Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Online registration for HM Conference reminder

One week left to register for the Ninth Annual Historical Materialism Conference 'Weighs Like a Nightmare' (SOAS, 8-11 November). To secure advance registration discounts, register now at this site
Plenaries include:
Historical Materialism Plenary: 'Gender, Work and Reproduction in Crisis' with Silvia Federici, Kathi Weeks and David McNally
Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Prize Lecture: 'Seasons of Self-Delusion: Opium, Capitalism, and the Financial Market' by Jairus Banaji
Socialist Register Launch: 'The Question of Strategy' with Leo Panitch, Sam Gindin, Alex Callinicos, Susan Spronk, and Greg Albo
Sessions include:

2012 Venezuelan Elections and the Future of the Bolivarian Process; Absolute Hegel: Time, Money and Reification; Aesthetics and Art History; Aesthetics, Crisis, Utopia; After 1917; Anti-Racism, Anti-Colonialism and the International; Anti-Capitalist Movements; Anti-Colonial and Post-Colonial Struggles;Assessing the Egyptian Revolution; Badiou, Marxism and the Critique of Political Economy; The Body, the Psyche and the Social; Capitalist Origins and Transitions; The City in Times of Crisis; Class, Work and Crisis; Commodity derivatives, commodification and economic restructuring in the 21st Century;Communication, Contradiction and Resistance; Communist Histories; Considerations on Marxist Westerns; Crisis, Ecology and Marxism; Debt; Dialogues in Marxist Feminist Theory; Documentary's (Dis)continuities; Eastern European Marxism; Ernst Bloch's Utopian Materialism: Launch of the 'Bloch Bibliothek' Project; Encountering Althusser; Escaping the Crisis; Europe in Crisis; Fascism: Theory and History; Feminism and Anti-racism: The Hijab Question; Feminist collectives past and present; Feminist-Marxist critiques of liberal feminism; Feminisms and Marxisms in Modern Chinese Theory and Practice; Feminism, Neo-Colonialism and Empire; Feminism Politics and Contemporary Art:  Documenting, Performing, Producing 1960s - 2010s; Green Capitalism and Ecological Revolution; Grounding the “New” Movements; 'Haunted by a Radical Instability': Althusser and the Precarious Necessity of the Law; Hegel and Marx; Hegel or Spinoza: The Tendencies of Pierre Macherey; Historical-Critical Dictionary of Marxism Workshop; History and Militancy in Walter Benjamin; History Reborn: Specters of Revolution in Contemporary Science Fiction; History and Revolution: Thinking with the 18th Brumaire; How to think Partisan today? Between partisan art and politics in WWII Yugoslavia; Imperialism and finance; Ineluctable Narrative: Marxism, Modernity, and Representation in Art, Music, Comics and the Novel Form; Kautsky, Bernstein, Lenin; Labour, Class and Welfare; Law, Social Movements and Struggle; Labriola, Gramsci, Lukacs; Law and Struggles;Left Parties, Left Strategies; Lineages of Modernism and the Avant-Garde; Machiavelli, Marxism, and the Revolutionary Tradition; Marxism and Critique; Marxism and Feminism: Revisiting and Extending the Dialogue; Marxist-feminism as revolutionary praxis; Marxism and the Media; Maoist Movements in Sri Lanka, Portugal and India: History, Theory and Practice; Marxist Political Strategies; Memory and its Discontents; Migrant domestic workers; Natural Beauty and Negative Images in Adorno; The New Latin American Left: Cracks in the Empire; Occupation and Forced Migration: From Palestine to Kashmir; Passages from Feudalism: The Transition in Theory; The Poetry of the Future; The Political Predicament of Contemporary Art; The Politics of Reproduction; Poor People's Movements; Powers of the State; Primitive Accumulation / Accumulation by Dispossession: Theory and Strategy; Problems of Communist History; Property, Commodity and the Legal Relation; The Protest Movement and the 2011-2012 Revolutions in Context: The Opposition Movement in Russia and Global Struggles; Re-evaluating Lukacs: critical realism in political art, then and now; Remittances and Migration in a World of Inequality; Representation and Resistance in Culture; Rethinking Revolutionary History and Thought in the Middle East; Revisiting the Bolivian National Revolution of 1952; Revisiting Politics and Radicalism in Art of the 60s and 70s; Revolution; Revolution and Counter-Revolution in the Middle East; Self-Management; Snake Eggs: Older and New; Social Reproduction, Commodification and Sexualities; Spaces of Capital; Terror, the General Will and the Jacobin Legacy; Theories of Finance and Crisis; Third Avant-Garde? Art Today; Trade Unions: Limits and Challenges; Tradition and the Italian Resistance; Understanding Crises of Labour in Southern Africa; War, Resistance and Revolution; Western Marxisms; What are the implications of the turn towards ethnic politics for class struggle?; Women and Globalisation: On transition and development; Women in times of economic crisis; Work, work, work! Value, Technology, Ideology.

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