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Sessions for 2013 ASA Annual Meeting in New York
Author Meets Critics: Making of Global Capitalism by Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin
Session Description: This session is an author meets critics panel on Leo Panitch and Sam Gidin, The Making of Global Capitalism (Verso Press). The influence of this work on social activism, research on global capitalism, and Marxist sociology will be examined from various critical perspectives.
Session Organizer and Chair of Session: Rhonda Levine, Colgate University firstname.lastname@example.org
Critics: Fred Block, University of California-Davis
Frances Fox Piven, CUNY Graduate Center
Vivek Chibber, New York University
Authors: Leo Panitch, York University, email@example.com
Sam Gindin, York University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marxist Analysis of Intersectionalities, Margins, and Challenges to the Status Quo: Class, Gender, Identity, Race, and Sexualities
Description of Session: This regular research session will provide an opportunity for critical reflection and discussion on efforts at the interpersonal, local, regional, national, and international levels to respond to Neoliberalism and Global Capitalism. Research on the intersections of class and class struggle, gender and feminist challenges, identity and social change, race and ethnicity, and sexuality and sexual liberation that consider the possibilities for response, resistance, and change are welcome in this session.
Organizers: Art Jipson, University of Dayton and Ryan Ashley Caldwell, Soka University of America
Chair of session: Art Jipson, University of Dayton email@example.com
Internationality, Class, and Marxism Beyond Class Analysis
Yu Guo, University of Maryland, College Park
Marx and the Prostitutes: How His Work has been Misinterpreted by the Sex-as-Work Movement, Maryann Seals, University of South Carolina
marxism X gender X property X queer
Zuleyka Shahin, Soka University of America
The Gender and Ethnic Consequences of Trade Liberalization in Mexico’s Commercial Agricultural Industry
Candice Shaw, McGill University
Toward a Happier Marriage Between Marxism and Feminism: Intersectionality and Dialectical
Shane M. Wilson, University of Kansas
Marxist Sociology Section Roundtables 2013
1.) Table 1: Movements, Presider: Wendi Kane: firstname.lastname@example.org
a. “Same Problems, Different Answers: Occupy Wall Street, the Tea Party, Social Media, and Ideological Translations," Levin E. Welch
b. “Twenty Years of Boredom: Veganism and the Cultural Logic of Late Liberalism,” Peter Bratsis
c. “Business Unity and Anti-Corporate Social Movement Protests in the U.S. in 2010,” Tarun David Banerjee
d. “The U.S. Environmental Movement 1890-2000: Environmental Crisis Events as Predictors of Organizational Founding and Discourse Divisions,” Wendi Kane
2.) Table 2: Religion, Presider: Jean-Pierre Reed: email@example.com
a. “Marxism and Religion,” Jean-Pierre Reed
b. “The Catholic Worker Movement as Real Utopia: Lived Catholicism as a Platform for Challenging Capitalist Hegemony” Christopher Robert Carroll
c. “Marxism, Spirituality, and Climate Change: The Intersection of Radical Theory and the New Cosmology?” Michael J. Sukhov
3.) Table 3: Critical Theory, Presider: Kevin B. Anderson: firstname.lastname@example.org
a. “A Critique of Gramsci's 'War of Maneuver/War of Position,'” Daniel Egan
b. “Bourdieu in Question: Critiques from French Sociology of Art,” Jeffrey A. Halley
c. “(De)Colonization and Conscientização: the Groundwork for a Critical Pedagogy of Consciousness” Anthony Justin Barnum
4.) Table 4: Marxian Pedagogy, Presider Jennifer Strangfeld: email@example.com
a. “Rethinking Student Plagiarism as a Byproduct of Oppression” Jennifer A Strangfeld
b. “Critical Sociology: Great for General Education Goals, But Not Great for Your Evaluations” Paul Prew
c. “The Business of Education: A Critical Examination of Education in the United States” Roxanne Gerbrandt
5.) Table 5: Marxian Critiques of Economic Sociology, Presider Andrew Gunnoe: firstname.lastname@example.org
a. “Why Financialization has not Depressed US Productive Investment” Shannon Williams and Andrew Kliman
b. “Critique and Reconstruction of the Sociological Charter in an Age of Crisis” Jamil Jonna
