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World Social Forum

CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND THE SOCIAL FORUM PROCESS: FROM THE GLOBAL TO THE LOCAL

June 21, 2010

General Lectures 100 and Mangoongian 150 and 151
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

http://irows.ucr.edu/conferences/ussf10conf/ussf10conf.htm

Program Schedule

9-10:30: Session 1: The Significance of the World Social Forum Process

Moderator: Jackie Smith, University of Notre Dame

David Fasenfest (Sociology, Wayne State University and editor, Critical Sociology), Opening Remarks

Christopher Chase-Dunn (Sociology & Institute of Research on World Systems, UC-Riverside), “The New Global Left and the World Revolution of 20xx”

Lauren Langman (Sociology, Loyola University at Chicago), “Globalization from Below”

Francis Shor (History, Wayne State University), “The World Social Forum as Utopian Alternative”

10:40-12pm: Session 2 (concurrent): Organizing and Decision-making within the Social Forum Process

Moderator: Juliann Allison (Political Science, UC-Riverside)

Peter J. Smith (Athabasca University) and Elizabeth Smythe, Concordia University, College of Alberta), “Academic Disconnections? Social Scientists, Faith Groups and Transnational Activism: The Case of the World Social Forum”

Nicole Doerr (Sociology, Free University, Berlin), “Decision-making in multilingual groups? Comparative impressions from the European Social Forum”

Scott Byrd (Sociology, UC-Irvine, Nicolas Haeringer, http://www.mouvements.info, http://www.m-e-dium.net, Mallory Knobel, May First / People Link, National Technology Coordinator, USSF), “Technological Resources and Social Forum Organizing”

Jeffrey S. Juris, Erica Bushell, Meghan Doran, Mathew T. Judge, Amy Lubitow, Lauren Nicoll, and Chris Prenner (Anthropology & Sociology, Northeastern University), “From Boston to Detroit: Tracing Grassroots Mobilization to the 2010 United States Social Forum (USSF)”

10:40-12pm: Session 3 (concurrent): Do Social Forums Challenge or Reproduce Social Inequalities by Race, Nativity, and Nation?

Moderator: Ellen Reese (Sociology, UC-Riverside)

James Love (Sociology, UC-Riverside) “Global Racism: Connecting The Local to The Global in USSF and WSF Meetings”

Rose Brewer (African-American and African Studies, University of Minnesota and founding member of AfroEco), “Resisting Racism and the USSF: Possible or Not?”

Janet Conway (Sociology, Brock University), “Is the Global Justice Movement Colonial? A Study of Indigenous Positionality at the World Social Forum”

David W. Everson (Political Science, UC-Riverside), “An Indigenous Voice? The Indigenous Movement, Representation, and the Social Forum Process”

12-1:10pm: Lunch break (sponsored by Critical Sociology)

1:10-2:30pm: Session 4 (concurrent): Who Participates and for What?

Moderator: Juliann Allison (Political Science, UC-Riverside)

Mark Herkenrath (University of Zurich), Wolfgang Stuppert (Social Science Research Center Berlin), Dieter Rucht (Social Science Research Center Berlin), “Who participates? Socio-demographic and Political Characteristics of European Social Forum Participants”

Gary Coyne, Jesse Fletcher and Preeta Saxena (Sociology, UC-Riverside), “From Recruitment to Participation: Bridging the Gap between Differential Recruitment and Collective Action”

Anthony Roberts (Sociology, UC-Riverside), “The U.S. Social Forum and the U.S. Class System: Local-Global Orientation of Participants and Social Movements”

1:10-2:30pm: Session 5 (concurrent): Social Movements and the Social Forum Process

Moderator: Christopher Chase-Dunn (Sociology, UC-Riverside)

Elizabeth Schwarz and James Love (Sociology, UC-Riverside), “The Internet and the US Social Forum: Tracing Connections and Demographics of the Environmental Movement”

Elena Shih (Sociology, UC-Los Angeles), “Globalizing Morality: The Transnational Moral Economy of Women’s Work in the Anti-Trafficking Movement”

Edwin Elias (Sociology, UC-Riverside), “Immigrant Rights in the U.S. Social Forum: Role and Impact.”

