Thursday 30 January 2014

Social and Political Critique in the Age of Austerity - places available for participants

We have a small number of places available for participants at this all-day workshop.  This will be held at Keele University, on Wednesday 12th February.  Email Emma Head ( as soon as possible if you could like a place. The programme follows: 
9.45-10.00 Welcome and introduction
10.00-11.15 Panel one
Occupy Hong Kong: experiments with the citizen-assemblage in the heart of capitalist utopia’
Paul-Francois Tremlett, Lecturer in Religious Studies, The Open University

‘Changing society? Proper politics, post-politics and Occupy London’
Sam Burgum, PhD candidate, University of Warwick

‘The impossibility of the future: empty futures and the problem of critique in times of austerity’,
Dr Chris Till, Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences, Leeds Metropolitan University

11.15-11.30 Refreshments
11.30-12.45 Panel two
‘Disciplining the reserve labour army: the reality behind the rhetoric in the UK government’s work programme’
John David Jordan, PhD student, Manchester Metropolitan University

‘From lifeboat immigration politics to dry land: Cities of Sanctuary in an age of austerity’
Dr Ala Sirriyeh, Lecturer in Sociology, Keele University

‘Scapegoating during a time of crisis: a critique of post ‘Celtic tiger’ Ireland'
 Dr. Lee F. Monaghan, Michael O’Flynn, and Martin Power, University of Limerick
12.45-1.30 Lunch
 1.30-2.45 Panel three
‘Anti-capitalist resistance in the liberalist context’
Daniel Fletcher, PhD candidate, Keele University

‘The rise of the network labour movement’
Alex Wood, PhD candidate, Cambridge University

'From 1968 to 2008 and beyond: lessons for transformative social movements?'
Bryn Jones, Senior Teaching Fellow in Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath

2.45-3.00 Refreshments 
3.00-4.00 Panel four
'Strikers, communists, tramps, and detectives'... the class, the party, and the state'. 
Professor Roger Seifert, Department of Human Resources, University of Wolverhampton

'Post-citizenship and the democratic imagination'
Dr Nick Stevenson, Reader, Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham

4.15-6.00 Professor Costas Douzinas, Birkbeck University 

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