Event Date/Time: Aug 09, 2012 End Date/Time: Aug 11, 2012
Registration Date: Aug 09, 2012
Early Registration Date: Jun 15, 2012
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The Second Marxism & Psychology Conference will be held from 9 to 12 August 2012, at the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, located in Morelia, Michoacán, Western Mexico.

As contemporary psychology goes through these times of crisis, revolts and protests around the world, we need to reflect again on the significance of Marxism for psychological scholarship and practice. We know that different fields of psychology have already been permeated, questioned, challenged and concerned by Marxist theory and practice during the last century. Currently several scholars and activists recognize the potential for Marxism to transform psychology. A number of them acknowledge the increasing role of Marxist theory and practice in their scientific pursuits and political activities. And many scholars make research on the historical and current positions in the intersection of Marxism with psychology. At present, however, there still are relatively few opportunities for all these people to exchange their findings and their views on this essential topic.

We believe that this Second Marxism & Psychology Conference will be a unique intellectual forum to encounter different and often competing views on Marxism from the different fields of psychology and other disciplines, as well as an excellent opportunity for scholars and activists to meet again and introduce a new generation of psychologists to the Marxist perspective.

Conference topic areas include:

Marxist Psychology
Marxism and Educational Psychology
Marxism and Clinical Psychology
Marxism and Social Psychology
Marxism and Critical Psychology
Marxism and Psychoanalysis
Marxism, Humanism and Humanistic Psychology
Marxism, Feminism and Psychology
Marxism, Liberation Psychology and Community Psychology
Activity Theory and Cultural Historical Psychology

The site of the conference

Morelia was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its well preserved colonial buildings and layout of the historic center. The Mexican Federal Government lists 1,113 old buildings having historical value, including the impressive cathedral, 4 important monasteries, 3 convents, 4 old colleges, many large churches and palaces, and some buildings of the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, the oldest institution of higher education in the New World, founded in 1540 by Vasco de Quiroga. Also in Morelia is the first music conservatory in the Americas, the Conservatorio de las Rosas, established in 1734. The aqueduct, built in 1785, is a two-mile-long architectural marvel, with 253 arches.