Marxist Sociology Section Roundtables 2013


1.) Table 1: Movements, Presider: Wendi Kane

a. “Same Problems, Different Answers: Occupy Wall Street, the Tea Party, Social Media, and Ideological Translations,” Levin E. Welch

b. “Twenty Years of Boredom: Veganism and the Cultural Logic of Late Liberalism,” Peter Bratsis

c. “Business Unity and Anti-Corporate Social Movement Protests in the U.S. in 2010,” Tarun David Banerjee

d. “The U.S. Environmental Movement 1890-2000: Environmental Crisis Events as Predictors of Organizational Founding and Discourse Divisions,” Wendi Kane


2.) Table 2: Religion, Presider: Jean-Pierre Reed

a. “Marxism and Religion,” Jean-Pierre Reed

b. “The Catholic Worker Movement as Real Utopia: Lived Catholicism as a Platform for Challenging Capitalist Hegemony” Christopher Robert Carroll

c. “Marxism, Spirituality, and Climate Change: The Intersection of Radical Theory and the New Cosmology?” Michael J. Sukhov


3.) Table 3: Critical Theory, Presider: Kevin B. Anderson

a. “A Critique of Gramsci’s ‘War of Maneuver/War of Position,’“ Daniel Egan

b. “Bourdieu in Question: Critiques from French Sociology of Art,” Jeffrey A. Halley

c. “(De)Colonization and Conscientização: the Groundwork for a Critical Pedagogy of Consciousness” Anthony Justin Barnum


4.) Table 4: Marxian Pedagogy, Presider Jennifer Strangfeld

a. “Rethinking Student Plagiarism as a Byproduct of Oppression” Jennifer A Strangfeld

b. “Critical Sociology: Great for General Education Goals, But Not Great for Your Evaluations” Paul Prew

c. “The Business of Education: A Critical Examination of Education in the United States” Roxanne Gerbrandt


5.) Table 5: Marxian Critiques of Economic Sociology, Presider Andrew Gunnoe

a. “Why Financialization has not Depressed US Productive Investment” Shannon Williams and Andrew Kliman

b. “Critique and Reconstruction of the Sociological Charter in an Age of Crisis” Jamil Jonna

c. “Financialization and Shareholder Value: Class Dialectics in the Restructuring of the US Forest Products Industry” Andrew Gunnoe


6.) Table 6: Race, Presider, Donald Wallace

a. “The Racial Disparity in the US State/Federal Prison System: Past, Present, and Future” Donald B. Wallace

b. “Racism & Capitalism – Crisis & Resistance” Alan Jay Spector

c. “Representing Cuba in the 112th U.S. Congress” Anita M. Waters

d. “Racialization and Cultural Difference in the Marxist and Socialist State: The case of Bulgaria (1930s- 1970s)” Miglena S. Todorova and Jamie Arca


7.) Table 7: Health and Marxism, Presider, Ray Elling

a. “Disabilities and Marxism; Where are we?” Ray Elling

b. “Adapting Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy for Health Literacy and Patient Navigation Interventions” Craig T. Dearfield, Anthony Justin Barnum, Robin H. Pugh-Yi


8.) Table 8: Politics, Presider, Lloyd Klein

a. “Watch on the Homeland: The War on Terrorism and Surveillance of American Citizens” Lloyd Klein

b. “Terrorism as a Communicative Act” Douglas V. Porpora, Tyson Mitman, Ashley Farkas

c. “The Politics of Waterfront Redevelopment in New York City in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy” Steven Lang


9.) Table 9: Labor, Presider, Immanuel Ness

a. “Capitalist Attack on Labor and Worker Militancy: A Marxist Analysis” Immanuel Ness

b. “Outsourcing and the Exploitation of Labor” Craig D. Lair

c. “Warehouses and Distribution Centers: The Hidden Link in the Farm to Table Commodity Chain” Jason Y. Struna

d. “Capital Punishments: Towards a (Dead) Labor Theory of Violence” Jon MacKay Gobeil


10.) Table 10: Crisis, Presider, Roselyn Wallach Bologh

a. “Revolution and Sociology: Marxist Sociology in Shanghai University in China, 1922-1927” Wei Luo

b. “Overproduction, Underconsumption or Overaccumulation?: Marxist theory of Crisis” Roslyn Wallach Bologh

c. “Marx’s Theory of the Crisis and Contemporary Neoliberal and Neo-Fordist Proposals” Alessandro Bonanno


11.) Table 11: Marxist Sociology Present and Future, Presider Art Jipson

a. “Mixing Pop and Politics: Marxist Sociology Section in the Twenty-First Century” Art Jipson

b. “From Sandlot to Boardroom: Baseball as Play to Baseball as Capitalist Enterprise” Joseph G. A. Trumino, Eric Lichten

c. “Coercive Forces as Vehicles for Social Integration during Times of Economic Insecurity” Vince Montes


12.) Table 12: Cities, Presider, Fred Schiff

a. “Corporate Upper Class, Downtown Pro-Growth Coalitions and Ideological Demobilization – Capital Accumulation in Mega-Cities” Frederick Schiff

b. “Marxism and the City” Roger Salerno

c. “The Power of Neoliberalism: A case study of the Link REIT in Hong Kong,” Sophia So


13.) Table 13: Marx and the Market

a. “Sociological Market Leninism” Timothy Madigan

b. “The idea of the social in Marx” Michael E. Brown

c. “Macroeconomic Policies and Economic Democracy in Brazil under the Real” Daniel Bin

d. “The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism: Daniel Bell’s Public Household as a Resolve to Globalization” Nathaniel Thomas Chriest


14.) Table 14: Marxism and the Classroom, Presider, Ann Strahm

a. “Survival of the ‘unfit’ – Experiences of classism and others forms of oppression in U.S. education” Rocio Garcia

b. Education for Liberation – Fighting Bourgeois Ideology in Higher Education” Ann M. Strahm

c. “A Brief History of Emerging Student Movement,” Ryan W Thomson


15.) Table 15: Inequalities, Presider, Carina A. Bandhauer

a. “Oppression in Capitalist Society: Intersecting Lines or Intertwining Branches,” Alan Jay Spector

b. “Reconnecting New Forms of Inequality to their Roots,” Natalie Patricia Byfield

c. “Theorizing Transnational Class Relations and Formations,” Jeb Sprague