A few travel days ahead. No posts then until I arrive. . .
Posts Tagged ‘miscellaneous’
Tags: critique, Marx, miscellaneous, utopia
I’m off tomorrow to teach a couple of classes and to give a university-wide lecture on “Utopia and Critique: A Marxian Perspective” at Manchester University.
From my opening remarks:
It is indeed a sign of our times that I have been invited to address you all this evening on the idea of utopia and from an explicitly Marxian perspective. It’s a sign that, in the midst of the Second Great Depression, capitalism is being calling into question and more and more people are searching for and imagining alternatives. And it’s a sign of the vibrancy of this university, which clearly welcomes the discussion of critique, even as across the country students and faculty members are being encouraged to put aside critical thinking and get on with the business of education.
Tags: economics, education, Keynes, Marx, miscellaneous, neoclassical, theory
My article, “Contending Economic Theories: Which Side Are You On?” has just been published on Taylor & Francis Online for the journal Rethinking Marxism.
The first 50 interested readers (actually 49, since I downloaded a copy for myself) can download the text of the article here.
Off to a conference. No posts, then, until I return. . .
Tags: academy, conference, crisis, miscellaneous, university
I’ll be heading out to the University of California-Riverside in a couple of weeks, to participate in a conference in honor of my friend Stephen Cullenberg (who served as the dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences from 2006 to 2014), on the topic of “Unsettling the University: Confronting Capitalism and the Crisis of Higher Education.”