Dear friends

Patron and friend of Peace in Kurdistan, Dr Jeffrey Miley, lecturer of Political Sociology at Cambridge University has sent us reading lists from his current sociology courses. We are sharing it with supporters because they may help some of you in your studies and attempts to  grapple with the challenges confronting the world today.

The reading includes historical and contemporary texts, tackling issues as diverse and related as dispossession, primary accumulation, colonialism, nationalism and racism, migration and borders. The topics covered include matters most pertinent to today such as the coronavirus pandemic and the environmental catastrophe.

Supporters of the Kurdish people’s struggle will be especially pleased to see that self-determination and women’s emancipation are given a thorough coverage on the courses.

Videos are recommended to accompany the texts which are drawn from across the world.

For more information please contact

Dr. Thomas Jeffrey Miley

Lecturer of Political Sociology

Fellow of Darwin College

The University of Cambridge

E-mail: Thomas Miley <[email protected]>

 

SOC 3: Inequalities

Essential Readings:

Boatca, M. (2015). Global Inequalities beyond Occidentalism (Ashgate).

Federici, S. (2004). “Introduction,” and “The Accumulation of Labor and the Degradation of Women. Constructing ‘Difference’ in the Transition to Capitalism,” Caliban and the Witch. Women, the Body, and Primitive Accumulation (Autonomedia).

Harvey, D. (2003). “Accumulation by Dispossession,” The New Imperialism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003), pp.137-182.

Melamed, J. (2015). “Racial Capitalism,” Critical Ethnic Studies, vol. 1, No. 1, pp.76-85.

Patel, R. and J. Moore. (2017). “Introduction,” The History of the World in Seven Cheap Things. A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet (University of California Press), pp.1-43.

 

Additional Readings:

Aung, G. (2018). “Postcolonial Capitalism and the Politics of Dispossession. Political Trajectories in Southern Myanmar,”  European Journal of East Asian Studies, Vol. 17, pp.193-227.

De Angelis, M. (2007). “Marx and the Enclosures We Face,” “Enclosures with No Limits,” The Beginning of History. Value Struggles and Global Capital (Pluto).

Bhattacharya, R. and I. Sedra-Irizarry. (2017). “Primitive Accumulation,” in D. Brennan, et. al., Routledge Handbook of Marxian Economics (Routledge).

Battacharya, G. (2018). Rethinking Racial Capitalism. Questions of Reproduction and Survival (Rowman and Littlefield).

Coronil, F. (1996). “Beyond Occidentalism: Toward NonImperial Geohistorical Categories,” Cultural Anthropology, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp.51-87.

Coulthard, G. (2014). “Karl Marx, Settler Colonialism, and Indigenous Dispossession in Post White-Paper Canada,” Red Skins, White Masks. Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition (University of Minnesota Press), pp.6-15.

Gonçalves, G. L. and S. Costa. (2020). “From Primitive Accumulation to Entangled Accumulation: Decentring Marxist Theory of Capitalist Expansion,” European Journal of Social Theory, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp.146–164.

Holton, R. J. (2014). Global Inequalities (Palgrave MacMillan).

Korzeniewicz, R.P. and T.P. Moran. (2009). Unveiling Inequality: A World-Historical Perspective (Russell Sage Foundation).

Kabeer, N. (2015). “Gender, Poverty, and Inequality: a Brief History of Feminist Contributions in the Field of International Development,” Gender & Development, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp.189-205.

Mies, M. and V. Bennholdt-Thomsen. (2000). The Subsistence Perspective. Beyond the Globalized Economy (Zed Books).

Milanovic, B. (2016). Global Inequality. A New Approach for the Age of Globalization (Harvard University Press)

Moore, J. (2018). “The Capitalocene, Part II: Accumulation by Appropriation and the Centrality of Unpaid Work/Energy,” The Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol. 45, No. 2, pp.237-279.

Perelman, M. (2000). The Invention of Capitalism. Classical Political Economy and the Secret History of Primitive Accumulation (Duke University Press).

Roberts, W. C. (2017). “What Was Primitive Accumulation? Reconstructing the Origin of a Critical Concept,” European Journal of Political Theory, pp.1-21.

Roth, J. (2017). “Occidentalism,” InterAmerican Wiki. Terms-Concepts-Critical Perspectives.

Sanyal, K. (2007). Rethinking Capitalist Development. Primitive Accumulation, Governmentality, and Post-Colonial Capitalism (Routledge).

Sassen, S. (2010). “A Savage Sorting of Winners and Losers: Contemporary Versions of Primitive Accumulation,” Globalizations, Vol. 7, Nos.1-2, pp.23-50.

Singh, N. (2016). “On Race, Violence, and So-Called Primitive Accumulation,” Social Text 128, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp.27-50.

Therborn, G. (2013). The Killing Fields of Inequality (Cambridge: Polity).

 

Supervision Questions:

In what ways does “Occidentalism” pervade mainstream analyses of social inequalities?

Or

How is “primitive accumulation,” or “accumulation by dispossession,” implicated in the production and reproduction of global inequalities?

 

Supplementary Videos

Federici, S. (2019). “Women, the Body, and ‘Primitive Accumulation’.”

Gilmore, R.W. (2020). “Geographies of Racial Capitalism.”

Goldstein, A., et. al. (2020). “Racial Capitalism and the U.S. Colonial Present.”

Harvey, D. (2019). “Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: Primitive or Original Accumulation.”

Harvey, D. (2019). “Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: Accumulation by Dispossession.”

Kelley, R. (2017). “What is Racial Capitalism and Why Does it Matter?”

Melamed, J. (2019). “Operationalizing Racial Capitalism: Administrative Power and Ordinary Violence.”

Milanovic, B. (2016). “The Evolution of Global Inequalities.”

Patel, R. (2019). “On Cheapness in the Age of Capitalism.”

Singh, N. (2018). “Primitive Accumulation.”

 

 

SOC 3: Borders

Essential Readings:

Balibar, E. (2009). “Europe as Borderland,” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, vol. 27, pp. 190-215.

Brown, W. (2017). “Waning Sovereignty, Walled Democracy,” Walled States, Waning Sovereignty (MIT Press), pp.7-42.

Jones, R. (2017). “The Global Border Regime,” Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move (Verso), pp.48-69.

Jones, R., et. al. (2017). “Interventions on the State of Sovereignty at the Border,” Political Geography 59, pp.1-10.

Mignolo, W. and M. Tlostanova. (2006). “Theorizing from the Borders. Shifting to Geo- and Body Politics of Knowledge,” European Journal of Social Theory, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp.205-221.

Walia, H. (2013). “What Is Border Imperialism?, ”Undoing Border Imperialism (AK Press), pp.35-80.

 

Additional Readings:

Anderson, B. (2013). Us and Them? The Dangerous Politics of Immigration Controls (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Andersson, R. (2014). Illegality Inc.: Clandestine Migration and the Business of Bordering Europe (University of California Press).

Bauder, H. (2017). Migration, Borders, Freedom (London: Routledge).

Casas-Cortes, M. et. al. (2015). “New Key Words: Migration and Borders,” Cultural Studies, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp.55-87.

Chattopadhyay, S. (2018). Borders Re/make Bodies, and Bodies Are Made to Make Borders: Storying Migrant Trajectories,” ACME: An International Journal of Critical Geographies, pp.1-24.

De Genova, N. ed. (2017). The Borders of “Europe”: Autonomy of Migration, Tactics of Bordering (Duke University Press).

Gahman, L., and E. Hjalmarson. (2019). “Border Imperialism, Racial Capitalism, and Geographies of Deracination,” ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies, Vol. 18, No.1, pp.107-129.

Grosfoguel, R. (2008). “Transmodernity, Border Thinking, and Global Coloniality,” Eurozine.

