pursuit of a new colonial Israeli society. Too often, this Palestine ‘Question’ has been framed as unique; a national, religious, and/or liberation struggle with little semblance to colonial conflicts elsewhere. The two-day conference, Past is Present: Settler Colonialism in Palestine, seeks to reclaim settler colonialism as the central paradigm from which to understand Palestine. It asks: what are the socio-political, economic and spatial processes and mechanisms of settler colonialism in Palestine, and what are the logics underpinning it? By unearthing the histories and geographies of the Palestinian experience of settler colonialism, this conference does not only chart possibilities for understanding Palestine within comparative settler colonial analyses. Rather, it also seeks to break open frameworks binding Palestine, re-align the Palestinian movement within a universal history of decolonisation, and imagine new possibilities for Palestinian resistance, solidarity and common struggle.

Day One: Saturday, 5th March 2011

Registration and Refreshments: 9.00-9.30

Opening and Keynote: 9.30-10.15
Hassan Hakimian – London Middle East Institute

Not Another Racism: Zionism, a Logic of Elimination
Patrick Wolfe – La Trobe University

Session One – Empire, Settler Colonialism and Zionism: 10.45-12.15

Chair: Nelida Fuccaro – School of Oriental and African Studies

Playing the Zionist Card: The British Empire and the Middle East
John Newsinger – Bath Spa University

Literature of Settler Societies: Albert Camus, S. Yizhar, and Amos Oz
Gabriel Piterberg – University of California, Los Angeles

The Settler Colonialism Paradigm and its History in Revolutionary Palestinian Resistance Literature: Poetry and Politics
Naseer Aruri – University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Refreshments: 12.15-12.30

Session Two – Zionism Destroys to Replace: 12.30-14.00

Chair: Laleh Khalili – School of Oriental and African Studies

The Palestinian Labour Market and the Politics of Zionist Settler Colonialism
Gershon Shafir – University of California, San Diego

The Erasure of the Native
Ilan Pappe – University of Exeter

The Second Phase of the Settler Colonial Conquest of Palestine: The 1967 Allon Plan and the Search for a Zionist ‘Settlement’
Gilbert Achcar – School of Oriental and African Studies

Lunch: 14.00-14.45

Session Three – Zionism Controls the Native: 14.45-16.15

Chair: Ruba Salih – School of Oriental and African Studies

Chronicles of a Cultural Destruction: The Appropriation of Palestinian Knowledge during the 1948 War
Gish Amit – Ben-Gurion University

Indigenous Citizens and the Contradictions of Status amongst Palestinians in Israel
As’ad Ghanem – Ibn Khaldun, The Arab Association for Research and Development

Frontier Wars and Robotic Colonisation
Eyal Weizman – Goldsmiths College

Refreshments: 16.15-16.30

Session Four – A Political Economy of Settler Colonialism: 16.30-18.00

Chair: Elisa van Waeyenberge – School of Oriental and African Studies

A ‘Bad Lot’? Palestinian Businessmen and the British Colonial State
Sherene Seikaly – American University of Cairo

The Exploitation of the Palestinian Economy by Israel
Shir Hever – Alternative Information Center

Palestinian Capitalism, Regional Accumulation Processes and Implications for Liberation Strategy
Adam Hanieh – School of Oriental and African Studies

Day Two: Sunday 6th March 2011

Registration and Refreshments: 10.30-11.00

Keynote: 11.00-12.00

Letter from Gaza: On Colonialism, Capitalism and Resistance
Rabah Mohanna – Palestinian Legislative Council, Gaza

Session Five – Indigenous Life and the Reverberations of Settler Colonialism: 12.00-13.30

Chair: Lori Allen – University of Cambridge

Counterfeit Citizenship: On the Politics of Property in Nahr El-Bared
Monika Halkort – Queen’s University, Belfast

Ethnic Cleansing in the Naqab: The Razings of the Bedouin Village of Al-‘Araqib
Mansour Nsasra – University of Exeter

Policing, Self-Policing and Indigenous Collaboration
Mouin Rabbani – Institute of Palestine Studies

Lunch: 13.30-14.30

Session Six – Overcoming Zionism, Dismantling Settler Colonialism:  14.30-16.00

Chair: Jan Jananayagam – Tamils Against Genocide

Decolonising Settler Colonialisms
Lorenzo Veracini – Swinburne University of Technology

The Power and Pitfalls of a Support Movement: Campaigning Against the Jewish National Fund
Selma James – International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network

Towards Common Liberation
Mezna Qato – University of Oxford

Refreshments: 16.00-16.15

Roundtable – Unsettling (Settler) Colonialism: 16.15-18.15

Tickets

Please note SEATS ARE LIMITED – book in advance

Price: £30 (£20 concessions, and £40 organisations) – all tickets include lunch and refreshments

To buy your tickets Online at: – http://www.soaspalsoc.org

By cheque: Send cheques payable to SOAS Palestine Society with attached note of email address to: SOAS Palestine Society, Thornhaugh Street, London, WC1H 0XG

Location:
SOAS Brunei Gallery
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London, WC1H 0XG

Contact:
palestineconference@gmail.com
http://www.soaspalsoc.org

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HISTORICAL MATERIALISM MIDDLE EAST SPECIAL ISSUE

EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS

Historical Materialism has extended the deadline for proposal submissions to its special issue on the Middle East, conceived broadly to include: the Arab world from the Atlantic to the Gulf, Israel/Palestine, Iran and Turkey. The new deadline for abstracts is the 10th of November 2010.

