Revolutions. Concepts, discourses and practices of revolutionary action in our time (4th Transdisciplinary Forum Magdeburg)
July 7th - 9th, 2006 Otto-von-Guericke-University, Magdeburg, Germany
It is the goal of transforma #4 to engage in an academic and political debate about the contradictions, breaks and challenges of social, political and cultural revolutions in the 21st century. Among the questions to be discussed at this conference are:
How do revolutionary acts differ from other forms of practice?
What can be the conditions, subjects, agents and (unintended) results of revolutionary practice or of the revolutionization of entire societies?
What are the main possible sites of revolutionary action in the 21st century?
In what discursive formations are revolutions embedded?
How can their traditions, vocabularies, and lines of thought be accounted for? etc.
We are looking forward to contributions that discuss theoretical, reflexive, political, practical, ideological and aesthetic aspects of revolutionary action in the 21st century. We welcome proposals dealing with approaches of (un-)intended social transformation (revolution, evolution, reform etc.) The conference will bring together manifold perspectives (e.g. poststructuralist, Marxist, feminist, postcolonial, constructivist, system-theoretical perspectives) from various disciplines (sociology, cultural studies, international relations, history, philosophy, literature etc.).
More information (including the full call for papers): www.transforma-online.de
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