CfP: Karl Marx @ 200: Debating Capitalism & Perspectives for the Future of Radical Theory

5 May 2018 marks the 200th birthday of Karl Marx. The journal tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique ( celebrates Marx’s birthday and the critique of capitalism with a special issue, in which critical theorists reflect on the relevance of Marx’s works and the Marxian critique of capitalism today.

The special issue’s main section will feature a debate between David Harvey and Michael Hardt/Toni Negri, who will engage in a dialogue about Marx today and the relevance of praxis and Marx’s theory for the critique of contemporary capitalism.

We invite the submission of abstracts (max. 250 words) for reflections on the following questions:
– How can Marx’s theory help us to understand capitalism today?
– 200 years after Marx’s birth, what type of capitalism do we live in today? What kind of and what focus of Marxian analysis and praxis do we need to analyse and criticise capitalism?
– On which elements of Marx’s theory and the 200-year long history of Marxian theory can we today best draw in order to advance radical theory, the analysis of capitalism and struggles for alternatives to capitalism?

Time schedule:

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 November 2017 (per e-mail to Denise Rose Hansen, managing editor of tripleC: Please include a submission title, your name and contact details, a 100-word short bio, and an abstract of max. 250 words. Please send the abstract and meta-data in a Word or text file.

Acceptance decisions: Approx. 30 November 2017
We aim to include around 10-15 reflections. Naturally, if the number of submissions is high, the editors will have to make a selection.

Submission of full reflection articles:  30 January 2018 (maximum of 5,000 words, including all references, footnotes and tables)

Online publication of the special issue: 5 May 2018 (Karl Marx’s 200th birthday).

In addition to the special issue, which will be published online and open access, the editors Christian Fuchs and Lara Monticelli plan to publish the contributions as a book in 2019.

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