c. “Financialization and Shareholder Value: Class Dialectics in the Restructuring of the US Forest Products Industry” Andrew Gunnoe
6.) Table 6: Race, Presider, Donald Wallace: email@example.com
a. “The Racial Disparity in the US State/Federal Prison System: Past, Present, and Future” Donald B. Wallace (37)
b. “Racism & Capitalism – Crisis & Resistance” Alan Jay Spector
c. “Representing Cuba in the 112th U.S. Congress” Anita M. Waters
d. “Racialization and Cultural Difference in the Marxist and Socialist State: The case of Bulgaria (1930s- 1970s)” Miglena S. Todorova and Jamie Arca
7.) Table 7: Health and Marxism, Presider, Ray Elling: firstname.lastname@example.org
a. “Disabilities and Marxism; Where are we?” Ray Elling
b. “Adapting Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy for Health Literacy and Patient Navigation Interventions” Craig T. Dearfield, Anthony Justin Barnum, Robin H. Pugh-Yi
8.) Table 8: Politics, Presider, Lloyd Klein: email@example.com
a. “Watch on the Homeland: The War on Terrorism and Surveillance of American Citizens” Lloyd Klein
b. “Terrorism as a Communicative Act” Douglas V. Porpora, Tyson Mitman, Ashley Farkas
c. “The Politics of Waterfront Redevelopment in New York City in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy” Steven Lang
9.) Table 9: Labor, Presider, Immanuel Ness
a. “Capitalist Attack on Labor and Worker Militancy: A Marxist Analysis” Immanuel Ness
b. “Outsourcing and the Exploitation of Labor” Craig D. Lair
c. “Warehouses and Distribution Centers: The Hidden Link in the Farm to Table Commodity Chain” Jason Y. Struna
d. “Capital Punishments: Towards a (Dead) Labor Theory of Violence” Jon MacKay Gobeil
10.) Table 10: Crisis, Presider, Roselyn Wallach Bologh
a. “Revolution and Sociology: Marxist Sociology in Shanghai University in China, 1922-1927” Wei Luo
b. “Overproduction, Underconsumption or Overaccumulation?: Marxist theory of Crisis” Roslyn Wallach Bologh
c. “Marx’s Theory of the Crisis and Contemporary Neoliberal and Neo-Fordist Proposals” Alessandro Bonanno
11.) Table 11: Marxist Sociology Present and Future , Presider Art Jipson and Brett Clark
a. “Mixing Pop and Politics: Marxist Sociology Section in the Twenty-First Century” Art Jipson
b. “From Sandlot to Boardroom: Baseball as Play to Baseball as Capitalist Enterprise” Joseph G. A. Trumino, Eric Lichten
c. “Coercive Forces as Vehicles for Social Integration during Times of Economic Insecurity” Vince Montes
12.) Table 12: Cities, Presider, Fred Schiff
a. “Corporate Upper Class, Downtown Pro-Growth Coalitions and Ideological Demobilization – Capital Accumulation in Mega-Cities” Frederick Schiff
b. “Marxism and the City” Roger Salerno
c. “The Power of Neoliberalism: A case study of the Link REIT in Hong Kong,” Sophia So
13.) Table 13: Marx and the Market
a. “Sociological Market Leninism” Timothy Madigan
b. “The idea of the social in Marx” Michael E. Brown
c. “Macroeconomic Policies and Economic Democracy in Brazil under the Real” Daniel Bin
d. “The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism: Daniel Bell's Public Household as a Resolve to Globalization” Nathaniel Thomas Chriest
14.) Table 14: Marxism and the Classroom, Presider, Ann Strahm
a. “Survival of the 'unfit' – Experiences of classism and others forms of oppression in U.S. education” Rocio Garcia
b. Education for Liberation - Fighting Bourgeois Ideology in Higher Education” Ann M. Strahm
c. “A Brief History of Emerging Student Movement,” Ryan W Thomson
15.) Table 15: Inequalities, Presider, Carina A. Bandhauer, BandhauerC@wcsu.edu
a. “Oppression in Capitalist Society: Intersecting Lines or Intertwining Branches,” Alan Jay Spector
b. “Reconnecting New Forms of Inequality to their Roots,” Natalie Patricia Byfield
c. “Theorizing Transnational Class Relations and Formations,” Jeb Sprague
Call for Papers
Labor and Global Solidarity - The US, China and Beyond
The ASA Labor and Labor Movements Section & the Society for the Study of Social Problems
Asia and Asian American Section of the ASA, the Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies at CUNY, the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education, the Manhattan College Labor Studies Program, Critical Sociology, the Labour and Labour Movements Research Committee of the International Sociological Association, and the China Association of Work and Labor of the Chinese Sociological Association.
