Wednesday, 23 December 2009

SOAS debate w Chris Knight, Hillel Ticktin and William Dixon debate: THE (IM)POSSIBILITY OF REVOLUTION

ALL welcome. And a happy bah humbug to you all (this bit is from me, Clare!)

Chris Knight, Hillel Ticktin and William Dixon debate:


Thursday 21 January, 7.15pm, Room B102, Brunei Gallery,

SOAS, University of London, Thornaugh St. WC1 (Russell Sq. tube).

At the next election millions will vote for pro-capitalist political parties that offer little except cutbacks and austerity. Despite economic crisis, climate chaos and disastrous wars, people see no alternative to capitalism - and revolution seems, at best, an impossible dream.

Yet all three speakers at this debate believe this situation cannot last indefinitely. Their differing interpretations of anthropology, economics and history each show that a 21st Century global revolution is a real possibility - not just a dream.

Could they be right? Come and join the debate.

Chris Knight is an anthropology lecturer, sacked for his involvement in the G20 anti-capitalist protests, and author of Blood Relations, Menstruation and the Origins of Culture.

Hillel Ticktin is editor of Critique, a Journal of Socialist Theory.

William Dixon is a Mute magazine contributor.

(The speakers' names link to interesting articles.)

Check the Critique and Radical Anthropology Group websites in 2010 for further meetings in London.

Please publicise widely, thanks.

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Derek Wall said...

just blogged here

merry saturnalia!

Clare Solomon said...

Brilliant Derek, thx for this. I think it's going to be packed tho so I would advise an early show to guarentee a seat.

I will get a proper poster made over the hols.

Also, more exciting developments on the thus space ;-)

luna17 said...

The possibility for revolution is rooted in the social contradictions internal to contemporary capitalism, which inherently generates tensions, resistance and the proletariat (Marx's 'capitalism creates its own gravedigger') as potentially the bearer of revolutionary class consciousness and the subjective agent capable of transforming all social relations, through a revolutionary overthrow of the capitalist state. Now that's been cleared up, we can enjoy XMAS.

Clare Solomon said...

Cheers for that Alex, it's all clear now, now off to the pub!