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DID ANYONE SAY POWER? RETHINKING DOMINATION AND HEGEMONY IN TRANSLATION

Please find below a call for papers for the conference “Did anyone say Power?” Rethinking Domination and Hegemony in Translation. The conference will take place at Bangor University, Wales, UK, from Thursday 5 to Friday 6 September 2013.

We are delighted to announce the following distinguished researchers as our keynote speakers:
–  Professor Christina Schäffner (Aston University, Birmingham, UK)
–  Dr Karen Bennett (University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES), Portugal)
–  Professor Luc van Doorslaer (University of Leuven, Centre for Translation Studies (CETRA), Belgium)
–  Professor José Lambert (University of Leuven, Centre for Translation Studies (CETRA), Belgium)

RATIONALE
Translation Studies has come of age, evidenced by proclamations of a series of intellectual ‘turns’, most prominently a ‘cultural turn’ in the 1990s followed by a ‘sociological turn’ in the last decade. Whilst also a ‘power turn’ and an ‘ideological’ turn have been suggested, there is a lack of self-awareness and self-reflection on our own entanglement within contemporary power structures, which are largely driven by financial, economic and technological globalisation. This interdisciplinary conference aims to critically interrogate central concepts such as ‘ideology’ and ‘power’ from self-reflexive, theoretical and practical perspectives. In view of Jean Baudrillard’s suggestion that any theory of power, in order to be ethically credible, must distinguish between relations of dominance and hegemony, we hope to bring together researchers, PhD-students, translators, writers and activists from varying backgrounds to engage in a discussion about the impact of power on the theory and practice of translation as well as on our own critical reflections.

POTENTIAL TOPICS FOR ABSTRACT PROPOSALS
Apart from paper proposals, we are open to suggestions for a range of discussion formats such as poster presentations or audio-recorded roundtables. We are particularly interested in reflections on the ideological effects of technological change on translation theory and practice, whether in the present or future. Paper proposals focusing on any topic within the following two broad theoretical and practical themes will be welcome:

THEORIES OF POWER AND IDEOLOGY
* Ideology, Power and the different ‘Turns’ in Translation Studies
* Power and Ideology from different disciplinary Perspectives
* Ideology and Power in relation to History, Theory, Practice and Technology

DISCOURSE IN TRANSLATION
* Critical Theory and Philosophy
* Capitalist Hegemony
* Political Ideologies
* Subversive and Underground Ideologies

PUBLICATION
Following the conference, we will publish an edited book volume which will engage with the theme of Translation, Power and Globalization. It is also the aim of the organizers to edit a special issue on the theme of Translation, Domination and Hegemony in a peer-reviewed international journal. This section will be updated once we receive the final confirmation from both publishers.

CONTACT
Please send a 250-word abstract and a mini-biography (50-100 words) by Tuesday 30 April 2013 to Dr Stefan Baumgarten (s.baumgarten@bangor.ac.uk). Notification of acceptance of proposals will be communicated by Monday 20 May 2013. For general enquiries about the conference and potential discussion formats please contact Dr Yan Ying (y.ying@bangor.ac.uk) or Dr Jordi Cornellà-Detrell (j.cornella@bangor.ac.uk). The conference website will be available in due course, including information on fees and registration details. The conference programme and abstracts will be published in May. There might be opportunities for some fee waivers for postgraduate presenters. We will not be able however to cover any accommodation or travel costs.

With best wishes from Wales,
Stefan Baumgarten

Published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/cfp-did-anyone-say-power-rethinking-domination-and-hegemony-in-translation-bangor-5-6-september

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales); and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

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Antonio Gramsci

ANTONIO GRAMSCI AND REVOLUTIONARY MARXISM TODAY

ALLIANCE FOR WORKERS LIBERTY DAY SCHOOL

Originally 24th November, now Saturday 15th December 2012

Antonio Gramsci and Revolutionary Marxism today. An AWL day school.

Saturday 15 December, 2012 – 14:00 – 19:00. Central London (tbc).

[Event moved from 24 November because of the Lewisham Hospital demonstration now called for that day. Come back to http://www.workersliberty.org/15decgramsci later for more details].

This is a day school on the ideas of Italian communist revolutionary Antonio Gramsci, and what they can bring to revolutionary Marxist politics and working-class struggle today.
Sessions will include:
● Showing of the short film New York and the Mystery of Naples: A Journey through Gramsci’s World, featuring Dario Fo, Giuseppe Fiori, Cornel West and Edward Said.

Plus workshops on
● Gramsci on “East and West”
● Gramsci’s idea of a socialist newspaper
● Education and revolution
● The Gramscian revolutionary party

First published at: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/awl-gramsci-day-school-moved-from-24-nov-to-15-dec

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Werner Bonefeld

STUDIES IN SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THOUGHT ANNUAL CONFERENCE – POWER AND RESISTANCE

June 15-16, 2012
University of Sussex, Brighton

Keynote Speakers:
Werner Bonefeld (York)
Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths)

While governments around the world have initiated austerity measures on a grand scale and have even been ousted in favour of technocratic administrations, pockets of sustained resistance continue to manifest themselves. Whether it is the populist Occupy movement, ultra-left theorists of Communisation, anti-cuts protesters, or even the rioters who took to the streets of London and beyond, the struggle against the apparent status quo continues. When taken in the light of the Arab Spring, questions must be asked in regards to the relationship between resistance and revolution. These movements managed to turn a tide of resistance into a force for revolution. Is this a paradigm-shift in the way this relationship must be thought?

Alongside these movements and despite the optimism generated by them, the power of the governments to crush, de-legitimise, and ignore opposition appears to remain. Some critics blame a lack of coherent message and agenda; others say that the forces of opposition are not dealing with the reality of the situation. This critique, however, does not have the last word. These forms of resistance, in their many guises, challenge the state’s belief that it has a monopoly on reality. They challenge the very legitimacy of the state to disseminate the status quo and, therefore, represent a radical alternative even if they do not, or cannot, dictate what the alternative may be. What role do the concepts of power and resistance play in our analysis of the current situation? Do they require a reassessment or does the contemporary conjuncture simply represent a reassertion of the same old forces in a different guise?

Power is one of the core concepts of social and political thought. Yet there is plenty of disagreement about what is, how it functions and how it should be contested. Our present conjuncture is witnessing many different manifestations of power and resistance. However, there is a lack of serious theoretical engagement with the current situation. We are seeking papers that engage theoretically with the current situation, and which emphasise the central roles of the concepts of power and resistance. Possible theoretical frameworks include, but are not limited to, theories of biopolitics, instrumental reason, critical theory, post-colonialism, discourse and democratic theory, structuralism and post-structuralism, recognition, soft-power, hegemony, world-systems, sovereignty, legality, and legitimacy.

Programme:

Day 1: June 15, 2012 (All talks unless otherwise noted will be held in Fulton 107)

9-10 – Registration

10-1045 – Gianandrea Manfredi (Sussex), Understanding the structural form of resistance and the processes by which resistant social spaces are negated

1045-1130 – Jeffery Nicholas (Providence College/CASEP London Metropolitan University), Reason, Resistance and Revolution: Occupy’s Nascent Democratic Practice

1130-1215 – Svenja Bromberg (Goldsmiths), A critique of Badiou’s and Ranciere’s notion of emancipation

1215-1315 – Lunch

1315-1400 – Khafiz Tapdygovich Kerimov (American University in Bulgaria), From Epistemic Violence to Respecting the Differend: The Fate of Eurocentrism in the Discourse of Human Sciences

1400-1445 – Marta Resmini (KU Leuven), Participation as Surveillance? Counter-democracy versus Governmentality

1445-1515 – Coffee Break

1515-1600 – Alastair Gray (Sussex), Activity Without Purpose: Parrhesia, The Unsayable and The Riots

