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Publication: Murphy on A Model of Abjection in Power Relations

Examination of the limit serves as a powerful tool for revealing the hidden characteristics of concepts, and also their relationship with other concepts. This article follows the processes of sovereign exceptionalism from Marx to the capitalist estrangement of labour from Marx to their limit figures. The paper builds on comparisons between the proletarian and the homo sacer; however, the focal point is not on the figures themselves, but their importance in understanding the effect of biopolitics on power relations. Building on the concept of pouvoir constituant as discussed by Carl Schmitt, this paper addresses the ways in which different types of constituent power form structures that can then be used against the constituents themselves. The limit figures suggest a process of abjection is co-created in the establishment of power structures, and that overcoming this process requires a conscious dis-agreement with the politics of policing.

By |2018-07-16T13:09:43-04:00Feb 20, 2017|

Publication: Murphy on a Marxist Critique of Soccer in Sub-Saharan Africa

Attempts to critique and problematize the inequalities embedded in international sporting codes fall short in their failure to integrate the Marxist discussion of capitalist imperialism. This paper brings into conversation current scholarship on soccer in Africa with the works of Lenin on Imperialism and emerging discussions on nonterritorial imperialism. By examining both historical and structural perspectives on the imperialist use of soccer in Africa, visibility comes to the inequalities within international sport and also the theoretical formation of capitalist imperialism.

By |2018-07-16T13:10:02-04:00Feb 20, 2017|

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: http://www.asanet.org/sites/default/files/17pgm_call_for_papers.pdf Below are the Marxist Sociology section sessions as they are listed in the CFP: Section on Marxist Sociology Marxist Sociology in the [...]

By |2018-06-08T12:25:39-04:00Nov 20, 2016|

Marxist Sociology Section Awards 2017

MARXIST SOCIOLOGY AWARDS COMMITTEES AND ANNOUNCEMENT 2017 Marxist Sociology Lifetime Achievement Award The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes distinguished career achievement in Marxist sociology. Nominators should send all committee members a letter stating the case for the nominee winning the award and attach a copy of the nominee’s vitae. The award [...]

By |2018-06-08T12:25:39-04:00Nov 6, 2016|

Section Awards for 2016

Join with us in congratulating the winners of our section awards!   ASA MARXIST SOCIOLOGY SECTION AWARDS 2016   Marxist Sociology Lifetime Achievement Award (Co-winners):   David Fasenfest   Scott McNall   Howard Waitzkin   Paul Sweezy Marxist Sociology Book Award:   Wendy Matsumura, The Limits of Okinawa   Outstanding [...]

By |2018-06-08T11:29:07-04:00Aug 7, 2016|

Enough!

Enough! Somewhere, somewhere perhaps in the desert of Iraq, or perhaps in Palestine or the Afghan hills, amidst the cacophony of shells, the reek of boiled-off flesh, somewhere, a voice awakens ...

By |2018-10-08T07:20:05-04:00Aug 7, 2016|

We

Seemingly helpless in a democracy beyond repair, on a world brewing the floods, droughts and endless wanderings of a vengeful planet, I live as a godless Jew in an age when the leaders of Judaism spit the fires of Uzis and smart bombs like the bowels of Ba’al in eras past ...

By |2018-10-08T07:21:51-04:00Aug 6, 2016|
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