Welcome to the Seminar

Wed, 4 Mar 1998 10:10:16 -0700 (MST)
Martha Gimenez (gimenez@csf.colorado.edu)

Welcome to this seminar intended to explore the significance of the
Manifesto on its 150th Anniversary. As the 20th century ends we have seen
how an invigorated capitalism seems to replicate today the revolutionary
role Marx praised in the Manifesto. But there are crucial differences
today, as the effects of downsizing and privatizations entail, to some
extent, deproletarianization and massive impoverishment in the developing
countries.

The issues we can explore are numerous and complex and the context for our
discussions is set by the papers you may have already retrieved an read.
We have a fourth paper,

"The Communist Manifesto in Light of Current Anthropology," by Eugene E.
Ruyle, which you can find in http://csf.colorado.edu/psn/seminars

or you can request writing to LISTPROC@csf.colorado.edu
and stating, in the message proper,

get psn-seminars ruyle

The authors of the papers are on line to receive your questions and
exchange ideas with you.

Let's have a constructive and exciting seminar.

In solidarity,

Martha E. Gimenez
Department of Sociology
Campus Box 327
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, Colorado 80309
Voice: 303-492-7080
Fax: 303-492-5105