Call for submissions – Section on Marxist Sociology

The Marxist Section has launched a blog on its website, http://marxistsociology.org/, and posts are featured on the site’s main page. The primary purpose of the blog is to highlight the work of Marxist Section members. The blog editorial team invites submissions for a variety of types of content. Please read on for details.… continue →

A Brief Critical Commentary on the Formalization of the E-Waste Recycling Economy, in China and the World. An essay by Cristina A. Lucier and Brian J. Gareau

Environmental news in the latter half of 2015 has been characterized by an upsurge of discouraging stories worldwide, not least from China. Despite the recent slowdown in economic growth, there have been industrial accidents and unprecedented air quality issues plaguing the country. However, there is at least one local environmental story that appears to defy Read the full article...… continue →

The History of Criminal Selectivity

In my dissertation, The History of Criminal Selectivity: A Reading from Marx, Engels, and Contemporary Marxist Thought, I assess the historical and social-economic conditions that underpin the unequal legal treatment and selective prosecution of people based upon class, race, gender, and age. I identify particular patterns of “criminal selectivity.” I consider this phenomenon from the rise of capitalism to today, throughout Europe and the United States. Although the unequal functioning of the criminal justice system is widely recognized today as a key concept for analyzing crime and punishment, the selectivity phenomenon has not been strictly conceptualized and developed.… continue →