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Joe Pateman

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Department of Politics

Assistant Professor

Office: Ross Building, S608
Phone: 4373834196
Email: jpateman@yorku.ca

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Dr. Joe Pateman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics.

Dr. Pateman joined the Department in July 2023 from the University of Sheffield, where he held the position of Teaching Associate in the Department of Politics and International Relations.

Dr. Pateman's main area of research concerns the theory and practice of Marxism-Leninism. His research therefore encompasses the political ideas and activities of Karl Marx, Frederick Engels, and Vladimir Lenin, in addition to the figures, movements, and events that they inspired. A major focus of Dr. Pateman's research is the relationship between Marxism and the Black liberation movement.

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Marxism-Leninism is the world's most significant communist ideology. At the height of its influence Marxism-Leninism governed nearly half the world’s population. Today, it is still the official ideology of China, Cuba, Vietnam, and Laos. To understand the history of communism, it is essential to understand Marxism-Leninism.

My research examines the core figures, theories, practices, and movements within the Marxist-Leninist tradition. It does so not only to correct misunderstandings of Marxism-Leninism, thereby deepening our understandings of it, but to also assess its relevance to solving contemporary issues, most notably the struggle against class and racial oppression. For that reason, a core area of my research concerns the relationship between Marxism-Leninism and the liberation struggles of Black peoples.

Areas of research interest:

• Marxism-Leninism
• The political thought of V. I. Lenin
• North Korean politics
• Black liberation struggles
• Racism
• African socialism
• Democratic theory
• The politics of public libraries

Degrees

Ph.D. in Politics, University of Nottingham
MRes in Politics, University of Nottingham
BA (Hons, First Class) in Politics, University of Nottingham

Research Interests

, Marxism-Leninism, Black politics, North Korean politics
  • Ian Tomlin Research Tri-Campus Award - 2021
  • Michael Cowan Award - 2020
Books

Publication
Year

Pateman, Joe., and Pateman, John (2021) Public Libraries and Marxism. New York: Routledge.

2021

Pateman, John., and Pateman, Joe (2019) Managing Cultural Change in Public Libraries: Marx, Maslow and Management. New York: Routledge.

2019

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Pateman, Joe (2024) 'V. I. Lenin on Black Liberation', in H. Joffre-Eichhorn and P. Anderson (eds.) Lenin: The Heritage we (Don't) Renounce, pp. 159-162. Quebec: Daraja Press.

2024

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Pateman, Joe., and Pateman, John (2021) ‘Stalin Versus Stalinism: Uncovering Stalin’s Edits to the History of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Bolsheviks): Short Course’, History of European Ideas, 48/5: 661-664.

2021

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Pateman, Joe (2023) ‘North Korea: The Last Remaining Bastion of Communist Anti-revisionism’, Asian Survey, 63/3: 465-493.

2023

Pateman, Joe (2023) ‘V. I. Lenin on Alienation’, Critical Sociology, 49/2: 185-200.

2023

Pateman, Joe and Pateman, John (2023) 'Why has Marxism-Leninism Succeeded in Cuba?' International Journal of Cuban Studies, 15/2: 235-260.

2023

Pateman, Joe (2022) ‘Mao Zedong’s A Critique of Soviet Economics: Bringing the “Political” Back into “Economy”, World Review of Political Economy, 13/4: 531-558.

2022

Pateman, Joe (2022) ‘The Centrality of Africa in Lenin’s Theory of Imperialism’, Review of African Political Economy, 49/172: 287-302.

2022

Pateman, Joe (2022) ‘V. I. Lenin’s Struggle Against Anarchism’, International Critical Thought, 12/4: 575-596.

2022

Pateman, Joe (2021) ‘Friedrich Engels on State Socialism’, Human Geography, 14/2: 198-211.

2021

Pateman, Joe (2021) ‘Ho Chi Minh, The Black Race, and Black Liberation’, Critical Asian Studies, 53/4: 582-589.