Loyd, J.M., et. al., eds. (2012). Beyond Walls and Cages. Prisons, Borders, and Global Crisis (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press).

Mbembe, A. (2018). “The Idea of a Borderless World,” Africa Is a Country (November).

Mbembe, A. (2019). “Bodies as Borders,” From the European South, Vol. 4, pp.5-18.

Mezzadra, S. and B. Neilson. (2013). Border as Method, or, the Multiplication of Labor (Duke University Press).

Miller, T. (2019). Empire of Borders. The Expansion of the U.S. Border around the World (Verso).

Mohanty, C. (2003). Feminism without Borders. Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity (Duke University Press).

Newman, D. (2006). “Borders and Bordering: Towards an Interdisciplinary Dialogue,” European Journal of Social Theory, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp.171-186.

Paasi, A. (2014). “The Shifting Landscapes of Border Studies and the Challenge of Relational Thinking,” in Bufon, M., J. Minghi, and A. Paasi, eds. The New European Frontiers: Social and Spatial (Re)integration Issues in Multicultural and Border Regions (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars).

Pack, A.N. (2020). Bans, Walls, Raids, Sanctuaries. Understanding U.S. Immigration for the Twenty-First Century (University of California Press).

Vaughan-Williams, N. (2015). Europe’s Border Crisis. Biopolitical Security and Beyond (Oxford Scholarship Online).

Vickers, T. (2019). Borders, Migration, and Class in an Age of Crisis. Producing Workers and Immigrants (Bristol University Press).

 

Supervision Questions:

Are border walls and fences but a last vestige of a dying system of territorially bounded sovereignty?

Or

Critically assess the concept of “border imperialism.”

 

Supplementary Videos

Balibar, E. (2020). “Migration and Contemporary Capitalism.”

Brown, W. (2010). “Walled States, Waning Sovereignty. Keynote Lecture.”

Jones, R. (2019). “Border Walls and Violent Borders.”

Mezzadra, S. (2012). “Keywords Lecture: Borders.”

Mbembe, A. (2018). “The Idea of a World without Borders.”

Mbembe, A. (2019). “Bodies and Borders.”

Walia, H. (2017). “Undoing Border Imperialism.”

 

 

SOC 3: The COVID-19 Pandemic

Essential Readings:

Chakrabarty, D. (2020) “On Zoonotic Pathogens, Human Life, and Pandemic in the Age of the Anthropocene,” Toynbee Prize (June 17).

Davis, M. (2020). The Monster Enters. COVID-19, Avian Flu, and the Plagues of Capitalism (OR Books).

Foucault, M. (2004). “Society Must Be Defended: Chapter 11 (17 March, 1976),” in A. Fontana, et. al., eds., Society Must Be Defended. Lectures at the Collège de France, 1975-1976 (Penguin), pp.239-263.

Gardiner, R. and K. Fulfer. (2020). “Virus Interruptus: An Arendtian Exploration of Political World‐Building in Pandemic Times,” Gender, Work & Organization (July).

Mbembe, A. (2020). “The Universal Right to Breathe” Critical Inquiry (April 13).

Mezzadri, A. (2020). “A Crisis Like No Other: Social Reproduction and the Regeneration of Capitalist Life during the Pandemic,” Developing Economics: A Critical Perspective on Development Economics (April 20).

Szendy, P. (2020). “Viral Times,” Critical Inquiry (April 15).

Zizek, S. (2020). Pandemic! COVID-19 Shakes the World (Polity).

 

Additional Readings:

Agamben, G., et. al. (2020). “Coronavirus and Philosophers,” European Journal of Psychoanalysis (March).

Bailey, R. (2020). “The Coronavirus Looks like Neoliberalism. Part 1. The Spiky Blob,” and “Part 2: Images and Counterimages,” Inhabiting the Anthropocene (June).

Bhambra, G. (2020). “COVID19 is Deepening Postcolonial Inequalities” (May 26).

Bhattacharya T. and G. Dale. (2020). “COVID Capitalism,” Rs21. Revolutionary Socialism in the 21st Century (May 5).

Bieber, F. (2020). “Global Nationalism in Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Nationalities Papers, pp.1-13.

Brenner, R. (2020). “Escalating Plunder,” New Left Review, Vol. 123, pp.5-22.

D’Eramo, M. (2020). “The Philosopher’s Epidemic,” New Left Review, Vol. 122, pp.23-28.

Foster, J. (2020). “Catastrophe Capitalism: Climate Change, COVID-19, and Economic Crisis,” Monthly Review (April 1).

Foucault, M. (1995). “Panopticism,” Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (New York: Vintage Books).

Foucault, M. (2008). The Birth of Biopolitics. Lectures at the Collège de France, 1978-1979 (Palgrave MacMillan).

Freshour, C. and B. Williams. (2020). “Abolition in the Time of Covid-19,” Antipode Online (April 9).

Fuchs, C. (2020). “Everyday Life and Everyday Communication in Coronavirus Capitalism,” Triple C. Communication, Capitalism & Critique, Vol. 18, No. 1.

Hanafi, S. 2020. “Post COVID-19 Sociology,” Global Sociology and the Coronavirus. ISA Digital Platform. (April).

Harvey, D. (2020). “Anti-Capitalist Politics in the Time of COVID19,” Jacobin (March).

Hirschfeld, K. (2019). “Microbial Insurgency: Theorizing Global Health in the Anthropocene,” The Anthropocene Review, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp.3–18.

Horton, R. (2020). The COVID-19 Catastrophe. What’s Gone Wrong and How to Stop It Happening Again (Polity).

Laster Pirtle, W.N. (2020). “Racial Capitalism: A Fundamental Cause of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Inequities in the United States,” Health, Education, and Behavior, Vol. 47, No. 4, pp.504-508.

Lorenzini, D. (2020). “Biopolitics in the Time of Coronavirus,” Critical Inquiry (April 2).

McClure, E., et. al. (2020). “Racial Capitalism within Public Health.  How Occupational Settings Drive COVID-19 Disparities,” American Journal of Epidemiology, kwaa126.

Nossem, E. (2020). “The Pandemic of Nationalism and the Nationalism of Pandemics,” UniGR-CBS Working Paper, No. 8, (April).

Saad Filho, A. (2020). “From COVID-19 to the End of Neoliberalism,” Critical Sociology, Vol. 46, No.4-5, pp.477-485.

Shah, S. (2017). Pandemic. Tracking Contagions from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond (Picador USA).

Snowden, F. (2019). Epidemics and Society. From the Black Death to the Present (Yale University Press).

Sotiris, P. (2020) “Against Agamben. Is a Democratic Biopolitics Possible?” Viewpoint Magazine (March).

Taylor, R. (2013). “The Politics of Securing Borders and the Identities of Disease,” Sociology of Health & Illness, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp.241-254.

 

Supervision Questions:

How useful is the concept of “biopolitics” for understanding the social and political dynamics surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic?

Or

Critically evaluate the claim that COVID-19 is a plague of capitalism.

 

Supplementary Videos:

Bhattacharya, T. (May 2020). “COVID and Social Reproduction Theory: Feminism in the Age of the Pandemic.”

Chakrabarty, D. (June 2020). “COVID Calls: Dipesh Chakarabarty.”

Davis, M. (March 2020). “Capitalism is the Disease: Mike Davis on the Coronavirus.”

Mbembe, A. (July 2020). “The Universal Right to Breathe: Colonialism and the Ethics of Memory.”

Prashad, V. (July 2020). “The World after COVID.”

Robinson, W. (April 2020). “Pandemic of Capitalism?”

Saad Filho, A. and N. Al-Ali. (April 2020). “Neoliberalism, Inequalities, and COVID-19.”

Sealy-Harrington, J. (April 2020). “What COVID-19 Tells Us about Racial Capitalism.”

