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Ilia Farahani

Ilia Farahani

Doctoral student

Ilia Farahani

Session M90: Marxism(s) in Geographic and Sustainability Research


  • Ilia Farahani

Summary, in English

Since the beginning of the Great Recession of 2008, we are witnessing a deepening of social and ecological crises. As a transdisciplinary research program, with a powerful critique of capitalist economy at its core, there is little surprise that we witness an ever-increasing body of literature of Marxist contributions to the fields of (among others) urban and sustainability studies following the crisis.
This impressive contribution has certainly not been monolithic. Therefore, it is important to have an intellectual debate about the different understanding of Marx’s economic theory and their different implications for the resistance in the face of the triple (economic, social/urban, and ecological) crises.
This session invites critical exploration of themes such as the following:
- Attempts at classifying different Marxisms in the fields of urban geography and sustainability studies;
- Critical appreciation of the legacy of celebrated Marxists in these fields;
- The implications of different Marxist approaches for activism and social movements in urban and sustainability issues;
- Innovative application of Marxian approaches and concepts in urban and sustainability studies.
This stream of sessions comprises of two panel sessions and one paper session.


  • Social and Economic Geography
  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Conference name

The 8th Nordic Geographers Meeting

Conference date

2019-06-16 - 2019-06-19

Conference place

Trondheim, Norway