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Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory

Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory

MARXISM AND EDUCATION: RENEWING DIALOGUES (MERD) – SEMINAR XVII

Neoliberalism in Crisis? Current Education Issues and Responses

 

Speakers include:

Stephen Ball

Nick Grant

Tristan McCowan

Spyros Themelis

 

 

 

22nd January 2014

10-4pm

University of East London

The Cass School of Education

Stratford Campus

Room ED2.04.

 

All welcome, but RSVP to Veronica Burton: v.a.burton@uel.ac.uk

Co-convenors: Tony Green and Alpesh Maisuria

 

Please circulate

 

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: 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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The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

Karl Marx

Karl Marx

MARX, BOURDIEU AND EDUCATION

A Seminar at the University of East London

6th November 2013, 4.00-6.00pm

University of East London

The Cass School of Education

UEL Stratford Campus

Room ED2.04.

Two papers will be presented:

On the relations between Marx and Bourdieu – by Professor Donald Broady, Uppsala University, Sweden

Capitals and strategies in the space of upper secondary and higher education: The case of Sweden – by Tobias Dalberg, Uppsala University, Sweden

RSVP: Veronica Burton: v.a.burton@uel.ac.uk

Convenor: Alpesh Maisuria

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo

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

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

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ROUGE FORUM CONFERENCE – 2014

Dear Friends,

The Rouge Forum Dispatch is updated here:  http://www.richgibson.com/blog/
Details on the Rouge Forum Conference 2014 are here: http://rougeforumconference.wordpress.com/rouge-forum-2014-denver/rf-2014-call-for-proposals/

and below:

Call for Proposals — Rouge Forum 2014
The Struggle for Social Justice Inside and Outside the Classroom
June 5-7, 2014
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Denver, Colorado
Join Us!!!

The core issue of our time is the clash of the real threat for perpetual war, climate chaos and catastrophe, and booming inequality met by the potential of connecting reason to power with organized mass class conscious resistance geared to the construction of a society grounded in substantive democracy.   The vital role schools play within communities brings forth its role as a central organizing site of community wide and global resistance.

To deepen and clarify our understanding of social justice and to develop pedagogies that will lead to organized mass class conscious resistance within schools and communities to overcome injustices, the Rouge Forum’s national conference brings together academic presentations, panel discussions, performances, dialogue, community building, and cultural events.

This year’s national conference, The Struggle for Social Justice Inside and Outside the Classroom, is intended to bring forward that interconnectedness between what happens inside and outside classrooms.   The economic polarization over the past thirty years has enriched and empowered the ruling class.  The central role schools play for the ruling class in the (re)production of unequal social relations and its reinforcing ideological structure has become more intense as inequality expands.  However, schools have the possibility to resist this ruling class domination by challenging the historical role of schools and turning them into sites of resistance and transformation.  In other words, schools can become central sites in the class struggle.  Thus, what we do as students, educators and community members counts because we can either take the side of increased inequality and authoritarianism, or work to bring about social justice.   Join us at the Rouge Forum in Denver.  

To address the Struggle for Social Justice Inside and Outside the Classroom, the Rouge Forum’s national conference will center on such questions as:
* How does inequality affect our classrooms, schools and communities?
* What is behind the intensification of K-12 factory schooling especially with the increased mania for core curriculum and the accompanying high stakes standardized testing? How are teachers responding to this intensification?
* What role do capitalism, imperialism and war play in our classrooms, schools and communities?
* What can we learn from our daily individual actions, more concerted actions within the United States such as the Occupy Movement and the Chicago teacher strike, and international actions to make us smarter and stronger in our struggle for social justice?
* What do we envision as a better society and how can we root that vision in the past to guide our actions in the present?
* What pedagogies are necessary to liberate ourselves from the oppressive structures and social relations that give rise to inequality?

Consider participating in the Rouge Forum in Denver and submit a proposal addressing the conference themes.

Individual Proposal (30 minutes)
The Rouge Forum welcomes individual proposals, with the understanding that those accepted might be grouped together around common or overlapping themes.   Presenters will have approximately 20 minutes to present with ten minutes for interaction and discussion with audience members.  Individual paper submissions will be considered for panels with the same topic/theme.   A 250-750 word abstract will be peer reviewed for acceptance to the conference.

