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NMdownloadNEW MATERIALIST POLITICS AND ECONOMIES OF KNOWLEDGE

2nd – 4th October 2015, MARIBOR, SLOVENIA

Sister-Sixth Conference on the New Materialisms

Organized by the IS1307 COST Action New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on

“H o w M a t t e r C o m e s t o M a t t e r ”

Hosted by the Faculty of Law of the University of Maribor, Slovenia

Registration … http://www.newmaterialism.si

More … http://www.newmaterialism.eu

The conference addresses as an area of debate the nexus of:

Politics and activism

  • The economy and law
  • Philosophy and the power of knowledge
  • Genealogy and information
  • The role of creativity in political economies through public engagement and pedagogy

What is the new materialist impetus to make situated analyses of the im/material processes in these areas?

Keynote speakers:

Dr Vera Bühlmann

Professor Diana Coole

Dr Anna Hickey-Moody

Professor Katerina Kolozova

Selection of Panels:

  • A Philosophy of the Materialist Sciences
  • Art in a New Materialist Key
  • Ecologies that Matter
  • Information and Political Agency
  • Information Coming to Matter
  • Materiality-Critique-Transformation
  • New Materialist Pedagogies
  • New Materialist Subjectivities and Spatiotemporalities
  • New Media, New Activism
  • Political Intervention, Writing Materiality, and Creativity
  • Toward a New Materialist Theory of Socioeconomic Justice

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Paulo Freire

Paulo Freire

CRITICAL KNOWLEDGE AND PRAXIS

ANGLIA RUSKIN SEMINAR

May 13th 2015, 3.30-6.30pm.

Marconi Building room 104, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford Campus.

Critical Knowledge and Praxis

The seminar will explore the fate of critical knowledge and praxis and how it might have a role in progressive politics and revolutionary struggles against current injustices created and exacerbated by the violence of capitalist abstractions: Money, the State and its other institutional forms, e.g. the neoliberal university.

A key issue for the seminar will be the extent to which it is possible to operate as a critical scholar within a neo-liberal university, and to what extent it is necessary to develop other social institutions to carry through with the implications that form the substance of our work.

Reading

Amsler, S. (2014) For feminist consciousness in the academy, Special Issue on Materialist Feminisms against Neoliberalism, Politics and Culture. Sarah’s new book ‘The Education of Radical Democracy‘ will be published in April.

Neary, M. (2014) ‘Making with the University of the Future: pleasure and pedagogy in higher and higher education’.  In: J. Lea (Ed.) (2015) Enhancing Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: engaging with the dimensions of practice. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Winn, J. (2015) The co-operative university: Labour, property and pedagogyPower and Education, 7 (1).

See: http://josswinn.org/2015/03/anglia-ruskin-seminar-critical-knowledge-and-praxis/

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New Materialism

New Materialism

NEW MATERIALIST POLITICS AND ECONOMIES OF KNOWLEDGE

Call for Papers and Panels

2 – 4 OCTOBER 2015, MARIBOR, SLOVENIA

Sister-Sixth Conference on the New Materialisms

  • Organized by the IS1307 COST Action New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on ‘How Matter Comes to Matter’
  • Hosted by the Faculty of Law of the University of Maribor, Slovenia

As a result of the growing community of New Materialist studies in Europe and beyond, two New Materialisms conferences are organized for this year. This call is for the Sister-Sixth New Materialisms conference “New Materialist Politics and Economies of Knowledge” taking place 2-4 October 2015 at the Faculty of Law of the University of Maribor, Slovenia.

This is the sister conference to the Sixth New Materialisms Conference “Transversal Practices: Matter, Ecology and Relationality” conference taking place 27-29 September 2015 at The Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne, Australia.

 

Keynote speakers:

DR VERA BÜHLMANN

PROF DIANA COOLE

DR ANNA HICKEY-MOODY

PROF KATERINA KOLOZOVA

Round table on “New Materialism and Legal Research” organized by Prof José Caramelo Gomes and Dr Tomaz Kerestes

 

The conference addresses as an area of debate the nexus of 1) politics and activism, 2) the economy and law, 3) philosophy and the power of knowledge, 4) genealogy and information; 5) the role of creativity in political economies through public engagement and pedagogy. What is the new materialist impetus to make situated analyses of the im/material processes in these areas?

