Rural and Urban Industrialization: Towards a Great Leap Forward
The Summer School will entertain the full spectrum of issues raised in the call for papers (see below), with special interest in the following themes:
- Trajectories of industrialization and dependence in the peripheries.
- The theory of delinking and collective self-reliance today.
- The theory of socialist primitive accumulation today.
- Land and agrarian reform in industrial transition.
- Collectivism and cooperativism in agricultural and industrial enterprises.
- Central planning for rural-urban linkages in industrial transition.
- Labour, gender and race in industrial transition.
- Rural and urban social reproduction, health and education in industrial transition.
- Infrastructural development and the prospects of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
- Industry 4.0 and challenges for peripheral industrialization.
- Light, heavy, and defense industries in peripheral industrialization.
- Roles for small industries, artisans, and ‘indigenous’ knowledge.
- Fiscal, monetary and trade policy for rural and urban industrialization.
- Finance and debt in industrial transition.
- Regional and continental integration in industrial development.
- Minerals and natural resources in industrial development.
- Fossil fuels and renewable energy in industrial transition.
- Climate change and the ecological challenges of industrial transition.
The SMAIAS/ASN Summer School values diversity and promotes dialogue between academia and political activists and cadre. It brings together young and veteran researchers and activists from all continents, especially from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and provides for collective reflection and learning.
Interested researchers and activists are invited to submit paper proposals (abstracts) of up to 300 words, in English, no later than 1 August 2023. Proposals should be submitted via the online form here: https://forms.gle/MCgtYYboFrgFaJXd9. Women are especially encouraged to participate. The selection of proposals will be made public by the end of August via our social media. The results will not be communicated individually. Please consult our social media below.
Authors of selected proposals will be invited to send their full papers by 1 December 2023. Kindly note that authors of selected proposals who do not send their full papers by this date will not be included in the final programme.
The Summer School will be held in hybrid (physical and virtual) format in the week of 5–9 February 2024, at the Sam Moyo African Institute for Agrarian Studies, in Harare, Zimbabwe. Funding for physical participation is limited. Participants who wish to join physically in Harare are encouraged to access own institutional funding.
Papers presented at the Summer School may eventually be selected for publication in Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy, subject to normal peer review process.