SFL is pleased to announce our October 2012 All Star Webinar line-up! Michael Shermer, Nick Roskams, Mark Klugmann, Amir Ahmad Nasr, and Sarah Skwire will be discussing topics from science to student organizing. Check out the full line-up here!
Also, be sure to tune in next Tuesday, September 18 for our webinar with Dr. Dan D’Amico. He’ll be discussing “Modern Economics as Subaltern Studies.”
- Register here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/593677178
- Subaltern research; inspired by thinkers such as Antonio Gramsci, progressed by theorists such as Michel Foucault, and most recently refined by writers such as Guyatri Spivak, is a sub-discipline within post-colonial studies. It seeks unique methods and theories to provide a more complete vision of history than those biased narratives residually produced through colonial oppression and human subjugation. Winners of wars typically write the history books, but not necessarily in accurate ways. I argue that the Austrian tradition provides a unique perspective, well-equipped to enter this discourse. To date Austrian thinkers have been predominantly ignored and or dismissed by researchers within the post-colonial project, though much contemporary Austrian research can arguably be described as subaltern in topic and insight. Though researchers deploying Austrian methods have yet to contextualize their work within the subaltern framework.
- Dr. Dan D’Amico is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Loyola University New Orleans and hasreceived University awards for teaching, research and service. His currentresearch is focused upon applying various political economy perspectivesincluding Austrian Economics, Public Choice and New Institutional Economics tounderstand the processes of social change surrounding punishment andincarceration through history and in the United States today.