Spivak, G., et. al. (May 2020). “The Left Reflects on the Global Pandemic.”

Szendy, P. and T. Bewes. (May 2020). “Viral Times: COVID-19, Sovereignty, and Biopolitics”

Zizek, S. (June 2020). “Coronavirus, Black lives Matter, and Revolution.”

 

SOC 9: Capitalism and Climate Catastrophe

Essential Readings:

Chakrabarty, D. (2017). “The Politics of Climate Change Is More than the Politics of Capitalism,” Theory, Culture & Society, Vol. 34, No. 2-3, pp.25–37.

Guerrero, D. (2018). “The Limits of Capitalist Solutions to the Climate Crisis,” in in V. Satgar, ed., The Climate Crisis. South Africa and Global Democratic Eco-Socialist Alternatives (Johannesburg: Wits University Press), pp.30-46.

Moore, J. (2017). “The Capitalocene, Part I: On the Nature and Origins of Our Ecological Crisis,” The Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol. 44, No. 3, pp.594-630.

Moore, J. (2018). “The Capitalocene, Part II: Accumulation by Appropriation and the Centrality of Unpaid Work/Energy,” The Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol. 45, No. 2, pp.237-279.

Oksala, J. (2018). “Feminism, Capitalism, and Ecology,” Hypatia, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp.216-234.

Seaton, L. (2019). “Green Questions,” New Left Review, Vol. 115.

Vergès, F. (2017). “Racial Capitalocene,” in G. Johnson and A. Lubin, eds., Futures of Black Radicalism (Verso).

 

Additional Readings:

Angus, I. (2016). Facing the Anthropocene. Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System (Monthly Review Press).

Bauhardt, C. (2014). “Solutions to the Crisis? The Green New Deal, Degrowth, and the Solidarity Economy: Alternatives to the Capitalist Economy from an Ecofeminist Economic Perspective,” Ecological Economics, Vol. 102, pp.60-68.

Bookchin, M. (2007). “What is Social Ecology?”

Burton, M. and P. Somerville. (2019). “Degrowth: A Defence,” New Left Review, Vol. 115, 2019, pp.

Chakrabarty, D. (2014). “Climate and Capital: On Conjoined Histories,” Critical Inquiry, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp.1-23.

Daly, H. and B. Kunkel. (2018). “Ecologies of Scale,” New Left Review, Vol. 109.

Davis, J., et. al. (2019). “Anthropocene, Capitalocene, … Plantationocene?: A Manifesto for Ecological Justice in an Age of Global Crises,” Geography Compass, Vol. 13, No. 5.

Debney, B. (2019). “Social Ecology in the Capitalocene,” Harbinger: A Journal of Social Ecology, Vol. 1.

Eichen, J. (2020). “Cheapness and (Labor-)Power: The Role of Early Modern Brazilian Sugar Plantations in the Racializing Capitalocene,” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp.35–52.

Foster, J.B. (2000). Marx’s Ecology. Materialism and Nature (Monthly Review Press).

Klein, N. (2019). On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal (Simon and Schuster).

Klein, N. (2015). This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate (Simon and Schuster).

Latour, B., et. al. (2018). “Anthropologists Are Talking – About Capitalism, Ecology, and Apocalypse,” Ethnos, Vol. 83, No. 3, pp.587-606.

Lele, S. (2020). “Environment and Well-Being,” New Left Review, Vol. 123.

Magdoff, F. and J.B. Foster. (2010). “What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism,” Monthly Review.

Malm, A. (2016). Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming (Verso).

Malm, A. (2016). “Who Lit this Fire? Approaching the History of the Fossil Economy,” Critical Historical Studies, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp.215-248.

Mellor, M. (2019). “En Ecofeminist Proposal,” New Left Review, Vol. 116.

Moore, J. (2015). Capitalism in the Web of Life (Verso).

Moore, J., ed. (2016). Anthropocene or Capitalocene? Nature, History, and the Crisis of Capitalism (PM Press).

Obi, C. (2010). “Oil Extraction, Dispossession, Resistance, and Conflict in Nigeria’s Oil-Rich Niger Delta,” Canadian Journal of Development Studies / Revue canadienne d’études du développement, Vol. 30, No. 1-2, pp.219-236.

Park, J. (2015). “Climate Change and Capitalism,” Consilience. The Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp.189-206.

Pollin, R. (2018). “De-Growth versus a Green New Deal,” New Left Review, Vol. 112, pp.5-25.

Saito, K. (2017). Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism: Capital, Nature, and the Unfinished Critique of Political Economy (Monthly Review Press).

Satgar, V. (2018). “The Climate Crisis and Systemic Alternatives,” in V. Satgar, ed., The Climate Crisis. South Africa and Global Democratic Eco-Socialist Alternatives (Johannesburg: Wits University Press), pp.1-28.

Satgar, V. (2018). “The Anthropocene and Imperial Ecocide: Prospects for Just Transitions,” in V. Satgar, ed., The Climate Crisis. South Africa and Global Democratic Eco-Socialist Alternatives (Johannesburg: Wits University Press), pp.47-68.

Schild, V. (2019). “Feminisms, the Environment, and Capitalism: On the Necessary Ecological Dimension of a Critical Latin American Feminism,” Journal of International Women’s Studies, Vol. 20, No. 6, pp.23-43.

Sealey-Huggins, L. (2018). “The Climate Crisis Is a Racist Crisis: Structural Racism, Inequality and Climate Change,” in A. Johnson, et. al., eds. The Fire Now: Anti-Racist Scholarship in Times of Explicit Racial Violence (London: Zed Books), pp. 99-113.

Vettese, T. (2018). “To Freeze the Thames: Natural Geo-Engineering and Bio-Diversity,” New Left Review, Vol. 111.

 

Supervision Questions:

Is it right to blame capitalism for climate catastrophe?

Or

What would fending off climate catastrophe require?

 

Supplementary Videos

Angus, I. (2018). “Fossil Capitalism, Ecosocialism, and the Anthropocene.”

Carroll, F. (2019). “Feminist Social Reproduction Theory, Capitalism, and Social Ecology.”

Chakrabarty, D. (2018). “The Human and the Geological: On Anthropocene Time.”

Foster, J.B. (2018). “Marx’s Capital and the Earth.”

Foster, J.B. and J. Jonna. (2018). “What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know about Capitalism.”

Guerrero, D. (2020). “Climate Justice and Social Change: Supporting Systemic Alternatives.”

Haraway, D. (2016). “Anthropocene Consortium Series.”

Klein, N. (2019). “On Fire.”

Latour, B. (2018). “Anthropocene Lecture.”

Malm, A. (2017). “Violent Past, Hot Present, Extreme Future.”

Moore, J. (2016). “Anthropocene, Capitalocene, and the Crisis of the 21st Century.”

Seaton, L. (2019). “Endgames? Capitalism and Climate Emergency.”

Vergès, F. (2019). “Capitalocene, Race, Waste, and Gender.”

 

SOC 11: Nationalism and Racism

Essential Readings:

Anderson, B. (2006). “Patriotism and Racism,” Imagined Communities (London: Verso), pp.141-154.

Bhabha, H. (1991). “‘Race’, Time and the Revision of Modernity,” Oxford Literary Review, Vol. 13, No. 1/2, pp.193-219.

Fanon, F. (2001). “On National Culture,” The Wretched of the Earth (London: Penguin Books), pp.166-199.

Hill Collins, P. (2001). “Like One of the Family: Race, Ethnicity, and the Paradox of the American Family,” Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp.3-28.

McClintock, A. (1995). “No Longer in a Future Heaven. Nationalism, Gender, and Race,” Imperial Leather. Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest (New York, NY: Routledge), pp.352-390.

