The CLR James Society, a caucus of the Caribbean Philosophical Association, announces a call for papers and panels on the theme "CLR James, Direct Democracy and Political Economy" for its fourth meeting at UWI, Mona, Jamaica, June 27-30 2007.
Animated by the 60th anniversary of CLR James' "The Invading Socialist Society" (1947), and a desire to shift from a predominant preoccupation with his life and work from the perspective of literary and cultural studies, we seek new formulations. From his studies of Ancient Athens, Hegel, Marx, Rousseau, and Michelet; his theory of "state capitalism" and critiques of vanguards; the one party state and the welfare state, and trade union bureaucracy; James' advocacy of workers self-management, and his re-evaluation of the peasantry and party politics; we seek to place these legacies in conversation with African, African Diaspora, and Third World political economies.
Deadline for Papers and Panels is April 30th 2007
Paget Henry (Paget_Henry@brown.edu) and
Matthew Quest (Matthew_Quest@brown.edu) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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