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Financialization and Wars: Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality and Subjectivity

A lecture by sociologist and philosopher Maurizio Lazzarato

DATE & TIME
Thursday, May 5, 2016
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
SPEAKER(S)

Maurizio Lazzarato

COST

This event is free

ORGANIZATION

Concordia University Research Chair in Media & Contemporary Literature

CONTACT

Fenwick McKelvey
514-848-2424, ext. 8673

WHERE

Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex
1515 St. Catherine W.
Room EV-1.615

WHEEL CHAIR ACCESSIBLE

Yes

Maurizio Lazzarato is a famed sociologist and philosopher noted for his writings on immaterial labour and semiotic capitalism. His most recent book is Signs and Machines: Capitalism and the Production of Subjectivity published by Semiotext(e)/The MIT Press.

In this talk, Maurizio Lazzarato will present an overview of the main themes of his upcoming book Wars and Capitalism, co-written with Eric Alliez. Building on both Carl Schmitt's argument that the economy is the continuation of war through other means and his previous work on debt economy, Lazzarato will particularly interrogate the pivotal role of financial capitalism in indexing race, class, gender, sexuality and subjectivity to the logics of both military and non-military warfare.


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