Critical Sociology

Brill Book Series

Studies in Critical Social Sciences

Haymarket Paperbacks

Haymarket Paperbacks of the Studies in Critical Social Sciences
student discount available

Association for Critical Sociology


Radical Americas
Institute of the Americas, University College London, 28-29 January 2013

Left Forum
Pace University, New York City June 7-9, 2013

Society for the Study of Social Problems
"Re-imagining Social Problems: Beyond Social Constructionism" Westin Hotel, New York, 9-11 August 2013

European Sociology Association
"Crisis, Critiqu and Change" University of Turin, 24-28 August 2013

North American Labor History
"Geographies of Labor" Wayne State University, Detroit, 24-26 October 2013






CfP: Geographies of Labor Wayne State University, 24-26 October 2013
The Program Committee of the North American Labor History Conference invites proposals for sessions, papers, and roundtables on "Geographies of Labor" for our thirty-fifth annual meeting. Submissions of proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables should include a one paragraph abstract and a brief biographical statement per each participant by March 29, 2013 to Fran Shor,

New Studies in Critical Social Science, Haymarket Paperbacks at Student Discounts
New paperbacks from Haymarket are available: Entropy of Capital, Age of Knowledge, Neoliberalism and National Culture, and Labor Regime Change. Flyers for course adoption and information about student discount pricing of these titles can be found on the Association for Critical Sociology web site.

The Left Forum has new dates: June 7-9, 2013 Pace University, New York City
Left Forum has a new date: After almost a decade of spring conferences and growth, Left Forum is moving from spring to early summer, June 7th - 9th. The location remains the same, Pace University, next to City Hall Park, New York City. Why the date changed: Coming each year during Spring Break weekend, this year's break fell on Easter. The challenges of organizing the conference on Easter Sunday plus the opportunity to accommodate the growth of this unique global convergence helped inspire the move. Highlights of the move: The new date will enable panels and events to be organized through the spring semester cycle making it easier on panelists and attendees alike.This will make for a richer intellectual and activist conference experience. What to expect: Please check back at, for updates on the conference theme, plenary speaker announcements, panel and workshop descriptions, panel proposals, early registration and more.

Progressive and Radical Educational Opportunities for Advanced Degrees
The Association for Critical Sociology web site now lists programs where a student may receive a graduate education where Marx, feminist scholarship, critical race theory and more will find a friendly reception. If you know of additional programs that should appear on this list, please send a note to David Fasenfest, Editor at

CfP: Rethinking Marxism 2013--Surplus, Solidarity, Sufficiency, UMass, Amherst, 19-22 September 2013
In 2013, 5 years into the greatest economic and social depression since the Great Depression, and 4 years after the last international conference convened, we want to invite participants to explore and interrogate three keywords: SURPLUS, SOLIDARITY and SUFFICIENCY. We find these keywords to be particularly useful in critically engaging with our historical conjuncture from different perspectives. Needless to say, fellow participants who would like to bring in other concerns, other concepts, other debates and engagements into the mix should definitely feel free to do so. Our international conferences have always functioned as pluralistic and open platforms that represent the vast richness of the Marxian tradition. When we propose these keywords, we only intend them as possible provocations for scrutiny and invitations for engagement. The deadline for proposals is 1 July 2013

New Journal: Critical Research on Religion
This is a peer-reviewed, international journal focusing on the development of a critical theoretical framework and its application to research on religion. It provides a common venue for those engaging in critical analysis in theology and religious studies, as well as for those who critically study religion in the other social sciences and humanities such as philosophy, sociology, anthropology, psychology, history, and literature. See the link for more information about the journal, and instructions on submitting your article. First issue to be published April 2013

Communism, A New Beginning?
Video from Verso's Communism, A New Beginning? conference from back in October in the debut of our incredibly novel YouTube page. It's an interesting look back to a weekend of what was the first month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street; around when Etienne Balibar spoke on "Communism as Commitment, Imagination, and Politics," peaceful protesters just uptown at Times Square were arrested and en route to Central Booking. See all eleven and a half hours.

Envisioning a Post-Capitalist Order
The Post-Capitalist Project is a cooperative, nonsectarian venture of left journals, popular education centers, and electronic media. Our goal is to make easily available the wide range of new programs, experiments, and theories analyzing the transition beyond capitalism toward a socialist future, recognizing that "socialism" is a protean concept encompassing many different historical experiences and future possibilities.

Animus Arts Collective
The Animus Arts Collective creates large scale, multimedia, participatory artworks. From public art installations to climbable sculptures and interactive experiential theater, Animus has spent the past four years creating a diverse and distinct portfolio of high impact art. Each unique project, elegant and thought-provoking, attempts to engage the viewer in new and interesting ways.

Democracy at Work
Here we aim to provide you with resources to inspire, inform, advise, and sustain a social movement for economic democracy, and in particular, to support WSDEs, or Workers' Self-Directed Enterprises, enterprises in which all the workers who collaborate to produce its outputs also serve together, collectively, as its board of directors. Each worker in any WSDE thus has two job descriptions: (1) a particular task in the enterprise's division of labor, and (2) full, equal, and democratic participation in the directorial decisions about what, how and where to produce and how to use the enterprise's surplus or profits. Simply put, in place of a capitalist production organization assigning directorial decisions to a small minority - major shareholders and boards of directors - WSDEs institutionalize democracy at work as a central principle of production and thus a new foundation for the economy and society.

Critical Sociology is looking for scholars to utilize the extensive collections of articles on radical and critical scholarship published over the past 40 years. These Critical Reflections are designed to facilitate the dissemination of research on a variety of topics by creating a "state of the discipline" overview linked to clusters of previously published articles from the pages of this journal. These will then be organized into easily downloaded collections made available on the SAGE journal webpage. For more information, please follow the link above, or contact David Fasenfest, Editor at

Critical Sociology is Looking for Review Essays
The journal's book review section will now begin focusing on publishing more comprehensive review essays. Such essays of approximately 5,000 words in length generally examine three to four books of a similar topic through a scholarly lens. Follow the link above for more information.

Envisoning a Post-Capitalist Order
The Post-Capitalist Project is a cooperative, nonsectarian venture of left journals, popular education centers, and electronic media. Our goal is to make easily available the wide range of new programs, experiments, and theories analyzing the transition beyond capitalism toward a socialist future, recognizing that "socialism" is a protean concept encompassing many different historical experiences and future possibilities.

Synkrisis, a new outlet of The Association for Critical Sociology
Sýnkrisis is the open access, hyper-reviewed, digital publication of the Association for Critical Sociology. Sýnkrisis is uniquely positioned to add breadth and depth to the Critical Sociology universe. Where the book series and journal offer large and medium formats for traditional print scholarship, Sýnkrisis adds a missing dimension: a scholarly format for authors interested in reaching the largest possible audience by tearing down the impediments created by subscriptions, passwords, and money. Sýnkrisis is ideal for experimental or unconventional works, for pieces too short or too long for traditional print outlets, projects involving photos, audio, video, and hyperlinks, as well as works in progress that will benefit from the dynamic and continuous (hyper-reviewed) potential opened up by digital technology. Sýnkrisis is limited only by the scholar's own imagination. For more information, please contact Mark Worrell, Editor at

Posters from the Occupy Movement
See what people are producting to represent the Occupy Movement around the country, dealing with economic injustice and all its consequences. You can submit your contribution to this effort.




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