April 21, 2012
On Saturday, April 21st David Harvey delivers "Uprisings:" his plenary at the American Ethnological Society's Spring Meeting in New York City. Drawing from his just-published Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution, Harvey will directly address the Occupy movement, the last year of global protest, and the crucial relationship between cities, space, political organization and revolution.
This year's AES Spring Meeting brings together an international group of scholars, researchers and ethnographers to discuss how anthropologists, through theory and practice, engage the crucial issues, movements, institutions and debates facing our world. Participants will be examining topics as varied as the cultural politics of marginalization; 21st century dimensions of race, class and gender; new political and social movements; biopolitics and health; language practices and identities; immigration; neocolonialism; the state's role in militarization, criminalization and violence; anthropology and history; and new directions for anthropological research.
Visit the American Ethnological Society's website for more details.
1.00pm – 2.30pm
FIT, Dubinsky Conference Center, 227 W. 27th St.
New York, NY 10001 USA
Yesterday morning acclaimed theorist David Harvey was featured as a guest on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show, holding court on the commons, urban democracy and what he means when, in his new book Rebel Cities, he asserts that we must create a politics around the principle of just cities.
Listen to the interview by clicking this link.
One of the last questions Professor Harvey answered was whether war is inevitable--part of Brian Lehrer's ongoing "End of War" series. Click here to listen to his thoughtful response.
... and visit the Brian Lehrer Show to listen to the segment in full.