In his lecture Michael Burawoy will look at how concerns of radical movements in the global South have over the years contributed to and redefined Marxism. He will specifically focus on the contribution of Frantz Fanon.
Burawoy is a leading Marxist social scientist and Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. He has studied changes in the labour process and how work is organised in Zambia, Hungary and Russia. He also has a long association with South Africa. A series of lectures he gave in 2010 at Wits University was published as a book Conversations with Bourdieu: The Johannesburg Moment; with Karl von Holdt as a co-author.