Panel Proposal (60-75 minutes)
A panel discussion is another venue available presenters. A panel discussion is typically composed of three to six participants who discuss their work within the context of a dialogue or conversation on a topic or theme related to the conference theme.  Typically, each panelist is given 10 minutes to discuss the topic, present theoretical ideas, and/or point to relevant research. A chair should be identified who introduces the panel and frames the issues and questions being addressed. In addition to the chair, we encourage (but do not require) organizers of panels to name a discussant to the comments of the panelists. Individual proposal submissions will be combined into panels with the same theme/topic. A 250-750 word abstract of the panel discussion will be peer reviewed for acceptance to the conference.

Alternative Format and Special Interest Groups (30-60 minutes)
Alternative proposals that do not fit into the above categories, such as workshops, performances, video and multimedia presentations are encouraged.   We also welcome proposals for the organization of special interest groups. A 250-750 word abstract of the proposal will be peer reviewed for acceptance to the conference.

Dialogues (30 minutes) A dialogue session would provide an opportunity for a “presenter” to facilitate a conversation around a particular issue.  A 250-750 word abstract of the proposal will be peer reviewed for acceptance to the conference.

SUBMISSIONS:  Deadline for submissions is February 1, 2014.  To submit a proposal click here.
QUESTIONS: For questions, contact Faith Wilson at fwilson@aurora.edu.

Good luck to our side

Rich Gibson

 

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ 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

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

Professor Dave Hill

Professor Dave Hill

MARXIST ESSAYS ON NEOLIBERALISM, CLASS, ‘RACE’, CAPITALISM AND EDUCATION – A new book by DAVE HILL

Foreword by Peter McLaren

Published by the Institute for Education Policy Studies at http://www.ieps.org.uk

 

Marxist Essays on Neoliberalism, Class, ‘Race’, Capitalism and Education

Published September 2013

With the onset of Austerity Capitalism and Immiseration Capitalism, and with the increasing commodification, marketisation and privatisation of society and of education, Marxist theory and Marxist Education Theory have taken on a new urgency. This is particularly so in the face of the `class war from above’ , in which bankers and the capitalist class gets ever richer, while the living standards, public and formerly public institutions and the material conditions of life are diminished and degraded.  

In this collection of essays, written from a classic Marxist perspective, and fired with a cold anger and incisive analysis, Dave Hill lays bare how the capitalist class and their often unwitting helpers in the knowledge industry/ academia, use ideological (and repressive) state apparatuses, such as education,  to divide, disarm and demoralise critical, Marxist analysis and activism.

In this powerful collection, Dave Hill, a Marxist academic, activist in academia and on the streets in different countries,  catalogues and castigates Capitalist / pro-capitalist depredation both within the academy, within classrooms and within society. But in this volume, there is more than critique- there is a call to action, a call for anger and analysis, a demand for theoretically informed practice in the different arenas of Resistance.

  

CONTENTS:

Foreword: Peter McLaren

Introduction: Dave Hill

 

PART 1: Class and “Race”

1. Social Class and Education

2. The Culturalization of Class and the Occluding of Class Consciousness: The Knowledge Industry in/of Education.

3. Culturalist and Materialist Explanations of Class and ‘Race’: Critical Race Theory, Equivalence / Parallelist Theory and Marxist Theory

 

PART 2: Neoliberalism, Immiseration and Workers’ Rights

4. Books, Banks and Bullets: Controlling our minds – the global project of imperialistic and militaristic

neo-liberalism and its effect on education policy

5. Globalisation and its educational discontents: Neoliberalisation and its impacts on education

workers’ rights, pay, and conditions.

6. Embourgeoisment, Immiseration, Commodification – Marxism Revisited: a Critique of Education in Capitalist Systems

7. Immiseration Capitalism, Activism and Education: Resistance, Revolt and Revenge.

 

Price £22 inc post and packaging

Available from: http://www.ieps.org.uk/subscriptionsandpurchasing

ISBN 978-0-9522042

 

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ 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

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

 

 

Professor Dave Hill

Professor Dave Hill

JOURNAL FOR CRITICAL EDUCATION POLICY STUDIES (JCEPS) – VOLUME 11 NUMBER 3 (JULY 2013)

Now Out!

