Doreen Massey on Jeremy Corbyn and Labour

One of the founders of Soundings journal, Doreen Massey, writes here on why we should support Jeremy Corbyn’s effort to re-orientate the Labour Party.

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Guest blog by Doreen Massey, Emeritus Professor of Geography at the Open University, founding editor of Soundings and editor of After Neoliberalism? The Kilburn Manifesto 

Doreen Massey discusses Jeremy Corbyn’s break from the leadership of the past and his attempt to challenge the dominant terms of debate, instead of accepting that he has to operate on the established political terrain.

She questions how, exactly, we can seize the moment and begin to subvert the dominant common sense, and how the energy and arguments of the emergent politics can filter out into, and give confidence to, wider sections of society.

Read Doreen’s blog here

Doreen Massey on the Kilburn Manifesto

Taking Soundings in Leeds is delighted to host Professor Doreen Massey on Wednesday 19th June 2013. She will be speaking about the chapter she has co-written with Stuart Hall and Michael Rustin in a new e-book, published for Soundings journal by Lawrence and Wishart. Doreen says: “Although the neoliberal economic settlement is unravelling, its political underpinning remains largely unchallenged. Our manifesto calls into question the neoliberal order itself, and argues that we need radical alternatives to its foundational assumptions”.

Professor Massey is a leading social scientist. She is an Emeritus Professor of Geography at the Open University. She has written on globalisation, the City, and Latin American politics and culture, including Venezuela.

This important event is on Wednesday, 19th June 2013 at 6 pm, in AG02, Broadcasting Place (Opposite the Fenton Pub), Leeds Met University, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds 2. It is open to all, and it’s free, but a collection will be taken.

This map, which is ridiculously small on screen but prints off OK, shows where Broadcasting Place is located (marked as No. 1 on this map).

For a short introduction to the Manifesto:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/24/kilburn-manifesto-challenge-neoliberal-victory

For the Framing Statement:

http://www.lwbooks.co.uk/journals/soundings/pdfs/s53hallmasseyrustin.pdf