Marx Now! 2019: Power — Conflicts and Contradictions
Forms of power pervades all spheres of life, including the university. Yet where there is power, there is also the possibility of subversion. To explore different concepts of power and subversion, the Danish Society for Marxist Studies would like to invite you to our annual conference, Marx Now! at the Danish School of Education (DPU) in Copenhagen, 4–5 October 2019. The purpose of the conference is in part to strengthen the critical research traditions at universities, to identify gaps and blind spots and to bring together researchers from disparate fields. We invite those inside and outside of the academy to join us in this endeavor and urge potential contributors to translate the broadly formulated theme into their own areas of research.
The overarching theme of the 2019 conference will be Power: Conflicts and Contradictions. Power is contradictory. It suppresses, directs, conducts, registers and standardise. The power of capital relies on and reproduces a wide array of social contradictions and antagonisms relating to class, gender, race, sexuality, body forms, culture, nationality, etc. That domination and exploitation historically have gone hand in hand seems beyond questioning, so instead we will ask how and through which mechanisms the two have been linked. How can we best understand the ways in which capital has produced or reshaped and utilized identity markers as class, race and gender? Continue reading “Call for Papers: Marx Now! 2019”