[OPE] Future Promises: The Life and Work of Stanley Aronowitz

From: Jerry Levy (jerry_levy@verizon.net)
Date: Mon Mar 24 2008 - 19:15:01 EDT

From: stevphen shukaitis <stevphen@autonomedia.org>
Subject: Future Promises: The Life and Work of Stanley Aronowitz
	London May 2008

Future Promises: The Life and Work of Stanley Aronowitz

A Conference Sponsored by the Composition & Commons Co-research  
Project, School of Business and Management, University of London,  
Queen Mary

May 19th, 2008 – 9:30am – 6pm
Room 4.24, Francis Bancroft Building, Queen Mary, Mile End Road, London

This conference celebrates the most important living sociologist in  the United States by examining the works and activism of Stanley  Aronowitz over the last thirty-five years, beginning with his classic  False Promises, through his milestone interventions in education,  science and technology, cultural studies, and political theory, and  most recent accomplishments such as How Class Works and Left  Futures.  It will also take in his militant unionism, his standing  for Governor of New York, and his continuing importance as a global  figure in the struggles against exploitation and injustice.  Speakers  will take up various of his works in dialogue with the author.  An  address by Professor Aronowitz will follow the morning and afternoon  panels discussing his books.

For more information on registration e-mail s.harney@qmul.ac.uk.   
Suggested contribution from waged workers 50 pounds on a sliding scale.

Tuesday PhD Workshop with Professor Aronowitz.  Contact Stevphen  
Shukaitis to reserve a place: s.shukaitis@qmul.ac.uk.

Situations Journal Issue Launch Tuesday 5pm @ Queen Mary with  
interventions from Stathis Kouvelakis, Stevphen Shukaitis, and  
members of the Situations collective

Future Promises Schedule

9:30 am
Registration and Coffee

Welcome – Gerard Hanlon, Director of School, Queen Mary

10:15 – 12:30
Morning Panel

Peter Bratsis (Salford) How Class Works

Emma Dowling (Birkbeck) Paradigm Lost

Michael Pelias (Situations) Left Futures

Stevphen Shukaitis (Queen Mary / Autonomedia) Post-Work

Stanley Aronowitz – Responses

12:30 – 1:30

1:30 – 3:30
Afternoon Panel

Martin Parker (Leicester) Roll Over, Beethoven

Anna Curcio (Goldsmiths) The Knowledge Factory

Simon Lilley (Leicester) The Last Good Job in America

Richard Barbrook (Westminster) Science as Power

Stanley Aronowitz – Responses


Introduction by Stefano Harney (Queen Mary)

Address by Stanley Aronowitz


Stevphen Shukaitis

AIM: foucaultisdead

Stevphen Shukaitis
Autonomedia Editorial Collective

"Autonomy is not a fixed, essential state. Like gender, autonomy is  created through its performance, by doing/becoming; it is a political  practice. To become autonomous is to refuse authoritarian and  compulsory cultures of separation and hierarchy through embodied  practices of welcoming difference... Becoming autonomous is a  political position for it thwarts the exclusions of proprietary  knowledge and jealous hoarding of resources, and replaces the social  and economic hierarchies on which these depend with a politics of  skill exchange, welcome, and collaboration. Freely sharing these with  others creates a common wealth of knowledge and power that subverts  the domination and hegemony of the master’s rule." - subRosa Collective

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