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Inca

LONDON LATIN AMERICAN MARXIST READING GROUP

Accompanying the uneven and contradictory lurch to the left in parts of Latin America over the last 15 years there has been a revival of innovative and critical theoretical and political writings in the region, drawing on a range of radical, and particularly Marxist, traditions. Varieties of Latin American historical materialism and explorations of core Latin American questions have found expression in a plethora of new journals, intellectual groupings, and book publications. Part of this intellectual Marxist renewal has meant a re-engagement with classical texts and traditions of the past. However, much of this theoretical ferment has passed relatively unnoticed in the English-language literature on the economies, politics, and societies of the region.

In London, as a modest attempt to help reverse this inattention, we are forming a fortnightly reading group on classical and contemporary Latin American Marxist thinkers. We will meet every second Monday from 16:00-18:00 in room 105 at UCL’s Institute of the Americas. Although several texts will be in Spanish, the discussion will be conducted in English to be as inclusive as possible.

Our first meeting will be on Monday 17 November. We will be discussing the following texts:

  1. Michael Löwy ‘Introduction” in Marxism in Latin America from 1909 to the present: an anthology, or the original text in spanish: ‘Introducción: Puntos de referencia para una historia en América Latina,’ in El marxismo en América Latina: Antología, desde 1909 hasta nuestros días (pp. 9-67) [PDFs for these will be made available to those who confirm their plans to attend]
  2. Omar Acha y Débora D’Antonio, ‘Cartografía y perspectivas del “marxismo latinoamericano”,’ in A Contra Corriente, 7, 2 (Winter), 2010: 210-256. Available here

To express your interest in attending please contact the organizers of the reading group.

Juan Grigera: j.grigera@ucl.ac.uk

Jeff Webber: j.r.webber@qmul.ac.uk

 

Venue:

Room 105
Institute of Americas / UCL
51 Gordon Square
WC1H 0PN

Dates:

Every second Monday
First meetings: November 17, December 1, December 15, January 12, January 26

 

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Marx's Grave

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HISTORICAL MATERIALISM 22.2

Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory

HM 22.2 is Now Online

See: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/1569206x/22/2

 

CONTENTS:

 

The Blood of the Commonwealth

Author: David McNally

pp.: 3–32 (30)

 

Editorial Introduction

Author: Giorgio Cesarale

pp.: 33–43 (11)

 

Towards a Theory of the Integral State

Author: Bruno Bosteels

pp.: 44–62 (19)

 

Escaping the Throne Room

Author: Ian McKay

pp.: 63–98 (36)

 

Philosophy of Praxis, Ideology-Critique, and the Relevance of a ‘Luxemburg-Gramsci Line’

Author: Jan Rehmann

pp.: 99–116 (18)

 

Gramsci’s ‘Non-contemporaneity’

Author: Fabio Frosini

pp.: 117–134 (18)

 

Neither an Instrument nor a Fortress

Author: Panagiotis Sotiris

pp.: 135–157 (23)

 

Gramsci without the Prince

Author: Martin Thomas

pp.: 158–173 (16)

 

The Great Canadian Slump, 1990–92

Author: Geoffrey McCormack

pp.: 174–218 (45)

 

Book review: Ontology of Production: Three Essays, written by Nishida Kitarō

Author: Viren Murthy

pp.: 219–236 (18)

 

Book review: Utilitarianism and the Art School in Nineteenth-Century Britain, written by Malcolm Quinn

Author: Dave Beech

pp.: 237–256 (20)

 

Book review: Spatiality, Sovereignty and Carl Schmitt: Geographies of the Nomos, written by Stephen Legg

Author: Marijn Nieuwenhuis

pp.: 257–285 (29)

 

Notes on Contributors

pp.: 287–289 (3)

Back Issues

pp.: 290–291 (2)

 

Volume 22, Issue 2, 2014

ISSN: 1465-4466

E-ISSN: 1569-206X

 

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Teaching Marx

Teaching Marx

MARX READING GROUP – LONDON

We are writing to inform you about a meeting to plan a London-based Marxist reading group. Our initial idea is to attempt to grapple with a number of classic texts in the Marxist tradition that are frequently cited but rarely read, and yet might help to develop our analytical method, spark useful theoretical discussion and raise the confidence of people engaged in critical and radical practice.