JCEPS: http://www.jceps.com

ISSN 1740-2743 Online version / ISSN 2051-0959 Print version

The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies (JCEPS) is a peer-reviewed international scholarly journal published by The Institute for Education Policy Studies (IEPS). The free, online version is published in association with the University of Athens (Greece). The print version (available on subscription or purchase – click on the Subscriptions and Purchasing link is published by IEPS). JCEPS will have three issues per annum, as from 2013. The journal website is www.jceps.com Enquiries should be addressed to dave.hill@ieps.org.uk or naomi.hill@ieps.org.uk

The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies (JCEPS) seeks to develop Marxist and other Left analysis of education. JCEPS seeks and publishes articles that critique global, national, neo-liberal, neo-conservative, New Labour, Third Way, postmodernist and other analyses of policy developments, as well as those that attempt to report on, analyse and develop Socialist/ Marxist transformative policy for schooling and education from a number of Radical Left perspectives. JCEPS also addresses issues of social class, ‘race’, gender, sexual orientation, disability and capital/ism; critical pedagogies, new public managerialism and academic / non-academic labour, and empowerment/ disempowerment.

For Style Guidelines please click on the ‘Submissions and Style Guidelines’ link

Contact: dave.hill@ieps.org.uk and dave.hill@anglia.ac.uk

 

Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies

Volume 11, Number 3: July 2013

 

CONTENTS:

Lauren E. McDonald: In Their Own Words: U.S. Think Tank “Experts” and the Framing of Education Policy Debates

Eleni Prokou: Equity and efficiency in Greek higher education policies in the past three decades: a shift of emphasis to the issue of efficiency / “quality assurance” in the 2000s.

Richard Hall: Educational technology and the enclosure of academic labour inside public higher education

Esther Milu: Critical Perspectives on Free Primary Education in Kenya: Towards an Anti-Colonial Pedagogy

Sophie Ward: Creativity, Freedom and the Crash: how the concept of creativity was used as a bulwark against communism during the Cold War, and as a means to reconcile individuals to neoliberalism prior to the Great Recession

Leonidas Maroudas and Evangelos Nikolaidis: Institutional changes and the expansion of flexible forms of employment in higher education: the case of Greek Universities

Ahmet Yildiz, Derya Ünlü, Zeynep Alica, Dogus Sarpkaya: Remembering Mahmut Hoca in a Neoliberal Age: “I am not a tradesman but a teacher.”

Angelo Letizia: Battle for the Enlightenment: Neoliberalism, Critical Theory and the role of Circumvential Education in Fostering a New Phase of the Enlightenment

Mark Stern: Bad Teacher: What Race to the Top Learned From the “race to the bottom”

Robert FitzSimmons and Satu Uusiautti: Critical Revolutionary Pedagogy Spiced by Pedagogical Love

Brittany Aronson and Ashlee Anderson: Critical Teacher Education and the Politics of Teacher Accreditation: Are We Practicing What We Preach?

Maria Vaina, Evaggelia Katidioti, and Antonis Ktiti: Teaching the Banking System according to Critical Education. A Study of a Schoolbook on Economics in Greece

Tim Rudd: The Ideological Construction of a New Form of Digital Exclusion: Computer Science as Latin or Total Deus Ex Machina?

YiShan Lea: Travel as a Ritual Toward Transformative Consciousness: Juxtaposing Che Guevara’s Biography and Teacher Candidates’ Narratives

Kirsi-Marja Saurén and Kaarina Määttä: The Ritualization of Progress—the Schooled Imagination

Joshua A. Cuevas: A Reflection on Belief

 

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ 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

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

 

Heathwood Press

Heathwood Press

HEATHWOOD PRESS REPUBLISHES ‘EDUCATION AS CULTURE MACHINE’

The Heathwood Institute republished my paper Education As Culture Machine through their Heathwood Press website on 8th July 2013.

This paper was written primarily for my EDU3004 ‘Education, Culture & Society’ students, for an Education Studies module in the School of Education and the University of Northampton. However, it may be of more general interest. It was originally posted to ‘The Flow of Ideas’ website on 25th September 2008, and was the very last article posted to my old ‘Volumizer’ blog before AOL shut down all of its blogs.