All submitted abstracts and panel proposals will be peer reviewed. Please submit a 250-word abstract or proposal with a title, keywords and technical requirements along with a short 100-word biography to admin@newmaterialism.eu

Deadline: 15 May, 2015

New Materialism News: http://newmaterialism.eu/news

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Education Crisis

Education Crisis

UNICONFLICTS

UNICONFLICTS In Spaces of Crisis: Critical Approaches In, Against and Beyond the University

International Open Gathering

11–14 June 2015

At the Department of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Encounters and Conflicts in the City

Details: http://urbanconflicts.wordpress.com/

 

Calling

The group “Encounters and Conflicts in the City” calls radical research groups, critical workshops and researchers, students and collectives that are placed in, against and beyond the neoliberal university in an open gathering on the 11-14th June 2015 at the Department of Architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Through this gathering, we aim to create a public space of dialogue transcending divisions among academic and scientific disciplines and to critically approach the urban issues of the era of crisis, through a dialectic, intersectional and postcolonial approach.

The central questions that we wish to raise are two:

  1. What is the role of knowledge, of the university and of researchers in the era of crisis?
  2. What are the critical epistemological and methodological tools for studying the spatial expressions of the ongoing crisis at multiple scales?

Within this context, we seek to examine the ongoing crisis not just as an over-accumulation crisis but also as a crisis of social disobedience and of the inability of the circulation of capital, patriarchy and nationalism. Moving against the mystification of the crisis, we are interested in critical approaches that focus on the spatialization of social relations and examine the spaces of dissent. Particularly, we wish to examine the articulations, the limits, the contradictions and the dialectic relation of commons, enclosures, inclusion, exclusion, insurgency and counter-insurgency as well as their hybrid intermediate forms, which emerge in and through physical space, modes of communication and the constitution of communities. Overall, we aim to break the North/South or East/West dichotomies and to focus on the fields of gender, race, class and culture.

Building on the critical evaluation of social relations, the circulation of social struggles and subjects and communities in motion, we search for their contentious spaces and their spatial transformations, limits, possibilities and contradictions in the era of crisis. Moreover, understanding education as a unity of theory and practice, we seek these epistemological and methodological tools that emerge from and aim to the deepening and the circulation of social struggles and social movements. In the context of today’s global and local crisis, we note that while a plethora of social struggles and insurgencies emerge, the academic research often appropriates and commercializes their ideas. It is exactly here that we identify the dead-end.

Hence, we seek to surpass the so called academic activism and to set as a main target of this open gathering the critical examination of the following:

A. The role of knowledge and of researchers in the university and in social movements

The neoliberal University and the educational system constitute strategic mechanisms for the production and reproduction of social relations. In particular, within a dynamic process of neoliberalization, the university studies are intensified and are linked more and more to the labour market. Within this context, we wish to examine issues such as the production of knowledge, knowledge as a common, the neoliberalization of the University, the new educational enclosures and the concept of Anti-university.

The transformation of knowledge into private property and consequently into a commodity creates new enclosures in the field of knowledge. These new enclosures in neoliberal education are expressed both through the commodification of the physical space of the universities and through the objectification of human abilities. Some indicative examples are the increase of studying costs, the studying loans, the control of access to information, the commercialization of academic papers and books, the securitization of the University space, the criminalization and the rhetoric against student mobilizations, the suppression of the struggles of university employees and the restriction of the freedom of speech.

However, since 1960s and 1970s, the universities are spaces of collective emancipatory movements, of social struggles and of radical experiments of self-organization for the production of knowledge. As a response to these movements, since 1980s, a number of educational reforms have been introduced. These reforms seek to promote the marketization of the university, aiming to produce the appropriate competitive workforce and to supress student movements.

Yet, during the last decade, many dynamic student movements have emerged in France (2006), Greece (2006-2007), the USA (2009-2010), the UK (2010), Italy (2010-2011) and so on, which targeted the enclosure of knowledge and were connected and inspired many other urban social movements.

 

Axes of Discussion

A.1 Social education and emancipatory movements in the universities

-Student movements: limits and contradictions, connection with other urban movements, confrontation of their suppression and criminalization

-Perspectives of a radical pedagogy towards the knowledge as common

-Ideas and practices of free–‐autonomous universities beyond the education of the neoliberal university

A.2 Control and commodification of knowledge

-Public, state and private education in the neoliberal era

-Politics of knowledge enclosures and copyrights

-The suppression of academic freedom and of the freedom of speech

-Knowledge as private property and commodity for the production of value and surplus value

-Student loans and study costs as mechanisms of disciplining

-The cultural politics of the neoliberal university

-Paid and unpaid work at the University

A.3 The role of the researcher

-Lifelong education, competitiveness and the precarious status of the researcher

-The researcher as producer of dominant discourses and her/his role in the reproduction of power

-Competitiveness, academic carrie and academic divisions and hierarchies

-The biopolitical character of the neoliberal education and the construction of new identities

-Education as praxis, understood as a unity of theory and practice

-Researchers, networks and groups against and beyond the neoliberal university

 

B. Critical epistemological and methodological tools for the study of the crisis’s spatial expressions at multiple scales

Against the privatization and commodification of the academic knowledge and the intended hegemony of the neoliberal perspectives, we seek those critical epistemological tools of knowledge production that encourage social emancipation.

