Final RETHINKING MARXISM Conference Schedule

Richard Wolff rwolff at minerva.cis.yale.edu
Fri Mar 17 13:25:42 MST 1995



                    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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