1600-1645 – Zoe Sutherland (Sussex) & Rob Lucas (Independent Researcher) – A Theory of Current Struggles

1645-1700 – Coffee Break

1700-1900 – Keynote: Werner Bonefeld (York) (Fulton Lecture Theatre A)

Day 2: June 16, 2012 (All talks unless otherwise noted will be held in Fulton 102)

1045-1145 – Registration

1145-1230 – Sarit Larry (Boston College), The Status of Vagueness: Mythical Events and the Israeli Social Justice Movement

1230-1315 – Mehmet Erol (York), Bringing Class Back In: The case of Tekel Resistance in Turkey

1315-1430 – Lunch

1430-1515 – Torsten Menge (Georgetown Univesity), A deflationary conception of social power

1515-1600 – Sarah Burton (University of Cambridge), Reimagining Resistance: misrule and the place of the fantastic in John Holloway’s anti-power

1600-1645 – Jorge Ollero Perán & Fernando Garcia-Quero (University of Granada), Can ethics be conceived as an economic institution? An interdisciplinary approach to the critique of neoliberal ethics

1645-1700 – Coffee Break

1700-1900 – Keynote: Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths) (Arts A1)

Please email ssptconference2012@gmail.com to register and check http://ssptjournal.wordpress.com for more information. There will be a £15 conference fee (£7.50 for one-day) payable in cash on the day to help cover expenses.

 

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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)

 

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

‘Stagnant’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

 

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Bonuses for Some

OPPOSITIONS

Oppositions: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference

28th and 29th September 2012 

University of Salford 

This conference seeks to explore ideas of opposition through the full range of disciplines in the arts, media, and social sciences. In the context of the current crisis of capitalism, there are many examples of the forms ‘opposition’ can take: the Tea Party in the United States, the rise of fascist groups, campaigns run via new technologies and social media, religious fundamentalisms, and general strikes in Greece. Though it carries radical overtones, ‘opposition’ in itself is not tied to any particular dogma, left or right. 

We invite papers that explore the value and values of opposition as a position to be adopted by individuals or groups. We welcome proposals for papers from postgraduates that engage with any aspect of opposition. 

These could include, but are by no means limited to: the ‘culture industry’ and alternative youth cultures; opposition parties within parliamentary politics; grass-roots activism; the history and future of the labour movement; hegemony; Foucauldian ‘resistance’ and its limits; radical pedagogies and the role of the University; community and class; the aesthetic value of non-mainstream or outsider art; aesthetic oppositions such as contrapuntal music or bricolage; and the formation of creole or pidgin languages. 

Papers are welcome from fields such as politics, literature, philosophy, anthropology, religions and theology, geography, sociology, history, classics, translation studies, linguistics and social linguistics, visual and screen studies, new media and communication studies, and the performing arts. Interdisciplinary papers are very welcome. Keynote speakers TBC. 

Abstracts of 250 words are invited for presentations of 20 minutes. Proposals for performances, screenings etc. are also accepted. The conference intends to publish an edited volume of the best papers presented.

Send abstracts to oppositionsconference[at]gmail.com by 6 July 2012.

Oppositions: http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/46251

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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

‘Stagnant’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

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Richard Alpert

POSTHEGEMONY AND METHOD
“POSTHEGEMONY” AND METHOD: A POSTGRADUATE WORKSHOP WITH DR JON BEASLEY-MURRAY
12 May 2012
Culture Lab
Newcastle University
Organiser: Dr Matt Davies (matt.davies@ncl.ac.uk)

The core concept at the foundation of Cultural Studies was “hegemony.” In the wake of the rebellions of the 1960s, as political and economic systems in both the developed core and the developing periphery appeared to be more stable than expected or as reactionary regimes settled in, theorists and observers in various disciplinary idioms set out to examine the persistent ideational basis for liberal political and economic systems. These thinkers found in the concept of hegemony a powerful notion that confirmed much of what they had suspected. The idea was taken up not only in Cultural Studies proper, but also in disciplines across the Humanities and Social Sciences: in Politics and in International Relations, in Literature and Linguistics,  in Film and Television, in Geography, in Sociology, in Development Economics.

