Historical Materialism Conference, SOAS
Date(s) - 08/11/2013
The HM 2013 Tenth Annual Conference ‘Making the World Working Class’
Despite rising levels of class struggle – from a growing working class movement in China to the Arab uprisings and mobilisation against austerity in Southern Europe – discourses of class remain largely marginal to political debate and action. Class struggle is often recognised, namely through the language of inequality, but is being increasingly filtered, also on the left, through notions of ‘the people’ or ‘the 99%’. The tenth annual Historical Materialism aims to provide a forum for debating the descriptive and prescriptive roles that concepts of class and class struggle can have today.
See Historical Materialism website for full programme: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/conferences/annual10/HM2013Grid.pdf/view
(At previous conferences unwaged people were let in if they paid only what they could afford)