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Heterodox Socialism: Michael Brie, Jean-Numa Ducange, Kieran Durkin

Sat, February 13, 2021 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

$7 – $21


presentations and discussion with MICHAEL BRIE, JEAN-NUMA DUCANGE and KIERAN DURKIN

This presentation taking place in New York City at 1:30 to 3:30 PM is taking place at 6:30 to 9:30 PM (GMT)

On the basis of new publications of her Polish works and more, in Rosa Luxemburg: A Revolutionary Marxist at the Limits of Marxism, Luxemburg’s strategic approaches are located in an Eastern European context. Michael Brie will present on how the authors discuss Luxemburg’s unique analyses of the first experiments in socialist participation in government, of the first Russian revolution and of the forms of accumulation of capital to outline the foundations of her novel understanding of both democratic-socialist revolution and of a society that would point beyond social democracy as well as Bolshevism – a vision that will gain new significance in the twenty first century.

Jules Guesde represents the first book-length study of the French socialist leader translated into the English language. Jean-Numa Ducange’s scholarly biography of Guesde seeks to put his record on proper historical footing, closely analysing both archival sources and accounts by his contemporaries. The book begins with his early life and the mark left on him by the Paris Commune and exile. The book concludes with an examination of Guesde’s contested legacy.

Raya Dunayevskaya’s Intersectional Marxism brings to life her writings on state capitalism (part of her socio-economic critique of Stalinism, fascism, and the welfare state), to her writings on Rosa Luxemburg, Black and women’s liberation, and labor, we are offered indispensable resources for navigating the perils of sexism, racism, capitalism, and authoritarianism. This collection of essays, from a diverse group of writers, brings to life Dunayevskaya’s important contributions. Dunayevskaya’s Marxist-Humanism is recovered for the twenty-first century and turned, as it was with Dunayevskaya herself, to face the multiple alienations and de-humanizations of social life.

MICHAEL BRIE is Head of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in Berlin, Germany. Recent books include Rediscovering Lenin: Dialectics of Revolution and Metaphysics of Domination (2019) and Karl Polanyi in Dialogue: A Socialist Thinker of Our Times (2017).

JEAN-NUMA DUCANGE is Professor at Rouen University and member of Institut Universitaire de France. He is the co-director of the French journal Actuel Marx (PUF) and Austriaca (PURH), and one of the best scholars about the history of socialism (France, Germany, Austria).

KIERAN DURKIN is Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow at University of York, UK and has been a Visiting Scholar at University of California Santa Barbara, where he studied the Humanist Marxist tradition. He is author of The Radical Humanism of Erich Fromm (2014) and Erich Fromm’s Critical Theory (co-edited with Joan Braune, 2020).

This is the Part One in a three part winter spring series on Marx, Engels, Marxisms, a large collection of important works by Marxists from all over the world.

Marx, Engels, Marxisms: The Marx renaissance is underway on a global scale. Wherever the critique of capitalism re-emerges, there is an intellectual and political demand for new, critical engagements with Marxism. MARX, ENGELS, AND MARXISMS (edited by Marcello Musto & Terrell Carver, with Babak Amini, Francesca Antonini, Paula Rauhala & Kohei Saito as Assistant Editors) is a peer-reviewed series. It is broad — comprised of monographs, edited volumes, critical editions, reprints of old texts, as well as translations of books already published in other languages. These volumes come from a wide range of political perspectives, subject matters, academic disciplines and geographical areas, producing an eclectic and informative collection that appeals to a diverse and international audience. Main areas of focus include: the oeuvre of Marx and Engels, Marxist authors and traditions of the 19th and 20th centuries, labor and social movements, Marxist analyses of contemporary issues, and the reception of Marxism in the world.

for information on the entire series: https://www.palgrave.com/gp/series/14812

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