David Ruccio, editor of the journal Rethinking Marxism, March 2-6, IFA, RAN Moscow

David Ruccio, Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame (Indiana, USA) and editor of the journal Rethinking Marxism, will visit Moscow from 2 to 6 March 2008.

Ruccio is also the author of Postmodern Moments in Modern Economics (Princeton University Press, 2003) and Planning, Development, and Globalization: Essays in Marxian Class Analysis (Routledge, forthcoming) and the editor of Economic Representations: Academic and Everyday (Routledge, forthcoming), Postmodernism, Economics, and Knowledge (Routledge, 2001), and Postmodern Materialism and the Future of Marxist Theory: Essays in the Althusserian Tradition (Wesleyan University Press, 1996).Ruccio has been invited by the Institute of Philosophy, RAN to discuss the content and time frame of the International Symposium on the Left Alternatives Available for Russia. The symposium is preliminarily scheduled for the Fall of 2008.

• On 3 March, Ruccio will give a lecture for the students of RGGU on postmodern moments in modern economics.

• On 5 March, Ruccio will introduce the journal Rethinking Marxism in the Falanster bookshop.

Both events are open to the public; times to be confirmed.

A quarterly journal of economics society and culture now in its 20th year of publication, Rethinking Marxism is published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis. It was established in 1988 as an interdisciplinary Marxist journal engaged in critical conversations about the tremendous challenges and exciting opportunities facing Marxism and the global left today. In May 2008, the journal will publish an 80-page symposium on contemporary Marxist aesthetics in Russia with illustrations by Gutov, Osmolovsky, and the group Chto Delat.

Ruccio welcomes discussion and debate with Russian intellectuals and students while he is in Moscow.

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