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Culture (and Cultural Studies) After the Crunch: the End of Neoliberalism?

December 23, 2008

Announcement via MeCCSA mailing list:

10.30am-5pm, February 4th, 2009
At Rich Mix, London.
Organised by the Pavis Centre for Cultural and Social Theory, The Open University & the Centre for Cultural Studies Research, University of East London

The crisis of financial markets and the cheap-credit economy is interpreted by many as spelling the end of the 30-year neoliberal regime which has had such profound political, social and material consequences for world culture. Are we now witnessing the opening of a new conjuncture? What might be the social and cultural consequences of emergent forms of re-regulated capitalism? Does the Democratic landslide in the U.S. Presidential election presage an upsurge of progressive political activity -from within and outside government – in the Anglo-Saxon world, as did the elections of 1932 and 1964? Or has the cultural impact of neo-liberalism changed forever the meaning of ‘progressive’ cultural and social forces?

Prof. Tony Bennett (Open University)
Prof. John Clarke (Open University)
Prof. Nick Couldry (Goldsmiths College)
Dr. Jeremy Gilbert (University of East London)
Prof. Lawrence Grossberg (University of North Carolina)
Prof. Mica Nava (University of East London)
Dr. Jason Toynbee (Open University)

Tea, Coffee and Lunch will be provided

For free registration send an email to Fernando D. Rubio:
Rich Mix, London.
35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road
London E1 6LA
United Kingdom
Tube:  Liverpool Street
Buses: 388, 8    

Should you have any query please contact Fernando Domínguez Rubio

4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 24, 2008 4:51 am

    Wish i lived in london 😦

  2. January 7, 2009 12:20 am

    Thanks for posting – I am MeCCSA member and OU pg student but for some reason these channels failed. Hope to see you there or elsewhere.

  3. January 7, 2009 10:55 am

    Thanks Brit – not sure I’ll be able to make it but do let us us know how it went – it sounds like a much needed debate!

  4. January 7, 2009 10:55 am

    Same here, technorino, same here 😦

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