We are pleased to present the schedule for our upcoming 3rd Annual Conference in Critical Social Research: Varieties of Socialism, Varieties of Approaches.
While the Great Recession triggered a global contagion unmatched in severity since the 1930s, unlike the depression and post-War years the legitimacy of capitalism (and neoliberalism) has not been seriously called into question. Rather than fundamentally challenging the logic of capital, most “solutions” to the crisis have been premised on more regulation and oversight amidst the admission of moral hazard. Solutions and the meaning of change have been squarely encapsulated to accommodate the needs of capital and its state, rather than seek to transcend it. Indeed, for all the talk of ‘crisis’ there remains a profound pessimism among many seeking to realize a better world. Despite isolated acts of resistance, it is clear that the working class is today more fragmented and alienated than at any point since the Great Depression. Arguably, however, the need for a renewed socialist project is greater today than perhaps ever.
On our Annual Conference webpage you will find both a short and full-length conference programme to our Third Annual Conference in Critical Social Research. Please join us to discuss and debate radical alternatives for what should be a very stimulating day of presentations.
Please Note: The CSRC is committed to fostering equity for women and all marginalized groups as a way of expanding perspectives, ideas and practices of critical social research. The “Varieties of Socialism, Varieties of Approaches” call for papers was distributed online through various conference sharing websites and community networks. Unfortunately, the CSRC did not receive any submissions from women.
In addition to further attempts at distributing the CFP across activist/academic networks and extending the deadline for submissions, the CSRC sought to address these concerns by individually soliciting a good many feminist activists and academics, however was unable to secure any speakers. In an effort to recognize the gender imbalance of the conference, as well as maintain an atmosphere of openness and transparency, we are drawing attention to this issue in order to encourage critical female and female identified activists and academics to participate in a discussion regarding these concerns. Please join us on Saturday March 5th, 2011 for our lunch plenary, “Radical Feminism, Anti-Racism & Socialism” Opportunities and Challenges”, in order to share your thoughts and discuss further opportunities for involvement.
Very best wishes and looking forward to seeing all of you on March 5th!
CLICK HERE to view a printable, one-page PDF version of the schedule
CLICK HERE to view a printable, detailed PDF version of the schedule