2021

Pateman, Joe., and Pateman, John (2021) ‘J. V. Stalin and The British Road to Socialism’, Labor History, 62/3: 353-370.

2021

Pateman, Joe (2021) ‘Joseph Dietzgen and the Socialist Politics of the Working- Class’, Socialism and Democracy, 35/1: 116-141.

2021

Pateman, Joe (2021) ‘Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism and Marxism-Leninism’, Politics, Religion, and Ideology, 22/3-4: 351-371.

2021

Pateman, Joe (2021) ‘Mao Zedong, China, and Black Liberation’, International Critical Thought, 11/3: 357-376.

2021

Pateman, Joe (2021) ‘V. I. Lenin on the “Woman Question”’, Science & Society, 85/3: 302-331.

2021

Pateman, J (2020) ‘V. I. Lenin on Democracy’, International Critical Thought, 10/4: 535-558.

2020

Pateman, Joe (2020) ‘V. I. Lenin on the “Black Question”’, Critique, 48/1: 77-93.

2020

Pateman, Joe (2019) ‘Lenin on Library Organisation in a Socialist Society’, Library and Information History, 35/2: 98-109.

2019

Pateman, Joe (2019) ‘Lenin Without Dogmatism’, Studies in Eastern European Thought, 71/2: 99-117.

2019

Pateman, Joe., and Pateman, John (2018) ‘Managing Cultural Change in Public Libraries’, Public Library Quarterly, 36/3: 213-227.

2018

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

Pateman, Joe (2023) ‘Friedrich Engels on State Socialism’, Engels in Eastbourne Conference, University of Brighton.

2023

Pateman, Joe., and Pateman, John (2021) ‘Managing Cultural Change: A Framework for Assessing Whether Your Library is Traditional, Community Led or Needs Based’, Ontario Association of Library Technicians Conference.

2021

Pateman, Joe (2021) ‘Mao Zedong’s Critique of Soviet Economics: Bringing the “Political” back into “Economy”’, 15th Forum of the World Association of Political Economy, Shanghai University.

2021

Pateman, Joe., and Pateman, John (2021) ‘Public Libraries and Marxism’, Metropolitan Libraries 2021 Conference, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions.

2021

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Pateman, Joe (2019) Hate Crime Awareness Week Report, the University of Nottingham and Nottingham City Council.

2019

Public Lectures

Publication
Year

Pateman, Joe (2022) ‘Marxism-Leninism and Black Liberation’, Black History Month lecture, University of Sheffield.

2022

Pateman, Joe (2021) ‘Martin Luther King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail’, discussion hosted by the University of Nottingham, School of Politics and International Relations.

2021

Pateman, Joe (2022) ‘Under Imperialism, “Black Lives Don’t Matter”, The Black Race by Ho Chi Minh’, York University, Toronto.

2021

Pateman, Joe (2019) ‘V. I. Lenin on the Contradictions of Democracy’, Centre for Social and Global Justice, University of Nottingham.

2019

Conferences

Publication
Year

(2023). (Moderator) ‘Ho Chi Minh in Brazil: Black Liberation and Class Solidarity’, by Luis Silva, York Centre for Asian Research, York University, Toronto.

2023

Pateman, Joe (2021) (Moderator) 15th Forum of the World Association of Political Economy, Shanghai University.

2021

Approach to Teaching


My teaching philosophy combines a student-centred approach with the fundamentals of critical pedagogy. With the former, I place the student at the centre of their education. I encourage my students to take the lead in our social interactions, and to thereby determine the direction of their learning. I augment these strategies with a critical pedagogical perspective, which draws upon my theoretical training in Marxism-Leninism. Critical pedagogy is founded upon the premise that social class standpoints shape teaching and learning. The goal of my critical pedagogy is to help students identify the class character of the society in which they live, and to thereby develop their critical class consciousness of this society. By doing so, my teaching aims to provide students with the tools to independently identify and challenge the theory and practice of class oppression, including in academia.