See:

Rikowski, G. (2008) Education As Culture Machine, 25th September, London, online at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=articles&sub=Education%20As%20Culture%20Machine

The Heathwood Press version is easier to read and has pictures.

See the new version at: http://www.heathwoodpress.com/education-culture-machine/

Heathwood Institute & Press: http://www.heathwoodpress.com

Glenn Rikowski

London, 4th August 2013

Glenn Rikowski

Glenn Rikowski

Education Crisis

Education Crisis

HIGHER EDUCATION IN CRISIS: CRITIQUING ALTERNATIVES TO THE PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

Call for Papers

This is a stream of the London Conference in Critical Thought 2013

For full details on the conference, see: http://londonconferenceincriticalthought.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/lcct-2013-call-for-papers.pdf

Stream organiser: Joyce Canaan

 

Numerous critical authors have recently observed that higher education is: in ‘crisis’ (Thorpe 2008); under ‘assault’ (Bailey and Freedman 2011); at its ‘end’ (Vernon 2010) or ‘in ruins’ (Readings 1996). These observations capture critical academics’ efforts to evaluate how processes of privatisation, marketisation and financialisation have impacted northern and southern university systems during the past 40 years and have led to a nearly ‘complete subordination of intellectual life to instrumental values and, most brutally, to the measure of money’ (Thorpe 2008).

Recent resistance to government policies on university has taken two forms: student-led demonstrations, occupations and actions and the emergence of ‘free’ or ‘alternative’ universities. This stream seeks to explore the latter, less explored alternatives, guided by Brown’s (2005:5) observation that the concept of critique comes from the Greek word ‘krisis’, used to explain the processes of ‘judging and rectifying an alleged disorder in or of the democracy’. The contemporary meaning of critique as ‘temporal rupture and repair’ (2005:7) contains elements of this earlier meaning; it entails and presumes a certain urgency to reconsider and rebuild, or to create an alternative to, that which has been torn asunder. Critique might also benefit from insights from historical materialism. Brown (2005:13), building on Benjamin, notes that the historical materialist reroutes ‘by rethinking the work of history in the present, stilling time to open time’. Stilling the seeming inevitability of the trajectory from past to present opens up the present and past to: ‘act[s] of reclamation’, re-viewing and thereby potentially reworking for a more emancipatory future.

Papers for this stream are thus asked to explore how emergent alternative universities today can be seen to operate as acts of reclamation—and might do so more effectively in future. Questions for consideration include:

  • What perceived limits of the public university impel a group to build an alternative?
  • Which theoretical and activist traditions inform their project?
  • What vision(s) of critical theory and/or historical materialism guide them?
  • What understandings of critical education shape their efforts to overcome/avoid perceived limits to the public university?
  • What theories of radical pedagogy inform their practices?
  • To what degree do insights from social movement theories and practices inform their theories / practices? And, in addition, contribute to the social movement literature?
  • What kinds of spaces do they seek to meet, teach and act in? Why?
  • How do they negotiate problems? What theories and practices inform these negotiations?
  • What are their strategies for reaching others as teaching and/or researching partners and how effective are they?
  • How central is praxis to their project?

Please send abstracts for 20-minute papers to londoncriticalconference@gmail.com with the subject as: ‘Higher Education Submission’.

 

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Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

 

A paper on the crisis in higher education, by Glenn Rikowski:

Rikowski, G. (2012) Life in the Higher Sausage Factory, Guest Lecture to the Teacher Education Research Group, The Cass School of Education and Communities, University of East London, 22nd March, online at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=articles&sub=Life%20in%20the%20Higher%20Sausage%20Factory

For more on this paper, see: https://rikowski.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/life-in-the-higher-sausage-factory-the-paper/

Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory

Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory

 

 

 

 

Glenn Rikowski

LIFE IN THE HIGHER SAUSAGE FACTORY

Dr. Glenn Rikowski, School of Education, University of Northampton

Guest Lecture to the Teacher Education Research Group

Glenn Rikowski will talk about Capital in a Crisis of Higher Education, and Higher Education in a Crisis of Capital

22nd March 2012, 5.00pm, The Cass School of Education and Communities, Room 2.02, University of East London, Water Lane, London E15 4LZ

