News & announcements from ASA Marxist Section members

Turn left: Revitalising Marxist scholarship in South Asia

Over the academic year 2020-21, with the world in a state of limbo owing to the COVID-19 crisis, a group of Marxist scholars and activists at the University of Toronto came together to set up a reading group. The initiative may not seem like an unusual or a remarkable [...]

By |2024-02-02T15:22:34-05:00Feb 2, 2024|

Deindustrialization, social disintegration, and health

Around seven million Eastern Europeans died prematurely as former socialist economies transitioned to capitalism. To better understand this health crisis, we combine insights from Marx and Durkheim and present a novel theory on deindustrialization, social disintegration, and health. We substantiate this framework by analyzing 82 interviews with workers in deindustrialized [...]

By , |2022-04-21T15:55:45-04:00Apr 21, 2022|

Message from the Chair Regarding the 2021 ASA Virtual Meetings

Message From the Chair Regarding Marxist Section events at the 2021 ASA Virtual Meetings:  Dear Colleagues, I look forward to seeing many of you this coming weekend and next week at the virtual ASA annual meetings. We have two fantastic section panels this year, a wonderful set of round tables, [...]

By |2021-08-18T19:59:16-04:00Aug 2, 2021|

Spatial Planning and Marxism

From a left perspective, current capitalist crises need to be solved through devaluation of old fossil and capitalist landscapes, and new landscapes and new spaces for housing, leisure, work, transportation, production and agriculture need to be produced. Considering how dependent our current cities, countries, and global infrastructure are on capital [...]

By |2021-03-24T10:17:14-04:00Mar 24, 2021|

Announcement: New International Labour and Logistics Research Network

The newly established International Labour and Logistics Research Network invites all scholars, researchers, labour activists, and organisers interested in collaborating with others on critical global research on contemporary labour issues facing logistics workers, unions, and the international labour movement, to join this new exciting research project, hosted by the Centre for Decent Work at [...]

By |2021-03-03T07:58:14-05:00Mar 3, 2021|

Marxist Sociology Section Election Results

It is our pleasure to announce the winners of the ASA Marxist Sociology section elections (2020). They are: Chair-Elect: Michael McCarthy, Marquette University Secretary: Leslie C. Gates, SUNY Binghamton Treasurer: Lorna Zukas, National University Council Members: Gretchen Purser (Syracuse University) and Atef Said (University of Illinois at Chicago)

By |2020-06-13T11:30:09-04:00Jun 13, 2020|

Announcing the Marxist Sociology Section Award Winners

It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of the Marxist Sociology Section Awards! The Winner of the Albert Szymanski-T.R. Young Marxist Sociology Graduate Student Paper is  David B, Feldman, for his article, “Beyond the Border Spectacle: Global Capital, Migrant Labor, and the Specter of Liminal Legality,” published [...]

By |2020-05-15T17:11:01-04:00May 15, 2020|

2019 Marxist Section election results & award winners

Please join us in congratulating our distinguished section members who have been elected this year to serve in various positions as listed below: Chair-Elect: Dr. Hannah Holleman, Amherst College Council Member: Dr. Daniel Auerbach, University of Utah Council Member: Dr. Michael McCarthy, Marquette University Student Representative: Ms. Karen Xuan Zhang [...]

By |2019-07-16T16:02:06-04:00Jul 16, 2019|
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