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Communisation

COMMUNISM SPECIALIST GROUP OF THE POLITICAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION

http://psacommunism.wordpress.com/

Communism was one of the defining political movements of the twentieth century. Of unprecedented international scope and cohesion it retains its interest for scholars working in fields as diverse as political ideology, social and political movements, comparative party politics, the politics of collective memory and totalitarian studies. The aim of the Communism Specialist Group is to promote the study of twentieth-century communism and facilitate scholarly exchanges across both national and disciplinary boundaries.

Among our activities we maintain a blog providing news of current events, publications and work in progress and a register of members and their research interests. We also organise an annual day conference as well as occasional seminars and panels at the PSA Annual Conference.

Membership of the group and attendance at its events is free to PSA members. The group also supports the journal Twentieth Century Communism: a journal of international history and members of the group can subscribe to the journal at the reduced rate of £15 p.a.

Non-PSA members who wish to be added to the group’s mailing list should contact the group’s convenor. Non-PSA members are also welcome to attend any event organised by the group on payment of a small charge. The standard non-members’ subscription rate to Twentieth Century Communism is £20 p.a.

If you would like to be added to the group membership list; would like further details of the group and its activities; or would like to circulate information to group members please contact the group convenor, Kevin Morgan: kevin.morgan@manchester.ac.uk.

 

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

 

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Globalization

SEEING GLOBAL: HISTORY IN A COMMUNIST MODE

Seeing Global: History in a Communist Mode
A talk by Susan Buck-Morss, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center

Discussant: Peter Hitchcock, Associate Director, the Center for Place, Culture and Politics

April 28, 2011 from 6.30 – 8.30
Recital Hall
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue @ 34th street

Free and open to the public

In the early 1920s, Lukács lamented the fact that modern society had lost every image of the whole. Influenced by Hegel, he believed that the “totality” could only be seen from a historical perspective, grasped as a sequence of stages that led from feudalism to capitalism and beyond. “Seeing Global” proposes an alternative, one that requires a re-appropriation of the cultural heritage.

The disrupting forces of the present put pressure on the past, scattering pieces of it forward into unanticipated locations. No one owns these pieces. To think so is to allow categories of private property to intrude into a commonly shared terrain wherein the laws of exclusionary inheritance do not apply. A global transformation in collective imagination calls for history in a communist mode. The talk will provide exemplary cases of a communist inheritance of the past.

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub,Bangor, northWales)  

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Karl Marx

WHICH COMMUNISM TODAY?

Five books in search of one (?) object

 Urbino, Italy, 1-2 December 2010
Palazzo Albani – Room D 3

1 December/a.m. – Chair: Vittorio Morfino
9.00-9.15. Fabio Frosini. General introduction

9.15-9.45. Domenico Losurdo. Keynote Address

9.45-10.15. Discussion

10.15-10.45. Stefano G. Azzarà comments on Pasquale Voza’s “L’Utopia concreta” (Piero Manni, Lecce 2009)

10.45-11.15. Pasquale Voza. Reply

11.15-12.30. Discussion

12.30-14.30. Break

1 December/p.m. – Chair: Fortunato M. Cacciatore

14.30-15.15. Eleonora Forenza, Alessandro Pandolfi, Venanzio Raspa comment on Augusto Illuminati’s “Per farla finita con l’idea di sinistra” (DeriveApprodi, Roma 2009)

15.15-15.45. Augusto Illuminati. Reply

15.45-16,45. Discussion

16.45-17.00. Break

17.00-17.30. Fabio Frosini comments on Raul Mordenti’s “La rivoluzione” (Marco Tropea Editore, Milano 2003)

17.30-18.00. Raul Mordenti. Reply

18.00-19.00. Discussion

2 December/a.m. – Chair: Venanzio Raspa

9.00-9.30. Stefano Visentin comments on Giuseppe Prestipino’s “Gramsci vivo e il nostro tempo” (Edizioni Punto Rosso, Milano 2008)

9.30-10.00. Giuseppe Prestipino. Reply

10.00-11.00. Discussion

11.00-11.15. Break

11.15-11.45. Emanuela Susca comments on Guido Liguori’s “La morte del PCI” (manifestolibri, Roma 2009)

11.45-12.15. Guido Liguori. Reply

12.15-13.30. General discussion and final remarks

Further discussants will be Fortunato M. Cacciatore, Lea Durante, Vittorio Morfino, Luca Pinzolo, Peter D. Thomas, Massimiliano Tomba, Adriano Vinale.

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