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POWERS AND THE LIMITS OF PROPERTY

A workshop hosted by the Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought and the Unit for Global Justice, Goldsmiths, University of London

11 June 2015, RHB 142 (10-4) & RHB 308 (4.30-6.45), Goldsmiths, New Cross SE14 6NW
Contemporary philosophy has undertaken sustained interrogations of its relationship to law and, to a lesser extent, capital. This has been less true of its questioning of its relationship to the crucial nexus of law and capital: property. Inversely, while critical legal theory has appropriated a welter of concepts and methods from contemporary philosophy, it has often avoided a sustained critical appraisal of the images of law within philosophy itself, and of the place of property within these.
Responding to a resurgent critical interest in the question of property, and especially to contemporary inquiries into the logics of dispossession that subtend capitalism, this workshop will stage a trans-disciplinary dialogue on the legal and philosophical powers – as well the limits and impasses – of property.
Speakers: Étienne Balibar (Kingston), José Bellido (Kent), Brenna Bhandar (SOAS), Robert Nichols (Humboldt), Alain Pottage (LSE), Stella Sandford (Kingston), Bev Skeggs (Goldsmiths), Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths), Eyal Weizman (Goldsmiths), Mikhaïl Xifaras (Sciences Po), Hyo Yoon Kang (Kent)
Organised by Brenna Bhandar (Senior Lecturer in the School of Law, SOAS) and Alberto Toscano (Co-Director, Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought and Unit for Global Justice, Goldsmiths)
All welcome. For further information, contact a.toscano@gold.ac.uk

See: http://www.gold.ac.uk/sociology/research-centres/cpct/

First Published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/powers-and-limits-of-property-centre-for-philosophy-and-critical-thought-goldsmiths-11-june-10-6.45

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Social Alternatives

Social Alternatives

SOCIAL ALTERNATIVES – CALL FOR THEMATIC ISSUES

Dear Colleagues

Social Alternatives is seeking proposals from Guest Editors for Thematic Issues

Social Alternatives: http://socialalternatives.com/contributions

Social Alternatives is an independent, quarterly refereed journal which aims to promote and inform public debate, commentary and dialogue about contemporary social, political, economic and environmental issues.

Social Alternatives analyses, critiques and reviews contemporary social issues and problems. The journal seeks to generate insight, knowledge, and understanding of contemporary circumstances in order to determine local, national, and global implications. We are committed to the principles of social justice and to creating spaces of dialogue intended to stimulate social alternatives to current conditions.

Social Alternatives values the capacity of intellectual and artistic endeavour to prompt imaginative solutions and alternatives and publishes refereed articles, review essays, commentaries and book reviews as well as short stories, poems, images and cartoons.

The journal has grappled with matters of contemporary concern for three decades, publishing articles and themed issues on topics such as: peace and conflict, racism, Indigenous rights, social justice, human rights, inequality and the environment.

If you are interested please send expressions of interest to: julie.matthews@adelaide.edu.au or julie@socialalternatives.com

 

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Global Economic Crisis

Global Economic Crisis

MARXISM AND GLOBAL JUSTICE CONFERENCE

Marxism and Global Justice Conference at LSE, London, 29th – 30th May 2014

Conference: “Marxism and Global Justice”, 29th – 30th May 2014, London School of Economics

While contemporary debates about global justice have been dominated by different variants of liberal egalitarianism, this conference aims at bringing the perspective of Marxism to bear on questions of global justice.

Confirmed speakers include:

Allen Buchanan (Duke University), Paula Casal (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Robin Celikates (University of Amsterdam), John Filling (University College London), Richard Miller (Cornell University), Miriam Ronzoni (University of Manchester), Nicholas Vrousalis (Leiden University), and Stuart White (Oxford University)

For further information and registration, please contact:

Gabriel Wollner (London School of Economics), g.wollner-QBqurZHE+u5aa/9Udqfwiw@public.gmane.org

Lea Ypi (London School of Economics), l.l.ypi-QBqurZHE+u5aa/9Udqfwiw@public.gmane.org

 

