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CRITICAL SOCIOLOGY CONFERENCE

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

 

PROGRAM:

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

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

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

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

12:30 – 1:45 Lunch Break

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

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

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

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

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

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