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Dark Futures? Media and Movements in the Age of Post-Truth Politics – 27-28th March

The Centre of Global Media and Democracy (Goldsmiths, University of London) and The Centre on Social Movements Studies (Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence) are pleased to invite you to: Dark Futures? Media and Movements in the Age of Post-Truth Politics A two-day seminar held at Goldsmiths, University of London (Richard Hoggart Building Room 274) on the 27th […]

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PERC Publication Highlights 2016

2016 was a busy year for PERC In addition to activities and events, our academic team published a rich portfolio of research outputs. We want to showcase the interdisciplinary nature of the type of political and cultural economy research we do here at Goldsmiths. We are committed to Open Access; therefore, these publications are published […]

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Economics seminars: Andy Denis (City) & Stefano Zambelli (Trento)

The Goldsmiths Institute of Management Studies is hosting two research seminars in March, details below. All are welcome and no registration is necessary. — Was the School of Salamanca proto-Austrian? Dr. Andy Denis, City, University of London. 1st March 2017 5.00 pm Room: RHB 159 In this paper I challenge Murray Rothbard’s interpretation of the School […]

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Rethinking Capitalism – Michael Jacobs and Mariana Mazzucato, with Tim Jackson – 15th March 2017

Speakers: Michael Jacobs and Mariana Mazzucato Chair: Tim Jackson 4.15-5.45pm, Wednesday 15th March 2017 Richard Hoggart Building (Curzon) Cinema, Goldsmiths Register for tickets (free) Western capitalism is in trouble. For decades investment has been falling, living standards have stagnated or declined, and inequality has risen dramatically. Economic policy since the great crash of 2008 has neither reformed the […]

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Making all things comrades – Review of Wark’s Molecular Red

The great humanistic emancipatory projects of the 20th century have run into the sand, leaving a non-humanistic one running riot: the Carbon Liberation Front. The rapid liberation of carbon molecules into the earth’s atmosphere is the dominant political programme of the 21st century, and neither state socialism nor capitalism provide any adequate response. The question, […]

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Andrew Sayer – Social Science and Moral Economy, 22nd February 2017

Speaker: Andrew Sayer 6.15 pm, Wednesday 22nd February 2017  Professor Stuart Hall Building, lecture theatre LG01, Goldsmiths   Using the example of political economy, Professor Andrew Sayer will talk about social science’s conflicted stances towards normativity, and how these derive from unsatisfactory treatments of culture-nature relations, and a false equation of objectivity with value-freedom. The problems have been institutionally underpinned […]

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Review of ‘Ours to Hack and to Own’

Technological change is not neutral. Silicon Valley, the hotspot for the global tech industry tells an ideological story where people with strong entrepreneurialism, backed by venture capital will lead the world into a tech-dominated future of prosperity. Value is created in the playful offices of the young entrepreneurs and we all get a share of […]

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Against environmental awakening: review of Bonneuil and Fressoz’s The Shock of the Anthropocene

Christophe Bonneuil and Jean-Baptise Fessoz, The Shock of the Anthropocene: The Earth, History and Us (Verso, 2016) What if we have known about our unsustainable destruction of the environment for a long time? Might we learn from our history of conscious ruin, and see more lucidly which institutions, social relations and modes of thought have […]

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