Timothy Mitchell on the Materialities of Political Economy and Colonial History

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In this interview with Jadaliyya, Timothy Mitchell discusses his ongoing thinking around questions of urban political economy and political theory. Mitchell also reflects on the role of public space during the Arab uprisings, issues of urban and rural informality, as well as the ways the "material turn" and close attention to the technical help us see colonialism in different ways. 




Timothy Mitchell teaches at Columbia University. His books includeColonising Egypt, Rule of Experts, and Carbon Democracy. Watch the interview here