During the last years, urban movements and a plethora of visible and invisible practices of resistance and emancipation offer a variety of tools for the destabilization of the dominant ideologies, ways of disaggregation of power, negotiation of contradictions and visibility of differences. In parallel, today there is the urgent need for the promotion, circulation and deepening of these critical perspectives and their linking to social struggles. Thus, we aim to discuss epistemological and methodological tools, such as the following:

B1. Dialectic critical urban theory

Which are those critical approaches that assist us to perceive and examine the multiple dimensions of urban space? How do dialectic approaches and critical urban theory contribute to the understanding of the spaces of social movements and the spaces of capital, racism and patriarchy?

B2. Intersectionality and urban space in the era of crisis

How does intersectionality contribute to the study of the urban space? Which are the intersectional crossings of the multiple systems of domination, oppression and discrimination such as race, class, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, religion, dis/ability, age, cast, language, culture, body size, education level or citizenship?

B3. Cultural and postcolonial approaches

How do cultural and postcolonial studies contribute to the understanding of urban space and the conceptualization of body, identity and modes of communication. How does the criminalization and the suppression of alternative modes of culture, information and lifestyle operate as mechanisms of control, disciplining and normalization? What is the role of social media in the communication of social struggles? We seek the expression of the ongoing crisis through the spaces of architecture, art, media, and internet.

 

Within the above context, we call critical research groups, workshops, collectives and individuals to participate in a gathering during 11-14 June 2015. If you would like to participate, please provide us with your abstract (300 words) by 1 March 2015 at the latest, to the following e-mail: urbanconflicts@gmail.com

Participation is free and we will try to provide accommodation for as many participants as possible.

 

“Encounters and conflicts in the city” group

Costas Athanasiou, Eleni Vasdeki, Elina Kapetanaki, Maria Karagianni, Matina Kapsali, Vaso

Makrygianni, Foteini Mamali, Orestis Pangalos, Haris Tsavdaroglou

Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki

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Crisis

Crisis

Social Movments

Social Movments

RESEARCHING IN, BY AND FOR COMMUNITIES: A CONVERSATION ON KNOWLEDGE, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND REALLY BIG CHANGE

Researching In, By and For Communities: A Conversation on Knowledge, Social Movements and Really Big Change

Guest Speakers: Darlene E. Clover and Budd Hall

University of Edinburgh and SCUTREA Conference

November 28, 2014, 12:00-14:15

University of Edinburgh

Moray House School of Education

Details: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8CpqlADwoQlcnN2VEZYVHotY3M/view?pli=1 and http://scutrea.blogspot.co.uk/

The recent referendum in Scotland provided evidence and a reminder to those of us interested in communities, social change and knowledge of the depth of the creative knowledge generating capacities of people when they are able to focus on issues that touch their lives. Community activists, scholars, artists, politicians, small and large business folks, musicians, comedians, football players were really engaged in a remarkable series of activities that brought out what the people of Scotland care about.

This grassroots depth of knowledge creation and creativity is the transformative energy that has inspired researchers, higher education and community education practitioners and community organizations to think more about research paradigms that recognize the potential of co-creating knowledge, of the role of knowledge in social movements and the need for changes in our political and educational institutions to enlarge spaces for debating new futures.

National and international networks have arisen over the past few years in support of change, but what does it really mean?

How do we find new ways to collaborate to support the really big changes that our communities, our countries and our tired planet longs for?

This discussion will look at new forms of community university partnerships.

 

Best wishes,

Thomas Allmer

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Dr Thomas Allmer
Lecturer in Social Justice

University of Edinburgh
Moray House School of Education

Institute for Education, Community & Society
+44 131 651 6674
thomas.allmer@ed.ac.uk
http://allmer.uti.at

 

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Knowledge

Knowledge

MAKING CONNECTIONS

IDIMC 2014

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Abstract Submission Deadline: 6 June 2014
IDIMC 2014 ‘Making Connections’
International Data and Information Management Conference
17 September 2014 Loughborough, UK
http://idimc.org/
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The Centre for Information Management <http://www.lboro.ac.uk/cim&gt; at Loughborough University, in collaboration with the British Computer Society Data Management Specialist Group<http://www.bcs.org/category/17607&gt; is pleased to announce its inaugural International Data and Information Management Conference (IDIMC), taking place on 17th September 2014.

The conference will bring together researchers, managers and policy makers from academia, industry, government, commerce and the third sector. The overarching theme of this year’s conference is ‘making connections’ to reflect the interconnected nature of data, knowledge creation and information management.

