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
Abstracts due May 15, 2017
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
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Dr. Terry Maley (email@example.com)
“One of the great 20th century critical theorists of domination and liberation, Herbert Marcuse hasan enormous amount to say to our time. The Great Refusal makes this abundantly clear. The contributors draw Marcuse’s imaginative reworking of Hegel, Marx, Freud, and Weber intoilluminating conversations with a diverse range of contemporary theorists and politicalmovements...from those of the Zapatistas and Chinese factory workers to the Arab Spring and Occupy.This book is a treasure trove for scholars and activists alike.”—Wendy Brown, University of California, Berkeley
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"