The National Economic Association (NEA) and the American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) announce and invite paper submissions for their fifth annual summer conference June 14-16, 2018. This year’s theme is “Freedom and Justice: Structural Violence, Power Relations, and Community Resources”. The conference will be hosted and co-sponsored by Salish Kootenai College, a Tribal College … More Call for papers: Freedom and Justice Summer Conference 2018
By Randolph Hohle. From Routledge: Racism in the Neoliberal Era explains how simple racial binaries like black/white are no longer sufficient to explain the persistence of racism, capitalism, and elite white power. The neoliberal era features the largest black middle class in US history and extreme racial marginalization. Hohle focuses on how the origins and … More New Book: Racism in the Neoliberal Era – A Meta History of Elite White Power
UMass-Amherst economics professor Lawrence King explains how the pharmaceutical industry converts intellectual property rights into inordinate profits and uses these for political power.
Toronto, Canada, July 15-21, 2018 Since the inception of the discipline, sociologists have been concerned with power, violence and justice. Current social, economic and political challenges enhance their relevance. As capitalist globalization expands and deepens, corporate power increases along with global, national and local inequalities. New geo-political power configurations and confrontations are emerging, with violence … More ISA World Congress of Sociology: Power, Violence and Justice – Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities
By Sandy Brian Hager, The history of class conflict, power and inequality in the United States has always been intimately bound up with the public debt. Already during the War of Independence (1775-‘83), revolutionary forces accumulated debts of $54 million, and a difficult task for the first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, was to … More The Rise of the American Bond-holding Class
By David Fields Humans are accustomed to assuming that the essence of power lies within the structural violence of political authority. Yet, as they come into continuous contact with each other in all spheres of social life, an unfolding process of socialization, they undergo a moral internalization of rules. What ensues is a a state … More A Very Brief Musing on Power
From Palgrave: This book, by Paresh Chattopadhyay, aims to restore Marx’s original emancipatory idea of socialism, conceived as an association of free individuals centered on working people’s self-emancipation after the demise of capitalism. The book argues that, Marx’s (and Engels’s) ideas have been deliberately warped with misinterpretation not only by those who resent these ideas but … More New Book by Paresh Chattopadhyay: Marx’s Associated Mode of Production – A Critique of Marxism