The Marxist Sociology Blog is a production of the Marxist Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association. It publishes short articles of theory, research and commentary from Marxists of all theoretical schools and academic disciplines. We conceive of marxist sociology in the broadest sense, spanning modern disciplines and covering economy, politics, culture, history.
The blog also hosts resources for ASA Marxist Section members, including news & announcements, lists of journals that publish Marxist scholarship, resources for education and pedagogy, and links to related websites.
Officers and Committees of the Section are listed below.
Chair: Allison Hurst, Oregon State University (2019-2020)
Chair-Elect: Hannah Holleman, Amherst College
Past Chair: Tarique Niazi, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Secretary-Treasurer: Paul Prew, Minnesota State University-Mankato (2017-2020)
Student Representative: Karen Xuan Zhang (2019-2021)
Charles Pinderhughes, Essex County College (2017-2020)
Michael Sukhov, Pacifica Radio (2017-2020)
Crystal Jackson, John Jay College-City University of New York (2018-2021)
Lorna Zukas, National University (2018-2021)
Daniel Auerbach, University of Utah (2019-2022)
Michael McCarthy, Marquette University (2019-2022)
David Arditi (Chair)
Paul Prew (Chair)
Media and Communications
See the Blog Editorial Team page.
Ad Hoc Committees
If you have any suggestions or recommendations about the reception in San Francisco, or you would like to volunteer your service at the conference site, please contact any member of the committee!
Paul Prew (Chair)
Lifetime Achievement Committee
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes distinguished career achievement in Marxist sociology. Nominators should send a letter stating the case for the nominee winning the award and attach a copy of the nominee’s vitae. The award is for a body of work of sociological importance in the area of Marxist theory and research. The deadline for nominations is February 28, 2020. Please send inquiries and final nomination materials to the chair to Beth Redbird (email@example.com). According to ASA guidelines, nominees must be members of the American Sociological Association.
Lifetime Achievement Committee for 2020:
Beth Redbird firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristin Plys email@example.com
Charles Thorpe firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Sweezy Marxist Sociology Book Award
The Sweezy Book Award goes to the author(s) of the best book published in the past wo years in the area of Marxist theory and research. The committee will select the book that best demonstrates the most thoughtful, competent, or innovative analysis of a theoretical, empirical, or activist issue(s) that is germane to Marxism, Marxist sociology, and Marxist praxis. Nominations are being sought for books that were published in 2018 or 2019. Nomination, by email, should include standard bibliographic information about the work and a brief comment on its merits. A copy of the book must be sent to each of the committee members. The deadline for receipt of all material is February 15, 2020. The address for each committee member is given below. The chair for 2020 is Scott G. McNall (email@example.com). ASA guidelines require that all nominees be members of the American Sociological Association.
The Paul Sweezy Marxist Sociology Book Award Committee for 2020 is below. Make sure to mail a copy of the book to each committee member.
- Scott G. McNall, 7405 Old Grant Creek Road, Missoula, Montana 59808. Scott.firstname.lastname@example.org
- J.I. Hans Bakker, 169 London Road, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1H2CH. email@example.com
- Michael Joseph Francisconi, 710 S. Atlantic Street, Box 2, Dillon, Montana 59725. Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Gretchen W. Purser, 400 Eggers Hall, Maxwell School of Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 13244-1090. email@example.com.
Outstanding Marxist Sociology Article Award
The Outstanding Marxist Sociology Article Award goes to the author(s) of the best article published in the past two years in the area of Marxist theory and research. The Committee will select the article that best demonstrates the most thoughtful, competent, or innovative analysis of a theoretical, empirical, or activist issue(s) that is germane to Marxism, Marxist Sociology, and Marxist Praxis. The Committee would like to encourage submissions incorporating an intersectional analytic approach and/or integrative theoretical framework to the study of conflict, class, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and/or citizenship status as these approaches are currently underrepresented in our section award history.
Please send nominations to co-chairs Crystal Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Barb Brents, (email@example.com). Nominations should include an attached document with brief comment on the merits of the published article (2018 or 2019) and a .pdf copy of the article. The deadline for receipt of all materials is February 28, 2020. According to ASA guidelines, nominees must be members of the American Sociological Association. Nominees should also be members of the Marxist Sociology Section.
The Outstanding Marxist Sociology Article Award Committee for 2020:
Marxist Sociology Praxis Award
The Marxist Sociology Praxis Award recognizes outstanding integration of theory and practice in the achievement of social change by an individual and/or an organization. Practice may involve (but is not limited to) activism, organizing, and/or outreach to encourage/facilitate social change. Nominations should include a letter (by email to all committee members) stating the case for the nominee for the award and supporting materials:
• For individuals nominated: vitae
• For organizations nominated: organization portfolio (e.g., mission statement, past/present campaigns, and programs)
• For individuals and organizations nominated: supporting materials, such as news articles, reference letters.
The deadline for receipt of all materials is February 28, 2020. The chair in 2020 is Vince Montes (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Marxist Sociology Praxis Award Committee for 2020:
Vince Montes email@example.com
Ilaria Riccioni Ilaria.firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeffrey Halley email@example.com
Albert Szymanski-T.R. Young Marxist Sociology Graduate Student Paper Award
The Albert Szymanski-T.R. Young/Critical Sociology Marxist Sociology Graduate Student Paper Award is presented to the author(s) of the best graduate student paper. The competition is open to papers written or published (online or in print) during the period January 2017 to December 2019. Papers should be roughly 25 pages in length, not including tables, figures, charts, or references. The committee will accept sole-authored and multiple-authored papers as long as the applicant is lead or senior author. No student-faculty collaborations can be accepted. The committee will select the paper that demonstrates the most thoughtful, competent, or innovative analysis of a theoretical, empirical, or activist issue(s) that is germane to Marxism, Marxist Sociology, and Marxist Praxis. The prize for the winner will be $500 ($250 from the Marxist Sociology section and $250 from Critical Sociology, which underwrites the award). The deadline for submissions is February 29, 2020. All submissions must be received electronically. All questions should be sent to the chair of the committee (Jason C. Mueller: firstname.lastname@example.org). All papers should be sent to the entire committee. According to ASA guidelines, nominees must be members of the American Sociological Association.
Albert Szymanski-T.R. Young/Critical Sociology Marxist Sociology Graduate Student Paper Award Committee for 2020: