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Canceled: Apocalypse, Populism, Critique: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Presented by the Center for the Study of Social Justice and the Committee on Social Theory

Populists on the Left and on the Right in many countries and in different ways employ the prospect of apocalypse to advocate and promote their views of how to confront impending challenges modern societies and human civilization will be confronting in coming decades.  In a variety of ways, both the prospect of apocalypse, and strategies to employ this prospect in terms of the traditional divide between Left and Right, require new forms of critique to confront predictable and unpredictable challenges in constructive ways, without regenerating and perpetuating the structural patterns that have been creating the conditions which produced these challenges to begin with.

Speakers include UTK's Gregory Kaplan (MFLL), Mark Hulsether (Religion), Ian Down (Political Science), Raja Swamy (Anthropology) Zhandarka Kurti (Sociology), Timothy Gill (Sociology, University of North Carolina - Wilmington), Steven Panageotou (Sociology, Arkansas State University), Joel Crombez (Sociology, Kennesaw State University), as well as co-organizers Allen Dunn (English) and Harry F. Dahms (Sociology).

Friday, March 27, 2020 at 10:00am to 5:30pm

International House, Great Room
1623 Melrose Place, Knoxville, TN 37996

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Center for the Study of Social Justice, College of Arts and Sciences, English, Sociology


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Harry F. Dahms

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