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Hannah Arendt-Reiner Schurmann Memorial Symposium "Feminism, Capitalism and Social Transformation."

Friday, April 22, 2016 at 10:30 am to 7:00 pm

Wolff Conference Room, Room D1103, Albert and Vera List Academic Center, D1103 6 East 16th Street, New York, NY 10003, Room D1103

This year’s Arendt-Schurmann Memorial Symposium explores the theme of "Feminism, Capitalism and Social Transformation." It convenes a diverse group of thinkers who are currently engaged in developing a feminist/anti-capitalist perspective for the coming period. Scholars, students, activists, and anyone interested in the feminist critique of capitalism are welcome.

The symposium will be held on April 21–22, 2016 (Thursday and Friday) in the Wolff Conference Room at the New School for Social Research (NSSR) in New York City.

Organized by the NSSR Philosophy Department, with generous assistance from the Politics Department, Graduate Certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

2:30 - 3:00 PM – Welcome by Nancy Fraser

3:00-5:30 PM – Session 1                            
Kathi Weeks – “Marxism, Feminism, and Abolitionism”
Kevin Floyd – “Feminized Surplus: On Reproductive Labor and the Horizon of Value”
Chair: Terri Gordon, Director of The New School's Gender Program.

6:00 - 8:30 PM – Session 2
Sara Farris – “Feminism and Capitalist Intersections”                        
Dayo Gore – “Thinking Anti-Capitalist Politics and the Black Lives Movement through a Black Feminist Genealogy”
Chair: Chiara Bottici, Associate Professor of Philosophy, NSSR

Friday, April 22, 2016

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM – Session 3     
Tithi Bhattacharya – “The 'Work' of Life: Social Reproduction, Neoliberalism and the Nonwestern World”   
Miriam Ticktin – “Feminism Against Innocence”
Chair: Cinzia Arruzza,  Assistant Professor of Philosophy, NSSR.

2:30 - 5:00 PM – Session 4                          
Nancy Fraser  – "Crisis of Care? On the Social Contradictions of Financialized Capitalism"
Laurie Penny – “Love Is A Battlefield: Feminism and Emotional Labour in the 21st Century”
Chair: Ann Snitow, Associate Professor of Literature, Eugene Lang College.
5:30 - 7:00 PM – Closing Roundtable: Feminisms of the Left
Nancy Holmstrom                              
Sarah Leonard
Frances Fox Piven
Ruth Milkman

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy at The New School for Social Research.

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