Every generation is confronted with the challenge of social transformation – the attempt to challenge oppression and exploitation in multiple forms. Today these include colonialism, climate change, capitalism and imperialism. This roundtable brings together authors whose research has examined both the issues which animate the need for social transformation, as well as the dynamics of movements for social transformation. The authors will reflect on the lessons and challenges they have experienced in “Writing Social Transformation”, discuss some of the core arguments of their work, and make some observations as to the relevance of those arguments for contemporary events.
Josie Auger – author of My People’s Blood: Indigenous Sexual Health Recovery (2014)
Davina Bhandar – co-editor, Unmooring the Komagata Maru: Charting Colonial Trajectories (2020)
Peter Hudis – author of Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism (2012) and Frantz Fanon, Philosopher of the Barricade (2015).
Paul Kellogg – author of Truth Behind Bars: Reflections on the Fate of the Russian Revolution (2021).
John Riddell – editor of The Communist International in Lenin’s Time (multiple volumes) and co-author of Clara Zetkin, Fighting Fascism: How to Struggle and How to Win (2017)