The day will comprise a series of invited and contributed papers and posters and excellent networking opportunities throughout the day.

Confirmed Speakers include
Dr Mark Harrison, Director Auto-ID Lab, Distributed Information and Automation Laboratory, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge.
Professor Tom Wilson, University of Sheffield

Programme Committee
Christine L. Borgman, Presidential Chair & Professor of Information Studies, University of California
Guy Fitzgerald, Professor of Information Systems, Loughborough University
Robert Galliers, Distinguished Professor in Information Systems, Bentley University
Michael Myers, Professor of Information Systems, University of Auckland
Reijo Savolainen, Professor at the Department of Information Studies, University of Tampere
Philip Woodall, Distributed Information and Automation Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Conference theme: Making Connections
The information society and knowledge based economy rely on the organisation and retrieval of data and information; the processes associated with knowledge creation; and the knowledge required to design, develop and implement solutions that enable the exploitation of knowledge, data and information. However, it is when the contribution of these strands of important research are combined and integrated that their influence has the power to make breakthrough impacts on the information society and knowledge based economy. Therefore, the overarching theme of the conference is ‘making connections’, and we particularly encourage papers that reflect the interconnections and links between some of the key areas of interest outlined below.

Topics of interest
IDIMC welcomes submissions for oral presentations, and for posters, within, but not limited to, the following areas of data and information management:
•               Big data
•               Organisation and Information Retrieval
•               Data analytics, enterprise data and business intelligence
•               Data quality management
•               Open and linked data
•               Data integration, cloud computing and data warehousing
•               Master data management
•               Data visualization
•               Managing industrial data
•               Industrial data and information value
•               Knowledge creation
•               Knowledge management
•               Sharing information securely
•               People’s information behaviour
•               People centred design
•               Enterprise Information Management
•               Management of Information Systems
•               Information management benefits realization
•               Monitoring information management impact
•               Evaluating information management impact

•               Systems development methodologies
Accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings published by LISU, Loughborough University.

Important dates
Submissions open: 5 March 2014
Submission deadline: 6 June 2014
Notification of authors: 4 July 2014
Deadline for final papers 29 August 2014
Conference: 17 September 2014

Submission process
Each proposal should be made using the submission template available from http://www.idimc.org/papers <http://www.idimc.org/papers&gt;  including details of authors/presenters, the proposal type (oral presentation or poster) and an abstract of 1,000 words. The completed form should be emailed to the Conference organisers: idimc@lboro.ac.uk<mailto:idimc@lboro.ac.uk>. All documents should be in MS Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF format. The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday 6 June 2014.

Accepted authors will be required to submit a full paper of between 3,000 and 5,000 words before the final submission date: Friday 29th August 2014.

Registration information
For all accepted papers and posters, at least one presenter must register for the conference; discounted rates will be available. Registration will open in May 2014. Please email the organisers (idimc@lboro.ac.uk <mailto:idimc@lboro.ac.uk>) to register interest and receive advance notification of registration.

Contact details
For further information, please email the conference organisers: idimc@lboro.ac.uk<mailto:idimc@lboro.ac.uk> or visit the conference website http://www.idimc.org

 

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Critical Education / Education is Critical

Critical Education / Education is Critical

EPISTEMIC ACCESS, POWERFUL KNOWLEDGE AND THE ROLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY

SRHE Events

Date – 5th February 2014, 4-6.30pm

Venue – London Metropolitan University, 166-220 Holloway Road, London, N7 8DB

Society for Research into Higher Education

Higher Education Policy Network

What do we mean by ‘epistemic access’? How important is access to ‘powerful knowledge’ in the context of policies to widen participation, enhance graduate employment and increase social mobility?

This seminar will explore these issues.

SPEAKERS:

Professor Sue Clegg, Leeds Metropolitan University: ‘Employability, social mobility, and epistemic access’

In a context in which the linkage between graduate employment and social mobility has been challenged and employability curricula are deemed necessary to enhance students’ skills,  Prof. Clegg will explore the relationship between national and institutional policies, curriculum, and powerful knowledge in considering the implications for social and epistemic access.

Professor Michael Young, Institute of Education:  ‘From access to epistemic access and why it matters’

Noting the pressures in South Africa to ‘open access’ to the historically excluded majority, Prof. Young considers what might be meant by access, and considers ‘access to what?’. He argues for the need to extend the distinction between ‘formal’ and ‘epistemic’ access to also include ‘epistemological’ access to reflect on wider debates about knowledge and the curriculum.

Tea and coffee will be available at 4.00pm and the event will start at 4.15. After each paper there will be time for questions and discussion, followed by an opportunity to discuss issues raised in both papers over a glass of wine or juice.

