Ellen's work was driven by a commitment to the idea that, as she states in Democracy Against Capitalism, “socialism can come only through the self-emancipation of the working class … socialism will come about either in this way or not at all.” It was through this commitment to working-class self-emancipation that her distinctive, lucid and massively influential work was formed.
The symposium featured discussions on the wide range of Ellen's work, from Ancient democracy, and to the transition from Feudalism to Capitalism, to contemporary Marxist theory and capitalist legal theory. The contributions come from Robert Brenner, David McNally, Benno Teschke, Maia Pal, Samuel Knafo and Charles Post.
The full audio of the symposium has now been made available via the Bloomsbury Media Cloud website.
Robert Brenner on Ellen's life and thought
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