But what theoretical work does the concept of hegemony do? What conception of politics does it presuppose, and what conception of culture? Is the concept tied, ontologically, to particular kinds of political and social formations? Given that hegemony describes particular structures and ways of knowing, what are its epistemological underpinnings? And, crucially given its multi-disciplinary applications, what are the methodological implications of hegemony?

This one-day workshop for postgraduates in the North East Doctoral Training Centre will explore these questions through dialogues between our postgraduate research students and Dr Jon Beasley-Murray, author of the 2010 ground-breaking critique of cultural studies, Posthegemony: Political Theory and Latin America (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press).

Contributors to the workshop will participate in roundtable discussions with Dr Beasley-Murray and members of Newcastle University’s academic staff. Doctoral students will be asked to familiarize themselves with the arguments from Posthegemony and to prepare very short statements (maximum two sides of A4) regarding problems of method, problems with regard to hegemony, and/or problems regarding inter-disciplinarity for circulation at the workshop. These will be the basis for the day’s discussions.

Jon Beasley-Murray is a Visiting Fellow at Newcastle University, thanks to a generous grant from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. His home institution is the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, where he lectures in Latin American Studies. He has published widely on Latin American culture and politics and on contemporary political theory and philosophy. He has made some interesting contributions to Wikipedia (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jbmurray), and he blogs at: http://posthegemony.blogspot.co.uk/.

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Antonio Gramsci

PRIZEWINNING BOOK – ‘THE GRAMSCIAN MOMENT’ –  BY PETER D. THOMAS

The Gramscian Moment, by Peter D. Thomas, has won the Premio internazionale Giuseppe Sormani 2011, awarded by the Fondazione Istituto Piemontese Antonio Gramsci in Turin.

This is a prize for the best book/article on Gramsci in the period between 2007-2011 internationally (works in Italian, French, German, English, Spanish and Portuguese were eligible).

This is the first time an author from the Anglophone world has won the award, which is awarded every 4-5 years.

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The Gramscian Moment
Philosophy, Hegemony and Marxism
Peter D. Thomas
Haymarket Books
Published: 03/15/2011
978-1-60846-116-5 | $36.00 | Trade Paper
http://www.cbsd.com/inventory.aspx?id=1691906
http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/The-Gramscian-Moment

Historical Materialism series
http://www.haymarketbooks.org/category/hm-series
http://www.brill.nl/publications/historical-materialism-book-series

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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

‘Stagnant’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

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Antonio Gramsci

GRAMSCI CONFERENCE IN ISTANBUL

FESATODER (aka. The Association of Philosophy and Social Researches, http://www.fesatoder.com) is setting out an international meeting in commemoration of Antonio Gramcsi’s 120nd year of birth at Büyükada-İstanbul as our 3rd annual philosophy meeting. For further information please visit our site.

Religion, Civil Society and Political Society in Gramsci

Gramsci Conference 7.10.-8.10.2011 in Istanbul, Büyükada

In the last decades, Gramsci’s work has become a central point of reference for critical philosophical and social-theoretical debates. His Prison Notebooks have been translated into many languages and some of his key concepts have been decisively influential for the analysis of social development under the conditions of restructured neoliberal capitalism. Among these are concepts such as those of the integral state, civil society, hegemony and leadership, the intellectuals, an historical bloc, his critical understanding of culture and Marxism as a philosophy of praxis.

Turkish society has also been studied in a series of research projects inspired by Gramsci’s perspectives, stimulating new approaches of emancipatory politics. Turkey is of particular interest because it is a semi-peripheral state between the south-eastern border of the European Union and the nations and states of the Middle East. Given the long tradition of the Ottoman Empire, the secularisation that occurred following 1923, authoritarian parliamentarian democracy and the recently renewed role of different currents of Islam in Turkish politics, it is worthwhile considering to what extent Gramsci’s perspectives on the state and civil society, his distinction between east and west, his notion of the philosophy of praxis and particularly his reflections on the meaning of religion can be useful for analysing the Turkish reality.

Prof. Dr. Alex Demirović (Technical University Berlin; Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung; editor of Prokla)

Prof. Dr. Sinan Özbek (Kocaeli University; editor of Felsefelogos)

Dr. Peter D. Thomas (Brunel University; editor of Historical Materialism: research in critical Marxist theory).

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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, north Wales)  

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Antonio Gramsci

RETHINKING GRAMSCI

Rethinking Gramsci
Edited by Marcus E. Green
New York: Routledge, 2011
ISBN: 9780415779739
Details: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415779739/

Contents

Introduction Marcus E. Green, Rethinking Marxism and Rethinking Gramsci

I. Culture and Criticism

1. Stuart Hall. Race, Culture, and Communications: Looking Backward and Forward at Cultural Studies

2. Paul Bové. Dante, Gramsci and Cultural Criticism

3. Daniel O’Connell. Bloom and Babbitt: A Gramscian View

4. Marcia Landy. Socialist Education Today: Pessimism or optimism of the intellect?

II. Hegemony, Subalternity, Common Sense

5. Derek Boothman. The Sources for Gramsci’s Concept of Hegemony

6. Marcus E. Green. Gramsci Cannot Speak: Presentations and Interpretations of Gramsci’s Concept of the Subaltern

7. Cosimo Zene. Self-consciousness of the Dalits as ‘subalterns’: Reflections on Gramsci in South Asia

8. Evan Watkins. Gramscian Politics and Capitalist Common Sense

9. Frank R. Annunziato. Gramsci’s theory of trade unionism

10. Nelson Moe. Production and Its Others, Gramsci’s ‘Sexual Question’

11. Adam David Morton. Social Forces in the Struggle over Hegemony: Neo-Gramscian Perspectives in International Political Economy

12. Richard Howson. From Ethico-Political Hegemony to Post-Marxism

III. Political Philosophy

13. Richard D. Wolff. Gramsci, Marxism and Philosophy

14. Carlos Nelson Coutinho. General Will and Democracy in Rousseau, Hegel, and Gramsci

15. Wolfgang Fritz Haug. From Marx to Gramsci, from Gramsci to Marx: Historical Materialism and the Philosophy of Praxis

16. Steven R. Mansfield. Gramsci and the Dialectic

17. Esteve Morera. Gramsci’s Critical Modernity

IV. On Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks

18. David F. Ruccio. Unfinished Business: Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks

19. Joseph W. Childers. Of Prison Notebooks and the Restoration of an Archive

20. Peter Ives. The Mammoth Task of Translating Gramsci

21. William V. Spanos. Cuvier’s Little Bone: Joseph Buttigieg’s English Edition of Antonio Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks

22. Joseph A. Buttigieg. The Prison Notebooks: Antonio Gramsci’s Work in Progress

Antonio Gramsci

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Gramsci

GRAMSCI AND US

Gramsci and Us, With Peter Thomas author of The Gramscian Moment: Philosophy, Hegemony and Marxism

Thursday, 19th May, 6.30pm
Marchmont Community Centre
62 Marchmont Street
London WC1N 1AB

More information: 07950735390 info@counterfire.org and http://www.counterfire.org/index.php/events/168-events/12201-gramsci-and-us-building-socialist-hegemony-today-a-counterfire-forum-19-may

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Raya Dunayevskaya

NEW ARTICLES AND FEATURES FROM U.S. MARXIST-HUMANISTS

U.S. Marxist-Humanists: http://www.usmarxisthumanists.org/

APRIL 2011

1. ARAB REVOLUTIONS AT THE CROSSROADS – BY KEVIN ANDERSON

The revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, and the uprising in Libya have exhibited a post-Islamist and post-nationalist character.  After challenging both the political and the economic order, they face dangers from old forces like the military and the Islamists (Egypt) or of violent repression (Libya) – Editors

