This year, interspersed with new shows, the Free School University Program will be replaying most of the shows from last year, more-or-less in chronological order. (The only shows we’ll skip will be those for which there is no recording, and maybe a few that were so topical that they are no longer of great interest.) Most of these shows are also available on our Archive and Podcast pages.
This week we’ll be rebroadcasting “Occupy Marx” with Brandeis Professor Gordon Fellman, which originally broadcast on 3/14/2012.
What is the importance of a class analysis? Why does the working class accept the myths of the ruling class, which have the result of keeping them in their place? How did it happen that with the Occupy Movement, people suddenly began to “get it”? How does the Occupy movement help us better understand Marx? – and how can Marx better help us understand the historical role and potential of the Occupy movement?
Brandeis Professor Gordon Fellman talks how Occupy helps clarify the meaning of central Marxian concepts like alienation, ruling ideas, false consciousness, genuine consciousness, and social class, and how one’s understanding of the Occupy movement is greatly enhanced by applying Marx to it.
Gordon Fellman is Professor of Sociology at Brandeis University, where he chairs the undergraduate Peace and Conflict Studies Program. He teaches courses on War and Possibilities of Peace, Social Class and Social Change, Marx and Freud, Sociology of Empowerment, Psychoanalytic Sociology, and Sociology of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation. The central questions he poses in his courses and his writings, are: What are the sources, in history and in the self’s development and inner workings, of unnecessary human suffering? How can it be thoughtfully, carefully, mindfully reduced?
Occupy Marx with Brandeis Prof. Gordon Fellman
Wednesday, 5/22/2012 7:00 pm USA Eastern Time
(rebroadcast of an interview that originally aired 3/14)
Occupy Boston Radio – OBR.FM
with rebroadcasts the following Monday 10:00 am
and Wednesday 7:00 am
Occupy Boston Radio is not-for-profit, volunteer-based, community radio, currently available by internet only.