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Future Promises: The Life and Work of Stanley Aronowitz London May 2008

Future Promises: The Life and Work of Stanley Aronowitz

A Conference Sponsored by the Composition & Commons Co-research Project, School of Business and Management, University of London, Queen Mary

May 19th, 2008 – 9:30am – 6pm http://stevphen.mahost.org/futurepromises.html Room 4.24, Francis Bancroft Building, Queen Mary, Mile End Road, London

This conference celebrates the most important living sociologist in the United States by examining the works and activism of Stanley Aronowitz over the last thirty-five years, beginning with his classic False Promises, through his milestone interventions in education, science and technology, cultural studies, and political theory, and most recent accomplishments such as How Class Works and Left Futures. It will also take in his militant unionism, his standing for Governor of New York, and his continuing importance as a global figure in the struggles against exploitation and injustice. Speakers will take up various of his works in dialogue with the author. An address by Professor Aronowitz will follow the morning and afternoon panels discussing his books.

For more information on registration e-mail s.harney {NO SPAM] qmul.ac.uk. Suggested contribution from waged workers 50 pounds on a sliding scale.

Tuesday PhD Workshop with Professor Aronowitz. Contact Stevphen Shukaitis to reserve a place: s.shukaitis {NO SPAM] @qmul.ac.uk.

Situations Journal Issue Launch Tuesday 5pm @ Queen Mary with interventions from Stathis Kouvelakis, Stevphen Shukaitis, and members of the Situations collective

Future Promises Schedule 9:30 am Registration and Coffee

10:00 Welcome – Gerard Hanlon, Director of School, Queen Mary

10:15 – 12:30 Morning Panel

Peter Bratsis (Salford) How Class Works

Emma Dowling (Birkbeck) Paradigm Lost

Michael Pelias (Situations) Left Futures

Stevphen Shukaitis (Queen Mary / Autonomedia) Post-Work

Stanley Aronowitz – Responses

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 3:30 Afternoon Panel

Martin Parker (Leicester) Roll Over, Beethoven

Anna Curcio (Goldsmiths) The Knowledge Factory

Simon Lilley (Leicester) The Last Good Job in America

Richard Barbrook (Westminster) Science as Power

Stanley Aronowitz – Responses

3:30-3:45 Coffee

3:45 Introduction by Stefano Harney (Queen Mary)

4:00 Address by Stanley Aronowitz

5:00-6:00 Reception