 

Additional Readings:

Ahmed, S. (2004). “In the Name of Love,” The Cultural Politics of Emotion (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press), pp.122-143.

Anthias, F. and N. Yuval-Davis (1992). “Whose Nation? Whose State?  Racial/Ethnic Divisions and the Nation,” Racialized Boundaries: Race, Nation, Gender, Colour and Class and the Anti-Racist Struggle (New York, NY: Routledge).

Balakrishnan, S. (2018). “Afropolitanism and the End of Black Nationalism,” in G. Delantey, ed., Routledge International Handbook of Cosmopolitanism Studies (Routledge), pp.575-585.

Balibar, E. (1991). “Racism and Nationalism,” Race, Nation, Class. Ambiguous Identities (London: Verso), pp.37-68.

Bush, R. (2009). “The Peculiar Internationalism of Black Nationalism,” The End of White World Supremacy (Temple University Press).

Bush, R. (2019). “Black Internationalism and Transnational Africa,” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge. Vol. 12, No. 1, pp.301-339.

Cheng, Y. (2015). “Gangtai Patriotic Songs and Racialized Chinese Nationalism,” in R. Kowner and W. Demel, eds., Race and Racism in Modern East Asia. Vol. II: Interactions, Nationalism, Gender and Lineage (Brill), pp.342-367.

Coulthard, G. (2014). “The Plunge into the Chasm of the Past: Fanon, Self-Recognition, and Decolonization,” Red Skin, White Masks (University of Minnesota Press).

Gilroy, P. (1990). “Nationalism, History, and Ethnic Absolutism,” History Workshop, No. 30, pp.114-120.

Gu, J. (2013). “Fanon’s Postcolonial Cosmopolitanism,” European Journal of Social Theory, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp.208-225.

Grandin, G. (2004). “Can the Subaltern Be Seen? Photography and the Affects of Nationalism,” Hispanic American Historical Review, Vol. 84, No. 1, pp.83-111.

Kahn, J. (2005). “The Making and Unmaking (?) of a Malay Race,” Social Analysis: The International Journal of Anthropology, Vol. 49, No. 2, pp.164-172.

Lazarus, N. (1993). “Disavowing Decolonization: Fanon, Nationalism, and the Problematic of Representation in Current Theories of Colonial Discourse,” Research in African Literatures , Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 69-98.

Mamdani, M. (1993). “The Ugandan Asian Expulsion: Twenty Years After,” Journal of Refugee Studies, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp.265-273.

Mamdani, M. (2001). “Beyond Settler and Native as Political Identities: Overcoming the Political Legacy of Colonialism,” Comparative Studies in Society and History, Vol. 43, No. 4, pp.651-664.

Mignolo, W. (2008). “Preamble. The Historical Foundation of Modernity/Coloniality and the Emergence of Decolonial Thinking,” in S. Castro-Klaren, ed., Latin American Literature and Culture (Blackwell), pp.12-32.

Moreno Figueroa, M. and E. Saldívar. (2015). “We Are Not Racists, We Are Mexicans”: Privilege, Nationalism and Post-Race Ideology in Mexico,” Critical Sociology, Vol. 42, No. 4-5, pp.515-533.

Mosse, G. (1995). “Racism and Nationalism,” Nations and Nationalisms, Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp.163-173.

Munasinghe, V. (2005). “Narrating a Nation through Mixed Bloods,” Social Analysis: The International Journal of Anthropology, Vol. 49, No. 2, pp.155-163.

Puri, J. (2004). “Fraught Legacies: Nationalism, Colonialism, and Race,” Encountering Nationalism (Wiley Online Books), pp.72-106.

Stepan, N.L. (1996). “National Identities and Racial Transformations,” The Hour of Eugenics. Race, Gender, and Nation in Latin America (Cornell University Press), pp.135-170.

Telles, E. and R. Flores. (2013). “Not Just Color: Whiteness, Nation, and Status in Latin America,” Hispanic American Historical Review, Vol. 93, No. 3, pp.411-449.

Wade, P. (2001). “Racial Identity and Nationalism: A Theoretical View from Latin America,” Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 24, No. 5, pp.845-865.

Wilder, G. (2004). “Race, Reason, Impasse: Césaire, Fanon, and the Legacy of Emancipation,” Radical History Review, Vol. 90, pp.31-61.

 

Supervision Questions:

Critically assess the proposition that the affinity between nationalism and racism has been much exaggerated.

Or

How are the categories of race and nation related to one another?  Discuss in relation to concrete examples.

 

Supplementary Videos:

Anderson, B. (1994). “Benedict Anderson about Nationalism.”

Anderson, B. (2012). “Nationalism and Time.”

Balibar, E. (2018). “Race, Nation, and Class. Rethinking their Articulation.”

Hudis, P. (2016). “Frantz Fanon on Race, Recognition, and Revolution Reconsidered.”

Mbembe, A. (2011). “Reading Fanon in the Twenty-First Century.”

Scott, D. (2011). “Transcolonial Fanon.”

 

 

SOC 11: Environmentalism and Anti-Racist Practice

Essential Readings:

Álvarez, L. and B. Coolsaet. (2020). “Decolonizing Environmental Justice Studies: A Latin American Perspective,” Capitalism Nature Socialism, Vol. 31, No. 2, pp.50-69.

Bassey, N. (2018). “The Climate Crisis and the Struggle for African Food Sovereignty,” in V. Satgar, ed., The Climate Crisis. South Africa and Global Democratic Eco-Socialist Alternatives (Johannesburg: Wits University Press), pp.190-208.

Estes, N. (2019). “Liberation,” Standing Rock versus the Dakota Pipeline and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance (Verso), pp.247-257.

Pulido, L. (2018). “Racism and the Anthropocene,” in G. Mitman, M. Armiero and R. Emmett, eds., Future Remains: A Cabinet of Curiosities for the Anthropocene (Chicago University Press), pp.116-128.

Todd, Z. (2015). “Indigenizing the Anthropocene,” Art in the Anthropocene: Encounters among aesthetics, politics, environments and epistemologies, pp.241-254.

Tuana, N. (2019). “Climate Apartheid: The Forgetting of Race in the Anthropocene,” Critical Philosophy of Race, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp.1-31.

Vergès, F. (2017). “Racial Capitalocene,” in G. Johnson and A. Lubin, eds., Futures of Black Radicalism (Verso).

 

Additional Readings:

Acosta, A. and M. Martínez-Abarca. (2018). “Buen Vivir. An Alternative Perspective from the Peoples of the Global South to the Crisis of Capitalist Modernity,” in V. Satgar, ed., The Climate Crisis. South Africa and Global Democratic Eco-Socialist Alternatives (Johannesburg: Wits University Press), pp.131-147.

Anguelovski, I. and J. Martínez Alier. (2014). “The ‘Environmentalism of the Poor’ Revisited.  Territory and Place in Disconnected Glocal Struggles,” Ecological Economics, Vol. 102, pp.167-176.

Carter, C. (2018). “Blood in the Soil. The Racial, Racist, and Religious Dimensions of Environmentalism,” in L. Hobgood and W. Bauman, eds., The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Nature: The Elements (Bloomsbury Academic), pp.45-62.

Davis, J., et. al. (2019). “Anthropocene, Capitalocene, … Plantationocene?: A Manifesto for Ecological Justice in an Age of Global Crises,” Geography Compass, Vol. 13, No. 5.

Eichen, J. (2020). “Cheapness and (Labor-)Power: The Role of Early Modern Brazilian Sugar Plantations in the Racializing Capitalocene,” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp.35–52.

Erickson, B. (2020). “Anthropocene Futures: Linking Colonialism and Environmentalism in an Age of Crisis,” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp.111-128.

Haymes, S.N. (2018). “An Africana Studies Critique of Environmental Ethics,” in L. Nishime and K. Williams, eds., Racial Ecologies (University of Washington Press).

