The Mellon Initiative in Racial Capitalism announces our third event of the year, next Wednesday, October 25th from 4-6 pm in the Community Events Room at the Manetti Shrem Museum. Join us as Professors Michael Hardt and Joshua Clover discuss the rise of right-wing movements in the United States and around the world, and the impulse to fight back. In a time of capitalist crisis, what forms of anti-capitalist struggle are possible, and what is effective against the current ruling power?
Special Event: “Michael Hardt and Joshua Clover in Conversation”
Guest Speakers: Professor Michael Hardt – Program in Literature, Duke University
Professor Joshua Clover – English Department, UC Davis
Click here to download the pre-circulated reading that will be discussed.
This initiative brings UC Davis faculty and graduate students together with outside scholars and activists to advance a research agenda that focuses on racial capitalism. The historical relationship between race and capitalism is one of the most enduring and controversial debates in U.S. historiography. Sometimes explicitly, often only implicitly acknowledged, it shapes fundamental questions about inequality, value, life, bondage, and freedom, among others, across the disciplines of race and ethnic studies, history, literary studies, law, economics, sociology and anthropology. Over the course of the next three years we will be staging dialogues across current work and chart new directions for the study of racial capitalism. Please see the full schedule, download pre-circulated papers, and preview fall events, here.
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