2. HUGE MOBILIZATION IN LONDON AGAINST CUTBACKS SHOWS BOTH PROMISE AND CONTRADICTIONS – BY DAVID BLACK

The March 26 London demonstration organized by the Trades Union Congress to protest against the Tory-Liberal coalition’s public sector cuts was the largest labor outpouring in over two decades. Various tendencies participating, from reformist to anarchist, are discussed — Editors

3. ACCUMULATION, IMPERIALISM, AND PRE-CAPITALIST FORMATIONS: LUXEMBURG AND MARX ON THE NON-WESTERN WORLD – BY PETER HUDIS

Both Marx and Luxemburg were intensely interested in the impact of the expansive logic of capital accumulation upon non-capitalist or developing societies. At the same time, there are also serious differences in their approach, in that Marx adopted a far less unilinear and deterministic approach to the fate of non-Western social formations as compared to Luxemburg — Editors

4. VIETNAM: DISSENT, REPRESSION AND THE EMERGENCE OF AN INDEPENDENT WORKERS’ MOVEMENT – BY RICHARD ABERNETHY

A look at Vietnam today: the land question, the status of women, attempts to build independent unions, state repression, political dissent, and possibilities of revolution — Editors

5. EGYPT: THE TIMES ARE CHANGING – BY PAULO MOREL

The Egyptian upheaval, along with a smaller one inMexico, signals the dawn of a new era of revolution, after decades of neoliberal hegemony – Editors.

6. ON EGYPT: A BIT TOO LATE, BOSS! – BY KAVEH BOVEIRI

Written in diary form as the Mubarak regime was teetering, this article by a participant in the demonstrations in Toronto in support of the Egyptian revolution reflects on the nature of revolution, today and in the past — Editors

7. THE LETTERS OF ROSA LUXEMBURG, EDITED BY ANNELIES LASCHITZA, GEORG ADLER AND PETER HUDIS, TRANSLATED BY GEORGE SHRIVER (VERSO 2011)

Links to reviews by Sheila Rowbotham and others in the [Manchester] Guardian, [Toronto] Globe and Mail, New Statesman, and elsewhere.

8. MARX AT THE MARGINS: ON NATIONALISM, ETHNICITY, AND NON-WESTERN SOCIETIES, BY KEVIN ANDERSON

Links to reviews by Michael Lowy and others in New Politics, Marx & Philosophy Review of Books, and elsewhere.

THE SITE ALSO INCLUDES OTHER ARTICLES FROM THE PAST DECADE BYU. S.MARXIST-HUMANISTS

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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)

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World Crisis

SSPT ANNUAL CONFERENCE: 16-17 JUNE 2011, UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

‘FORMS OF DOMINATION AND EMANCIPATION’

STUDIES IN SOCIAL & POLITICAL THOUGHT (SSPT)

[T]he fact above all which so demoralizes the modern world [is] that the greater the efforts made, the more terrible are the new forms in which the old social problems reappear- C. L. R. James

Research students and scholars working in philosophy, social, political or theory more broadly construed are invited to submit an abstract of up to 400 words on any topic related to the conference theme ‘Forms of Domination and Emancipation’. Please ensure the abstract is prepared for blind review. Presentations will likely be 20-30 minutes in length.

Keynote speakers include Chris Arthur (ex-Sussex) on “Dialectic of Domination and Emancipation” and Stathis Kouvelakis (Kings College London) on “The Actuality of Revolution?”

Papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in the Winter 2011 issue of Studies in Social & Political Thought.

