Arab Revolt Reading Group



[for those around SC or the Bay]

With Gopal Balakrishnan and whoever else wants to offer input or help plan, I'm going to organize a spring reading group in Santa Cruz on the Arab revolts, including both long-term historical analysis and recent writings on the current situation. Think it would be a big help to a lot of us, myself very much included, who are quickly discovering how little we actually understand of the region and its dynamics.  If you're in the area and want to join in, let me know. 

[If you aren't around these parts but want to contribute or follow along, at the very least we should be able to set up ongoing email threads.  And if there's interest elsewhere, perhaps we can work together to set up roughly similar reading lists for groups in a few cities.  This could be a useful occasion for us to begin to develop a common analysis - or, at least, more fleshed-out contentions with each other - on the present moment.  And that is surely a needed thing.]

10 comments:

Elaina said...

I'm very interested. Sign up me.

e.rose said...

Yes, me too.

socialism and/or barbarism said...

Terrific. Details to follow in the next couple weeks.

The Raschals said...

I am also in.

Chris S. said...

Hello my name is Chris Swart and I'm a freshman here at UCSC. I've been really excited with the spirit of revolt which has spread throughout North Africa and the Middle East and would love to be involved in this reading group to know more about its specific implications and the forms the struggle has and is taking.

You can email me with further info at cswart@ucsc.edu

Thanks in advance!

Todd Chretien said...

Hey Evan,
Mark sent me the link for this. Sign me up. Let me know if you need ideas for readings.

Todd

Anonymous said...

Hey Evan, my name is Danny. I'm interested in the reading/group.

my email: dcorum@ucsc.edu

Rebekkah said...

Very, very interested! Would love to join.

rrdilt@gmail.com

socialism and/or barbarism said...

Rebekkah:

it tells me this email address doesn't work, do you have another?

All:

thanks, have added you to the list, info will go out in April

mutinyandbounty said...

Hey there I'm a prof at umass- amherst and i co-chair a faculty marxist reading group here. We'd love to follow along/ participate virtually/whatever. Thanks! Jordana Rosenberg
mutinyandbounty@gmail.com