Hecht, G. (2018). “The African Anthropocene,” Aeon (February 6).

Méndez, M. (2018). “‘The River Told Me’: Rethinking Intersectionality from the World of Berta Cáceres,” Capitalism Nature Socialism, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp.7-24.

Obi, C. (2010). “Oil Extraction, Dispossession, Resistance, and Conflict in Nigeria’s Oil-Rich Niger Delta,” Canadian Journal of Development Studies / Revue canadienne d’études du développement, Vol. 30, No. 1-2, pp.219-236.

Ojeda, D., et. al. (2020). “Malthus’s Specter and the Anthropocene,” Gender, Place & Culture, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp.316-332.

Pellow, D. N. (2016). “Toward a Critical Environmental Justice Studies: Black Lives Matter as an Environmental Justice Challenge,” Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp.1–16.

Pulido, L., and J. De Lara. (2018). “Reimagining ‘Justice’ in Environmental Justice: Radical Ecologies, Decolonial Thought, and the Black Radical Tradition,” Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, Vol. 1, No.1–2, pp.76–98.

Sealey-Huggins, L. (2018). “The Climate Crisis Is a Racist Crisis: Structural Racism, Inequality and Climate Change,” in A. Johnson, et. al., eds. The Fire Now: Anti-Racist Scholarship in Times of Explicit Racial Violence (London: Zed Books), pp. 99-113.

Simpson, M. (2020). “The Anthropocene as Colonial Discourse,” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp.53-71.

Terrablanche, C. (2018). “Ubuntu and the Struggle for an African Eco-Socialist Alternative,” in V. Satgar, ed., The Climate Crisis. South Africa and Global Democratic Eco-Socialist Alternatives (Johannesburg: Wits University Press), pp.168-189.

Whyte, K. (2017). “Indigenous Climate Change Studies: Indigenizing Futures, Decolonizing the Anthropocene,” English language Notes, Vol. 55, No. 1, pp.153-162.

Yusoff, K. (2018). “Geology, Race, and Matter,” A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None (University of Minnesota Press).

Zimring, C.A. (2015). Clean and White: A History of Environmental Racism in the United States (New York: New York University Press).

 

Supervision Questions:

How are racism and the Anthropocene related?

Or

What is the relationship between struggles for environmental justice and the struggle for decolonization?

 

Supplementary Videos:

Akuno, K., et. al. (2020). “Food Sovereignty, Climate Justice, and Racial Justice: Making the Links.”

Davis, H. (2018). “Decolonizing the Anthropocene.”

Deranger, E. (2016). “Decolonizing Environmental Justice.”

Estes, N. (2019). “Our History Is the Future.”

Goeckeritz, I. (2020). “The Rights of Nature – A Global Movement.”

Mignolo, W. (2017). “(De) Coloniality and the Era of the Anthropos.”

Patterson, J. (2018). “Intersectionality and Climate Justice.”

Pulido, L. (2015). “Keynote: BIO+DIVERSITY”

Vergès, F. (2019). “Capitalocene, Race, Waste, and Gender.”

White, K. (2017). “Indigenous Climate Change Studies: Indigenizing Futures, Decolonizing the Anthropocene.”

Yusoff, K. (2020). “Geologies of Race.”

 

SOC 12: Imperialism, Marxism, Anti-Colonialism

Essential Readings:

Césaire, A. (2000). Discourse on Colonialism (New York: Monthly Review Press).

Parry, B. (2011). “Liberation Theory: Variations on Themes of Marxism and Modernity,” in C. Bartolovitch and N. Lazarus, Marxism, Modernity and Postcolonial Studies (Cambridge University Press), pp.125-149.

Sinha, S. and R. Varma. (2017). “Marxism and Postcolonial Theory: What’s Left of the Debate,” Critical Sociology, Vol. 43, No. 4-5, pp.545-558.

Young, R. (2016). Postcolonialism. An Historical Introduction (Wiley Blackwell).

 

Additional Readings:

Anderson, K. (2010). “Introduction,” “Colonial Encounters in the 1850s: The European Impact on India, Indonesia, and China,” and “Conclusion,” Marx at the Margins. On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies (The University of Chicago Press), pp.1-41, 237-246.

Brenner, E. “Rescuing Internationalism,” Really Existing Nationalisms (London: Verso), pp.171-208.

Césaire, A. (2012). “Letter to Maurice Thorez,” 100 Notes – 100 Thoughts, No. 91, pp.30-47.

Chakrabarty, D. (2000). “Universalism and Belonging in the Logic of Capital,” Public Culture 12(3): 653–678.

Dhawan, N. (2018). “Post-Colonial Critique of Marxism,” Krisis, Issue 2, 2018.

Gibson, N. (2020). “Fanon and Marx Revisited,” Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology.

Grosfoguel, R. (2011). “Decolonizing Postcolonial Studies and Paradigms of Political Economy: Transmodernity, Global Colonial Thinking, and Global Coloniality,” TRANSMODERNITY. Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World, Vol. 1, No. 1.

Grosfoguel, R. (2012). “Decolonizing Western Uni-versalisms. Decolonial Pluriversalism from Aimé Césaire to the Zapatistas,” Transmodernity, pp.88-102.

Hassan, S. (2012). “How to Liberate Marx from his Eurocentrism: Notes on African/Black Marxism,” 100 Notes – 100 Thoughts, No. 91, pp.3-8.

Jan, A. (2018). “In the Shadow of Ghadar: Marxism and Anti-Colonialism in Colonial Punjab,” Socialist Studies, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp.58-80.

Kelley, R. (2000). “A Poetics of Anticolonialism,” Discourse on Colonialism (New York: Monthly Review Press), pp.7-28.

Lindner, K. (2010). “Marx’s Eurocentrism. Postcolonial Studies and Marx Scholarship,” Radical Philosophy, Vol. 161, pp.27-41.

Maldonado Torres, F. (2006). “Césaire’s Gift and the Decolonial Turn,” Radical Philosophy Review, Vol. 9, No. 2.

Nesbitt, N. (2015). “From Louverture to Lenin: Aimé Césaire and Anti-Colonial Marxism,” small axe 48, Nov. 2015, pp.129-144.

Pradella, L. (2013). “Imperialism and Capitalist Development in Marx’s Capital,” Historical Materialism, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp.117-147.

Prashad, V. (2007). The Darker Nations. A Peoples History of the Third World (New York: The New Press).

 

Rao, R. (2017). “Recovering Reparative Readings of Postcolonialism and Marxism,” Critical Sociology, Vol. 43, No. 4-5, pp.587-598.

Robinson, R. (2019). “Decolonization, Decoloniality, Marxism.”

Robinson, R. (2019). “Marxism, Coloniality, ‘Man’, and Euromodern Science.”  

Said, E. (1979). “Oriental Residence and Scholarship: The Requirements of Lexicography and Imagination,” Orientalism (New York: Vintage Books), pp.153-156.

Salem, S. (2019). “‘Stretching’ Marxism in the Postcolonial World. Egyptian Decolonization and the Contradictions of National Sovereignty,” Historical Materialism, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp.3-28.

Wolfe, P. (1997). “History and Imperialism. A Century of Theory: From Marx to Postcolonialism,” American Historical Review, pp.388-420.

 

Supervision Questions:

What is the relevance of the recuperation of “liberation theory” in relation to postcolonial (and/or decolonial) critiques of Marxism?

Or

Critically evaluate the claim that Marxism constitutes “the fundamental framework of postcolonial thinking.”

 

Supplementary Videos

Adi, H. (2015). “Pan-Africanism and Communism.”

Anderson, K. (2010). “Marx and the Global South.”

Cabral, A. (2015). “Cabralista.”