Monday, 12 August 2013
9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Joseph A. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies
City University of New York
18th Floor, 25 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036
The one-day mini-conference will bring together scholars and practitioners to address the changing landscapes of work and labor organizing at multiple scales, from the local to the transnational. Facing the global re-organization of production chains, the expansion of precarious work, hostile political climates, and the continued world-wide economic malaise, workers and their allies nonetheless continue to act, from escalating unrest across China, to new models of organizing in NYC, to greater cross-border solidarity, North-South and South-South.
To engage these developments and spark discussion, the conference will include panels on both local, global and transnational labor issues and organizing strategies. We also seek a mix of activists and academics. Finally, the mini-conference is an opportunity for international exchange as five labor scholars from China will be participating throughout the event and across the different panels. Papers including the U.S. and China are especially welcome, but topics and evidence from all over the world are appropriate.
We invite submissions of abstracts (min. 300 words) or full papers on a broad range of topics related to local and global labor, but are particularly interested in submissions that address the following themes of the conference:
* Labor in China
* Insurgency and Institutions
* Organizing (im)migrants - here, there and in the diaspora
* South-South Solidarity
* Transnational Labor Organizing - How & When does it Work
* Informal work, informal worker organizing
* Monitoring international supply chains from the shop floor(s)
* Responses to global economic crisis
To submit an abstract or paper, please send it to the conference co-organizers: Carolina Bank Munoz (firstname.lastname@example.org), David Fasenfest (email@example.com) , and Steve McKay (firstname.lastname@example.org). Abstracts or papers are due February 15, 2013. If submitting an abstract, full drafts of accepted papers are due June 30th, 2013. Papers presented at the conference will also be considered for publication in a planned special issue of the journal Critical Sociology and/or in a separate edited book. Conference participants will be responsible for covering their own travel and lodging expenses (though meals for participants on the program will be provided). The conference will be free and open to the public.
CALL FOR PAPERS
GEOGRAPHIES OF LABOR
35th Annual North American Labor History Conference
October 24-26, 2013
Wayne State University
The Program Committee of the North American Labor History Conference invites proposals for sessions, papers, and roundtables on “Geographies of Labor” for our thirty-fifth annual meeting.
Over the last several centuries, transformations in technology and in economic, social, political, and cultural practices have created new spatial regimes within and across geographic boundaries. Whether negotiating the changes around them or taking advantage of new possibilities to shape alternatives, workers have been central to remapping this emergent environment.
Inspired by the “spatial turn” in the social sciences, this conference will explore the myriad ways in which workers have interacted with a variety of geographic categories. We welcome projects that seek to understand these interactions through a number of lenses, including, but not limited to: empire, globalization, uneven development, mobility, and migration/immigration at the transnational, national and/or local level. We invite proposals from a wide variety of disciplines, especially history, geography, sociology, anthropology, economics, political science, and cultural studies.
Submissions of proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables should include a one paragraph abstract and a brief biographical statement per each participant by March 29, 2013 to:
Professor Francis Shor, Coordinator North American Labor History Conference
Department of History
Wayne State University
3157 Faculty Administration Building
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313-577-9325; Fax: 313-577-6987
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HMNYC 2013: Confronting Capital
April 26-28, 2013
New York University
Critical investigations into the present moment quickly reveal that the current crisis of capitalism shows no sign of abating. The failure of austerity to restore growth has sent ruling class politicians scrambling, as the assault of capital on all fronts of life—ecological, economic and social—grows exponentially.
This is not without resistance however. From the ongoing Arab revolution, to Occupy and Greece, confrontations of capital and regimes of power continue to proliferate, push forth new political horizons and sustain influence on a global scale.
HMNY 2013 is an intervention into the present to provide a theoretical space for debate and discussion, urgently needed on the left at this juncture. Moments like this are especially fertile for new looks at old debates, from the history of capitalism to new modes of resistance. HMNY 2013 will be a venue where figures representing the breadth of current leftist thought will convene to exchange ideas.
Historical Materialism (HM) is one the foremost journals of Marxian theory. HM’s London-based conferences have long drawn hundreds of scholars from around the world. Since 2006, North American HM conferences have been organized in Toronto and New York City (which will now alternate with bi-annual Spring conferences). HMNY 2013 will begin with a reception on the evening of Friday April 26th, and will take place on April 27th-28th at the New York University in downtown Manhattan. All participants are encouraged to stay for the whole duration of the conference.
The themes for this year's conference will include:
politics of socialist planning and utopias
history and future of social democracy
political economy of capitalism
history of international communism
political philosophy of feminism
debt, austerity, and finance
ecology and climate change
law, punishment, and incarceration
queer studies and sexuality
theories of the state and politics
race and capital
Empire and the third world
history of capital and labor
feminism and Marxism
socialist strategy today
education under capitalism
culture and the crisis
The deadline for the submission of abstracts is February 15, 2013.
To contact organizers, email email@example.com.
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You can visit HMNY 2011 for the audio recordings of past conference sessions.
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Reenvisioning the History of Sociology (and Much More)
A Call for Papers and Publication Opportunity for Graduate Students and Early Career Sociologists
The history of sociology is seen by some as an antiquated domain. However, there is ample evidence that innovations in sociological theory and methodology have repeatedly come through extended engagement with historical works in the sociological tradition. Talcott Parsons, Harriet Martineau, Lewis Coser, Pierre Bourdieu, Margaret Archer, and Paul Lazarsfeld all testify to the benefits to be gained, for theory and methodology, in engaging with sociology’s past. Furthermore, the “history of sociology” can be seen more broadly as the “sociology of sociology.” If we take this perspective, what once may have appeared to be the preserve of historians and classicists becomes a locus of research for all sociologists.
In order to highlight the relevance of sociology’s past to its present and future, perhaps what we need are new approaches to the history of sociology. The goal of this Symposium is to engage graduate students and early career sociologists in an effort to re-envision the history of sociology.
We invite paper submissions for a Symposium to be held in conjunction with the American Sociological Association’s 2013 Annual Meeting in New York City. This Symposium will be organized by the History of Sociology section, and held on the first day of the ASA (August 10, 2013). Following the successful model of the Junior Theorists Symposium, senior discussants will be invited to comment on a panel of papers, and to reflect on the broader theme of the Symposium.
The highest-quality paper submissions will be considered for publication in The American Sociologist. Professor Larry Nichols, as editor of The American Sociologist, has generously offered to dedicate an issue of his journal to publishing Symposium papers. Depending on paper length, space is available to publish up to seven papers. Decisions about which papers should be published will be made on the basis of paper quality and thematic coherence.
Paper specifications: All papers relating to the history of sociology are welcome, although papers engaging directly with the theme of the Symposium (“Reenvisioning the History of Sociology”) will be given highest priority. Papers focusing on the relevance of history of sociology to contemporary challenges in sociological theory and methodology will receive special attention. Papers must be under 30 pages in length, and must include (1) a title, (2) the author’s name, title, and contact information, (3) an abstract, and (4) a complete bibliography.
Please send submissions to the organizers: Michael Bare, University of Chicago (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Laura R. Ford, Cornell University (email@example.com). The deadline for submission is March 1. We will extend up to 12 invitations to present by May 1. Symposium participants will then have until July 1 to edit and revise their papers, prior to submitting the papers to the senior discussants.