ASA 2017: Marxist Sociology Section Sessions

The ASA system is now accepting paper submissions for the 2017 meeting in Montreal. Deadline is January 11, 3 pm EST. You may look at the complete CFP here:

Below are the Marxist Sociology section sessions as they are listed in the CFP:

Section on Marxist Sociology

  1. Marxist Sociology in the 21st Century: 150 Years of Marx’s Capital. No other social theorist has nearly the scope of influence as Karl Marx. While others may have adherents to their theoretical traditions, Marx has also spurred union movements, national economic policy, and revolutions. Even though Marx famously asserted, “I, at least, am not a Marxist,” a diverse range of adherents from around the world still cling to the moniker. For Marxists, the year 2017 is of great significance. The culmination of his life’s work, Das Kapital, celebrates its 150th anniversary. Given the current economic and ecological crises, and the groundswell of grassroots movements like Black Lives Matter and Standing Rock, this session intends to celebrate Marx’s contributions to our 21st century understanding. The panel seeks papers that exemplify the engagement of Marx’s work to contemporary problematics, encouraging analyses of how class inequalities intersect with race, ethnicity, gender, sexualities, and nationalities. The scope of the panel contributions is open, however, we will give preference to those that combine Marx’s original insights with present concerns. Session Organizer: Paul Prew, Minnesota State University-Mankato
  1. *Section on Marxist Sociology Refereed Roundtables (one-hour). Open topics that connect Marxist Sociology. Session Organizer: Ann M. Strahm, California State University-Stanislaus

*Session will be one-hour in length; followed by the Section’s 40-minute business meeting.

  1. What Does 21st Century Revolution Look Like? 100 Years after 1917. What does revolution look like in the 21st century? One hundred years ago, the Bolsheviks sought to champion the working class through collectivizing the means of production and socializing women’s reproductive work. This panel asks contributors what are the priorities now? The fundamental workings of capitalism remain intact, yet the means for exploitation look different and we are facing the threat of mass species extinction in climate change. This session returns us to the question, “What is to be done?” Session Organizer: Leontina M. Hormel, University of Idaho

Please reach out to members of other sections and the broader community to invite them to participate in our sessions.