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Aesthetics

Aesthetics

1908, OR CLASS AS THE FOUNDING MOMENT OF INDIAN POLITICS

Sociology, Unit for Global Justice invites you to:

1908, or Class as the founding moment of Indian Politics

Saroj Giri is a lecturer in Political Science in the University of Delhi. He has written on contemporary social and political issues in Economic and Political Weekly, Open Democracy, Kafilaand other venues. He recently published an article on communism as a real movement in L’idée du communisme 2 ed. Alain Badiou and Slavoj Zizek

Event Information:

Location: 352, Richard Hoggart Building

Cost: Free

Department: Unit for Global Justice / Sociology

Time: 4 June 2013, 17:00 – 18:30

 

For Further Details

E-mail: a.toscano@gold.ac.uk

 

If you are attending an event and need the College to help with any mobility requirements you may have, please contact the event organiser in advance to ensure we can accommodate your needs.

First published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/talk-at-goldsmiths-saroj-giri-1908-or-class-as-the-founding-moment-of-indian-politics-4-june-5pm

 

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Sara Motta

FELLOWSHIPS AT THE CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF SOCIAL AND GLOBAL JUSTICE

Announcement:

Dear colleagues and friends,

The Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ), University of Nottingham, is excited to announce two one month visiting fellowships between February-March 2011 and May-June 2011.

This opportunity is available to academics, activists, community educators and others who believe that they could benefit from a stay with us at the Centre and believe they could fruitfully help us to continue to develop our work.

See the link below for further information: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/cssgj/centre-members/research-fellows.aspx

Our best wishes
Sara Motta and Tony Burns
CSSGJ Co-Directors

 

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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’

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The Battle in Seattle: Its Significance for Education

TRADE UNIONS, FREE TRADE AND THE PROBLEM OF TRANSNATIONAL SOLIDARITY

Two-day workshop at the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ) at Nottingham University on 2 and 3 December 2011 with Samir Amin as keynote speaker

Since the completion of the GATT Uruguay Round and the establishment of the WTO in the mid-1990s, the international free trade agenda has been drastically expanded including now also issues related to intellectual property rights, trade in services and trade-related investment measures. The WTO Doha negotiations round launched in 2001 had been intended to complete ‘unfinished business’ especially in the area of free trade in services, public procurement and agriculture. At the same time, resistance to these developments has increased with the demonstrations at the WTO ministerial conference in Seattle in 1999 as a first landmark event. The latest attempt to revive the Doha round in July 2008 ended in failure. In view of the problems at the multilateral level, both the EU and the USA have increasingly engaged in bilateral strategies of free trade agreements. These strategies include the expanded trade agenda and are a tool to achieve what has been impossible within a multilateral setting.

Free trade strategies have increasingly become a problem for the international labour movement. On the one hand, trade unions in the North especially in manufacturing have supported free trade agreements. They hope that new export markets for products in their sectors will preserve jobs. On the other, trade unions in the Global South as well as social movements more generally oppose these free trade agreements, since they often imply deindustrialisation and the related loss of jobs for them. Unsurprisingly, transnational solidarity is difficult if not impossible to achieve as a result. At the same time, however, it has to be asked what free trade actually is and whether we can call the existing system really a free trade system? How trade unions understand both these questions is fundamental for their chances to understand each other. Understandings of free trade, which draw on alternative economic theories – see, for example, Samir Amin’s theory of unequal exchange and imperialism – may open up new avenues. 

Additionally, a focus is required on countries’ different position in the global economy, core, semiperiphery, periphery, the related dynamics of uneven and combined development structuring it, as well as the related implications for labour movements in view of free trade. Equally, a sector specific view is required, as particular sectoral dynamics are likely to have an influence on trade unions’ outlook on free trade.

In this workshop, we intend to focus on the problematic around free trade, the current free trade system and the related neo-liberal ideology, as well as analyse the problems for trade unions and social movements in more detail. The objective is to understand better the dynamics underlying free trade as well as explore possibilities for transnational solidarity against the background of uneven and combined development. This will also involve a discussion of alternative conceptualisations of free trade based on different economic theories and the related implications for labour movements. The workshop intends to reach beyond academia and facilitate discussions between academics and trade union researchers as well as social movement activists.