“Capitalist production is not merely the production of commodities, it is essentially the production of surplus-value. The labourer produces, not for himself, but for capital. It no longer suffices, therefore, that he should simply produce. He must produce surplus-value. That labourer alone is productive, who produces surplus-value for the capitalist, and thus works for the self-expansion of capital. If we may take an example from outside the sphere of production of material objects, a schoolmaster is a productive labourer, when, in addition to belabouring the heads of his scholars, he works like a horse to enrich the school proprietor. That the latter has laid out his capital in a teaching factory, instead of a sausage factory, does not alter the relation. Hence the notion of a productive labourer implies not merely a relation between work and useful effect, between labourer and product of labour, but also a specific, social relation of production, a relation that has sprung up historically and stamps the labourer as the direct means of creating surplus-value. To be a productive labourer is, therefore, not a piece of luck, but a misfortune” (Karl Marx, Capital, Volume I).

 

UPDATE, 5th March 2014: The paper can now be downloaded from Academia. There are many other of my papers there too. See: https://independent.academia.edu/GlennRikowski

 

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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

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

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THE ROUGE FORUM 2012

Dear Friends,

The Rouge Forum Dispatch is updated here  http://www.richgibson.com/blog/

And please note fhe Announcement of the 2012 Rouge Forum Conference and call for proposals. Join us!

Call for Proposals

Rouge Forum 2012
OCCUPY EDUCATION! Class Conscious Pedagogies for Social Change
June  22-24, 2012
Miami University
Oxford, OH

Proposals Due April 15, 2012

The Rouge Forum 2012 will be held at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The University’s picturesque campus is located 50 minutes northwest of Cincinnati. The conference will be held June 22-24, 2012.

Proposals for papers, panels, performances, workshops, and other multimedia presentations should include title(s) and names and contact information for presenter(s). The deadline for sending proposals is April 15.  The Steering Committee will email acceptance notices by May 1.

Bringing together academic presentations and performances (from some of the most prominent voices for democratic, critical, and/or revolutionary pedagogy), panel discussions, community-building, and cultural events, this action-oriented conference will center on questions such as:
* How are we bringing the principles and actions of the Occupy Wall Street movement into the classroom and other venues such as unions and workplaces?
* In what ways are our classrooms, schools, universities, unions, etc. occupied by capitalism, the military, racism, and inequality? And what do these occupations demand from us pedagogically?
* How do (or can) we occupy our classrooms, schools, universities, and unions in an effort to create education that is in the public interest? How do we, as educators, resist imperialist wars, rising inequalities, racism, capitalist greed? How do we support and foster students’ critical analysis of the world and their agency to act and change the world?
* What can we learn from ongoing and past popular protest movements (e.g., OWS, Arab Spring, Wisconsin 2011, Paris 1968; 1971 May Day Protests) that will strategically and tactically advance efforts to create education for a more equitable and just world?
* How do we take the Occupy metaphor and actions to the next level? What would it mean to TAKE or SEIZE rather than OCCUPY?
* Do we want to “save our schools” as they are now? Indeed: Are the current public schools “our” schools? How can we transform so-called public schools into schools that serve the interests and needs of the majority?
* What does teaching and learning for an equitable and democratic society look like? What are the obstacles that must be overcome to achieve democratic education?

SUBMISSIONS

Proposal Formats

Individual Proposal: (30 minutes)
The Rouge Forum welcomes individual paper proposals, with the understanding that those accepted will be grouped together around common or overlapping themes, Presenters will have approximately 45 minutes to present or summarize their individual papers.  Individual paper submissions will be considered for panels with the same topic/theme. If you would prefer to present your paper/research individually you should consider the alternative format proposal. A 200-500 word abstract of the paper will be peer reviewed for acceptance to the conference.

Symposium Proposal: (90 minutes)
Presenters are also welcomed to submit proposals for a symposium. A symposium is typically composed of a chair and discussant and three to five participants who present or summarize their papers.  Each symposium is organized around a common theme.  Each participant will have between 15 and 45 minutes to present their papers, depending upon the number of participants involved in the symposium. A 200-500 word abstract of the symposium will be peer reviewed for acceptance to the conference

Panel Proposal: (90 minutes)
A panel discussion is another venue available presenters. A panel discussion is typically composed of three to six participants who discuss their scholarly work within the context of a dialogue or conversation on a topic or theme related to the conference theme. Typically, each panelist is given 10-15 minutes to discuss the topic, present theoretical ideas, and/or point to relevant research. A chair should be identified who introduces the panel and frames the issues and questions being addressed.  In addition to the chair, we encourage (but do not require) organizers of panels to name a discussant to the comments of the panelists. Individual proposal submissions will be combined into panels with the same theme/topic. A 200-500 word abstract of the panel discussion will be peer reviewed for acceptance to the conference.