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2024 AP/GLBL3000 3.0 M Approaches to Globalization LECT
Fall/Winter 2023 AP/POLS3565 6.0 A Racism and Colonialism LECT



Dr. Joe Pateman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics.

Dr. Pateman joined the Department in July 2023 from the University of Sheffield, where he held the position of Teaching Associate in the Department of Politics and International Relations.

Dr. Pateman's main area of research concerns the theory and practice of Marxism-Leninism. His research therefore encompasses the political ideas and activities of Karl Marx, Frederick Engels, and Vladimir Lenin, in addition to the figures, movements, and events that they inspired. A major focus of Dr. Pateman's research is the relationship between Marxism and the Black liberation movement.

Marxism-Leninism is the world's most significant communist ideology. At the height of its influence Marxism-Leninism governed nearly half the world’s population. Today, it is still the official ideology of China, Cuba, Vietnam, and Laos. To understand the history of communism, it is essential to understand Marxism-Leninism.

My research examines the core figures, theories, practices, and movements within the Marxist-Leninist tradition. It does so not only to correct misunderstandings of Marxism-Leninism, thereby deepening our understandings of it, but to also assess its relevance to solving contemporary issues, most notably the struggle against class and racial oppression. For that reason, a core area of my research concerns the relationship between Marxism-Leninism and the liberation struggles of Black peoples.

Areas of research interest:

• Marxism-Leninism
• The political thought of V. I. Lenin
• North Korean politics
• Black liberation struggles
• Racism
• African socialism
• Democratic theory
• The politics of public libraries

Degrees

Ph.D. in Politics, University of Nottingham
MRes in Politics, University of Nottingham
BA (Hons, First Class) in Politics, University of Nottingham

Research Interests

, Marxism-Leninism, Black politics, North Korean politics

Awards

  • Ian Tomlin Research Tri-Campus Award - 2021
  • Michael Cowan Award - 2020

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Pateman, Joe (2024) 'V. I. Lenin on Black Liberation', in H. Joffre-Eichhorn and P. Anderson (eds.) Lenin: The Heritage we (Don't) Renounce, pp. 159-162. Quebec: Daraja Press.

2024

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Pateman, Joe., and Pateman, John (2021) ‘Stalin Versus Stalinism: Uncovering Stalin’s Edits to the History of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Bolsheviks): Short Course’, History of European Ideas, 48/5: 661-664.

2021

Books

Publication
Year

Pateman, Joe., and Pateman, John (2021) Public Libraries and Marxism. New York: Routledge.

2021

Pateman, John., and Pateman, Joe (2019) Managing Cultural Change in Public Libraries: Marx, Maslow and Management. New York: Routledge.

2019

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Pateman, Joe (2023) ‘North Korea: The Last Remaining Bastion of Communist Anti-revisionism’, Asian Survey, 63/3: 465-493.

2023

Pateman, Joe (2023) ‘V. I. Lenin on Alienation’, Critical Sociology, 49/2: 185-200.

2023

Pateman, Joe and Pateman, John (2023) 'Why has Marxism-Leninism Succeeded in Cuba?' International Journal of Cuban Studies, 15/2: 235-260.

2023

Pateman, Joe (2022) ‘Mao Zedong’s A Critique of Soviet Economics: Bringing the “Political” Back into “Economy”, World Review of Political Economy, 13/4: 531-558.

2022

Pateman, Joe (2022) ‘The Centrality of Africa in Lenin’s Theory of Imperialism’, Review of African Political Economy, 49/172: 287-302.

2022

Pateman, Joe (2022) ‘V. I. Lenin’s Struggle Against Anarchism’, International Critical Thought, 12/4: 575-596.

2022

Pateman, Joe (2021) ‘Friedrich Engels on State Socialism’, Human Geography, 14/2: 198-211.

2021

Pateman, Joe (2021) ‘Ho Chi Minh, The Black Race, and Black Liberation’, Critical Asian Studies, 53/4: 582-589.

2021

Pateman, Joe., and Pateman, John (2021) ‘J. V. Stalin and The British Road to Socialism’, Labor History, 62/3: 353-370.

