17th May 2016 2:22pm - 18th May 2016 2:22pm
Dorset Place, 402
This workshop develops recent attempts to identify, explore, and foster convergences amongst oft-competing Marxisms and Anarchisms (see Capital and Class 40:1, 2016) by exploring the possibilities for broader convergences amongst the left. It explores the idea of and the prospects for left-wing convergence from the perspectives of and around ideas of class, race, decoloniality, left populism, communism and impropriety.
Wednesday 1 June, 9:00-5:30, Grand Parade, B56
9:00-9:15 – Introduction
Alex Prichard (University of Exeter): Left-Wing Convergence
Clare Woodford (University of Brighton) Communism or Emancipation
Mark Devenney (University of Brighton) Thinking the Improper People: Towards a Radical Politics of Property
Cathy Bergin (University of Brighton) Race/Class Convergences: African American Radical Politics Post WW1
Nicholas J Kiersey (Ohio University) – Space, Time and the Promise of Horizontal Politics Today
13:00-14:00 – Lunch
Anthony Leaker (University of Brighton) Corbyn and the International Context: Learning from Southern Europe and Latin America
Robin Dunford (University of Brighton) – Decolonial Articulations: Toward Pluriversality as a Counter-Hegemonic Project
Lara Montesinos Coleman (University of Sussex )'Problems of Solidarity in Left-Wing Convergence'
Roundtable (Chair and Discussant: Michael Neu (University of Brighton)