Feminist Black Studies & Radical Political Economy

Two Courses:
Feminist Black Study
& Radical Political Economy
Joshua Ramey

Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

Joshua Ramey will offer two 8-week courses: Feminist Black Study and Radical Political Economy.  Each course will meet once a week for 90 minutes. 

Feminist Black Study will run on Tuesday evenings 6:30-8pm Eastern US Time. The dates are: 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, and 4/18.
Radical Political Economy will run 6:30-8pm Eastern US Time on Wednesdays. The dates are: 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, and 4/19.

In order to offer an intimate experience of study and discussion, the courses will be capped at four (4) participants each.  Participants may sign up for both courses. 

Both courses will be offered via Zoom.  The format of the courses will simply be discussions of texts assigned for each week, available via PDF’s. Links and texts are available on the courses’ event pages.

Incite Seminars seeks to enact principles of solidarity economy and mutual aid.  The fee for the course is pay-what-you-can: participants are invited to pay anywhere between $200-$500, depending on their financial situation, no questions asked.  We do ask, however, that subscribers with more wealth consider paying as much as possible in order to underwrite those in greater need.


Course Descriptions

Feminist Black Study

Fred Moten recently characterized feminism as one of the necessary conditions of black studies.  In this reading course we will take Moten’s words seriously by studying some of the crucial theorists of feminist black studies.  Readings from Sylvia Wynter, Hortense Spillers, Angela Davis, Patricia Hill Collins, Saidiya Hartman, and the Combahee River Collective,.

Radical Political Economy

This is a reading course in Marxist and post-Marxian anti-capitalist thought.  It draws critical perspective from economic anthropology, the history of money, feminist economics, decolonial theory, and black studies.  Theorists we’ll look at include Cedric Robinson, David Graeber, Silvia Frederici, Nigel Dodd, Marshall Sahlins, Kathi Weeks, and Denise Ferreira da Silva.

About Joshua Ramey, PhD. Joshua Ramey received his doctorate in philosophy at Villanova University in 2006.  He has written two highly-regarded books The Hermetic Deleuze:  Philosophy and Spiritual Ordeal (2012) and Politics of Divination:  Neoliberal Endgame and the Religion of Contingency (2016).  Joshua taught philosophy, critical theory, and social thought at Villanova, Rowan University, Haverford College, and Grinnell College from 2003-2018.  He left Grinnell in 2018 to expand his work into non-traditional higher education formats.  You can discover and support his work at: https://www.patreon.com/joshuaramey.  In addition to teaching, Joshua offers spirit work at http://www.becoming-fluid.com.


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