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The scientific heritage of Karl Marx: modern civilization and capitalism

The Sociological Institute of the RAS – Branch of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences

International Scientific Conference

The scientific heritage of Karl Marx: modern civilization and capitalism (Dedicated to the 200th birth anniversary of Karl Marx) 

Registration of the application and the abstract of the report is carried out by the link: https://goo.gl/forms/HFJeQ7ez07ixyRbq2

Structure of the annotation: the research question, theoretical grounds, methodology, empirical part (if available), conclusions: empirical, contribution to the theoretical discussion.

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to select reports for inclusion in the conference program.

As a result of the conference, the best materials will be published in the Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology. For registration rules see: http://www.jourssa.ru/?q=ru/Author_Guidelines

Conference panels:

1. The intellectual heritage of K. Marx and its historical significance

  • Philosophical and socio-philosophical heritage of Karl Marx
  • K. Marx’s social and economic doctrine
  • K. Marx’s political theory and ideology of revolutionary reorganization of society
  • Global significance of K. Marx’s scientific heritage: the fate of Marxism
  • The image of K. Marx in the world culture of 20th – 21st centuries (literature, cinematography, theater, media)

2. The nature and dynamics of capitalism in Marx’s theory and Marxism

  • Genesis and evolution of capitalism: state, market, civil society
  • The social, political and economic foundations of modern capitalism
  • Varieties of modern capitalism, type of society and culture
  • The class structure, inequality and mobility in the modern world
  • Material civilization, ecology and everyday life in the conditions of modern capitalism

3. Civilizational development of modern societies in the context of K. Marx’s doctrine

  • Civilizational dynamics of modern societies in the 20th and 21st centuries: resources and prospects of the capitalist formation
  • Globalization, intercivilizational encounters, multiple modernities
  • Innovations and traditions: trends of economic, political and cultural development
  • Spatial changes in the modern world: borders, networks and flows
  • Digital civilization: virtualization and modern social communications. 

​The working languages of the conference are Russian and English

Key dates:

July 15, 2018 – submission of application and abstract of the report (1000-1200 characters in Russian and English)
July 31, 2018 - announcement of the selected participants
August 15, 2018 - dispatch of invitations to the conference
September 15, 2018 - submission of manuscripts to the Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology
October 5-6, 2018 – conference days 

Travel, accommodation, and meals are provided at the expense of participants.

Conference website: http://socinst.ru/Marx200

Email for reference: marx200.conference.spb@gmail.com

telephone for information: 8 (812) 316-2496  

Yuliya Eremenko, Elena Tykanova

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