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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Dr. Miranda Joseph Lecture on Gender and Finance at Macalester

DR. MIRANDA JOSEPH, Associate Professor and DGS at the University of Arizona, will be presenting "Gender, Entrepreneurial Subjectivity, and Pathologies of Personal Finance" at Macalester College on Thursday, February 14th at 4:30pm in the Kagin Commons. Her presentation will examine how ideas about gender participate in public debates about finance, especially in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis.

Images from popular culture, marketing research, and legitimate social science allow Joseph to analyze the production and circulation of knowledge about finance. Engaged with scholarship in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and related fields, the talk addresses a nexus of two central features of neoliberalism: governmentality and financialization. Tracing a culture that portrays women to be, on the one hand, impulsive shopaholics and, on the other, paralyzed non-investors, Joseph points to the tensions that have emerged in a longstanding cultural commitment to entrepreneurship.
LOCATION: Macalester College KAGIN COMMONS, Corner of Snelling Avenue and Grand Avenue, Upper Level
Reception to follow
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