2nd North American Anarchist Studies Network Conference

Starting Date: 01-15-2011
Ending Date: 01-16-2011

Toronto Steelworkers Hall
25 Cecil St
Toronto, Ontario
The North American Anarchist Studies Network is currently seeking presentations for our second annual conference to be held at the Steel Worker’s Hall in Toronto, Canada. We are seeking submissions from radical academics, independent researchers, community activists, street philosophers and students. We invite those engaged in intellectual work within existing institutions, such as universities, but also those engaged in the production of knowledge beyond institutional walls to share their ongoing work. From the library stacks to the streets, we encourage all those interested in the study of anarchism to submit a proposal.

In keeping with the open and fluid spirit of anarchism, we will not be calling for any specific topics of discussion, but rather are encouraging participants to present on a broad and diverse number of themes- from the historical to the contemporary to the utopian.

For inspiration, we have included a number of suggested themes that have been of interest us; we invite you to suggest and submit your own topics, papers, themes, panels and workshops:
Theorizing Anarchism: Perspectives on Anarchist Studies
Greening Anarchy: Anarchism and the Environment
Bridging the Marxist/Anarchist Divide: Is Black and Red Dead?
Race, Class & Solidarity: Migration Politics * Indigenous Rights and Politics in (Occupied) North America
Expanding the Anarchist Canon: Non-Western Anarchism(s)
The South American ‘New Left’ and Anarchism
‘Queering’ Anarchy: Anarchism and LGBTQ Issues
‘Revolution’ in the 21st Century: The Meaning of Social Change Today
Militant Research: Connecting Activism and Academia
Practicing Anarchy: Organization, Insurrection and Anarchist Social Movements
Envisioning Alternatives: Anarchist Utopias
Anarchism and Radical (Dis)ability Politics
The Greek ‘Crisis’ and Anarchist Responses
Post-G20 Toronto: Learning from Toronto’s G20 Mobilizations
Anarchist Cultural Perspectives and Practices
The Post-Anarchist Challenge
Anarchists and Academia: The Perils, Pitfalls and Potentialities of the University

It is our sincere hope that this conference will, to the greatest extent possible, accurately represent the diversity of North American anarchist politics and thought; to that end, we encourage submission(s) in English, French, Spanish and in any other language or on any other topic you feel relevant to this experience and this community.

Send your proposal, including a short abstract, a working title and three keywords that describe your project to the Toronto NAASN Crew at naasntoronto@gmail.com.

For more information on the North America Anarchist Studies Network check out our website at www.naasn.org.

We look forward to hearing from you, organizing with you and, of course, learning from you!
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