We are interested in doing some study on Marx’s philosophical and historical views and on his political and economic writings (as well as those of other Marxists such as Engels, Gramsci and others). However, the design and content of the group (or groups) is still completely open and shall be decided at the initial organizing meeting.

The initiative is independent of any organizations and is open to all those interested in engaging with Marxist theory in the hope that it will provide some answers to the questions confronting radicals today.

DETAILS:  Saturday 27th September, 4pm at B101, Brunei Gallery, SOAS University.

In solidarity: Sai E, Kevin O, Jonas L, Luke S

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Karl Marx

Karl Marx

MARX AND PHILOSOPHY REVIEW OF BOOKS: SEPTEMBER 2014

New reviews and an updated list of books for review recently published online in the Marx and Philosophy Review of Books

  • Margaux Portron on Mark Neocleous, War Power, Police Power
  • Kevin Anderson on Gilbert Achcar’s Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising
  • Nathaniel Barron on Ernst Bloch and the Future of Utopia
  • Sean Ledwith on Robert Lanning, In the Hotel Abyss
  • Dylan Bailey on Sloterdijk, Philosophical Temperaments
  • Bill Jefferies on The Preobrazhensky Papers

To receive notification of new reviews and comments when they appear join the Marx and Philosophy Society’s new email list or follow us on facebook or twitter

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HISTORICAL MATERALISM LONDON CONFERENCE 2104 – REGISTRATION

Online registration for the Historical Materialism London Conference 2014 now up:

See: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/conferences/annual11/register

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Archive

Archive

HISTORICAL MATERIALISM – CALL FOR TRANSLATORS

Ingo Elbe’s Marx im Westen is the authoritative theoretical history of West German Marxist Theory. Marx im Westen provides a brilliant and lucid history of the New German Reading of Marx covering the intricacies of new interpretations of Marx’s theory of Value, the State Derivation debate and Revolutionary Theory.

Elbe’s work is also essential for understanding the work of German theorists who have been translated in the Anglophone world such as Michael Heinrich and Heide Gerstenberger as well as the influence these debates had on the Anglophone work of the CSE, Open Marxism, Value-Form Theory and Political Marxism.

I am soliciting further volunteers to translate selections from Marx im Westen in order to make it available to the English reading public as part of the Historical Materialism Book Series.

Those interested in contributing to such a project should contact:  theresonlyonechrisokane@gmail.com

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Negative CapitalismMARXIST PHOENIX

Marxist Phoenix: Studies in Historical Materialism and Marxist Socialism

By Murray Smith

You are invited to the launch of the new book, Marxist Phoenix: Studies in Historical Materialism and Marxist Socialism (Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press). The volume gathers together previously published as well as new essays and articles, and represents over twenty years of effort to defend the legacy and continuing relevance of revolutionary Marxism during what has been a very dark period in modern history. Additional information about the book can be found at:

See: www.cspi.org/books/marxist-phoenix .

The publisher has scheduled a formal launch for the book for Wednesday, May 28th from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario. The event is occurring in conjunction with the 2014 Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences, Canada’s major annual academic gathering. The venue will be the Congress Centre – Expo Event Space at Brock. The launch is open to the general public.

Shortly after the conclusion of the launch, there will be a Roundtable on the book, organized as a session of the Society for Socialist Studies. Congress/SSS participants are invited to join Jonah Butovsky, Josh Dumont, Thom Workman and myself for a discussion of some of the book’s major themes. (As co-authors of certain chapters, Jonah and Josh are recognized as contributors to Marxist Phoenix.)

The Roundtable will run from 1:15 to 2:45 pm in Schmon Tower-105.