In more detail, we invite papers by academics, trade union researchers and social movement activists in the following areas:

• Basic analyses of what a ‘proper’ free trade system is;
• Analyses of current free trade policies, the implications of neo-liberalism as well as the concrete results of free trade policies for the populations affected. Can we call the current system a free trade system?
• Analyses of free trade policies and the relationships with other policies of neo-liberal restructuring;
• Implications of countries’ structural location in the global economy as well as sectoral specificities for trade unions’ positions on free trade;
• Analyses of resistance movements to concrete free trade agreements with a specific emphasis on co-operation and/or non – co-operation between trade unions and social movements;
• Analyses of the position of specific trade unions and/or social movements on free trade;

Paper proposals of ca. 250 words should be sent to Andreas.Bieler@nottingham.ac.uk by 9 May 2011. There is no registration fee for the workshop and all participants will be provided with coffee/tea breaks, two lunches and one evening dinner free of charge.

The workshop is supported with a small research grant of £6960 by the British Academy (SG102043) as well as a grant of £1750 by the University of Nottingham priority group Integrating Global Society.

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Utopia

GEOGRAPHIES OF JUSTICE

 

Announcing:
Antipode’s 3rd Institute for the Geographies of Justice (IGJ)*

*(We have jettisoned “Summer” given the Northern hemispheric bias it presents)

Antipode’s 3rd Institute for the Geographies of Justice (IGJ) will take place in Athens, Georgia, USA, May 30th-June 3rd, 2011.

Antipode’s 3rd Institute for the Geographies of Justice (IGJ) will provide an exciting opportunity to engage leading edge theoretical, methodological, and research-practice issues in the field of radical geography and social justice (both broadly defined), along with a range of associated professional and career development matters. This international meeting will be specifically designed to meet the needs of new researchers, taking the form of an intensive, interactive workshop for 25 participants. It will include facilitated discussion groups, debates and panels, training and skills development modules, and plenary sessions. Topics for the meeting will include: defining radical/critical geographies, models of engagement broadly/models of activist-scholarship specifically, interdisciplinary radical work, producing public geographies, locating the boundaries of “the geographies of justice,” the institutional cultures of radical geography, interdisciplinary dialogue and radical geography, how to teach radical geographies, publishing radical geographies and mapping the future of radical/critical geographies.

Featured plenary contributors at the Athens (2011) meeting will be:

Patrick Bond, School of Development Studies and Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. See: http://sds.ukzn.ac.za/default.php?2,4,35,4,0

Vinay Gidwani, Department of Geography and Institute for Global Studies, University of Minnesota. See: http://www.geog.umn.edu/people/profile.php?UID=gidwa002

Wendy Larner, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol. See: http://www.bris.ac.uk/geography/staff/?PersonKey=zOFDxaAjuHkDytSFcaRhO0gQl3YyFx

Laura Pulido, Department of American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California. See: http://college.usc.edu/ase/people/faculty_display.cfm?Person_ID=1003620

Nik Theodore, Center for Urban Economic Development and Department of Urban Planning and Policy,
University of Illinois at Chicago. See: http://www.urbaneconomy.org/niktheodore

Wendy Wolford, Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University. See: http://devsoc.cals.cornell.edu/cals/devsoc/people/faculty.cfm?netId=www43

The local organizer of the meeting is:

Nik Heynen, Department of Geography, University of Georgia. See: http://www.ggy.uga.edu/directory/details.php?i=220&group

Who is Eligible and How to Apply?

The Institute for the Geographies of Justice is open to doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers, and recently appointed junior faculty (normally within 3 years of appointment).

The Institute participation fee will be $200 for graduate students and $250 for faculty and postdoctoral researchers.   This fee will include your lodging for the week, a couple meals here and there and fund a reception at the end of the week.

All those wishing to attend the IGJ must complete a pre-registration form by January 31st, 2011.

