Capital against Capitalism Conference: Provisional Timetable

SATURDAY JUNE 25

CENTRAL SYDNEY

9.00 – 9.15

Welcome

9.15 – 10.45

Plenary 1 – AUSTRALIAN LABORISM Speaker: Rick Kuhn Respondents: Geoffrey Robinson and Tad Tietze


10.45 – 11.00

Short morning tea

11 – 12.30

Workshop 1A – MARXISM AND THEOLOGY Roland Boer: ‘The Religion of Everyday Life’: Capital as Fetish Tamara Prosic: Orthodox Christian Theology and Social Change Remy Low: Religion and Revolutionary Praxis: Theologies of liberation in retrospect and prospect

Workshop 1B – READING CAPITAL IN OUR OWN TIME Tom Barnes: From ‘surplus populations’ to informal labour: Is Capital relevant to class formation in the Global South? Paul Rubner: Deciphering the Dialectic in Marx’s Capital Mike Beggs: Zombie Marx and modern economics

12.30 – 1.15

Lunch

1.15 – 2.15

Workshop 2A – SOCIAL CHANGE Jess Gerrard: Hegemony, Class and Culture John Pardy: Patterns of schooling in Australia: Toward a historically materialist explanation.

Workshop 2B – TALKING REVOLUTION Mark Steven: The Silliest Insurrection: On Marxism and the Marx Brothers David Lockwood: Marxism and the Bourgeois Revolution

2.15 – 3.45

Workshop 3A – MARXISM AND LAW Jess Whyte: Leaving the ‘Eden of the innate rights of man’: Marx’s Critique of Rights Richard Bailey: Strategy, rupture, rights: law and resistance in Australian immigration detention David McInerney: To read and speak the law: Althusser on Montesquieu

Workshop 3B – ACCUMULATION OF VALUE Marcus Banks: How does workfare produce value? Humphrey McQueen: Labour time Ben Reid: Is there Australian Exceptionalism? Scenarios for capital accumulation and crises after the second great contraction

3.45 – 4.15

Afternoon tea

4.15 – 5.15

Plenary 2 – MARX’S CAPITAL Speaker: Nicole Pepperell Respondent: Dave Eden

5.15 – 5.20

Wrap up

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