- This event has passed.
Who’s Afraid of Neoliberalism? (Live Online & Interactive Seminar)
September 2, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - September 3, 2017 @ 12:00 am$100
As the term “neoliberal” and “neoliberalism” become increasingly common in mainstream journalism, op-eds, and think pieces, major voices on both the left and right continue to question whether there is, or ever was, such a thing. Who’s afraid of neoliberalism? What is at stake in the denial or the affirmation that there really is or was such a thing? In this four-session seminar, we’ll look at some of the historical and theoretical writing that argues most stridently that yes, in fact, neoliberalism was and is a thing, a coherent thing, and that there are high strategic and tactical stakes for emancipatory politics in learning to recognize the neoliberal movement for what it was and has become. We’ll also look at some of the recent critiques of this position.
This course will be organized as a wide-ranging discussion of four key texts in the study of neoliberalism. In addition to these texts, students will be provided links to a number of reviews and critical responses to these texts, as well as links to recent articles of interest on neoliberalism. Sessions will be divided between a one-hour synopsis and a one-hour discussion period.