Decolonizing Marx: History, Theory & Politics

Place
London
Venue
Council Chamber, Deptford Town Hall
Host/Organizer
Goldsmiths University of London, Centre for Postcolonial Studies
Date
29.10.2018 - 30.10.2018
By
Sanjay Seth

In recent times, debates addressing the relations between Marxism and Postcolonial Studies have often been conducted on a win-or-lose basis, as if acknowledging the insights of one required denying the insights of the other, and as if only one of these intellectual traditions could explain the past and transform the present. Taking for granted that all intellectual traditions are provincial and limited, this conference bring together scholars from a number of countries to explore different historical moments when the ideas, concepts and methods associated with Marx engaged with economic, political or intellectual developments outside Western Europe, ranging from Subaltern Studies to Amazonian Perspectivism.

Programm

Monday 29 October

10:00 – 10:15
Registration & Welcome

10:15 – 12:30 Morning Sessions

10:15 – 11:20
The Universal, the Particular, and the Romantic in Latin American Marxism: Reflections on José Carlos Mariátegui, René Zavaleta Mercado, and Álvaro García Linera.
Jeffery Webber (Queen Mary University of London)

11:20 – 12:30
Out Of Empire Into Socialist Modernity: Soviet-African Comparisons and (Dis)connections.
Steffi Marung (Universität Leipzig)

12:30 – 14:00
Break

14:00 – 16:30 Afternoon Sessions

14:00 – 15:20
Decolonising History: Marx, Michael Löwy and Dipesh Chakrabarty.
José Neves (NOVA University of Lisbon, British Academy Visiting Fellow)

15:20 – 16:30
Global Marx.
Lucia Pradella (King’s College London)

16:30
Closing

Tuesday 30 October

10:10 – 12:30 Morning Sessions

10:15 – 11:20
C.L.R. James and the Tragedies of Leadership.
Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths College, University of London).

11:20 – 12:30
Interpreting Revolutionary Excess: Naxalite Maoism as a Torsion of Marxism.
Sanjay Seth (Goldsmiths College, University of London)

12:30 – 14:00
Break

14:00 – 16:30 Afternoon Sessions

14:00 – 15:20
Savage Marx: Tensions and Encounters Between the European Revolutionary and Indigenous Perspective-Struggles.
Jean Tible (Universidade de São Paulo)

15:20 – 16:30
Jacques Rancière Reading Marx: Lessons to Draw from Research on the Liberation Struggle in Mozambique.
Maria-Benedito Basto (Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris IV)

16:30
Closing

Kontakt

Sanjay Seth
e-Mail: s.seth (@gold.ac.uk)

Citation
Decolonizing Marx: History, Theory & Politics, 29.10.2018 – 30.10.2018 London, in: Connections. A Journal for Historians and Area Specialists, 27.10.2018, <www.connections.clio-online.net/event/id/termine-38618>.
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27.10.2018
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