Marcuse Society Conference 2017
The Dialectics of Liberation
in an Age of Neoliberal Capitalism
International Herbert Marcuse Society
Seventh Biennial Conference
26-28 October 2017
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
CALL FOR PAPERS
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For more information, contact the conference organizer:
Dr. Terry Maley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The collection extends the critical theories of Marcuse and Marx to an analysis of the intensifying inequalities symptomatic of our current economic distress. It presents a collection of essays by radical scholars working in the public interest to develop a critical analysis of recent global economic dislocations. Reitz presents a new foundation for emancipatory practice—a labor theory of ethics and commonwealth, and the collection breaks new ground by constructing a critical theory of wealth and work. A central focus is building a new critical vision for labor, including academic labor. Lessons are drawn to inform transformative political action, as well as the practice of a critical, multicultural pedagogy, supporting a new manifesto for radical educators contributed by Peter McLaren. The collection is intended especially to appeal to contemporary interests of college students and teachers in several interrelated social science disciplines: sociology, social problems, economics, ethics, business ethics, labor education, history, political philosophy, multicultural education, and critical pedagogy.
--Peter-Erwin Jansen, editor of Herbert Marcuse’s and Leo Löwenthal’s intellectual estate in Germany; professor, University of Applied Sciences, Koblenz
--George Katsiaficas, activist and author of "Asia’s Unknown Uprisings"