Call for papers: Freedom and Justice Summer Conference 2018

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

New Book: Racism in the Neoliberal Era – A Meta History of Elite White Power

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

ISA World Congress of Sociology: Power, Violence and Justice – Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities

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

The Rise of the American Bond-holding Class

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

New Book by Paresh Chattopadhyay: Marx’s Associated Mode of Production – A Critique of Marxism

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