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EGOS Colloquium 2013 – Montreal

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Just a reminder that the deadline for the submission of short papers for the 29th EGOS Colloquium in Montreal in July 2013 is Monday, January 14, 2013, 24:00 CET (6.00 pm EST), i.e. there are only 4 days left to submit your short papers.

We invite papers on pretty much any topic that engages Marxist theory (taking the notion of “organization” in the broadest possible sense). Each year has brought in a wide range of Marxist research and theory, ranging from classical Marxist political economy to autonomist approaches.


Marxist Organization Studies: Building Bridges

The EGOS call for papers begins on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, and ends on Monday, January 14, 2013.

The theme of the 2013 Colloquium – “Bridging Continents, Cultures and Worldviews” – is very timely for the EGOS Marxist studies subtheme. Over the last three years, this subtheme has focused primarily on articulating specifically Marxist approaches to organization studies. Building on this foundation, the 2013 subtheme encourages submissions that explore bridges between Marxist and other theoretical approaches, in particular submissions that focus on the themes of the Colloquium

Bridging Continents: Marx was one of the earliest theorists of globalization, writing famously with Engels in the Communist Manifesto that “[T]he need of a constantly expanding market for its products chases the bourgeoisie over the whole surface of the globe.” Since then, the Marxist tradition has been rich in studies of globalization in its economic, political and cultural forms. We thus encourage submissions that compare, contrast, and engage dialogue between Marxist and other organizational approaches to globalization.

Bridging Cultures: Marxists have made enduring contributions to cultural theory – whether through older work such as that of Lukacs and the Frankfurt School, or through more recent work by scholars such as Terry Eagleton, Stuart Hall, and Omi and Winant. This tradition offers insights into emergence and consequences of cultural diversity. We encourage submissions that put these insights into dialogue with other theoretical perspectives on cultural diversity in organizations and society.

Bridging Worldviews: Marxist social theory has a long history of both deconstructing and integrating other philosophical currents (e.g. Spinoza, Plato, Kant, Husserl, etc.), theoretical problematics (e.g. debates on Marxism, feminism and race theory), disciplinary approaches (e.g. Marxist interventions in sociology, political science, economics and cultural studies), and methods (e.g. rational choice Marxists, humanist Marxists, etc). This tradition offers productive insights into both the challenges and promise of integrating diverse worldviews. We welcome submissions that compare and contrast Marxist approaches to these issues with other approaches.

This EGOS sub-theme has become a gathering point for organizational scholars working with Marxist ideas. We therefore invite Marxist submissions on any of these topics, as on any of the other dimensions of organization studies where a Marxist approach might be fruitful.

In selecting papers, the convenors will give priority to papers that either (a) enrich our understanding of the empirical world of organizations based on strong Marxist theoretical foundations, or (b) enrich Marxist theory in a way that promises deeper understanding of that world. We are not dogmatic in an attachment to any specific kind of Marxism – all kinds are welcome.

The overall EGOS Call asks for short papers under 3000 words, but this sub-theme encourages longer submissions so we can better assess the fit with our program. If the “short paper” is accepted by the conveners, the full paper will need to be posted on the Colloquium website by May 31.

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New reviews just published online in the Marx and Philosophy Review of Books

·        Choat on Badiou’s Second Manifesto

·        Mckenna on Sayers, Marx and Alienation

·        Lawrence on Myers on The Politics of Equality

·        Marshall on Anderson, The New-Old World

·        Dillet on Philosophy in France in the 60s

·        Regilme on Agamben, Badiou, et al. on the state of Democracy

·        Smith on graphic Introductions to Capitalism and Marxism

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Just published: Marx and Alienation: Essays on Hegelian Themes (Palgrave Macmillan)


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Since early October 2009, Howie Seligman and Loren Goldner have been teaching a ‘Capital’ study group in the New York area. We will complete Vol.I next Wednesday, December 23rd.

We will be continuing with Vols. II and III from January through early June. We will be meeting every other Wednesday night from 7 to 10 PM, at a convenient location on W. 28th St. in Manhattan. We will probably start vol. II on either Jan. 6 or Jan. 13.

I have been handling the close reading of ‘Capital’ and Howie has been providing technical analysis of current developments. This arrangement will continue and will of course be as closely related as possible to the concepts introduced in vols. II and III. 

If you are interested in participating, contact me at:

Please provide a short description of your background in Marx, your previous experience of political activity, and where you’re coming from politically.

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