Tag: Socialism

Socialist Perspectives on Space, Place, & Environment

David Harvey
The Historical Geography of Space & Time
April 1, 1991, 3:30, 8417 Social Sciences
Environment & Social Change
April 1, 1991, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
April 4, 1991, 12:20PM, 8108 Social Science

Towards an Understanding of the Cuban Revolution

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Samuel Farber
"Cuba 1959: Roads Chosen and Not Chosen"
Tuesday, October 19, 4 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
"Cuba Today: Current Trends and Future Developments"
Wednesday, October 20, 4 pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty, and the Public
Thursday, October 21, 12:20 pm, 8108 Social Science

This visit is part of an eight part series titled "RENEWING SOCIALISM FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ALTERNATIVES TO CAPITALISM AND HOW TO GET THERE"

Co-sponsored by Global Studies and the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program

SAMUEL FARBER was born and raised in Cuba and received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1969. He has written numerous books and articles on Cuba including Revolution and Reaction in Cuba, 1933-1960, and most recently, The Origins of the Cuban Revolution Reconsidered published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2006. He is currently working on a book on Cuba since the 1959 Revolution for Haymarket Press. He is an Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY.)

READINGS

Ecosocialism: The Radical Alternative

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Michael Löwy
"What is Ecosocialism?"
Tuesday, December 7, 4 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
"Ecosocialism and Democratic Planning"
Wednesday, December 8, 4 pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty, and the Public
Thursday, December 9, 12:20 pm, 8108 Social Science

This visit is part of an eight part series titled "RENEWING SOCIALISM FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ALTERNATIVES TO CAPITALISM AND HOW TO GET THERE"

Co-sponsored by Global Studies.

MICHAEL LOWY is emeritus Research Director at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and lectures at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences in Paris. He is the author of over 200 articles and book chapters, as well as numerous books, including Romanticism against the Tide of Modernity (with Robert Sayre), The International Ecosocialist Manifesto (with Joel Kovel), Fire Alarm: Reading Walter Benjamin’s “On the Concept of History,” and The Theory of Revolution in the Young Marx. His works have been translated into 29 languages. Professor Löwy was born in Brazil in 1938 and has lived in Paris since 1969.

READINGS:

"Advertising is a 'Serious Health Threat' -- to the Environment"

"Ecosocialism and Spirituality" (with Frei Betto)

The Feminist Compass

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Nancy Folbre
"The Capitalist Trajectory"
Wednesday, February 23, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
"The Socialist Imaginary"
Thursday, February 24, 12:20pm, location to be announced

This visit is part of an eight part series titled "RENEWING SOCIALISM FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ALTERNATIVES TO CAPITALISM AND HOW TO GET THERE"

NANCY FOLBRE is Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research explores the interface between political economy and feminist theory, with a particular emphasis on the value of unpaid care work. In addition to numerous articles published in academic journals, she is the author of Greed, Lust, and Gender: A History of Economic Ideas (Oxford, 2009), Valuing Children: Rethinking the Economics of the Family (Harvard, 2009), Who Pays for the Kids?: Gender and the Structures of Constraint (Routledge, 1994) and co-editor, with Michael Bittman, of Family Time: The Social Organization of Care (Routledge, 2004). Books she has written for a wider audience include Saving State U (New Press, 2010); The Field Guide to the U.S. Economy (with James Heintz and Jonathan Teller-Elsberg, New Press, 2006 and earlier editions), The Invisible Heart: Economics and Family Values (New Press, 2001), and The War on the Poor: A Defense Manual (with Randy Albelda, New Press, 1996). She currently coordinates a working group on care work sponsored by the Russell Sage Foundation. You can read her regular contribution to the New York Times Economix Blog at http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/author/nancy-folbre/

READINGS

Sexuality & Socialism: Mobilizing a Radical Past for Liberation in the Present

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Dana Cloud
"Queer Theory, Socialism, and the Demand for Equality"
Tuesday, March 8, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
"Stonewall Lives! But Where?"
Wednesday, March 9, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty, and Public
Thursday, March 10, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

This visit is part of an eight part series titled "RENEWING SOCIALISM FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ALTERNATIVES TO CAPITALISM AND HOW TO GET THERE"

DANA L. CLOUD (Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1992) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies of the University of Texas, Austin. Her widely-published research includes critique of race, gender, and sexuality in popular culture, the development of materialist theory and methods in communication studies, and the study of social movements. Her most recent book, We ARE the Union: Democratic Unionism and Dissent at Boeing is forthcoming next year from the University of Illinois Press.

Recommended readings:

Sherry Wolf, Sexuality and Socialism (Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2009).
Rosemary Hennessey, Profit and Pleasure (NY: Routledge, 2000).

Socialist Alternatives to Capitalism

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Duncan Foley
"Marx to Hayek"
Tuesday, April 5, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
"Vienna to Santa Fe"
Wednesday, April 6, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty & Public
Thursday, April 7, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

This visit is part of an eight part series titled "RENEWING SOCIALISM FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ALTERNATIVES TO CAPITALISM AND HOW TO GET THERE"

Co-sponsored by the Economics Department and Global Studies

DUNCAN K. FOLEY graduated from Swarthmore College with a B.A. in Mathematics in 1964, and received the Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University in 1966. He has taught at M.I.T., Stanford, Barnard College of Columbia University, and since 1999 has been Leo Model Professor at the Economics Department of the New School for Social Research. He is an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. He has published in the fields of Public Finance, Macroeconomics, Money, Marxist Economic Theory, Economic Dynamics, Neo-Ricardian Economics, Growth Theory, and Complex Systems Theory and Economics. Foley's recent work includes studies of the relation of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics to economics, global warming policy, complexity theory and Classical political economy ("Unholy Trinity: Labor, Capital and Land in the New Economy", Routledge, 2003), work on the foundations of statistical method, and Marx's theory of money. He published a book on the history of political economy and economics, "Adam's Fallacy: A Guide to Economic Theology", in 2007.

READINGS

Socialism & the Global South: Retrospect & Prospect

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Vivek Chibber
"Cause or Effect?: Socialism and Economic Development"
Tuesday, May 3, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
"A Modernist Conceit? The Postcolonial Critique of Marxism"
Wednesday, May 4, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
Thursday, May 5, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

This visit is part of an eight part series titled "RENEWING SOCIALISM FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ALTERNATIVES TO CAPITALISM AND HOW TO GET THERE"

VIVEK CHIBBER (Ph.D. Sociology, UW-Madison) is Associate Professor of Sociology at New York University. He is the author of Locked in Place: State-Building and Late Industrialization in India (Princeton University Press, 2003), which has received numerous awards, including the 2006 Distinguished Publication Award of the American Sociological Association (honorable mention) and the 2005 Barrington Moore Jr. Prize of the ASA’s Comparative and Historical Sociology Section. He is completing a book titled, "Postcolonial Theory and the Spectre of Capitalism," due out in Winter 2011 by Verso. The book is a critique of postcolonial theory, both as an explanatory framework and as a form of radical thought.