First published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/book-launch-marxist-phoenix-may-28

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Glenn Rikowski

Glenn Rikowski

HISTORICAL MATERIALISM LONDON CONFERENCE 2014: ONLY 6 DAYS TO GO TO GET IN ABSTRACTS

 

Only six days to go to get in your abstracts for the Historical Materialism London Conference for 2104.

The deadline is 1st June midnight GMT.

Website: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org

Submit your paper here: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/conferences/annual11/submit

 

Conference Streams:

 

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GlennRikowski

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HISTORICAL MATERIALISM LONDON CONFERENCE 2014

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS

 

The deadline for the Historical Materialism London Conference 2014 is extended for all abstracts to 1st June 2014.

It is very unlikely to be extended again.
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Globalisation

Globalisation

AFTERMATHS OF THE “OBSCURE DISASTER”

HISTORICAL MATERIALISM LONDON CONFERENCE 2104
STREAM: AFTERMATHS OF THE “OBSCURE DISASTER”
CALL FOR PAPERS: AFTERMATHS OF THE “OBSCURE DISASTER” OR A QUARTER OF A CENTURY OF REAL CAPITALISM. REVISITING THE FALL OF “REAL SOCIALISM” IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE.
Eleventh Annual Historical Materialism London Conference – 6-9 November 2014 – Vernon Square, Central London

Thematic stream organised in cooperation with Praktyka Teoretyczna/Theoretical Practice (http://www.praktykateoretyczna.pl/).

The years 2014 and 2015 mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Soviet Bloc happening between the first open parliamentary elections in Poland in June of 1989 and the destruction of the Berlin Wall in autumn of 1990. These dates delimit the end of what was called “real socialism” and the beginning of a ruthless neoliberal transformation. Alain Badiou, writing in 1991, called these events “an obscure disaster” and envisioned their profound consequences not only for the region, but also – or even primarily – for the so called West as such. After a quarter of a century, it is clear that the fall of the “socialist alternative” was far from being only a regional event and contributed to shaping of the contemporary capitalist world.

The stream at 2014 Historical Materialism conference aims at exploring this political, social and ideological legacy of the regime change that happened 25 years ago in Central and Eastern Europe. Its ambition is to construct such a critical, Marxist perspective on the historical development in the region that could effectively counter the mainstream liberal and conservative narratives of totalitarianism, Gulags, the fight for freedom, the triumph of market reforms etc.

We are looking for contributions addressing primarily the following issues:
– Reassessing achievements and failures of “really existing socialism”.
– Marxist theories of “real socialist states” and explications of their failure.
– The fall of “real socialism” as an event in the development of contemporary capitalist world-system.
– Marxist perspectives on de-industrialization, re-industrialization, privatization and transfer of property.
– Ideologies and discursive justifications of neoliberal transformation in Central and Eastern Europe.
– Class (re)formation in Central-Eastern Europe after 1989.
– New developments in Central-Eastern European Marxism.
– Left wing political movements and social struggles in Central and Eastern Europe after 1989.
– The place of Central and Eastern Europe in contemporary capitalism.
– Critical Marxist perspectives on the enlargement of the EU.
– The legacy of trade unions (with a special emphasis on Poland’s “Solidarity”).
– The Third Way and possible alternative histories of Central and Eastern Europe.
– Critical perspective on the rebirth of fascism and anti-Semitism in Central and Eastern Europe.

Submissions:
We welcome abstract proposals of 200 words on these themes in all disciplines and from all perspectives within Marxism. The deadline for proposals is 1st June 2014. For this specific panel please make sure to submit twice:
1. Send the abstract directly to the stream coordinators to obscuredisaster2014@gmail.com
2. Register your abstracts additionally through general HM website: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/conferences/annual11/submit
General call for HM 2014 and other general info could be found here: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/conferences/annual11/call-for-papers

Apart from the ongoing possibility to submit outstanding after-conference research papers to Historical Materialism Journal, we plan to publish a separate issue of the journal Praktyka Teoretyczna/Theoretical Practice in 2015, dedicated solely to the aforementioned problems. The details about the journal and author’s guidelines could be found here: http://www.praktykateoretyczna.pl/english/

