Friday, 25 June 2010

Sumit Sarkar on 'Writing a Marxian Social History of Modern India'

Xenos - Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London invites you to a talk by Sumit Sarkar - 'Writing a Marxian Social History of Modern India: Problems and Prospects' - with responses by Alex Callinicos (King's College), Sanjay Seth (Goldsmiths) and Rashmi Varma (University of Warwick)

July 7, 6-8pm
Room RHB 308
Goldsmiths, University of London

Sumit Sarkar is one of the foremost historians of modern India. His books include Swadeshi Movement in Bengal, 1903-8 (1973), Modern India (1989), Writing Social History (1998) and, most recently, Beyond Nationalist Frames: Postmodernism, Hindu nationalism, History (2002). He was a founding member of the Subaltern Studies Group, as well as one of its most important critics.

For further information please write to xenos@gold.ac.uk or a.toscano@gold.ac.uk

This talk is co-sponsored by the journal Historical Materialism

Edited to add: Speaking of Marxism, many members of the LSHG will be attending MARXISM 2010, starting in one week's time...
https://www.marxismfestival.org.uk/2010/bookonline.html
Central London 1-5 July

Highlights include:
· SLAVOJ ŽIŽEK, JOHN HOLLOWAY & ALEX CALLINICOS: The Idea of Communism
· JOHN KELLY brother of Michael Kelly who was killed on Derry’s Bloody Sunday in 1972 speaks on the Saville Inquiry
· PANOS GARGANAS: Crisis & Resistance in Greece
· GM TAMAS: Fascism Instead of Socialism—Again?
· HESTER EISENSTEIN, NINA POWER & JUDITH ORR: The New Sexism
· PETER HALLWARD: Disaster Politics in Haiti—Pacifying the People
· GRAHAM TURNER: The Crisis—Over or just Beginning
· GUGLIELMO CARCHEDI: Behind & Beyond the Crisis
· ALBERTO TOSCANO: Fanaticism—On the Uses of an Idea
· STEVEN ROSE: The Future of the Brain
· TARIQ ALI: The Perils of Islamophobia
· ISTVAN MESZAROS: The Crisis of Parliamentarianism
· SAMI RAMADANI: British Foreign Policy in the Middle East
· BEN FINE: Has Finance Transformed Capitalism
· GARY YOUNGE: Backlash—Obama and the American Right
· JOHN ROSE & ANDY ZEBROWSKI: A Tribute to Marek Edelman
· SHEILA ROWBOTHAM: Dreamers of a New Day—the Women who Built the 20th Century
· COSTAS LAPAVITSAS: Is the Euro Finished?
· CHINA MIEVILLE: Guilty Pleasures and Politics—How to Like Art
· COLIN BARKER: Marx’s Method in Capital
· PETER THOMAS: Reading Gramsci Political—a Guide to the Prison Notebooks
· ANDREW KLIMAN, ALFREDO SAAD-FILHO & JOSEPH CHOONARA: Marxist Theory & Capitalist Crisis
· KEVIN DOOGAN: The Transformation of Work
· GILBERT ACHCAR: The Arabs and the Holocaust
· TONY BENN: Democracy—the Real Revolution
· ESTHER LESLIE: Realism vs the Avant-garde
· DANNY DORLING: Injustice—Why Social Inequality Persists
· OWEN HATHERLEY: Is New Technology Destroying Creativity

Join thousands of others at Europe’s biggest festival of radical ideas—featuring over 200 meetings, debates, film screenings, and musical performances.

For further information go to:
http://www.marxismfestival.org.uk

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