Thursday, 25 February 2010

Is Resistance Really Futile? Event

Is Resistance Really Futile?
A Centre for Philosophy and Political Economy Event
One Day Workshop, 10-5pm, Tuesday March 9th, 2010
University of Leicester School of Management
522 Ken Edwards Building, University of Leicester
How are we to understand resistance in these increasingly financialised times? What, if anything, does the resisting subject look like today? These questions never go away. Within business and management studies, they seem to take on a special meaning. So is resistance to be located within revolutionary action alone? Or is it instead something which is always all around us? Is resistance inseparable from pathos? Or is there something about it which lends itself towards detached scrutiny? This workshop aims to analyse a variety of theories of resistance insofar as they have been used to make sense of the realities of the modern workplace. Presentations throughout the day will take a variety of conceptual and practical perspectives upon the question of resistance whilst the concluding roundtable will attempt to establish common strands of analysis.
Workshop Programme

10-10.30 Registration and Coffee

10.30-10.45 Welcome from the Organizers

10.45-12.15 Session 1
Nikos Karfakis and George Kokkinidis – Re-thinking cynicism: Kynical parrhesia in contemporary workplaces
Ozan N. Alakavuklar – Is it possible to justify resistance?
Nceku Nyathi – Anticolonialism and organising for resistance and change

12:30-1.30 Lunch

1.30-3 Session 2
Robert Cluley – On the Irresistibility of Resistance
Stevphen Shukaitis – Run This Town; or, Cultural Workers Throw Down Yr Tools, the Metropolis is on Strike
Martin Parker – Reflections and alternatives

3-3.30 Coffee

3.30-4.45 Roundtable Discussion – Moderator: Simon Lilley

4.45-5.00 Concluding Remarks & Farewell

Registration and Contact
Registration is free but places are severely limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment. For further information, please contact the workshop organisers, Ozan N. Alakavuklar and Stephen Dunne We look forward to seeing you

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