Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Lukács

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Work, Class and Resistance - ISJ Day School

Work, Class and Resistance:
A one-day conference hosted by the International Socialism journal.
Saturday 8 February 2014.

How relevant is Marx’s conception of class? Has the working class been rendered impotent by neoliberalism? What are the prospects for resistance from trade unions today?

The conference brings together academics and trade union activists. It is an opportunity to discuss and debate the shape of the working class today and the potential for resistance.

Plenary sessions:
The Working Class Today
Resistance and Organisation
Theorising Class
The State of Workplace Organisation
Precarity and Poverty
Social Media

Speakers include:

Ralph Darlington- professor of employment relations at the University of Salford and author of Radical Unionism: The Rise and Fall of Revolutionary Syndicalism.
Phil Taylor- professor at Strathclyde business school and editor of New Technology, Work and Employment.
Jane Hardy- professor of political economy at University of Hertfordshire and author of Poland’s New Capitalism.
Kevin Doogan- author of New Capitalism? The Transformation of Work.
Joseph Choonara- author of Unravelling Capitalism.
Jim Wolfreys- Kings College London UCU branch president.
Xanthe Rose- Postgraduate student at the University of Leicester.

Saturday 8 February 2014
Registration: 10.30 for 11am start. Ends: 5pm.

Location: Birkbeck, University of London,
Malet Street,

0207 819 1170
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/173209256217117/

Space is limited so book a ticket, email isj@swp.org.uk or phone 020 7819 1177. Those attending will be asked for a donation (£10 waged /£5 unwaged or student) to cover our costs.

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