Cabral, A. (2018). “Amilcar Cabral and Fidel Castro.”

Chakrabarty, D. (2014). “Rethinking Working Class.”

Chibber, V., et. al. (2013). “Debate: Marxism and the Legacy of Subaltern Studies.”

Goswami, M. (2018). “Revising the Geography of Modern World Histories.”

Majumdar, N. (2020). “Why Marxism Is Not Eurocentric.”

Nkrumah, K. (2012). “Africa’s Black Star: The Rise and Fall of Kwame Nkrumah.”

Olende, K. (2018). “Marxism and Race: A Eurocentric Analysis?”

Prashad, V. (2010). “Marx and the Global South.”

Spivak, G. (2018). “How Can We Use Marxism Today?

 

SOC 12: Struggles for Self-Determination in the 21st Century

Essential Readings:

Ciccariello-Maher, G. (2017). “Towards a New Dialectics of Race,” and “The Decolonial Nation in Motion,” Decolonizing Dialectics (Duke University Press), pp.47-102.

Coulthard, G. (2014). ““The Plunge into the Chasm of the Past: Fanon, Self-Recognition, and Decolonization,” and “Conclusion. Lessons from Idle No More. The Future of Indigenous Activism,” Red Skin, White Masks (University of Minnesota Press), pp.131-180.

Getachew, A. (2019). “A Political Theory of Decolonization,” “The Counterrevolutionary Moment. Preserving Racial Hierarchy in the League of Nations,” “From Principle to Right: The Anticolonial Reinvention of Self-Determination,” and “The Fall of Self-Determination,” Worldmaking after Empire. The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2019), pp. pp.14-106, 176-182.

Scott, D. (1999). “Fanonian Futures?,” and “After Bandung: From the Politics of Postcolonial Representation to a Theory of Postcolonial Politics,” Refashioning Futures. Criticism after Postcoloniality (Princeton University Press), pp.190-224.

Wilder, G. (2015). “Unthinking France, Rethinking Decolonization,” and “Decolonization and Postnational Democracy,” Freedom Time. Negritude, Decolonization, and the Future of the World (Duke University Press), pp.1-16, 241-259.

 

Additional Readings

Bhabha, H. (1987). “Remembering Fanon,” New Formations, No. 1, pp.118-124.

Dirik, D. (2018). “The Revolution of Smiling Women. Stateless Democracy and Power in Rojava,” in O. Rutizibwa and R. Shilliam, eds., Routledge Handbook of Postcolonial Politics (Routledge), pp.222-238.

Fanon, F. (1986). Black Skin, White Masks (Pluto Press).

Fanon, F. (1963). The Wretched of the Earth (Grove Press).

Kauanui, J. (2019). “Decolonial Self-Determination and No-State Solutions,” Humanity Journal.

Lazarus, N. (1999). “Disavowing Decolonization: Fanon, Nationalism, and the Question of Representation in Postcolonial Theory,” in A. Alessandrini, ed., Fanon: Critical Perspectives (Routledge), pp.69-98.

Marriott, D. (2018). “Introduction. Whither Fanon?,” Whither Fanon? Studies in the Blackness of Being (Stanford University Press).

Massad, J. (2018). “Against Self-Determination,” Humanity Journal.

Mbembe, A. (2017). “The Clinic of the Subject,” Critique of Black Reason (Duke University Press), pp.151-178.

Mignolo, W. (2011). “The Zapatistas’ Theoretical Revolution: Its Historical, Ethical, and Political Consequences,” The Darker Side of Western Modernity. Global Futures, Decolonial Options (Duke University Press), pp.213-251.

Rabaka, R. (2011). “Revolutionary Fanonism: On Frantz Fanon’s Modification of Marxism and Decolonization of Democratic Socialism,” Socialism and Democracy, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp.126-145.

Rabaka, R. (2014). Concepts of Cabralism: Amilcar Cabral and Africana Critical Theory (Lexington Books).

Sekyi-Otu, A. (1996). Fanon’s Dialectic of Experience (Harvard University Press).

Taylor, P. (1989). “Frantz Fanon and the Narrative of Liberation,” The Narrative of Liberation: Perspectives on Afro-Caribbean Literature, Popular Culture, and Politics (Cornell University Press). 

Tuck, E. and K. Yang. (2012). “Decolonization is Not a Metaphor,” Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education and Society Vol. 1, No. 1, pp.1-40.

Walia, H. (2013). “Journeys toward Decolonization” in Undoing Border Imperialism (AK Press).

 

Weitz, E. (2015). “Self-Determination: How a German Enlightenment Idea Became the Slogan of National Liberation and a Human Right,” The American Historical Review, Vol. 120, No. 2, pp.462–496.

 

Supervision Questions:

In what ways do the lessons and legacy of “anticolonial worldmaking” continue to influence and inform contemporary struggles for decolonization and/or self-determination?

Or

Is the narrative of liberation associated with the radical projects of anti-imperialist self-determination by now hopelessly passé?

 

Supplementary Videos

Ahmed, S. and D. Scott. (2018). “Colonial Repercussions.”

Busch, M. with A. Getachew. (2020). “Book Salon with Michael Busch, with Dr. Adom Getachew.”

Ciccariello-Maher, G. (2016). “Decolonizing Dialectics.”

Coulthard, G., et. al. (2016). “Panel Discussion. Red Skins, White Masks. Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition.”

Mbembe, A. (2016). “Frantz Fanon and the Politics of Viscerality.”

Scott, D. (2011). “Transcolonial Fanon.”

Wilder, G., et. al. (2015). “Freedom Time: Negritude, Decolonization, and the Future of the World.”

 

 

MPhil in Marginality and Exclusion: Prison Abolition

Essential Readings:

Ben-Moshe, L. 2013. “The Tension between Abolition and Reform,” in M. Nagel and A. Nocella, eds. The End of Prisons: Reflections from the Decarceration Movement (Rodopi Press: Value Inquiry Book Series).

Davis, A. (2003). Are Prisons Obsolete? (New York: Seven Stories Press).

Gilmore, R.W. (2007). Golden Gulag. Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press).

McQuade, B. (2018). “Histories of Abolition, Critiques of Security,” Social Justice, Vol 45, No. 2/3, pp.1-23.

Rodriguez, D. (2018). “Abolition as Praxis of Human Being: A Foreword,” Harvard Law Review, Vol. 132, pp.1575-1612.

 

Additional Readings:

Abu-Jamal, M. and J. Fernández. (2014). “Locking Up Black Dissidents and Punishing the Poor: The Roots of Mass Incarceration in the U.S.,” Socialism and Democracy Vol. 28, No. 3, pp.1-14.

Ben-Moshe, L. (2018). “Dis-Epistemologies of Abolition,” Critical Criminology, Vol.26, pp.341–355.

Ben-Moshe, L. (2020). “Introduction: Intersecting Disability, Imprisonment, and Deinstitutionalization,” Decarcerating Disability. Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition (University of Minnesota Press), pp.1-36.

Bernault, F. (2007). “The Shadow of Rule: Colonial Power and Modern Imprisonment in Africa,” in F. Dikotter and I. Brown, eds., Cultures of confinement. A history of the prison in Africa, Asia, and Latin America (Ithaca NY: Cornell University Press), pp.55-94.

Chase, R. T. (2015). “We Are Not Slaves: Rethinking the Rise of Carceral States through the Lens of the Prisoners’ Rights Movement,” The Journal of American History, Vol. 102, No. 1, pp.73–86.

Dobchuk-Land, B. (2017) “Resisting ‘Progressive’ Carceral Expansion: Lessons for Abolitionists from Anti-Colonial Resistance,” Contemporary Justice Review, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp.404-418.

Foucault, M. (1975). Discipline and Punish. The Birth of the Prison (Vintage Books).

