[OPE-L] 5th International Colloquium Marx & Engels

From: Jerry Levy (Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Sun Nov 12 2006 - 09:45:51 EST

Call for papers

5th International Colloquium Marx & Engels

Centro de Estudos Marxistas (Center of Marxist Studies -Cemarx) of the University of Campinas - Unicamp

Campinas (SP)

November 2007 

The Centro de Estudos Marxistas (Cemarx), of the Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas ( Institute of Philosophy and Human Sciences - IFCH) of the Unicamp, has started the call for papers for the 5th INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIM MARX & ENGELS. Papers could be submitted between February 28 and May 31, 2007 .

General Information

The 5th International Colloquium Marx & Engels receives, essentially, two types of communications: those which take the Marxist theory as their subject of research, be it to analyze this theory, criticize it or develop it, and the communications which utilize the Marxist theoretical framework in empirical or theoretical researches which fit into the event's Thematic Groups .

Researchers interested in submitting their papers should indicate to which Thematic Group they fit in. Occasionally, the Organizing Commission of the 5th International Colloquium Marx & Engels could redistribute the propositions from one group to another. 

The Thematic Groups of the 5th Colloquium are the following:

TG 1 - Marx's theoretical work and Marxism  

Critical examination of the work of Marx and Engels and the classical works of Marxism in the 19th and 20th centuries. The polemics stimulated by Marx's theoretical work. The tendencies of Marxist thought and their transformations. The theoretical work of Brazilian and Latin American Marxists. The issue of renovation of Marxism. 

TG 2 - Marxism and Human Sciences 

Examination of the presence of Marxism in Economics, Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology, History, in the International Relations area and Law. Examination of the Marxist critique  of human sciences and the contributions of human sciences for the development of Marxism. Marxist theoretical polemics and conceptual developments in these areas of knowledge. The presence of Marxism in the Brazilian and Latin American universities. 

TG 3 - Economy and politics in contemporary capitalism

The Marxist approach of the economical, political and social transformations of capitalism at the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century. New accumulation patterns of capital, new imperialist phase, transformations of the State and capitalist democracy. The situation of the dominant and dependent countries. Brazil and Latin America .

TG 4 - Class relations in contemporary capitalism 

The Marxist approach of the transformations occurred within the organization of work under capitalism and in the structure  of classes. Laborers, working class, "new working class" and "middle class". The petite bourgeoisie. The peasants in current capitalism. The current debate on the decline of class polarization in the end of the 20 th century and the beginning of the 21st  century. The working classes and the popular movements. The new configuration of the bourgeoisie. The social classes in Brazil and Latin America . The Marxist concept of social class and class struggle in contemporary capitalism.

TG 5 - Education, capitalism and socialism

The relationships between the educational system and capitalism according to the Marxist perspective: training of labor power; education and social classes; ideology and educational process; educational policy. The Marxist analysis of education in Brazil and Latin America . The cultural apparatuses of capitalism (universities, research centers). The cultural centers created by the socialist movement. Analysis of the innovator educational experiences accomplished in the societies originated in the revolutions of the 20 th century. Marxist theory and education.

TG 6 - Culture, capitalism and socialism

Capitalism and cultural production: the new tendencies; plastic arts, literature and cultural industry. Marxist analysis of culture in Brazil and Latin America. Culture and socialism: the cultural movements in the societies which originated in the revolutions of the 20 th century. Marxism and cultural production.

TG 7 - Socialism in the 21st century

Marxist analysis of the revolutions of the 20th century. The communist and socialist heritage of the 19th and 20th centuries and the socialism of the 21st century. Marxism and socialism. The issue of renovation of socialism. The theory of transition to socialism. Laborers and socialist transition. Strong points and obstacles for the reconstruction of the socialist movement in the 21 st century.

Submission of papers

Papers could be submitted from February 28 up to May 31, 2007 . Researchers should fill in the submission form at Cemarx's website (www.unicamp.br/cemarx). Besides, they should send to Cemarx two printed copies of their papers, together with a copy of their submission form. Attention! The authors should indicate in the external side of the envelope and in a clearly visible way: 

a) The Thematic Group (TG) to which they are sending their papers; 

b) their full mail addresses and their emails. 

Modalities of submission for the presentation of papers

1. Communications

The text of the communication should have between fifteen and twenty-four thousand characters (including spaces and notes), totaling at most ten pages in times new roman 12 . The proposals of papers which overcome this limit will not be considered. In the text should be included the paper's title, the author's name and condition (professor, post-graduate student, independent researcher). The text of the paper should clearly define the subject which will be examined, present its theses and arguments and make explicit the debate (theoretical, historiographic or political) within which the paper is inserted. Important! Papers should follow the citation rules displayed at Cemarx's website. 

2. Posters

The 5th International Colloquium Marx & Engels is open for the participation of undergraduated students, who could present papers of scientific initiation or graduation, whose subjects fit in one of the Thematic Groups of the colloquium. 

The abstract of the paper should have between three to five thousand characters (including spaces and notes) in times new roman 12 . In the text should be included the paper's title, the authorr's name and the graduation course to which he/she us enrolled. The text should present the research's subject and its main ideas and information. The instruction to make a poster will be published at Cemarx's website. 

Divulging of results

The submission of papers closes on May 31, 2007 . The papers accepted will be divulged at Cemarx's website, according to the following schedule:

a) 30 of June: communications; 

b) 15 of July: posters. 

The results will be divulged four months before the beginning of the event as to allow all participants to ask for grants from the financial bodies and universities, as Cemarx can not finance the participants of the event . 

General Program

The 5th Colloquium will have morning lectures - as a general and ordinary program - proffered by lecturers invited by the event's Organizing Commission. During the afternoon, there will be the meetings of the Thematic Groups, and at the evening there will be the presentation of beginner researchers. The nights will be free and there will be cultural and fraternization activities. 


      9:00 - 12:00 a.m.
     Opening lecture
     Plenary lecture

     Plenary lecture
     Plenary lecture 

      02:00 - 06:00 p.m.
     Meeting of TGs
     Meeting of TGs
     Meeting of TGs
     Meeting of TGs
      06:00 - 07:00 p.m.   
     Presentation of posters
     Presentation of posters
     Presentation of posters
     Presentation of posters
      7.00 p.m.
     Release of books and journals
     Open meeting of the journal

      Crítica Marxista
     Open meeting of the journal

     Fraternization dinner

Addresses and contacts

Submission of papers:

Centro de Estudos Marxistas (Cemarx), IFCH-Unicamp

Caixa Postal 6110    CEP 13083-970     Campinas (SP) - Brazil

(5519) 3521-1639/ www.unicamp.br/cemarx/  cemarx@unicamp.br 

Information (from August 1, 2007 ):

Secretaria de Eventos do IFCH-Unicamp (5519) 3521-1601 / seceven@unicamp.br 

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