Kevin B. Anderson

Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Historical Materialism 2010 Conference

Date: Friday May 14, 2010
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Keele campus, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario

The conference will take place against the backdrop of a profound destabilization of global capitalism alongside significant challenges for labour and social movements. Imperialist wars abound and culture has been drawn into the service of empire. Robust theorizations and critical innovations are needed.

Plenary Sessions

Thursday, May 13, 5-7 PM

Global Crisis, Working Class Households and Migrant Labour

With Johanna Brenner, Aziz Choudry and David McNally

Friday, May 14, 5:30-7 PM

Is Marxism a Theodicy?

Lecture by Terry Eagleton, with responses by Crystal Bartolovich and Peter Thomas

Saturday, May 15, 3:30 – 5 PM

Conjoint Plenaries:

  1. Historical Materialism and the work of Dorothy Smith
  2. Global Justice Struggles Today

Saturday, May 15, 5:30 – 7 PM

Marxism and the Global South: With Vijay Prashad and Kevin Anderson and response by Himani Bannerji

Sunday, May 16, 2-3:30 PM

Capitalism, Race and Colonialism: With Andrea Smith, David Roediger and Elizabeth Esch


Keele campus

York University

4700 Keele Street

Toronto, Ontario

Canada, M3J 1P3