Saturday, February 23, 2013

David Harvey: The Contradictions of Capital. Social Science and Cultural Studies Speaker Series, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 5pm.


Social Science and Cultural Studies Spring Speakers Series 

Presents
David Harvey
Distinguished Professor of Anthropology & Geography
Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY)
 The Contradictions of Capital
 
February 26th, 5:00pm

Alumni Reading Room, 4th floor,

Library
Pratt Institute

Brooklyn, N. Y.




Geographer David Harvey is the Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). A leading social theorists of international standing, he received his PhD from University of Cambridge in 1961. Widely influential, his work has contributed greatly to broad social and political debate; most recently he has been credited with restoring social class and Marxist methods as serious methodological tools in the critique of global capitalism. He is a leading proponent of the idea of the right to the city, as well as a member of the Interim Committee for the emerging International Organization for a Participatory Society. In 2007, Harvey was listed as the 18th most-cited intellectual of all time in the humanities and social sciences by The Times Higher Education Guide.  Professor Harvey's many books include: The Limits to Capital (1982, 1996), The Condition of Postmodernity (1989), Spaces of Capital: Towards a Critical Geography (2001), Spaces of Global Capitalism: Towards a Theory of Uneven Geographical Development (2006), Cosmopolitanism and the Geographies of Freedom (2009), and Social Justice and the City (1973, 2009).  Professor Harvey also presents the online lecture series:  "Reading Marx's Capital" An open course consisting of a close reading of the text of Marx's Capital Volume I in 13 video lectures. For more information, see: http://davidharvey.org/ 


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