Tag: Global South

Socialism & the Global South: Retrospect & Prospect

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Vivek Chibber
"Cause or Effect?: Socialism and Economic Development"
Tuesday, May 3, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
"A Modernist Conceit? The Postcolonial Critique of Marxism"
Wednesday, May 4, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
Thursday, May 5, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

This visit is part of an eight part series titled "RENEWING SOCIALISM FOR THE 21st CENTURY: ALTERNATIVES TO CAPITALISM AND HOW TO GET THERE"

VIVEK CHIBBER (Ph.D. Sociology, UW-Madison) is Associate Professor of Sociology at New York University. He is the author of Locked in Place: State-Building and Late Industrialization in India (Princeton University Press, 2003), which has received numerous awards, including the 2006 Distinguished Publication Award of the American Sociological Association (honorable mention) and the 2005 Barrington Moore Jr. Prize of the ASA’s Comparative and Historical Sociology Section. He is completing a book titled, "Postcolonial Theory and the Spectre of Capitalism," due out in Winter 2011 by Verso. The book is a critique of postcolonial theory, both as an explanatory framework and as a form of radical thought.

The Epistemologies of the South: Reinventing Social Emancipation

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos
"Why and How to Take a Distance from the Western Critical Tradition"
Tuesday, November 1, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
"A Postcolonial Conception of Citizenship and Intercultural Human Rights"
Wednesday, November 2, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
Thursday, November 3, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by the LATIN AMERICAN, CARIBBEAN AND IBERIAN STUDIES PROGRAM, the CENTER FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES and GLOBAL STUDIES

BOAVENTURA DE SOUSA SANTOS is Professor of Sociology, University of Coimbra (Portugal), Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Global Legal Scholar at the University of Warwick. He is director of the Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra and has written and published widely on the issues of globalization, sociology of law and the state, epistemology, social movements and the World Social Forum. He has been awarded several prizes, most recently the Science and Technology Prize of Mexico, 2010  and the Kalven Jr. Prize of the Law and Society Association, 2011. His most recent books in English include The Rise of the Global Left: The World Social Forum and Beyond (Zed Books, 2006); Democratizing Democracy: Beyond the Liberal Democratic Canon (Verso, 2005); Another Production is Possible: Beyond the Capitalist Canon (Verso, 2006); Another Knowledge is Possible: Beyond Northern Epistemologies (Verso 2007); and Voices of the World (Verso 2010).

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