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CFP: Power and the History of Capitalism

The History Department of Lang College and the New School for Social Research and the Culture of the Market Network of the University of Manchester are pleased to announce a conference on Power and the History of Capitalism, to be held April 15-16, 2011, at the New School in New York City. Program chairs are Stephen Mihm, Jeff Sklansky, and Brook Thomas.

This conference seeks to sharpen the long-term historical perspective on relations of power within modern capitalism, with a special emphasis on United States history from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century. The organizers ask how capitalism and its periodic crises have revised political rights and responsibilities, redistributed wealth, and reconfigured political practices and institutions. Conversely, they aim to analyze how power relations—whether organized by state policy and laws, or structured by social norms and institutions, or embedded within racial, gender and class relations—have shaped economic outcomes. The ongoing crises of contemporary capitalism—as well as the heightened emphasis on questions of power within the social sciences and humanities—invest these questions with new urgency.

Papers are solicited that will examine the mutual constitution of political and economic systems in the United States. For the organizers' list of possible themes and topics please see the full call for papers.

Proposals for papers must include a title, maximum 250-word summary of the proposed paper, and a one-page CV including author’s name, address, telephone, email, and institutional affiliation. Proposals for panels are welcome. Sessions may include either three 20-minute papers or four 15-minute papers.

All proposals should be sent to no later than October 1, 2010.

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