News & announcements from ASA Marxist Section members

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|

Maryville College – Faculty Vacancy – Tenure-Track Sociology

ANNOUNCEMENT OF FACULTY VACANCY Assistant Professor of Sociology (Tenure-track) The Division of Social Sciences at Maryville College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology position beginning in August 2019. Candidates are expected to have research and teaching strengths in social scientific methods, including both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Preference is given [...]

By |2018-11-13T12:49:57-05:00Nov 13, 2018|

The Formation of Workers’ Councils in the Abode of the Islamic Republic’s Chicago Boys and the Striving of Democracy Promoter Vultures in Iran

Soheil Asefi, a section member writes about the rise of neo-liberal ideology in worker and student councils in Iran. Check out their article below! https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/10/31/the-formation-of-workers-councils-in-the-abode-of-the-islamic-republics-chicago-boys-and-the-striving-of-democracy-promoter-vultures-in-iran/

By |2018-11-13T12:48:15-05:00Nov 13, 2018|

Marxist Sociology Blog relaunch: Theory, research, politics

We are delighted to announce a relaunch of the Marxist Sociology Blog! The blog – which now has a new editorial team – is a public sociology blog aimed at publishing Marxist theory, research, commentary and debate for a general public audience. We will be regularly publishing short articles (around 1,000 words each) in accessible language with minimal academic jargon. We aim to bring you short articles summarizing cutting-edge research and theory from Marxist scholars. We also provide a forum for debate among Marxists and those who wish to engage Marxism. Much of the work published here will be commissioned by our editorial team, but we will consider publishing unsolicited articles.

By |2018-10-08T08:52:58-04:00Oct 8, 2018|

ASA 2018 Marxist Section sessions

The Marxist Section hosts three sessions and a Business Meeting at the 2018 ASA meeting in Philadelphia. The sessions include "Open Topic on Marxist Sociology," "Capitalism and Its Crises: Economic, Political, Ecological," and Roundtables.

By |2018-07-16T12:45:13-04:00Jul 16, 2018|

2016 Elections: The Political Process as a Mechanism of Control

This article examines the US political process and the duopoly party system within a vast array of state strategies and elite manipulation. It contends that analyses of the political process as a real engine of change and that significant differences within the two-party system are flawed because they do not account that they serve as mechanisms for how power and dominance in maintained and reproduced.

By |2018-07-16T12:57:17-04:00Jun 8, 2018|