The deadline for submissions is 15 April 2011

Notification of acceptance will be sent out within two weeks.
Abstracts or questions should be addressed to: sspt@sussex.ac.uk

Possible topics include but are not limited to:
Forms of domination – Capital; (neo-)Liberalism; Patriarchy; Imperialism and (neo-)Colonialism; Hegemony; Ideology; Biopolitics; Discipline; Governmentality; Psychology and Psychoanalysis; Legality and Legitimacy.

Forms of emancipation – Communism and Communization; Radical Democracy; the State; Politics of Difference, Otherness, Non-Identity; Anarchism; Multitude; Psychology and Psychoanalysis; New Social Movements.

Possible thinkers include but are not limited to:

Alain Badiou; Walter Benjamin; Judith Butler; Gilles Deleuze; Frantz Fanon; Michel Foulcault; Antonio Gramsci; G.W.F. Hegel; C.L.R. James; Freud and Lacan; Henri Lefebvre; Rosa Luxemburg; Karl Marx; Antonio Negri; Evgeny Pashukanis; Jacques Rancière; Edward Said; Early Frankfurt School; Neue Marx-Lektüre; Value-Form Theory; Théorie Communiste.

Some participants might also like to consider the relations between different thinkers and forms of domination and emancipation.

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World Crisis

Afghanistan

MALALAI JOYA AND NOAM CHOMSKY: THE CASE FOR WITHDRAWAL FROM AFGHANISTAN

Friday, March 25, 5:30 pm
Harvard University, Radcliffe Quadrangle
Student Organization Center at the Hilles Building (SOCH)
59 Shepard Street (Shepard/Garden), Harvard Red Line, Directions below
Students FREE, $5 suggested donation, no one turned away
RSVP and invite friends on: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=151499161576478&notif_t=event_wall#wall_posts  
Seating is first come, first served
Contact: sarah@haymarketbooks.org

“The bravest woman in Afghanistan” –BBC News

“Joya’s life has been singular and heroic” –New York Times Book Review

“Chomsky is a global phenomenon. Šhe may be the most widely read American voice on foreign policy on the planet” –New York Times Book Review

Malalai Joya is the author of A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of a Woman Who Dared Raise Her Voice

Noam Chomsky is the author of Hopes and Prospects, Gaza in Crisis, Hegemony or Survival and many other titles.
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AT A CONSTITUTIONAL ASSEMBLY in Kabul in 2003, Malalai Joya stood up and denounced her country’s powerful U.S./NATO-backed warlords. She was only 25 years old. Two years later, she became the youngest person elected to Afghanistan’s new Parliament. In 2007, she was suspended for her persistent criticism of the warlords and drug barons. Beloved by her people for daring to speak out against U.S.–backed war criminals that dominate the government, Joya has survived at least 4 assassination attempts. Having come face-to-face with the brutality of war, Joya has been demanding an end to the occupation for years. In her book A Woman Among Warlords, just out in paperback, Joya explains the situation of ordinary Afghans: “We are caught between two enemies – the Taliban on one side and the U.S./NATO forces and their warlord allies on the other.” Please join us during Joya’s rare visit to the U.S., as she is joined by world-renowned linguist and political dissident Noam Chomsky, internationally recognized as one of the most critically engaged public intellectuals alive today.
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DIRECTIONS to SOCH Building:
Walking Directions from Harvard Square: Located on the corner of Garden and Shepard Streets, the SOCH is a 10 minute walk.  Follow Garden St. past the Sheraton Commander hotel.  The main entrance is located on the right side of the building facing the Radcliffe Quadrangle.

Parking Information: Lots surrounding the SOCH are reserved for Harvard affiliates with designated parking passes.  Similarly, parking on streets adjacent to the SOCH is for City of Cambridge residents only. Visitors may purchase a daily permit online at https://www2.uos.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/permit/purchase.pl  

Shuttle Service: Harvard University Shuttle Services are available to all members of the Harvard community with valid ID.  The SOCH is located at the Quad stop.
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CONTACT: mailto:sarah@haymarketbooks.org
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NATIONAL TOUR DATES : http://www.afghanwomensmission.org/  

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