Ilea, A. (2018). “What about ‘the Sex Offenders’? Addressing Sexual Harm from an Abolitionist Perspective,” Critical Criminology, Vol. 26, pp.357-372.

James, J., ed. (2007). Warfare in the American Homeland. Policing and Prison in a Penal Democracy(Duke University Press).

James, J. (1996). “Erasing the Spectacle of Racialized State Violence,” Resisting State Violence (University of Minnesota Press), pp.24-43.

Loyd, J., et. al. (2009). “Thinking (and Moving) beyond Walls and Cages: Bridging Immigrant Justice and Anti-Prison Organizing in the United States,” Social Justice, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp.85-103.

Mathiesen, T. (2006). Prisons on Trial (Winchester, UK: Waterside Press).

McLeod, A. (2015). “Prison Abolition and Grounded Justice,” UCLA Law Review, Vol. 65, pp.1156-1239.

Ruggiero, V. (2010). Penal Abolitionism (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Ryan, M. and T. Ward. (2015). “Prison Abolition in the UK: They Dare Not Speak Its Name?,” Social Justice, Vol. 41, No. 3, pp.107-119.

Salvatore, R. and C. Aguirre. 2010. “The Birth of the Penitentiary in Latin America. Toward an Interpretive Social History of Prisons,” in R. Salvatore and C. Aguirre, eds., The Birth of the Penitentiary in Latin America. Essays on Criminology, Prison Reform, and Social Control. 1830-1940 (University of Texas Press).

Sudbury, J. (2004). “A World without Prisons: Resisting Militarism, Globalized Punishment, and Empire,” Social Justice, Vol. 31, No. 1–2, pp.9-30.

Sudbury, J., ed. (2005). Global Lockdown: Race, Gender, and the Prison-Industrial Complex (Routledge).

Sudbury, J. (2009). “Maroon Abolitionists: Black Gender-Oppressed Activists in the Anti-Prison Movement in the U.S. and Canada,” Meridians, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp.1–29.

Whalley, E. and C. Hackett. (2017). “Carceral Feminisms: The Abolitionist Project and Undoing Dominant Feminisms,” Contemporary Justice Review, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp.456-473.

 

Sample Essay Questions

What are the historical conditions and political imperatives of “abolition” as a contemporary praxis?

Or

Is racism so deeply entrenched in the institution of the prison that it is not possible to eliminate one without eliminating the other?

 

Supplementary Videos:

Ben-Moshe, L., et. al. (2020). “Decarcerating Disability.”

Davis, A. (2011). “Slavery and the Prison Industrial Complex.”

Davis, A. (2018). “The Fallacy of Prison Reform.”

Gilmore, R.W. (2019). “Talk on Abolition.”

Gilmore, R.W. and N. Murakawa (2020). “COVID-19, Decarceration, and Abolition.”

James, J. (2019). “The Architects of Abolition.”

Ritchie, B. (2016). “Black Feminist Reflections on Carceral Feminism and Prison Abolition.”

 

MPhil in Political and Economic Sociology: Capitalism and Climate Catastrophe

Essential Readings:

Chakrabarty, D. (2017). “The Politics of Climate Change Is More than the Politics of Capitalism,” Theory, Culture & Society, Vol. 34, No. 2-3, pp.25–37.

Guerrero, D. (2018). “The Limits of Capitalist Solutions to the Climate Crisis,” in in V. Satgar, ed., The Climate Crisis. South Africa and Global Democratic Eco-Socialist Alternatives (Johannesburg: Wits University Press), pp.30-46.

Moore, J. (2017). “The Capitalocene, Part I: On the Nature and Origins of Our Ecological Crisis,” The Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol. 44, No. 3, pp.594-630.

Moore, J. (2018). “The Capitalocene, Part II: Accumulation by Appropriation and the Centrality of Unpaid Work/Energy,” The Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol. 45, No. 2, pp.237-279.

Oksala, J. (2018). “Feminism, Capitalism, and Ecology,” Hypatia, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp.216-234.

Seaton, L. (2019). “Green Questions,” New Left Review, Vol. 115.

Vergès, F. (2017). “Racial Capitalocene,” in G. Johnson and A. Lubin, eds., Futures of Black Radicalism (Verso).

 

Additional Readings:

Angus, I. (2016). Facing the Anthropocene. Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System (Monthly Review Press).

Bauhardt, C. (2014). “Solutions to the Crisis? The Green New Deal, Degrowth, and the Solidarity Economy: Alternatives to the Capitalist Economy from an Ecofeminist Economic Perspective,” Ecological Economics, Vol. 102, pp.60-68.

Bookchin, M. (2007). “What is Social Ecology?”

Burton, M. and P. Somerville. (2019). “Degrowth: A Defence,” New Left Review, Vol. 115, 2019, pp.

Chakrabarty, D. (2014). “Climate and Capital: On Conjoined Histories,” Critical Inquiry, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp.1-23.

Daly, H. and B. Kunkel. (2018). “Ecologies of Scale,” New Left Review, Vol. 109.

Davis, J., et. al. (2019). “Anthropocene, Capitalocene, … Plantationocene?: A Manifesto for Ecological Justice in an Age of Global Crises,” Geography Compass, Vol. 13, No. 5.

Debney, B. (2019). “Social Ecology in the Capitalocene,” Harbinger: A Journal of Social Ecology, Vol. 1.

Eichen, J. (2020). “Cheapness and (Labor-)Power: The Role of Early Modern Brazilian Sugar Plantations in the Racializing Capitalocene,” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp.35–52.

Foster, J.B. (2000). Marx’s Ecology. Materialism and Nature (Monthly Review Press).

Klein, N. (2019). On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal (Simon and Schuster).

Klein, N. (2015). This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate (Simon and Schuster).

Latour, B., et. al. (2018). “Anthropologists Are Talking – About Capitalism, Ecology, and Apocalypse,” Ethnos, Vol. 83, No. 3, pp.587-606.

Lele, S. (2020). “Environment and Well-Being,” New Left Review, Vol. 123.

Magdoff, F. and J.B. Foster. (2010). “What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism,” Monthly Review.

Malm, A. (2016). Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming (Verso).

Malm, A. (2016). “Who Lit this Fire? Approaching the History of the Fossil Economy,” Critical Historical Studies, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp.215-248.

Mellor, M. (2019). “En Ecofeminist Proposal,” New Left Review, Vol. 116.

Moore, J. (2015). Capitalism in the Web of Life (Verso).

Moore, J., ed. (2016). Anthropocene or Capitalocene? Nature, History, and the Crisis of Capitalism (PM Press).

Obi, C. (2010). “Oil Extraction, Dispossession, Resistance, and Conflict in Nigeria’s Oil-Rich Niger Delta,” Canadian Journal of Development Studies / Revue canadienne d’études du développement, Vol. 30, No. 1-2, pp.219-236.

Park, J. (2015). “Climate Change and Capitalism,” Consilience. The Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp.189-206.

Pollin, R. (2018). “De-Growth versus a Green New Deal,” New Left Review, Vol. 112, pp.5-25.

Saito, K. (2017). Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism: Capital, Nature, and the Unfinished Critique of Political Economy (Monthly Review Press).

Satgar, V. (2018). “The Climate Crisis and Systemic Alternatives,” in V. Satgar, ed., The Climate Crisis. South Africa and Global Democratic Eco-Socialist Alternatives (Johannesburg: Wits University Press), pp.1-28.

Satgar, V. (2018). “The Anthropocene and Imperial Ecocide: Prospects for Just Transitions,” in V. Satgar, ed., The Climate Crisis. South Africa and Global Democratic Eco-Socialist Alternatives (Johannesburg: Wits University Press), pp.47-68.

