Friday, January 16, 2015

theory of capital as power: call for papers


bnarchives |  The theory of capital as power (CasP) offers a radical alternative to mainstream and Marxist theories of capitalism. It argues that capital symbolizes and quantifies not utility or labour but organized power writ large, and that capitalism is best understood and challenged not as a mode of consumption and production, but as a mode of power. Over the past decade, the Forum on Capital as Power has organized many lectures, speaker series and conferences. Our most recent international gatherings include "Capitalizing Power: The Qualities and Quantities of Accumulation” (2012), "The Capitalist Mode of Power: Past, Present and Future" (2011), and "Crisis of Capital, Crisis of Theory" (2010). The 2015 conference seeks to broaden the vista. We are looking for papers that extend and deepen CasP research, compare CasP with other approaches and critique CasP’s methods and findings. Articles could be general or specific, theoretical or empirical, analytical or historical. The conference is open to everyone, with submissions vetted entirely on merit. We accept applications from established and new researchers, in and outside academia. However, we are particularly interested in submissions from young researchers of all ages, including MA and PhD students, private and public employees and free spirits. If you have an interest in the subject and something important – or potentially important – to say, please apply. Financial assistance: we may be able to assist presenters by partly covering the cost of travel and accommodation. This possibility is still tentative; it is conditional on ability to secure sufficient funding. Deadline for abstract submissions: March 20, 2015.

7 comments:

Naive Tom said...

Wow, England proposes a mechanism for why limited lifetimes make organisms more able to compete.

BigDonOne said...

The distraction and intimidation of police, by all the Ferguson/Garner/Tamir protesting, is now being reflected as increased violence. Criminals have become empowered (??) http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/01/16/criminals-have-been-empowered-st-louis-rocked-by-seven-fatal-shootings-in-24-hours/

CNu said...

Alex Jones has already told you that George Soros is funding the coming race war. Just hunker down in your undisclosed location and be sure to take all your products http://store.infowars.com/-Health-Wellness_c_63.html

rohan said...

CNu, you alright? I can't believe you let this one go by without comment http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/05/opinion/charles-blow-privilege-of-arrest-without-incident.html The day after Christmas, a shooter terrorized the streets of a Chattanooga, Tenn., neighborhood. According to the local newspaper, the shooter was “wearing body armor” and “firing multiple shots out her window at people and cars.” One witness told the paper that the shooter was “holding a gun out of the window as if it were a cigarette.”

There’s more:

“Officers found two people who said they were at a stop sign when a woman pulled up in a dark-colored sedan and fired shots into their vehicle, hitting and disabling the radiator. Then more calls reported a woman pointing a firearm at people as she passed them in her car, and that she fired at another vehicle in the same area.”

When police officers came upon the shooter, the shooter led them on a chase. The shooter even pointed the gun at a police officer.

rohan said...

Now we got the demonic, armed and dangerous serial felon statutory rapist on the lam situation with a narrative depicting these wilding criminals as "star-crossed young lovers making bad decisions" GTFOHWTS!!!! http://www.thetimesgazette.com/teen-couple-with-stolen-toyota-tacoma-brazen-and-dangerous/549/

rohan said...

Then, there's the body cam fail showing the double standard of reasonable and civil treatment accorded YT and how that turns out http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=33128317 - how you gonna roll up and execute Tamir, but when dealing with a repeat offender under a court order to stay away from his wife have the kid gloves on and get blasted http://youtu.be/jrI6qxWXvJs

CNu said...

simple fatigue brah..., simple fatigue.