2021

Pateman, Joe (2021) ‘Joseph Dietzgen and the Socialist Politics of the Working- Class’, Socialism and Democracy, 35/1: 116-141.

2021

Pateman, Joe (2021) ‘Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism and Marxism-Leninism’, Politics, Religion, and Ideology, 22/3-4: 351-371.

2021

Pateman, Joe (2021) ‘Mao Zedong, China, and Black Liberation’, International Critical Thought, 11/3: 357-376.

2021

Pateman, Joe (2021) ‘V. I. Lenin on the “Woman Question”’, Science & Society, 85/3: 302-331.

2021

Pateman, J (2020) ‘V. I. Lenin on Democracy’, International Critical Thought, 10/4: 535-558.

2020

Pateman, Joe (2020) ‘V. I. Lenin on the “Black Question”’, Critique, 48/1: 77-93.

2020

Pateman, Joe (2019) ‘Lenin on Library Organisation in a Socialist Society’, Library and Information History, 35/2: 98-109.

2019

Pateman, Joe (2019) ‘Lenin Without Dogmatism’, Studies in Eastern European Thought, 71/2: 99-117.

2019

Pateman, Joe., and Pateman, John (2018) ‘Managing Cultural Change in Public Libraries’, Public Library Quarterly, 36/3: 213-227.

2018

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

Pateman, Joe (2023) ‘Friedrich Engels on State Socialism’, Engels in Eastbourne Conference, University of Brighton.

2023

Pateman, Joe., and Pateman, John (2021) ‘Managing Cultural Change: A Framework for Assessing Whether Your Library is Traditional, Community Led or Needs Based’, Ontario Association of Library Technicians Conference.

2021

Pateman, Joe (2021) ‘Mao Zedong’s Critique of Soviet Economics: Bringing the “Political” back into “Economy”’, 15th Forum of the World Association of Political Economy, Shanghai University.

2021

Pateman, Joe., and Pateman, John (2021) ‘Public Libraries and Marxism’, Metropolitan Libraries 2021 Conference, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions.

2021

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Pateman, Joe (2019) Hate Crime Awareness Week Report, the University of Nottingham and Nottingham City Council.

2019

Public Lectures

Publication
Year

Pateman, Joe (2022) ‘Marxism-Leninism and Black Liberation’, Black History Month lecture, University of Sheffield.

2022

Pateman, Joe (2021) ‘Martin Luther King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail’, discussion hosted by the University of Nottingham, School of Politics and International Relations.

2021

Pateman, Joe (2022) ‘Under Imperialism, “Black Lives Don’t Matter”, The Black Race by Ho Chi Minh’, York University, Toronto.

2021

Pateman, Joe (2019) ‘V. I. Lenin on the Contradictions of Democracy’, Centre for Social and Global Justice, University of Nottingham.

2019

Conferences

Publication
Year

(2023). (Moderator) ‘Ho Chi Minh in Brazil: Black Liberation and Class Solidarity’, by Luis Silva, York Centre for Asian Research, York University, Toronto.

2023

Pateman, Joe (2021) (Moderator) 15th Forum of the World Association of Political Economy, Shanghai University.

2021

Approach to Teaching


My teaching philosophy combines a student-centred approach with the fundamentals of critical pedagogy. With the former, I place the student at the centre of their education. I encourage my students to take the lead in our social interactions, and to thereby determine the direction of their learning. I augment these strategies with a critical pedagogical perspective, which draws upon my theoretical training in Marxism-Leninism. Critical pedagogy is founded upon the premise that social class standpoints shape teaching and learning. The goal of my critical pedagogy is to help students identify the class character of the society in which they live, and to thereby develop their critical class consciousness of this society. By doing so, my teaching aims to provide students with the tools to independently identify and challenge the theory and practice of class oppression, including in academia.


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2024 AP/GLBL3000 3.0 M Approaches to Globalization LECT
Fall/Winter 2023 AP/POLS3565 6.0 A Racism and Colonialism LECT