Schild, V. (2019). “Feminisms, the Environment, and Capitalism: On the Necessary Ecological Dimension of a Critical Latin American Feminism,” Journal of International Women’s Studies, Vol. 20, No. 6, pp.23-43.

Sealey-Huggins, L. (2018). “The Climate Crisis Is a Racist Crisis: Structural Racism, Inequality and Climate Change,” in A. Johnson, et. al., eds. The Fire Now: Anti-Racist Scholarship in Times of Explicit Racial Violence (London: Zed Books), pp. 99-113.

Vettese, T. (2018). “To Freeze the Thames: Natural Geo-Engineering and Bio-Diversity,” New Left Review, Vol. 111.

 

Supervision Questions:

Is it right to blame capitalism for climate catastrophe?

Or

What would fending off climate catastrophe require?

 

Supplementary Videos

Angus, I. (2018). “Fossil Capitalism, Ecosocialism, and the Anthropocene.”

Carroll, F. (2019). “Feminist Social Reproduction Theory, Capitalism, and Social Ecology.”

Chakrabarty, D. (2018). “The Human and the Geological: On Anthropocene Time.”

Foster, J.B. (2018). “Marx’s Capital and the Earth.”

Foster, J.B. and J. Jonna. (2018). “What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know about Capitalism.”

Guerrero, D. (2020). “Climate Justice and Social Change: Supporting Systemic Alternatives.”

Haraway, D. (2016). “Anthropocene Consortium Series.”

Klein, N. (2019). “On Fire.”

Latour, B. (2018). “Anthropocene Lecture.”

Malm, A. (2017). “Violent Past, Hot Present, Extreme Future.”

Moore, J. (2016). “Anthropocene, Capitalocene, and the Crisis of the 21st Century.”

Seaton, L. (2019). “Endgames? Capitalism and Climate Emergency.”

Vergès, F. (2019). “Capitalocene, Race, Waste, and Gender.”

 

MPhil in Political and Economic Sociology: Democracy and Capitalism

Essential Readings:

Chatterjee, P. (2012). “Democracy and Capitalism in India. Pursuing Two Tocquevillian Themes,” in P. Chatterjee and I. Katznelson, eds., Anxieties of Democracy. Tocquevillian Reflections on India and the United States (Oxford Scholarship Online). 

Conway, J. and J. Singh. (2011). “Radical Democracy in Global Perspective: Notes from the Pluriverse,” Third World Quarterly, Vol. 32, No. 4, pp.689-706.

Fraser, N. (2015). “Legitimation Crisis? On the Political Contradictions of Financialized Capitalism,” Critical Historical Studies, Vol. 2, no. 2, pp.157-189.

Keating, C. (2004). “Developmental Democracy and its Inclusions: Globalization and the Transformation of Participation,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp.417-437.

Streeck, W. (2014). “How Will Capitalism End?,” New Left Review, Vol. 87, pp.35-64.

 

Additional Readings:

Alexander, M.J. and C.T. Mohanty. (1997). “Introduction: Genealogies, Legacies, Movements,” Feminist Genealogies, Colonial Legacies, Democratic Futures (Routledge).

Ayers, A. J. (2009). “Imperial Liberties: Democratisation and Governance in the ‘New’ Imperial Order,” Political Studies, Vol. 57, No. 1, pp.1–27.

Ballestrín, L. (2015). “Coloniality and Democracy,” Revista de Estudios Políticos, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp.210-228.

Borón, A. (2006). “The Truth about Capitalist Democracy,” Socialist Register, Vol. 42, pp.28-58.

Bowles, S. and H. Gintis. (1986). Democracy and Capitalism (Routledge).

Brown, W. (2015). Undoing the Demos. Neoliberalism’s Stealth Revolution (Zone Books).

Chatterjee, P. (2008). “Democracy and Economic Transformation in India,” Artha Vijnana, Vol. L, No. 1, pp.1-20.

Chatterjee, P. (2015). “Democracy, Populism, and the Political Management of Primitive Accumulation,” in A. D’Costa and A. Chakraborty, eds., The Land Question in India: State, Dispossession, and Capitalist Transition (Oxford).

Crouch, C. (2019). “Post-Democracy and Populism,” The Political Quarterly, Vol. 90, pp.124-137.

Dahl, R. (1986). A Preface to Economic Democracy (University of California Press).

Dean, J. (2009). “Democracy: A Knot of Hope and Despair,” Democracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies: Communicative Capitalism and Left Politics (Duke University Press).

Draper, H. (1974). “Marx on Democratic Forms of Government.”

Edozie, R.K. (2008). “New Trends in Democracy and Development: Democratic Capitalism in South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya,” Politikon. South African Journal of Political Studies, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp.43-67.

Fiss, O. (1992). “Capitalism and Democracy,” Michigan Journal of International Law, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp.908-920.

Hardt, M. and A. Negri. (2004). “Part Three: Democracy,” Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire (New York: The Penguin Press).

Iversen, T. (2011). “Democracy and Capitalism,” in R. Goodin, The Oxford Handbook of Political Science (Oxford).

Jessop, B. (2018). “Elective Affinity or Comprehensive Contradiction? Reflections on Capitalism and Democracy in the Time of Finance- Dominated Accumulation and Austerity States,” Berlin J Soziol, Vol. 28, pp.9-37.

Laclau, E. and C. Mouffe. (1985). Hegemony and Socialist Strategy (Verso).

Laclau, E. (2005). On Populist Reason (Verso).

Merkel, W. (2014). “Is Capitalism Compatible with Democracy?,” Z Vgl Polit Wiss, Vol. 8, pp.109–128.

Nigam, A. (2010). “Democracy and Capitalist Development: Reflections from the Indian Experience,” Transeuropeennes. Revue Internacional de Pensée Critique.

Przeworski, A. (1985). Capitalism and Social Democracy (Cambridge University Press).

Przeworski, A. (1991). Democracy and the Market. Political and Economic Reforms in Eastern Europe and Latin America (Cambridge University Press).

Reuschemeyer, D., E. Stephens, and J. Stephens. (1992). Capitalist Development and Democracy (University of Chicago Press).

Robinson, W. (1996). Promoting Polyarchy (Cambridge University Press).

Roos, J. (2019). “From the Demise of Social Democracy to the ‘End of Capitalism’: The Intellectual Trajectory of Wolfgang Streeck,” Historical Materialism, Vol. 27, No. 2.

Schumpeter, J. (2003). Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy (Routledge).

Therborn, G. (1977). “The Rise of Capital and the Rule of Democracy,” New Left Review, Vol. 103.

Therborn, G. (1979). “The Travails of Latin American Democracy,” New Left Review, Vol. 113.

Tully, J. (2008). “Modern Constitutional Democracy and Imperialism,” Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Vol. 46, No. 3, pp.461-494.

Wolff, R. D. (2012). Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism (Haymarket Books).

Wood, E. (1995). Democracy against Capitalism (Cambridge University Press).

 

Sample Essay Questions

How is the relationship between capitalism and democracy evolving?

Or

Can democracy constitute a viable and desirable alternative to capitalism?

 

Supplementary Videos:

Brown, W. (2015). “Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism and Political Life.”

Chatterjee, P. (2020). “Democracy and Populism”

Crouch, C. (2015). “Inequality and Post-Democracy”

De Sousa Santos, B. and J. Tully. (2019). “The Crises of Democracy.”

Fraser, N. (2015). “Legitimation Crisis? On the Political Contradictions of Financialized Capitalism.”

Hardt, M. (2002). “Globalization and Democracy. Politics of Multitude.”

Iversen, T. and D. Soskice. (2019). “Democracy and Prosperity: Reinventing Capitalism through a Turbulent Century.”

Streeck, W. (2017). “How Will Capitalism End?”

Wolff, R. (2017). “Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism”

Wood, E. (2018). “Democracy against Capitalism.”