DEMOCRATIC MARXISM Public Lecture series 2016

The Sociology and International Relations departments are organising a series of theory seminars and public lectures during 2016, under the rubric of

Democratic Marxism. The intention is to critically engage with various aspects of the Marxist intellectual tradition, in relation to contemporary issues and debates that have emerged in South Africa, and globally. As the programme below indicates, leading Marxist thinkers from South Africa and around the world have been invited to speak, and facilitate discussions around their work.

1.Sam Ginden and Leo Panitch
Public Lecture: The left’s strategic impasse amidst global capitalist crisis: rethinking reform and revolution for the 21st century
Discussant: Vishwas Satgar
Date and time: March 14 (Monday), 17h00 to 19h00, Southwest Engineering Graduate Seminar Room

2.Michael Burawoy
Public Lecture: Considerations on Southern Marxism
Discussant: Dilip Menon Date and time: July 21 (Thursday), 17h00 to 19h00, Southwest Engineering Graduate Seminar Room

3.Erik Olin Wright
Public Lecture: Understanding Class
Discussant: Sarah Mosoetsa
Date and Time: 4 August (Thursday), 17h00 to 19h00, Southwest Engineering Graduate Seminar Room

4.Vivek Chibber
Public Lecture: The Promise and Pitfalls of Postcolonial Theory
Discussant: Achille Mbembe
Date and Time: August 11 (Thursday), 17h00 to 19h00, Wiser Seminar Room

5.Jacklyn Cock, Ruth Ntlokotse, Srila Roy, and Shireen Hassim
Public Lecture: Complex Relations of Marxism and Feminism
Date and Time: September 20 (Tuesday), 17h00 to 19h00, Wiser Seminar Room

6.Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Khwezi Mabasa, Jacob Dlamini, and Vishwas Satgar
Public Lecture: Marxism and Race
Date and Time: October 24 (Monday), 17h00 to 19h00, Southwest Engineering Graduate Seminar Room

 

For more information contact Michelle Williams:

Michelle.Williams@wits.ac.za

 

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