[OPE-L] CFP, "CLR James, Direct Democracy and Political Economy"

From: Jerry Levy (Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Sat Feb 17 2007 - 09:19:27 EST

Call for Papers

 "CLR James, Direct Democracy and Political Economy"
 CLR James Society
Caribbean Philosophical Association
University of the West Indies
Mona (Jamaica)
27-30 June 2007


 The CLR James Society, a caucus of the Caribbean
Philosophical Association, announces a call for papers and
panels on the theme "CLR James, Direct Democracy and
Political Economy" for its fourth meeting at UWI, Mona,
Jamaica, June 27-30 2007.

 Animated by the 60th anniversary of CLR James' "The Invading
Socialist Society" (1947), and a desire to shift from a
predominant preoccupation with his life and work from the
perspective of literary and cultural studies, we seek new
formulations. From his studies of Ancient Athens, Hegel,
Marx, Rousseau, and Michelet; his theory of "state
capitalism" and critiques of vanguards; the one party state
and the welfare state, and trade union bureaucracy; James'
advocacy of workers self-management, and his re-evaluation
of the peasantry and party politics; we seek to place these
legacies in conversation with African, African Diaspora, and
Third World political economies.

 Deadline for Papers and Panels is April 30th 2007.


 Paget Henry

 Matthew Quest

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