Events Calendar
Jun 5
14:00 - 18:00
Symposium to celebrate Karl Marx's 200th birthday
SSPSSR Social Theory Cluster event

Guest speakers will be presenting papers addressed to a series of issues concerned with the contemporary relevance of Karl Marx's thought and politics. We will consider Marx's importance for understanding the dynamics and  experience of capitalism in the  twenty-first century, the social impacts of the so-called 'fourth industrial revolution' and how we might venture to discern the possible futures (economic, social and political) that lie before us.

We have gathered speakers to represent a range of generational experiences and perspectives. These include David McLellan (influential British Scholar of Karl Marx and Marxism), William Outhwaite (critical theorist specialising in the study of Europe and European politics), Gerard Delanty (social theorist specialising in the study of capitalism, cosmopolitanism and sociology of Europe), Melis Menent (recently completed PhD student from University of Sussex specialising in study of constitutional patriotism and Habermasian social theory) and Carl Hughes (just starting a PhD at the University of Liverpool and working with Alan Southern on the relevance of Marx for assessing social conditions in the wake of the fourth industrial revolution).

All the presentations will be linked to articles for a special issue of the Journal of Classical Sociology.


To register please email Iain Wilkinson


Location

Third floor common room,
Cornwallis East,
University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent,
CT2 7NF
United Kingdom
Map

Details

Open to all, but please register,

Free



Contact: Iain Wilkinson
E: i.m.wilkinson@kent.ac.uk
School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

 

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