Pre-registration forms are available at the two following links: http://www.antipode-online.net/docs/IGJ_2011_pre-ap.doc and http://geog.ggy.uga.edu/faculty/index.php?n=Main.Nheynen

Please fill out the form and email it to Nik Heynen at antipode.igj@gmail.com

Support for the SIGJ is being provided by:

    • Antipode: A Journal of Radical Geography: http://www.antipode-online.net/default.asp

    • The Department of Geography at the University of Georgia: http://www.ggy.uga.edu/

Further information about the Institute for the Geographies of Justice can be obtained from Nik Heynen at antipode.igj@gmail.com or nheynen@uga.edu  

Information on Athens can be found at http://www.visitathensga.com/  

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Nik Heynen
Associate Professor of Geography,
Adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology,
Associate Director of the Center for Integrative Conservation Research 
(CICR)
University of Georgia,
GG Building, 210 Field St., Room 204,
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706) 542-1954 (direct)
       (706) 542-2856 (office)
Fax: (706) 542-2388
E-mail: nheynen@uga.edu
www: http://www.ggy.uga.edu/directory/details.php?i=220&group

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Peter McLaren

NOTTINGHAM CRITICAL PEDAGOGY

The Nottingham Critical Pedagogies Group is a fluid network of academics, education workers and students interested in discussing the potentials for (and problems with) taking a critical pedagogical  approach to higher education in the UK.

To that end we organise reading groups and workshops; discuss critical pedagogy with current students; invite visiting speakers and run this blog.

Membership is informal and members may commit as much or as little time to the project as they wish.

We have close ties with the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice and have received funding for the Centre for Integrative Learning.

If you would like to be kept informed of our activities, please email Heather Watkins on ldxhw@nottingham.ac.uk and ask to join our mailing list.

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Paulo Freire

NOTTINGHAM CRITICAL PEDAGOGY

Globalization

ARUNDHATI ROY

Join world-renowned Indian author, global justice activist, and Booker Prize winning novelist Arundhati Roy for a discussion from her latest collection of essays, Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers, followed by a conversation with David Barsamian of Alternative Radio.

March 26 at 7 PM
Mission High School Auditorium
3750 18th Street, San Francisco

Tickets available at: http://www.haymarketbooks.org/2010/02/22/March-26-Arundhati-Roy-in-San-Francisco
$35 general admission, $15 students (limited number available) and $100 VIP

If you’d like to support Haymarket Books, please consider purchasing a special $150 VIP ticket for this event.  The extra proceeds from Haymarket VIP tickets will help us continue publishing critical voices like Arundhati Roy, Dave Zirin, Dahr Jamail, Wallace Shawn, and Amy Goodman and bringing them to an ever-expanding audience.  To help us out, get our Haymarket VIP tickets at: http://www.haymarketbooks.org/Arundhati-Roy-in-San-Francisco-150-Haymarket-VIP-reservation

Event hosted by Haymarket Books

A benefit for the International People’s Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Indian-Administered Kashmir.

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AUTONOMIST EVENTS

Antonio Negri

Antonio Negri

NEW YORK

Silvia Federici and George Caffentzis on the Politics of Oil
On Tuesday NOVEMBER 10th at 6:30PM

Join Silvia Federici and George Caffentzis as they discuss big oil’s cultural and political violence with Peter Maass, contributing editor at The New York Times Magazine and the author of the recently published Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil.

The event is moderated by Ashley Dawson, Associate Professor of English, The Graduate Center, CUNY.  The event will take place at the Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave btwn 34th and 35th (The Skylight Room, 9100)

Ariel Salleh on Eco-Sufficiency with Silvia Federici
On Wednesday, November 11th at 7:00PM, ARIEL SALLEH will be presenting on a feminist and ecologically integrated politics of the commons, themes central to her recently edited volume, Eco-Sufficiency & Global Justice: Women Write Political Ecology (Pluto Press, 2009).  She will be introduced by and in dialogue with SILVIA FEDERICI. The event takes place at Bluestockings Bookstore (172 Allen Street, NYC 10002).

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