For further details about the Higher Education Policy Network, please contact the network convenor, Professor Carole Leathwood, Institute for Policy Studies in Education, LondonMetropolitanUniversity, c.leathwood@londonmet.ac.uk

Note: Unless otherwise stated SRHE events are free to members, there is a charge of £45 for non-members

Reserve a place: http://www.srhe.ac.uk/events/

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Arya Stark

Arya Stark

OPEN SCIENCE ECONOMY – SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

Policy Futures in Education – www.wwwords.co.uk/PFIE

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS for a special journal issue on the theme

OPEN SCIENCE ECONOMY : creativity, collaboration and the commons

The open-science economy (OSE) is a rapidly growing sector of the global knowledge economy utilizing open-source models and its multiple applications (e.g. open access, open archiving, open publishing, open repositories) in distributed knowledge and learning systems. This rich-text, highly interactive, user-generated OSE has seen linear models of knowledge production give way to more diffuse, open-ended, decentralized, and serendipitous knowledge processes based on open innovation and technology. These peer-to-peer distributed knowledge systems rival the scope and quality of traditional proprietary products through the diffusion speed and global access of open-source projects, especially in both software and open-source biology.

OSE encourages innovation-smart processes based on the radical non-propertarian sharing of content, cloud data computing, and the leveraging of cross-border international exchanges and collaborations. Furthermore, it encourages a culture of distributed, collaborative, decentralized model research that is genuinely participatory, involving the wider public and amateur scientists along with experts in the social mode of open knowledge production.

OSE provides an alternative to the intellectual property approach to dealing with difficult problems in the allocation of resources for the production and distribution of knowledge and information. Increasingly, portal-based knowledge environments and global science gateways support collaborative science. Open-source informatics enables knowledge grids that interconnect science communities, databases, and new computational tools. Open science is seen as a means for revitalizing public institutions and for developing scientific creativity and innovation at a global level through international collaboration. This special journal issue explores the concept of “open science economy”, its dimensions and its significance.

 

Deadline for submissions: August 31, 2013

Please send expressions of interest including a title and abstract to
Professor Michael A. Peters at mpeters@waikato.ac.nz

 

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Books

Books

NEW TITLES FROM HAYMARKET BOOKS AND CRITICAL SOCIOLOGY

 

Haymarket Books is proud to announce the publication of the five latest titles in the Studies in Critical Social Science Book Series:
Labor Regime Changes in the Twenty-First Century by Tom Brass
The Age of Knowledge by James Dziash and Henry Etzkowitz
Neoliberalism and National Culture by Cory Blad
The Cuban Revolution as Socialist Human Development by Henry Veltmeyer and Mark Rushton
The Entropy of Capitalism by Robert Biel

 This peer-reviewed book series, through the publication of original manuscripts and edited volumes, offers insights into the reality of 21st century Neoliberalism by exploring the content and consequences of power relationships under capitalism, by considering the spaces of opposition and resistance to these changes, and by articulating capitalism with other systems of power and domination—for example race, gender, culture—that have been defining our new age. For a full list of titles in the series visit www.haymarketbooks.org/category/scss-series 

For review, desk copies, or to request examination copies, contact John McDonald, john@haymarketbooks.org, 773-583-7884, www.haymarketbooks.org

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LABOR REGIME CHANGES IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

Unfreedom, Capitalism, and Primitive Accumulation

BY Tom Brass

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“Tom Brass, one of the United Kingdom’s leading Marxist scholars has written a brilliant, theoretically informed, comprehensive critique of past and present, Marxist and non-Marxist writers of capitalist labor regimes and puts forth an alternative theoretical-conceptual framework”

— James Petras, Science and Society

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This volume assesses the validity, through current economic developments, of different historical interpretations linking capitalism, unfreedom, and primitive accumulation. Conventional wisdom holds that Marxism takes its lead from Smith and others in viewing capitalism as based on free labor. Challenging this, it is argued that Marxism fully accepts the need, in certain contexts, for capital to exploit unfree labor.

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Released January 2013
Trade Paper $28.00 | 314 pages | ISBN: 9781608462407 
Click to buy and for more details: http://goo.gl/9wU5E

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THE AGE OF KNOWLEDGE

The Dynamics of Universities, Knowledge, and Society

BY James Dziash and Henry Etzkowitz

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This title emphasizes that the ongoing transformations of knowledge, both within universities and for society more generally, must be understood as a reflection of the larger changes in the constitutive social structures within which they are invariably produced, translated and reproduced. As the development of knowledge continues to be implicated in the habitual practices of the human social enterprise, visualizing these alterations requires the consideration of the social and materialistic contexts informing these transformations. This is necessary because the process of globalization has not only created new challenges for societies but has also unleashed a new political economy of knowledge within which different institutions mus re-affirm their identity and place.