2:40-4:20pm: Workshop Training #1: “Doing Collective Ethnography at the 2010 U.S. Social Forum,” Jackie Smith (Sociology, University of Notre Dame) and Jeffrey S. Juris (Anthropology & Sociology, Northeastern University)

4:30-5:30pm: Workshop Training #2: “Doing Survey Research at the 2010 U.S. Social Forum,” Juliann Allison (Political Science, UC-Riverside), Christopher Chase-Dunn (Sociology, UC-Riverside), Ellen Reese (Sociology, UC-Riverside)

This conference is co-sponsored by the Center for Peace and Conflict at Wayne State University, the Political Economy of World-Systems section of the American Sociological Association, the journal Critical Sociology, the Program on Global Studies at the University of California-Riverside,  the Institute for Research on World-Systems at the University of California-Riverside, the Global Studies Association, the World Society Foundation and Sociologists Without Borders.

Professor David Fasenfest, Department of Sociology, Wayne State University
Editor, Critical Sociology http://crs.sagepub.com
Series Editor, Studies in Critical Social Science, http://www.brill.nl/scss

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CRITICAL SOCIOLOGY CONFERENCE

Monday August 10th, 9:00am – 6:15pm, The Stanford Court Hotel, 905 California Street, San Francisco

 

PROGRAM:

9:00 – 9:15
Welcome and Introductions
David Fasenfest, Editor and Richard Dello Buono, Latin American and Caribbean Editor, Critical Sociology

9:15 – 11:00 Plenary
SACRIFICING NEOLIBERALISM TO SAVE CAPITALISM? PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN A MULTI-DIMENSIONAL GLOBAL CRISIS
Ximena de la Barra, International Development Consultant and Social Policy Analyst, Former Public Policy Advisor, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Discussants:
NEOLIBERALISM AND THE GLOBAL CRISIS AS A SOCIAL PROCESS
Raewyn Connell, University of Sydney
WOMEN, GENDER AND NEOLIBERALISM
Joan Acker, University of Oregon

11:15 – 12:30
California Blue Room
Moderator: Victoria Carty, Chapman University
Participatory planning in a rural Mexican village: Lessons for community development and professional education
Mercedes Arce, la Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México, Marie Kennedy, Chris Tilly, UCLA
The Geography of the Family of Anti-systemic Movements: Activists at the World Social Forum
Chris Chase-Dunn, Rick Niemeyer, Preeta Saxena, Matheu Kaneshiro, James Love and Amanda Spears, UC-Riverside

California Gold Room
Moderator: Vida Bajc, Queens University
Exploitation, Capital’s Innovations, and the Obscuring of Social Class:  Notes on an Intellectual History of the Labor Theory of Value
Stephen Adair, Central Connecticut State University
A Progressive Vision of Interpersonal Racial Inequality Theory
Chavella T. Pittman
Of Innovations and Fluctuations: A Critique of the Philippine Criminal Justice System and Restorative Justice Movement
Diana Veloso
Secularization and the Iranian Revolution
Warren Goldstein

12:30 – 1:45 Lunch Break

2:00 – 3:15 Plenary
RACE AND POLITICS IN THE OBAMA ERA
Bob Newby, Central Michigan University
Discussant
Martha Gimenez, University of Colorado

3:30 – 5:00
California Blue Room
Moderator: Gregory Pratt, University of Illinois-Chicago:
‘Change We Can Believe In,’ You Better Not Believe It: Politics as Usual in a Different Style
Johnny E. Williams, Trinity University
Corporate Status, Neo-liberalism and the Obama Administration
Christopher Doran, University of Newcastle
The Changing of the Guard 2006-2009: The Rise of the Immigration Industrial Complex and the Prospects for Progressive Immigration Reform Under the Obama Administration
Jesse Díaz, Jr., University of California, Riverside
Luisa Heredia, University of California, Riverside
Civil Rights after Obama
Suzanne Goodney Lea, Trinity University

California Gold Room
Movements and Visions for the 21st Century: The US Social Forum and World Social Forum
Walda Katz-Fishman, Howard University
Thomas Ponniah, Harvard University
Rose Brewer, University of Minnesota
Jackie Smith, University of Notre Dame
Lauren Langman, Loyola University
Melanie L. Bush, Adelphi University
Rod Bush, St. Johns University
Jerome Scott, League of Revolutionaries for a New America

5:15 – 6:15 * * * * * * SPECIAL LABOR WORKSHOP * * * * * *
The Crisis in the Newspaper Industry: Possible Responses of Organized Labor
Carl Hall, Local Representative California Media Workers Guild, Local 39521, TNG-CWA

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Professor David Fasenfest
Dept of Sociology
Wayne State University
Editor, Critical Sociology
http://www.crs.sagepub.com
Series Editor
Studies in Critical Social Science
http://www.brill.nl/scss

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