Final RETHINKING MARXISM Conference Schedule

Richard Wolff rwolff at minerva.cis.yale.edu
Tue Apr 4 12:14:49 MDT 1995


A Reminder about this Conference.

We would appreciate your forwarding this announcement to anyone
who might be interested in attending. Please note that the Conference is
entirely open to the public and free of charge.

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                    CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT!

            MARXISM AND THE POLITICS OF ANTIESSENTIALISM

Hosted by RETHINKING MARXISM

When: April 21 and 22, 1995.

Where: Campus Center, University of Massachusetts--Amherst
	Open to the public free of charge.

Contact person: For more information, e-mail
vanderve at econs.umass.edu or call Rick Wolff at (413) 545-
6351.



CONFERENCE SCHEDULE


Friday, April 21, 1:00-3:00 p.m.


GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE INFORMAL SECTOR  Campus Center
904-08

Chair and discussant:

Shelley Feldman, Development Sociology, Cornell University

Presenters:

S. Charusheela, Dept. of Economics, UMass-Amherst
"Gender and Finance in Informal Sector Households"

Usha Rao Banerjee, Dept. of Anthropology, UMass-Amherst
"Changing Images of the Informal Sector in Development
Discourse"

Marjolein Van Der Veen, Dept. of Economics, UMass-Amherst
"Hustling in the Global Economy: Sex and the Informal
Sector"


CULTURAL PRACTICE, CULTURAL RESISTANCE Campus Center 917

Chair:

Susan Jahoda, Dept. of Art, UMass-Amherst

Presenters:

Susan Minnich, Artist
"How Does Your Garden Grow? A Regional Activist Artist's
Perspective"

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Robert Blake, International Center of Photography, New York
"Got It: Getting It: Giving It Up"

Danielle Abrams and Sarah Brown, San Francisco-based
Performance Artists
"Sonny"


Friday, April 21, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

STRATEGIC ANTIESSENTIALISM: THE POLITICS OF POSTMODERN
IDENTITY Campus Center 917

Chair:

Sut Jhally, Dept. of Communication, UMass-Amherst

Presenters:

Katherine Gibson, Centre for Women's Studies, Monash
University
"Beyond Patriarchy and Capitalism: Rethinking Political
Subjectivity"

David Mertz, Dept. of Philosophy, UMass-Amherst
"Cyborg Bodies from Haraway through Bataille (or, Two Ways
to Lose a Self)"

HYBRIDAXE
Susan Jahoda/Robert Blake
"Changing the Subject"



WHAT COMES AFTER DEVELOPMENT? Campus Center 904-08

Chair and discussant:

Satyananda Gabriel, Dept. of Economics, Mt. Holyoke College

Presenters:

Arturo Escobar, Dept. of Anthropology, UMass-Amherst
"After Development: Identity and Constructions of Nature in
Tropical Rainforest Areas"

David Ruccio, Dept. of Economics, University of Notre Dame;
Serap Kayatekin, School of Business and Economic Studies,
University of Leeds; Julie Graham, Dept. of Geology and
Geography, UMass-Amherst
"After Development: Renegotiating the Role of Class"



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Friday 5:30-6:30
CASH BAR, Campus Center 904-08

Saturday, April 22, 10-11:30 a.m.

DERRIDA/MARX Campus Center 904-08

Chair and discussant:

Stephen Cullenberg, Dept. of Economics, UC-Riverside

Presenters:

Andrew Parker, Dept. of English and Dept. of Women's and
Gender Studies, Amherst College
"Derrida's Marx: The State of the Debt"

Julie Graham, Center for the Critical Analysis of
Contemporary Culture, Rutgers University; Dept. of Geology
and Geography, Umass-Amherst
"Ghosts"



CLASS ANALYTICS MEETS THE FAMILY Campus Center 917

Chair and discussant:

Rick Wolff, Dept. of Economics, UMass-Amherst

Presenters:

Harriet Fraad, Psychotherapist
"Motherhood, Apple Pie, and Class Exploitation: Marxism
Meets the Kids"

Jenny Cameron, Dept. of Geography and Environmental Science,
Monash University
"Ironing Out Family Structures: Class and Power in the
Household"



Saturday, April 22, 1:00-3:00 p.m.


QUEER THEORY/REPRODUCING PUBLICS Campus Center 917

Chair and discussant:

Jack Amariglio, Dept. of Economics, Merrimack College

Presenters:


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Michael  Moon, Dept. of English, Duke University
"Semipublics"

Michael Warner, Dept. of English, Rutgers University
"Repro Culture"

Cindy Patton, Dept. of Communications, Temple University
"God's Space, Queer Space: Counting Down to the Apocalypse"


GLOBALIZATION, COMMUNITY AND POLITICAL ACTION Campus Center
904-08

Chair and discussant:

Carmen Diana Deere, Dept. of Economics, Umass-Amherst

Panelists:

Stephen Cullenberg, Dept. of Economics, UC-Riverside
"Global (Dis)order and the New Internationalism"

George DeMartino, Graduate School of International Studies,
University of Denver
"Anti-essentialism Against Relativism: The Case of Global
Economic Integration"

Fred Curtis, Dept. of Economics, Drew University
"The Economics of Community, Place and Land: Wendell Berry
and the Alternative Critique of Capitalism"



Saturday, April 22, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

ACTS OF EXCLUSION: FEMINISTS EXAMINE ECONOMICS Campus Center
917

Chair and discussant:

Rob Garnett, Dept. of Economics, Denison University

Presenters:

Cecilia Rio, Dept. of Economics, UMass-Amherst
"You Can't Have Your Cake and Eat It Too"

Ulla Grapard, Dept. of Economics, Colgate University
"A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words"

Suzanne Bergeron, Dept. of Economics, Ohio Northern
University; Bruce Pietrykowski, Dept. of Economics,
University of Michigan-Dearborn
"Can There be a Genre in Economics?"

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OUTSIDE/IN: IDEOLOGIES OF HOMELESSNESS Campus Center 904-08

Moderator:

Ellen Pader, Regional Planning Program, Umass-Amherst

Presenters:

Martha Rosler, Dept. of Art, Rutgers University
"If We Still Lived Here..."

Vin Callo, Dept. of Anthropology, UMass-Amherst
"Economic Change, Hegemony and Homelessness: Exploring the
Link Between Ideology and Public Policy"

Saturday 5:30-6:30
CASH BAR, Campus Center 904-08

Saturday, April 22, 8:00-10:00 p.m.
Mahar 108

PLENARY SESSION

MICHAEL ERIC DYSON, Dept. of Communication Studies,
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
"Material Witness: Race, Identity, Language and Politics"


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