Please join us September 27-30 2018 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst for a weekend of panels, workshops, and performances celebrating URPE’s history and building for our future. Registration, program, and paper submission details will be announced in early 2018.
Edited by Theodore A. Burczak, Robert F. Garnett Jr., & Richard McIntyre. From Routledge: Knowledge, Class, and Economics: Marxism without Guarantees surveys the “Amherst School” of non-determinist Marxist political economy, 40 years on: its core concepts, intellectual origins, diverse pathways, and enduring tensions. The volume’s 30 original essays reflect the range of perspectives and projects … More New Book: Knowledge, Class and Economics – Marxism without Guarantees
Professor Noam Chomsky of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the world-renown linguist and public intellectual, delivered two lectures at UMass Amherst on Thursday, April 13, 2017. The lectures were sponsored by PERI to inaugurate the opening of Crotty Hall, the new home to the UMass economics department.
In the past year, UMass administrators have eliminated all funding for graduate students (including teaching and research assistantships) and all funding for part-time faculty who have taught the required curriculum for many years. They have made efforts to take governance of the program out of the hands of Labor Center faculty, effectively eliminated the Center’s professional … More Save the UMass Amherst Labor Center: Sign the Petition!
From Michael D. Yates: This letter is from Eve Weinbaum, Director of the Labor Center at UMass-Amherst. She writes about the abominable efforts of the university administration to get rid of the Labor Center and its despicable treatment of her. Eve is an outstanding champion of workers, at her own university and across the country. … More UMass-Amherst preparing to abolish Labor Center