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A great conference! Thanks to our presenters & participants

Thank you to everyone who attended the third annual Historical Materialism Australasia Conference: States, Social Reproduction, Capital. It was definitely our biggest — and roundly thought of as the best — local HM conference yet. 154 more words

Harun Farocki, 1944-2014

What a loss for militant filmmaking, for art and for critical thought that Harun Farocki has died.

His fluency in working across so many different kinds of artistic media–in the art gallery and on the silver screen–was inspirational. 337 more words

At The Cinema

Article by Wang Guiren (王贵仁) on the early reception of historical materialism in China

20 世纪早期中国学者对唯物史观的阐释及其演变


Publication date: 2010/11/1

Journal: 史学理论研究

Volume: 3

Pages: 15-26

Abstract: 唯物史观在中国的传播, 并非单纯的理论复制, 而是一个选择, 理解和不断阐释的过程. 中国学者最初将唯物史观解读为经济史观, 带有明显的机械决定论倾向; 从20 世纪20 年代起, 唯物史观阐释旨趣发生了转变, 社会改造成为阐释的目的和中心; 阶级斗争学说最初没有被纳入唯物史观的思想体系; 中国学者在阐释社会革命的过程中, 促使阶级斗争学说渗透进唯物史观的理论体系, 并成为核心内容. 8 more words

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