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Released January 2013
Trade Paper $28.00 | 342 pages | ISBN: 9781608462414
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NEOLIBERALISM AND NATIONAL CULTURE

State-Building and Legitimacy in Canada and Québec

BY Cory Blad

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This book argues that despite popular claims to the contrary, global capitalism requires state institutional authority, but the legitimation of this authority is incrasingly tied to cultural rather than economic means. Canada and Québec are presented as examples of how neoliberal states achieve integration wile relying on cultural legitimation to maintain social policies that mitigate social changes.

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Released January 2013
Trade Paper $28.00 | 270 pages | ISBN: 9781608462438 
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THE CUBAN REVOLUTION AS SOCIALIST HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

BY Henry Veltmeyer and Mark Rushton

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This re-reading of the Cuban Revolution from the perspective of socialist-humanism engages unresolved issues in the notion of human development popularized by the United Nations Development Programme. UNDP and other agencies of international cooperation for devleopment give a human face to ta capitalist development process that is anything but humane. This titles argues that understanding Cuba provides an alternative model.

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Released January 2013
Trade Paper $28.00 | 368 pages | ISBN: 9781608462445 
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THE ENTROPY OF CAPITALISM

BY Robert Biel

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Drawing on his experience in international systems and low-input agriculture, Biel explores the interactions of social and physical systems. In the process revealing the early twenty-first century as a period when capitalism starts parasiting on the chaos it itself creates, notably in the link between the two sides of imperialism: militarism (the ‘war on terror’) and speculative fiance capital.

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Released January 2013
Trade Paper $28.00 | 390 pages | ISBN: 9781608462421 
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HaymarketBooks 

BOOKS FOR CHANGING THE WORLD

First published at: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/new-titles-from-haymarket-books-and-critical-sociology

 

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

 

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Education Crisis

Education Crisis

CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION AND WORK: UPDATE 5th FEBRUARY 2013

EVENTS

GLOBAL LABOUR SPEAKERS SERIES, WINTER 2013: NURSING LABOUR PROCESS AND THE DEMAND FOR TEMPORARY FOREIGN NURSES IN NORTH AMERICA

Tuesday, February 5th
York University, Toronto
Ross Bldg., S701
2:30-4:30pm

Speaker: Salimah Valiani, Economist and Policy Analyst, Ontario Nurses’ Association

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SOCIAL ECONOMY CENTRE WORKSHOP – LEGAL ISSUES FOR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Friday, Feb. 15
9:30-4:00
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
University of Toronto
252 Bloor Street West, Toronto (St. George subway station)

Instructor: Brian Iler, Iler & Campbell

Cost: $140 + HST; each additional participant from the same organization will receive a $15 discount, as will those who register for more than one workshop. Student rate available.

To register: complete the online registration form at: https://socialeconomy.wufoo.eu/forms/the-social-economy-centre-sec-workshop-option-2/ or contact Keita Demming at: secworkshops@gmail.com or at  416-978-0022

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CONFERENCE – BRIDGING EAST WITH WEST: ENGAGING DIALOGUE IN ADULT EDUCATION RESEARCH AND PRACTICE IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT

Call for Papers and Presentations

The Fifth Asian Diaspora Pre-Conference
University of Missouri-St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
May 30, 2013

The Fifth Asian Diaspora Adult Education Pre-conference, in conjunction with 2013 Annual Adult Education Research Conference, will be held at University of Missouri-St. Louis on May 30, 2013. This year’s theme is: Bridging East with West: Engaging Dialogue in Adult Education Research and Practice in the Global Context. The purpose of this pre-conference is to provide an opportunity in which individuals from both Asian ancestry and internationally can engage in dialogue about Eastern and Western perspectives on issues, concerns, and problems relevant to the adult education research and practice in the global context. This is an annual conference (now being restored from the 4th one held in 2008) that offers a forum for faculty and graduate students who are interested in researching, contributing to and learning about East and West to present their scholarship and research.

For more information:
Qi Sun, Associate Professor,
Adult and Postsecondary Education Program
Professional Studies Department
College of Education
University of Wyoming
Email: qsun@uwyo.edu
Tel: (307) 766-5517    

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NEWS & VIEWS

THE RISE OF THE PERMANENT TEMP ECONOMY

by Erin Hatton, New York Times

Politicians across the political spectrum herald “job creation,” but frightfully few of them talk about what kinds of jobs are being created. Yet this clearly matters: According to the Census Bureau, one-third of adults who live in poverty are working but do not earn enough to support themselves and their families.

