Please note that the events for Febrary 11th and 12th,
with Eleanor Kaufman and Cesare Casarino, have been cancelled.

Colloquium Series Spring 2005
7 February Jan Nederveen Pieterse Sociology, UIUC: "Cultural Politics of Neoliberalism: Coding/Decoding/Recoding"
Respondent: Norman Denzin, Communications Research
Background Reading:

Jan Nederveen Pieterse, “Neoliberal globalization,” in Globalization or empire? (New York: Routledge, 2004), chapter 1, pp. 1-16.

Regenia Gagnier, “Homelessness as an ‘Aesthetic Issue,’” in The Insatiability of Human Wants: Economics and Aesthetics in Market Society (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), chapter 7, pp. 208-34.
Time and Place: 8 pm, Levis Faculty Center
21 February

Elspeth Probyn

Gender Studies, University of Sydney: “The Shamer and the Shamed”  
Respondent: TBA
Background Reading:

Elspeth Probyn, “Everyday Shame,” Cultural Studies 18:2/3 (2004).
Elspeth Probyn, “Shaming Theory, Thinking Dis-connections: Feminism and Reconciliation,” in S. Ahmed, C. Lury and B. Skeggs (eds.) Political Transformations (New York and London: Routledge, 2000). .

Time and Place 8 pm, Levis Faculty Center
14 March

Betsy Esch

Mellon Fellow, History: "The 57-Second Minute: Does Neo-Liberalism Need a Neo- Radicalism?"

Respondent: Sundiata Cha-Jua, Afro-American Studies
Background Reading:

Kim Moody, Workers in a Lean World (Verso, 1997.)
Chapter 5, "The Rise and Limits of Lean Production"
Chapter 8, "Crisis of the Working Class."

Time and Place 8 pm, Levis Faculty Center
11 April

James Hay

Speech Communication, UIUC: “Governing the Free-range City: Cultural Economy, the Invention of Outer Space, and the Reinvention of Liberal Government”
Osborne, Thomas and Nikolas Rose. "Governing Cities: Notes on the Spatialization of Virtue." Environment and Planning Development: Society and Space. 17(6) Dec 1999.
du Gay, Paul and Michael Pryke, eds. "Introduction." Cultural Economy. (Open University: 2003).

Respondent: Susan Davis, Communications Research
Background Reading:


Time and Place 8 pm, Levis Faculty Center
29-30 April Conference

Fetishizing the Free Market: The Cultural Politics of Neoliberalism
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