Stream coordinators: Wiktor Marzec (Central European University in Budapest), Jan Sowa (Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland)

 

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Adorno

Adorno

HOW THE COMMODITY FORM DIES

Stream on Critical Theory: “How the Commodity Form Dies”
Historical Materialism Conference 2014 “How Capitalism Survives”
Eleventh Annual Historical Materialism London Conference – 6-9 November 2014 – Vernon Square, Central London

More than ever the theoretical implications of Marx’s theory of capital haunt the never fully established world order of capitalist production and consumption. Capitalism is always changing, its elementary form, the commodity form, however, survives. Already in the 1930s, Walter Benjamin wrote: “The experience of our generation: that capitalism will not die a natural death.” Today we might add: capitalism even survives its own death. The secret of its undead nature resides in its “sensuous-supra-sensuous” form, the commodity form. But how can a zombie die?

In the last decades, the intertwinement of the commodity form and the shape of time and space has been widely discussed. Scholars like Moishe Postone, Antonio Negri, Fredric Jameson, Michael Heinrich, David Harvey, David McNally, Massimiliano Tomba, Daniel Bensaïd, Stavros Tombazos, Neil Smith et al. have deepened our understanding of capital’s global dynamics of spatialization and temporalization.

This stream draws on this research and expands it to the site of language and symbolic economies: how does the commodity form survive by creating economico-linguistic structures beyond meaning? If we conceive of today’s global capitalism not only as an economic system but also as a global language in the crude sense, we can detect a “commodity language” (Marx), a real-abstract mode of the production of value and signification. Capitalism, however, is transcendentally meaningless.

This stream is interested in new assessments of theories central to Marx and Critical Theory such as critique, society, reification, second nature, natural history, commodification, fetishism, historical time, value, money, exchange, equivalence, ideology, domination, class, capital, social reproduction, epistemology, subjectivity etc.

The stream is particularly interested in (but not limited to) papers that address:

• New perspectives on the contemporary relevance of Marx’s thought for Critical Theory (Heinrich, Bonefeld et al.) which explore the relationship between Marx and the work of early Frankfurt School (Adorno, Horkheimer et al.)
• Productive and elective affinities between Marx, figures from the Frankfurt School and other critical theorists such as Bataille, Bensaid, Althusser, Foucault, Open Marxism, Postone, Heinrich, Kurz, Dieter Wolf, Castoriadis, Illyenkov, Bogdanov, etc.
• Monetary theory of value, state theory and the tradition of “Neue Marx-Lektüre” (from Pashukanis and Rubin to Backhaus and Reichelt)
• The question of “real abstraction” and the unity of commodity form and thought form (Alfred Sohn-Rethel)
• Theories of reification (Lukács)
• Theories of communization and value-form theory
• The intertwinement of capital, time and space
• Symbolic economies of “commodity language” (Marx, Hamacher, Goux, Derrida, Lacan, Lefebvre et al.)
• Adorno and the imagelessness of the political imaginary
• “Capitalist realism” (M. Fisher) and the aesthetic of the commodity form
• The biopolitical regulation of the population both as the collective exposure to a permanent state of exception (Benjamin, Agamben, Esposito et al.) and as the neoliberal condition of individual self-management (e.g. Virno’s “Grammar of the Multitude” or Lazzarato’s “Making of the Indebted Man”)
Stream coordinators: Sami Khatib (Berlin) Chris O’Kane (Seattle)

Register you abstracts here by 1 June 2014: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/conferences/annual11/submit

 

Communisation

Communisation

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Sara Carpenter and Shahrzad Mojab

Sara Carpenter and Shahrzad Mojab

HOW CAPITALISM SURVIVES? A MARXIST-FEMINIST PERSPECTIVE

Call for Papers within the framework of the 11th Historical Materialism Annual Conference ‘How Capitalism Survives’ – 6-9 November 2014 – Vernon Square, Central London

The Historical Materialism Annual Conference in London has emerged as a pivotal site for critical, engaged, constructive, and provocative scholarship and activism internationally. This is a fitting place for focusing the (re)emergence of Marxist-Feminist historical materialist analysis. Now in our third year at HM, the 2014 Marxist-Feminist stream of the conference is seeking contributions that continue in the tradition of dynamic and original reflections of previous years, and also those that press the boundaries and take on the bold challenges posed by debates old and new.

