International Conference: Marx's Capital after 150 Years: Critique and Alternative to Capitalism



Marx's Capital after 150 Years:

Critique and Alternative to Capitalism

International Conference

 May 24-26, 2017



The Marx Collegium

York University


Conference Participants: Immanuel Wallerstein, Etienne Balibar,Saskia Sassen, Bob Jessop, John Bellamy Foster, Silvia Federici,Richard Wolff, Moishe Postone, Kevin B. Anderson, Bertell Ollman, Leo Panitch, Ursula Huws, Michael Kraetke, Terrell Carver, Ricardo Antunes,Himani Bannerji, Seongjin Jeong, Alfonso Maurizio Iacono, Mauro Buccheri, Pietro Basso, George Comninel, Paresh Chattopadhyay, William Roberts,Gary Teeple, Kohei Saito, Paula Rauhala, Tomash Dabrowski, Babak Amini, Marcello Musto.

 Conference Program:

After the eruption of the international financial crisis in 2008, Marx's Capital received renewed academic and popular attention. Leading newspapers throughout the world discussed again the contemporary relevance of its pages. Faced with a deep new crisis of capitalism, many are now looking to an author who in the past was often wrongly associated with the "actually existing socialism", and who was hastily dismissed after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

For many scholars, today Marx's analyses are arguably resonating even more strongly than they did in Marx's own time. This international conference brings together several world-renowned sociologists, political theorists, economists, and philosophers, from diverse fields and 13 countries. Its aim is to explore diverse scholarly perspectives and critical insights into the principal contradictions of contemporary capitalism and, in so doing, to draw attention to alternative economic and social models.

The presenters will critically reconsider Marx's Capital as a work that continues to provide an effective framework to understand the nature of capitalism and the transformations of our times.



Conference Organizer: Marcello Musto, York University 


Marcello Musto
Associate Professor of Sociological Theory
Department of Sociology
2060 Vari Hall
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON, Canada
M3J 1P3



May 24, 2017 at 4pm - May 26, 2017
The Marx Collegium York University
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