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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Socialist Studies: New scholars, call for papers

Society for Socialist Studies
New Scholars Session
Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Fredericton, 31 May ­ 03 June 2011

Call for Papers

The most recent crisis of capital poses an immense set of challenges.
Neoliberalism is deepening, chronic hunger is widespread and ecological
degradation continues apace. Opportunities have nevertheless emerged.
Student movements are organizing across Europe, the Middle East and the
Americas, while creative projects and struggles are proliferating across
the world.

To make sense of all of this, the Society of Socialist Studies invites
graduate students to submit paper proposals for the New Scholars Session
at the 2011 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Submissions are welcome from those who have yet to complete their Masters
degree. Perspectives from a wide array of disciplines and
interdisciplinary fields are welcome, including history, political
science and sociology, among others. Paper topics are encouraged from
socialist, feminist, anti-racist and ecological points of view. Paper
proposals could be in any of these areas, as well as on topics relating
to the Society¹s theme, ³Continental Shifts, Divisions, and Solidarities.²

The theme marks an attempt to grapple with global shifting and
fragmentation of capital and power. Like other changes in the past,
³Continental Shifts, Divisions, and Solidarities² is an attempt to
challenge to the ways we understand the world(s) around us. This is a
time to rethink established epistemologies, theories and underlying

Please submit abstracts (maximum of 100 words) by January 31, 2011 to:
Matthew Brett, New Scholars chair, Contact Matthew
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