[Marxism] 'Women in Lead at London Marxist Conference'

John Riddell johnriddell at sympatico.ca
Sun Nov 24 14:20:13 MST 2013

Posted today at http://johnriddell.wordpress.com

Women in Lead at London Marxism Conference

The tenth annual Historical Materialism conference, held in London November
7-10, was younger and more diverse in composition than its predecessors.
Probably the world's leading gathering of Marxist theorists, the conference,
this year entitled "Making the World Working Class," welcomed 880 registered
participants to 140 sessions. 

Rooms at the conference site (University of London) were often filled to
overflowing; in one session, even a presenter sat on the floor. Almost
twenty sessions had a feminist focus, and women were more numerous and more
prominent throughout the conference than in the past. Discussion of
anti-racism was also significant and strong... 

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