neoliberalism

Wed 8.07.13 | Same as Apartheid?

George Steinmetz, ed., Sociology and Empire: The Imperial Entanglements of a Discipline Duke U. Press, 2013

 

 

 

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Many comparisons have been made between the contemporary treatment of Palestinians and the treatment of blacks in apartheid-era South Africa. But what do those comparisons ignore, and what differences deserve emphasis? Andy Clarno's analysis takes into account labor, empire, political economy, and new technologies.

Tues 7.02.13 | Turkish Turbulence

Zeynep Gambetti

Zeynep Gambetti, "Beginning Again in Taksim" Desinformémonos

 

 

 

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Why are so many people in so many of Turkey's cities and towns rising up against the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan? What social, political, and economic demands are being advanced, and what are protesters creating on the ground? Zeynep Gambetti shares her insights into the meaning and impact of the protests with Charlotte Sáenz.

Tues 1.01.13 | Finance Capitalism

We are now in an era of global finance capitalism, says Richard Peet. But what does this mean? What's the relationship between finance capitalism and neoliberalism? Does finance capital exploit differently than industrial capital? And what are finance capitalism's main features and contradictions? Richard Peet explains how we got to this point; he also describes the perils of the current political-economic moment. (Encore presentation.)

Wed 10.31.12 | University as Factory

The Edu-factory Collective, Toward a Global Autonomous University Autonomedia, 2009

Gigi Roggero, The Production of Living Knowledge Temple U. Press, 2011

What role do colleges and universities play in the global capitalist order? How does escalating student debt fit within broader political-economic trends and tendencies? What does the Edu-factory Collective mean when it claims that "what was once the factory is now the university"? Max Haiven navigated these issues in a recent talk.

 

Tues 9.11.12 | Finance Capitalism

We are now in an era of global finance capitalism, says Richard Peet. But what does this mean? What's the relationship between finance capitalism and neoliberalism? Does finance capital exploit differently than industrial capital? And what are finance capitalism's main features and contradictions? Richard Peet explains how we got to this point; he also describes the perils of the current political-economic moment.

Tues 9.04.12 | Criminalizing the Homeless, Criminalizing the Rest of Us

Christina Heatherton & Jordan T. Camp (eds), Freedom Now! Struggles for the Human Right to Housing in LA and Beyond Freedom Now Books, 2012

 

 

 

Homelessness may seem a fact of life in a highly unequal society. But there's much more to it than that. Radical scholars Christina Heatherton and Jordan T. Camp argue that homelessness is fundamentally tied to an intensely racialized form of political control and economic restructuring of our society over the past 40 years, unleashed partially in response to the black freedom struggle and urban rebellions of the 1960s. They discuss why places like Los Angeles' Skid Row have become a laboratory for policies that ultimately will be applied to our society at large.

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