Read more: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/26/the-rise-of-the-permanent-temp-economy/?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

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IN WALMART AND FAST FOOD, UNIONS SCALING UP A STRIKE-FIRST STRATEGY

by Jenny Brown, The Bullet

Small but highly publicized strikes by Walmart retail and warehouse workers last fall set the labour movement abuzz and gained new respect for organizing methods once regarded skeptically.

What’s the strategy behind the latest surprising wave of activism? Like most new organizing in the private sector, decades of attempts to unionize Walmart stores in the U.S. and Canada have been met with firings, outsourcing, and even closings.

So retail workers who staff the stores, warehouse workers who move Walmart’s goods, and even guest workers who peel crawfish for a supplier are ignoring the path laid out by U.S. labour law, in which workers sign a petition asking to vote on a union. Instead, they’re exercising their rights to redress grievances together, whether a majority can be rallied to support the effort or not.

Read more: http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/766.php

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ONTARIO ELEMENTARY TEACHERS CAN STRIKE WITH REPEAL OF BILL 115, THEIR LAWYER ARGUES

by Caroline Alphonso and Kate Hammer, Globe and Mail

There’s nothing stopping Ontario’s elementary teachers from going on strike now that a controversial piece of legislation has been repealed, according to lawyers for the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario.

Speaking before the Ontario Labour Relations Board, ETFO lawyer Howard Goldblatt, said now that the provincial government repealed Bill 115 – the legislation that imposed the terms of teachers’ contracts – negotiations can resume and the union is in a legal strike position.

Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/education/ontario-elementary-teachers-free-to-strike-with-repeal-of-bill-115-their-lawyer-argues/article7855973/

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UNION DENSITY: WHAT’S LITERATURE GOT TO DO WITH IT?

by Nick Coles, Working-Class Perspectives

So union density in United States has declined yet again. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 11.3% of American workers now belong to unions…In times like these, it is useful to be reminded of what unions can be good for.  A labor history like From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend (2001) explains in readable style what it took to establish unions in the first place, while New York Times reporter Steven Greenhouse makes clear in The Big Squeeze: Hard Times for the American Worker (2008) why we need them now more than ever. Novels, too, can make the case for working people’s rights, through compelling fictional narratives that engage us with characters we care about. 

Read more: http://workingclassstudies.wordpress.com/2013/02/04/union-density-whats-literature-got-to-do-with-it/

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SENSE PUBLISHERS SERIES SPOTLIGHT – THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY AND EDUCATION

Series Editors:

– D.W. Livingstone, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada
– David Guile, Faculty of Policy and Society, Institute of Education, University of London

The aim of this series is to provide a focus for writers and readers interested in exploring the relation between the knowledge economy and education or an aspect of that relation, for example, vocational and professional education theorised critically.

The series includes the following books that were generated by the Centre for the Study of Education and Work (CSEW) completed WALL project (http://www.wallnetwork.ca).

The Future of Lifelong Learning and Work: Critical Perspectives, Peter Sawchuk (University of Toronto, Canada), D.W. Livingstone (University of Toronto, Canada) and Kiran Mirchandani OISE/University of Toronto, Canada) (Eds.)

Challenging Transitions in Learning and Work: Reflections on Policy and Practice, Peter Sawchuk (University of Toronto, Canada) and Alison Taylor (University of Alberta, Canada) (Eds.)

The Learning Challenge of the Knowledge Economy David Guile (University of London, UK)

The Knowledge Economy and Lifelong Learning: A Critical Reader, D.W. Livingstone (University of Toronto, Canada) and David Guile (University of London, UK) (Eds.)

Teacher Learning and Power in the Knowledge Society, Rosemary Clark (Ontario Teachers’ Federation, Canada), D.W. Livingstone (University of Toronto, Canada) and Harry Smaller (York University, Canada) (Eds.)

For more information: https://www.sensepublishers.com/catalogs/bookseries/the-knowledge-economy-and-education/

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JOBS

JOB POSTING – EDITOR/PUBLISHER, BRIARPATCH MAGAZINE

Are you passionate about independent media and social change? Are you a talented communicator with an entrepreneurial spirit, ready to take the reins of a respected Canadian magazine?

Briarpatch seeks a crackerjack Editor/Publisher to jointly oversee all aspects of producing a bi-monthly magazine. As one of two full-time staff in a horizontal, unionized workplace, the successful candidate and the current Editor/Publisher will be jointly responsible for dividing core editorial, organizational, and administrative tasks, and will report directly to a volunteer board of directors. How these tasks are divided will depend on the skills, experience, and interests of the successful candidate.

Application deadline is February 25, 2013.