The question ‘how capitalism survives?’ resonates strongly with a range of feminist critiques on the Left. In the 21st century this question invites us to revisit of the history of capitalism and patriarchy in their myriad entanglements as well as to analyse the daily (re)construction of a globally dominant socio-economic model that thrives on gendered and racial asymmetries.

The Marxist-Feminist stream this year wishes to deepen our understanding of the mechanisms that make the reproduction of capitalism possible in the very sites that constitute an ‘everyday life’ where exploitation and struggle are actualised or forestalled. We are also interested in analysing the continuities, discontinuities and mutations of the capitalism & patriarchy nexus from the age of empire all the way to contemporary neo-colonialisms. Such colonial projects may involve anything from territorially-based extraction of surplus value to the production of individual and collective subjectivities.

This year’s conference theme hopes to provide an opportunity to think in truly interdisciplinary fashion about how ‘we’ participate in sustaining capitalism as a reality of intersecting modalities of exploitation. To offer just one obvious example, today the exploitation of women by women has become indispensable to sustaining contemporary capitalism as a planetary biopolitics.

On the basis of the above, we invite papers that may address (but are not limited to) the following themes and/or questions, here presented in random order:

• Critical descriptions of capitalism across Marxism and feminism from feminism’s ‘first wave’ to the present
• Social reproduction and capitalist transformation: micro and macro-analyses
• Instances of success and failure in Marxist-Feminist struggles from the 19th to the 21st centuries
• In what particular ways does the ‘feminisation’ of labour help capitalism survive?
• Are new concepts and methodologies needed to understand women’s roles in capitalism’s ways of overcoming the recent crisis?
• How do the crises of capitalism help generate or overcome otherness (understood in gendered and/or racial terms)?
• Women and queer subjects’ roles in the rise of new capitalist economies and in the assumed decline of Western capitalism
• Homophobia and homonationalism before and after 9/11
• Moving borders, regenerating boundaries: states, bodies, temporality
• Ecosocialism, ecofeminism, ecology: narratives of change or scripts of subjugation?
• Revolution and reform in the theories of Marxist-feminism
• Racism, femonationalism, Islamophobia: the bigger picture
• Intersections of Marxism, feminism, critical race and postcolonial theories
• Sexual assault, rape and resistance
• Women in contemporary liberation struggles
• Marxist feminism and intersectionality theories
• Women’s art, film, music literature: subversion or reproduction of capitalist relations of production?
• Feminism and the reproduction of the capitalist art world
• Women in the communist/socialist tradition: Luxemburg, Zetkin, Kollontai, and others
• Welfare and the political economy of care
• Contemporary sexual politics: resistance to or empowerment of capitalism?
• Violence, fascism, Marxism and Feminism
• Separatism or participation? The case for the 21st century
• Feminism and the institutions of capitalism
• Gender, race and international migration
• Uniting forces: what would an interdisciplinary Marxist feminist theory look like?

Paper proposals should be max 200 words. When submitting your proposal, please indicate the theme to which your paper could contribute.

Please note that we welcome panel proposals. When you submit a panel proposal, please send an abstract of the general theme of the panel (max 300 words) together with the abstracts of the individual papers in the panel. For individual paper proposals, it is helpful to indicate the theme (above) to which your paper could contribute. This will help us to compose the panels. Panels and individual papers should be submitted by June 1st to: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/conferences/annual11/submit

Please be aware that the conference is self-funded; therefore we are unable to help with travel and accommodation costs.

Feminism

Feminism

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