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Decentering race, gender and class – Thinking beyond capitalism and economy

15. September 2017 um 17:00 - 19:00

Theoriewerkstatt Postkapitalismus @ Wandelwoche

  • venue: Prinzessinnengärten, U-Bahn Moritzplatz
  • language: English
  • donations are welcome, but the event is free of charge

Lecture and discussion with international guests –  Colin Danby and S. Charusheela (University of Washington Bothell)

Decentering race, gender and class – Thinking beyond capitalism and economy

How can we think race, class and gender together when we consider postcapitalist alternatives in the here and now? J.K. Gibson-Graham, among others, have provided rich analyses that encourage us to see how much of our material lives are already not-capitalist. However, gender and race are too often reduced identity politics, and split away from class, so that it remains unclear how, or whether, gender and race are linked to a decentering of capitalism.

A thorough decentering of capitalism requires a more critical examination of the very category of the „economic.“ Doctrines of gender, race, and colonial modernity are built into contemporary notions of the national and world „economies,“ into our perceptions of scale. Equally, the concept of community is oftentimes romanticized in ways that render invisible its connections to markets, commodification and dispossession. Colin Danby will make the case for reworking modernist categoeries of the local and global. S. Charusheela will re-open subjectivity, demonstrating a robust alternative to the opposition of class and identity.

Please note that this event will be in English.

Bitte beachten Sie, dass diese Veranstaltung auf Englisch stattfindet.

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15. September 2017
17:00 - 19:00


Prinzessinnengarten Moritzplatz
Prinzenstr. 35 – 38 / Prinzessinnenstr. 15
Berlin, Berlin 10969 Deutschland