HM is a Marxist journal, appearing four times a year, based in London. HM asserts that, notwithstanding the variety of its practical and theoretical articulations, Marxism constitutes the most fertile conceptual framework for analysing social phenomena with an eye to their overhaul. In its selection of materials, HM does not favour any one tendency, tradition or variant of Marxism.

In the contemporary period, the Middle East remains a key flashpoint of global politics, rent by occupation, imperialism and the fallout of global economic crisis. In this context the insights of Marxism, in all its variations, could provide a much-needed corrective to the a-historical and elite-focused theorizing that typifies analysis of the Middle East. Aiming to publish such analysis, the HM special issue will unite a range of innovative Marxist work on the Middle East across a broad spectrum of academic disciplines, to reflect critically  on the region’s social, political and economic development.

Having received a number of excellent submissions already, contributions are invited on topics such as the following:

• The historical development and contemporary political economy of the Middle East particularly the Gulf and the Arab world outside of Palestine, embracing the development of neo-liberalism, new confluences of capital and capital- state relationships.     

• Questions of regime transition in authoritarian states and the role of workers and contemporary social movements.   

• A comparative analysis of the social and political struggle of women across different countries in the Middle East. 

• Patterns of migrant-worker flows in the Middle East, the role of remittances in national economies, and the potential forms of organizing in these migrant communities in the region.

• Urbanism and the politics of space in the cities of the Middle East.     

• Assessments of developments in Marxist theory or of the work of prominent Marxists within the region

Potential contributors are invited to submit a short abstract (max.  200 words) outlining the key arguments of their prospective paper to Jamie Allinson, Sebastian Budgen and Adam Hanieh at: historicalmaterialism@soas.ac.uk  by November 10, 2010. Final papers (max. 12,000 words length) will be expected to be submitted by 1 May 2011 and the journal will be published in early 2012.

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Karl Marx

HISTORICAL MATERIALISM: RESEARCH IN CRITICAL MARXIST THEORY – VOL.18 NO.2

Now out:

Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory
Volume 18 Issue 2
2010

http://www.brill.nl/hima

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/brill/hm

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CONTENTS

Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial-Prize Lecture
Kees van der Pijl
Historicising the International: Modes of Foreign Relations and Political Economy

Adam Hanieh
Khaleeji-Capital: Class-Formation and Regional Integration in the Middle-East Gulf

John Roberts
Art After Deskilling

Interventions

Ben Fine
Locating Financialisation

William Beik
Response to Henry Heller’s ‘The Longue Durée of the French Bourgeoisie’

David Parker
Henry Heller and the ‘Longue Durée of the French Bourgeoisie’

Henry Heller
Response to William Beik and David Parker

Review Articles

Emmanuel Barot on Sciences et dialectiques de la nature edited by Lucien Sève and Eftichios Bitsakis’s La nature dans la pensée dialectique

Steve Edwards on Caroline Arscott’s William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones: Interlacings, and Mike Sanders’s The Poetry of Chartism: Aesthetics, Politics, History

Owen Hatherley on Sabine Hake’s Topographies of Class: Modern Architecture and Mass Society in Weimar Berlin

Elizabeth M. Sokolowski and Amy E. Wendling on New Waves in Philosophy of Technology edited by Jan Kyrre Berg Olsen, Evan Selinger, and Søren Riis

Historical-Critical Dictionary of Marxism
Wolfgang Fritz Haug
General Intellect

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RACISM AND ANTI-RACISM
New Socialist
Issue 65   2009-1


EDITORIAL

Anti-Racism and the Global Economic Crisis

 

THEORY AND HISTORY


Capitalism and racial oppression — David McNally
Glossary of terms — Heidi Mehta
Slavery, settlement and rebellion — Dave Roediger
Canada: a racist history — Harold Lavender
Louis Riél: hero and martyr, rebel and patriot — Adam Barker

POLITICS AND CURRENT FRONTS OF STRUGGLE

Obama’s victory and race and class in America — Malik Miah
The economic crisis and the global south — Adam Hanieh
The Durban declaration: examination and critique — Saron Ghabrasellasie & Natasha Vally
Reflections on the BC treaty process — Adam Barker, Christine O’Bonsawin & Chiinuuks Ogilvie
Jewishness, Israel and Palestine solidarity — Alan Sears
Resource extraction in the Maritimes — Sherry Pictou & Arthur Bull
Racism in toys and media — Susan Ferguson 

MOVEMENT BUILDING AND ORGANIZING

White privilege in queer organizing — Proma Tagore
Racism and democratic unionism in the U.S. — Malik Miah
Roundtable on migrant justice and self-determination

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