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On Your Marx (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]

On Your Marx (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]

Ticketing Information



Wednesday November 29, 2017 - 6:15 PM


Level 2, The Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3004


Free - but please contact reception on 03 9094 7800 or to book Auslan area


Linda D'Ornay & Dave Childs

Language/ Cultural Consultant:


About the Show

SPEAKERS: Alyx Gorman, Gary Foley, Nazeen Hussain, Helen Razer

‘Marxism exists in 19th-century thought like a fish in water: that is, it is unable to breathe anywhere else.’ Variations on this claim, made in 1966 by Michel Foucault, had decades of oxygen in the West.

But today, the work of Karl Marx is again breathing life into a range of Western movements. Within Black Lives Matter, Jeremy Corbyn’s UK Labour or Bernie Sanders’ ‘Revolution’, young people are repurposing thought long dismissed as antique.

In this discussion, hosted by Helen Razer, we’ll discuss the relevance of Marx today. Our panellists, including Alyx Gorman, Gary Foley and Nazeem Hussain, will describe their practical agreement – and their useful dispute – with this 19th-century European thinker.