For more information: http://briarpatchmagazine.com/announcements/view/job-posting-editor-publisher1

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HEQCO (HIGHER EDUCATION QUALITY COUNCIL OF ONTARIO) – SUMMER INTERN

HEQCO seeks skilled policy/education/social science students or graduates to join our small and dynamic research team. We are looking forward to the opportunity to help you enhance and develop knowledge and skills that will be useful for your career success; familiarize you with the opportunities that exist for careers in public policy research; and provide you with extensive knowledge in higher education and the post-secondary sector in Ontario. At the end of this opportunity you should be well placed to advance in your career.

As the Summer Research Intern, you will be involved in a number of research activities, in particular on a research project of your choice with a senior research member where you will be exposed to a variety of research techniques and problems in public policy research.

For more information: http://www.heqco.ca/en-CA/About%20Us/Career_Opportunities/Pages/Home.aspx

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ABOUT CSEW (CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION & WORK, OISE/UT):

Head: Peter Sawchuk
Co-ordinator: D’Arcy Martin

The Centre for the Study of Education and Work (CSEW) brings together educators from university, union, and community settings to understand and enrich the often-undervalued informal and formal learning of working people. We develop research and teaching programs at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (UofT) that strengthen feminist, anti-racist, labour movement, and working-class perspectives on learning and work.

Our major project is APCOL: Anti-Poverty Community Organizing and Learning. This five-year project (2009-2013), funded by SSHRC-CURA, brings academics and activists together in a collaborative effort to evaluate how organizations approach issues and campaigns and use popular education. For more information about this project, visit http://www.apcol.ca

For more information about CSEW, visit: http://www.csew.ca

 

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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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Paula Allman

Paula Allman

THE PEDAGOGY OF THE OPEN SOCIETY

The Pedagogy of the Open Society: Knowledge and the Governance of Higher Education

2012 – 142 pages

Michael A. Peters (University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand), Tze-Chang Liu (Graduate Institute of Education, Tunghai University, Taiwan) and David Ondercin (University of Illinois, Champaign, USA).

Sense Publishers

ISBN Paperback: 9789460919657 ($ 19.00)
ISBN Hardcover: 9789460919664 ($ 99.00)

Social processes and policies that foster openness as an overriding value as evidenced in the growth of open source, open access and open education and their convergences that characterize global knowledge communities that transcend borders of the nation-state. Openness seems also to suggest political transparency and the norms of open inquiry, indeed, even democracy itself as both the basis of the logic of inquiry and the dissemination of its results. Openness is a value and philosophy that also offers us a means for transforming our institutions and our practices. This book examines the interface between learning, pedagogy and economy in terms of the potential of open institutions to transform and revitalize education in the name of the public good.

For more on this book and how to order, see: https://www.sensepublishers.com/catalogs/bookseries/open-education/the-pedagogy-of-the-open-society/

 

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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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Egypt

TADWEEN PUBLISHING

Tadween Launches!

http://tadweenpublishing.com/pages/about-us

We are pleased to announce the launch of Tadween Publishing, a new kind of publishing house that seeks both to produce critical knowledge and interrogate existing processes and frameworks of knowledge production. A subsidiary of the Arab Studies Institute, Tadween aims to institutionalize a new form of publishing and knowledge production by challenging existing barriers, boundaries, and preconceived notions of the mainstream publishing world. By critically engaging existing scholarship and, simultaneously, by expanding the scope of what is deemed publication worthy, Tadween will interrogate the notion of publishable knowledge. We will publish in Arabic, English, and French, and there will be no restrictions on region or topic. For more information on Tadween, its editorial board, and staff, visit http://tadweenpublishing.com/pages/about-us.

New/Old Media, Social Media
The ambition of this new type of publishing house is to help influence the publishing world by incorporating the evolution of new media and knowledge production mechanisms as individuals become increasingly reliant on online and non-traditional media.

Interactivity With Purpose
Increasingly, knowledge consumers, particularly the new generations, process and access knowledge differently, and are stimulated by a variety of media that did not exist until recently. Tadween seeks not only to join the interactive knowledge production world, but to do so in an intellectually responsible manner.

Pedagogy and the Classroom
While engaging and expanding the notion of what is publication-worthy, Tadween emphasizes the pedagogical dimension of its products. Not all publications are equally amenable to a classroom, but most Tadween texts will have a teachable and research dimension that will be deliberated in the production process.

Knowledge Production Project
Finally, Tadween will be the primary vehicle for the dissemination of the fruits of the Arab Studies Institute’s Knowledge Production Project (KPP). This project aims at gathering/mining, organizing, and analyzing knowledge produced on the Middle East, primarily in the English-speaking world, since 1979.

 

Tadween Publishing: http://tadweenpublishing.com/

 

First published at: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/tadween-launches

 

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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  

 

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