Alternative Format and Special Interest Groups (90 minutes)
Alternative proposals that do not fit into the above categories, such as workshops, performances, video and multimedia presentations, and round-table dialogues, are encouraged.  We also welcome proposals for the organization of special interest groups. A 150-250 word abstract of the panel discussion will be peer reviewed for acceptance to the conference.

Email proposals to Joe Wegwert (Joe.Wegwert@nau.edu) by April 15, 2012.

Good luck to our side,
RICH GIBSON

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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

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Paula Allman

SYMPOSIUM ON THE WORK OF PAULA ALLMAN

Marxism and Education: Renewing Dialogues XVI

A Day Seminar, 10.30 – 4.30

Saturday February 4th, 2012

University of London, Institute of Education

20 Bedford Way, London WC1

The Drama Studio

 

SPEAKERS:

Sara Carpenter (University of Toronto)

Helen Colley (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Margaret Ledwith (University of Cumbria)

Peter Mayo (University of Malta)

Michael Neary (University of Lincoln)

Glenn Rikowski (University of Northampton)

 

This is an open seminar and tickets are free.

To reserve a place email: amaisuria@ioe.ac.uk    

Convenors: Tony Green, Alpesh Maisuria & Glenn Rikowski

 

Times Higher Education (Obituary): Paula Allman (1944-2011) – http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=418263&c=2   

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic

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

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Karl Marx

7th INTERNATIONAL MARX & ENGELS COLLOQUIUM

Call for Papers
7th International Marx & Engels Colloquium
Marxist Studies Center- Cemarx at University of Campinas-Unicamp
Campinas (SP)
Brazil
July 24 – 27, 2012

The Marxist Studies Center (Cemarx) has started the call for papers for the 7th INTERNATIONAL MARX & ENGELS COLLOQUIUM, which will be held at the Institute of Philosophy and Human Sciences (IFCH) at the University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. Papers should be submitted by February 1st, 2012.

CEMARX: http://www.ifch.unicamp.br/cemarx/

 

General Information

The 7th International Marx & Engels Colloquium welcomes, essentially, two types of papers: those that take the Marxist theory as their subject of research in order to analyze this theory, criticize it or develop it; and papers   that utilize the Marxist theoretical framework in empirical or theoretical researches which fit into the event’s Thematic Groups.

Researchers interested in submitting their papers should indicate which Thematic Group they fit in. Occasionally, the 7th International Marx & Engels Colloquium Organizing Committee might reallocate the papers from one group to another.

The  7th Colloquium’s Thematic Groups are the following:

TG 1 – Theoretical work of Marx and Marxism
Critical examination of Marx and Engels’ work and classical Marxism works in the 19th and 20th centuries. The polemics stimulated by Marx’s theoretical work.
TG 2 – Marxism
Critical examination of the tendencies of Marxist thought and their transformations. The theoretical work of Brazilian and Latin American Marxists. The issue of renovation of Marxism.
TG 3 – Marxism and Human Sciences
Examination of the Marxism’s influence on Economics, Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology, History, International Relations, Law, Geography and Social Work. Examination of the Marxist critique of Human Sciences and the contributions of Human Sciences for the development of Marxism. Marxist theoretical polemics and conceptual developments in these areas of knowledge. The presence of Marxism in the Brazilian and Latin American universities.
TG 4 – Economy and politics in contemporary capitalism
The Marxist approach to economical, political and social transformations of capitalism at the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century. New accumulation patterns of capital, new imperialist phase, transformations of the State and capitalist democracy. The condition of the dominant and dependent countries: Brazil and Latin America.
TG 5 – Class relations in contemporary capitalism
The Marxist approach to the transformations that have occurred within the organization of work under capitalism and in relation to the structure of classes. Laborers, working class, “new working class” and “middle class”. The petite bourgeoisie. The peasants in current capitalism. The current debate on the decline of class polarization in the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st  century. The working classes and the popular movements. The new configuration of the bourgeoisie. The social classes in Brazil and Latin America. The Marxist concept of social class and class struggle in contemporary capitalism.
TG 6 – Education, capitalism and socialism
The relationships between the educational system and capitalism according to the Marxist perspective: training of workforce; education and social classes; ideology and educational process; educational policy. The Marxist analysis of education in Brazil and Latin America. The cultural apparatuses of capitalism (universities, research centers). The cultural centers created by the socialist movement. Analysis of the innovative educational experiences in the societies emerged in the revolutions of the 20th century. Marxist theory and education.
TG 7 – Culture, capitalism and socialism
Capitalism and cultural production: the new tendencies; plastic arts, literature and cultural industry. Marxist analysis of culture in Brazil and Latin America. Culture and socialism: the cultural movements in the societies originated in the revolutions of the 20th century. Marxism and cultural production.
TG 8 – Socialism in the 21st century
Marxist analysis of  the 20th century Revolutions. The communist and socialist heritage of the 19th and 20th centuries and the socialism of the 21st century. Marxism and socialism. The issue of renovation of socialism. The theory of transition to socialism. Workers and socialist transition. Strong points and obstacles for the reconstruction of the socialist movement in the 21st century.

Submission of papers
Papers should be submitted by February 1st. Researchers should fill in the on line submission form at Cemarx’s website (www.unicamp.br/cemarx).

Modalities of submission for the presentation of papers

1.Papers
The papers (in Spanish, Portuguese or English) should have between fifteen and twenty-four thousand characters (including spaces and footnotes), consisting of maximum 10 pages in 12 points Times New Roman font format . Submissions must not exceed this limit; otherwise, it will be rejected. Papers should include proposed title, author’s name and position (professor, lecturer, post-graduate student, independent researcher). Papers should clearly define the subject which will be examined, its theses and arguments, and make explicit the debate (theoretical, historiographic or political) within which the paper is inserted. Important! Papers should follow the citation rules displayed at Cemarx’s website. Registration fee: R$ 40.00.

2. Roundtables
A Roundtable is composed of a set of at least four papers included in a TG. A small number of Roundtables will be accepted, privileging submission made by groups or research centers, as well as scientific and cultural associations.  Papers of participants of the Roundtable, formatted according to the previous item, should be sent together with a summary explanation of the table. The proposing institution has to obtain the resources needed for participation of all components.
Registration fee (per component of the Roundtables): R$ 40.00

3. Posters
The 7th International Marx & Engels Colloquium is open for participation of undergraduate students who can present scientific initiation papers, whose subjects fit in one of the Thematic Groups of the colloquium. The abstract of the paper should have between three to five thousand characters (including spaces and footnotes) in Times New Roman font format, 12 points. The paper (in Spanish Portuguese or English) should include proposed title, author’s name and the undergraduate course in which he/she is enrolled. Papers should present the research’s subject and its main ideas and information. The poster submission format will be published at Cemarx’s website. Registration fee: R$ 20.00.

Notification of Acceptance

Accepted papers will be divulged at Cemarx’s website by March 2012 according to the following schedule:

The results will be divulged at least three months before the beginning of the event in order to allow all participants to apply for grants from financial bodies and universities, as Cemarx  will not be able to finance the participants of the event.

 

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Marx and Education

ANOTHER REVIEW OF ‘MARX AND EDUCATION’ BY JEAN ANYON

If nothing else, Jean Anyon’s new book, Marx and Education has put the question and significance of Karl Marx’s views on education on the landscape of Marxist thought and writings. It follows Robin Small’s Marx and Education (2005) in establishing this relatively new field of enquiry, with the pioneers in the field, Colin Waugh and Gary Taylor having made a glorious start in the 1990s with their articles in General Educator.

In my view, Curry Stephenson Malott’s review of Anyon’s book is the best we have so far. You can see his review, entitled ‘Pseudo-Marxism and the Reformist Retreat from Revolution: A Critical Essay Review of Marx and Education’ in the latest issue of the Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, at: http://www.jceps.com/?pageID=article&articleID=206

 

Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies: http://www.jceps.com

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk