- 1 Early life
- 2 Studies on the Left
- 3 Norman Thomas lecture
- 4 New American Movement 10th convention
- 5 New American Movement Speakers Bureau
- 6 Tribute to Ben Dobbs
- 7 DSA Conference delegate
- 8 American Solidarity Movement
- 9 Socialist Scholars Conference 1990
- 10 Socialist Scholars Conference 1992
- 11 Socialist Scholars 1997
- 12 cy.Rev
- 13 Green Party
- 14 DSA’s Cuba Letter
- 15 Hands off Venezuela!
- 16 Left Forum
- 17 Left Forum 2008
- 18 Gramsci Symposium
- 19 MDS Board member
- 20 Open letter to Andy Stern
- 21 Center for the Study of Working Class Life
- 22 Center for Labor Renewal
- 23 Left Forum board
- 24 Left Forum 2011
- 25 Publications
- 26 New Politics
- 27 Campaign for Peace and Democracy
- 28 External links
- 29 References
Stanley Aronowitz is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at CUNY Graduate Center, where he is Director of The Center for the Study of Culture, Technology and Work. He has taught at Staten Island Community College, University of California-Irvine, University of Paris, Columbia University, and University of Wisconsin.
He works with the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education & Labor Studies.
Studies on the Left
Stanley Aronowitz was editor of Studies on the Left, from 1964 to 1967. SOTL was a publication which "helped to revive radical scholarship in the United States and to create a new radical understanding of the American political economy. Second, Studies contributed to the consciousness and ideological development of the New Left."
Norman Thomas lecture
Stanley Aronowitz gave the Norman Thomas lecture for 1977.
New American Movement 10th convention
In 1981 Stanley Aronowitz, NY NAM; Bill Barclay, Political Committee and Jean Ross, San Francisco NAM spoke on a mini-plenary entitled Reaganomics: Accumulation, Consumption and Class Conflict at the 10th Convention of the New American Movement. The convention was held in a union headquarters in Chicago and ran from July 29 - August 2, 1981.
New American Movement Speakers Bureau
Tribute to Ben Dobbs
On Sunday, June 7, 1981, the Los Angeles Chapter of the New American Movement sponsored a Tribute to Ben Dobbs for "His lifelong commitment to socialism". The event was held at the Miramar-Sheraton Hotel, Santa Monica, California. Sponsors of the event included Stanley Aronowitz.
DSA Conference delegate
American Solidarity Movement
The American Solidarity Movement was announced in early 1984 by Democratic Socialists of America, as a vehicle to support American labor unions it considered under attack, or on strike and in need of support.
Members of the Initiating Committee for an American Solidarity Movement were: Michael Harrington (convenor), Stanley Aronowitz, Balfour Brickner, Harry Britt, Harvey Cox, Rep. Ron Dellums, Bogdan Denitch, Barbara Ehrenreich, Cynthia Epstein, Jules Feiffer, Rep. Barney Frank, Msgr. George Higgins, Irving Howe, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Frances Fox Piven, Jose Rivera, Ray Rogers, Gloria Steinem, Peter Steinfels, Ellen Willis.
Socialist Scholars Conference 1990
Intellectuals and the Cold War
- Sponsor: New Politics
- Moderator: Phyllis Jacobson, Co-Editor, New Politics
- Stanley Aronowitz, Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center
- Steven Longstaff, New York University, Toronto
- Alan Wald, University of Michigan
- Denis MacShane, Deputy General Secretary, International Trades
Socialist Scholars Conference 1992
Jim O'Connor, Don Amter, DSA Environmental Commission, Stanley Aronowitz, CUNY and Ariel Saleh were speakers on the Science and Technology Under Capitalism: An Ecological View panel sponsored by Social Text at the Tenth Annual Socialist Scholars Conference. The conference was held April 24-26, 1992 at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York City.
Aronowitz also spoke alongside Wayne Sing-Wai, CUNY; Michael Lighty, Director, Democratic Socialists of America; Charlene Mitchell, Committees of Correspondence; Aldyn McKean, ACT UP and Lynne Chancer were speakers on the What road for the Left? panel.
Socialist Scholars 1997
Workshops included Stanley Aronowitz on his most recent book "The Death and Rebirth of American Radicalism";
cy.Rev: A Journal of Cybernetic Revolution, Sustainable Socialism and Radical Democracy.
- Editorial Board (in formation, 1996): Abdul Alkalimat, Stanley Aronowitz, Rhon Baiman, Carl Davidson, Jim Davis, Ivan Handler, Jerry Harris, Jilliane Smith, Selena Sol, Mike Stack, John Trinkl, Sue Van Hattem.
- Managing Editor: Carl Davidson.
- Production Group: Brodie Dollinger, Jerry Harris, Anita Malinski and Paul Shafer.
DSA’s Cuba Letter
Stanley Aronowitz signed an April 2003 Statement on Cuba, initiated and circulated by prominent Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) member Leo Casey, calling for the lifting of trade sanctions against Cuba.
- “a statement circulating among democratic left/socialist folks, largely by members of Democratic Socialists of America, condemning the recent trials and convictions of non-violent dissenters in Cuba”.
The petition criticized Cuba's poor human rights record, but shared the blame for Cuba's problems with reactionary elements of the U.S. administration...
- The democratic left worldwide has opposed the U.S. embargo on Cuba as counterproductive, more harmful to the interests of the Cuban people than helpful to political democratization. The Cuban state's current repression of political dissidents amounts to collaboration with the most reactionary elements of the U.S. administration in their efforts to maintain sanctions and to institute even more punitive measures against Cuba.
Many of the petition's 120 odd signatories were known members of DSA.
Hands off Venezuela!
In May 2005 Hands off Venezuela! circulated an internet petition: "from American trade unionists and workers to the appeal to the U.S. government to stay out of Venezuela." Stanley Aronowitz of New York City, American Federation of Teachers endorsed the petition.
Liza Featherstone of The Nation, Cornel West, Adolfo Gilly, Hilary Wainwright of Red Pepper and Stanley Aronowitz were speakers on the opening plenary, Forgoing a Radical Political Future at the Left Forum. The forum was held March 9 - 11, 2007 at Cooper Union College, New York City
Left Forum 2008
US Manufacturing: Restructuring Or Disappearing?: The hollowing out of American manufacturing is an article of faith in much left analysis, but the truth is more complex and this has important organizing, bargaining, and political implications
- Mark Brenner, Labor Notes, “Overview of job loss and restructuring in US manufacturing”
- Nicole Aschoff, Sociology, John Hopkins University, "New data on the net flow of jobs out of and into the US auto industry”
- Stanley Aronowitz, Graduate Center, CUNY, long-time labor activist, “The shift to high tech manufacturing and the implications for organizing”
- Moderator: Sam Gindin, York University, former Assistant to the President of CAW, Socialist Register
The College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University hosted “Gramsci Now: Cultural and Political Theory,” an international symposium to mark the 70th anniversary of the death of Antonio Gramsci, November 9-11, 2007 in East Lansing, Michigan, USA.
Presenters were: Stanley Aronowitz, Joseph Buttigieg, Kate Crehan, Roberto Dainotto, Michael Denning, Benedetto Fontana, Stephen Gill, Marcia Landy, Guido Liguori, Frank Rosengarten, David Ruccio, Epifanio San Juan.
MDS Board member
The business portion of the meeting followed with each board nominee introducing themselves to the conference. The board, a very diverse group, was voted in by acclamation... Board nominees where were not able to attend the conference were included in the appointment by acclamation. The list included Elliott Adams, Panama Vicente Alba, Tariq Ali, Stanley Aronowitz, David Barsamian, Rosalyn Baxandall, John Bracey, Jr., John Brittain, Robb Burlage, Noam Chomsky, Jayne Cortez, Carl Davidson, Angela Davis, Bernardine Dohrn, Barbara Epstein, Gustavo Esteva, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Stephen Fleischman, Bill Fletcher Jr, Tom Hayden, Gerald Horne, Florence Howe, Mike James, Robin D G Kelley, Alice Kessler Harris, Rashid Khalidi, Mike Klonsky, Betita Martinez, Ethelbert Miller, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Barbara Ransby, Patricia Rose, Michael Rossman, Studs Terkel, Charlene Teters, Jerry Tucker, Immanuel Wallerstein, Cornel West, Leonard Weinglass and Howard Zinn.
Open letter to Andy Stern
On May 1 2008, Stanley Aronowitz, a Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York Graduate Center signed an open letter to SEIU president Andy Stern in protest at SEIU moves to force its local United Healthcare Workers into trusteeship.
- "We are writing to express our deep concern about SEIU's threatened trusteeship over its third largest local, United Healthcare Workers (UHW). We believe that there must always be room within organized labor for legitimate and principled dissent, if our movement is to survive and grow. Putting UHW under trusteeship would send a very troubling message and be viewed, by many, as a sign that internal democracy is not valued or tolerated within SEIU. In our view, this would have negative consequences for the workers directly affected, the SEIU itself, and the labor movement as a whole. We strongly urge you to avoid such a tragedy."
Center for the Study of Working Class Life
Center for Labor Renewal
Left Forum board
In 2009, the Left Forum board included Stanley Aronowitz, Roderick Bush, Eric Canepa, Vivek Chibber, Nancy Holmstrom, Jamie McCallum, Lorraine Minnite, Frances Fox Piven, Hobart Spalding, Bill Tabb, Richard D. Wolf and Julia Wrigley.
Left Forum 2011
International Labor Solidarity:
- Sponsored by: Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society
- Aviva Chomsky, Salem State University - Massachusetts
- Carlos Esquer, Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores Mineros, Mexico
- Hae-Lin Choi, CWA
- Jamie McCallum, CUNY Graduate Center / Left Forum
- Kate Bronfenbrenner, Cornell University
- Stanley Aronowitz, CUNY Graduate Center
He has authored and edited 23 books, including:
- False Promises (1973)
- Food, Shelter, and the American Dream
- Science as Power (1988)
- Roll Over Beethoven (1993)
- How Class Works (2003)
- Just Around the Corner: The Paradox of the Jobless Recovery (2005)
- Left Turn: Forging a New Political Future (2006)
Aronowitz is also the Founding Editor of Social Text and Situations, was Book Review Editor of Social Policy, and serves on the Editorial Board of Ethnography; Cultural Critique. He edited and wrote the introduction for a 4-volume critical reception of C.Wright Mills (2004), and is currently writing a biography of Mills.
Campaign for Peace and Democracy
- Campaign for Peace and Democracy website
- Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education & Labor Studies website
- NAM 10th Convention Agenda, July 29, 1981
- New American Movement Speakers Bureau booklet, 1980s
- Tribute to Ben Dobbs program, June 7, 1981
- DSA Conference delegate list Oct. 12 1983 update
- Democratic Left, Jan./Feb. 1984, page 6
- Second Annual Socialist Scholars Conference program.
- SSE Tenth Annual Conference Program, 1992
- [cy.Rev #4: A Journal of Cybernetic Revolution, Sustainable Socialism and Radical Democracy]
- Dem. Left