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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

GWSS 8210 (002) Gender, Culture, and Capitalism

GENDER WOMEN & SEXUALITY STUDIES is offering GWSS 8210 (002): Gender, Culture, and Capitalism this spring 2016. Winton Chair in the Liberal Arts, Miranda Joseph will be teaching the course on alternate Fridays at 10:30am, starting January 29th, 2016. 

Gender, Culture and Capitalism
GWSS 8210 (002) & Reading/Discussion Group 
Spring 2016, University of Minnesota

Facilitator Miranda Joseph, Winton Chair in the Liberal Arts
Meetings Alternate Fridays at 10:30am, starting January 29, 2016

This interdisciplinary reading/discussion group for faculty and graduate students will explore contemporary scholarship on the relationship of economic processes and social formations. We will focus on the constitutive relationship between financialized capitalism, hierarchies of gender and race, and the practices of everyday life.

Interested scholars from any discipline or interdisciplinary field are encouraged to participate!

To get started, we will read Maurizio Lazzarato’s Governing by Debt for January 29th. Additional readings will be selected collectively. And members of the group will be invited to share their own work in progress.

Some possible further readings include recent essays by Lisa Adkins (on financialized gender and temporality), Fiona Allon (on the financialized home/household), Marcia Klotz (on the religiousity of finance), Randy Martin (on the derivative and knowledge), Sarita Echavez See (on subprime subjects), recent issues of South Atlantic Quarterly: On Entrepreneurship and Rethinking Money, Debt and Finance after the Crisis, the American Quarterly issue on Race, Empire and the Crisis of the Subprime, and books such as:

  • Crosthwaite, Knight and Marsh, Show Me the Money: The Image of Finance, 1700 to the Present
  • Leigh Claire La Berge, Scandals and Abstraction: Financial Fiction of the Long 1980s
  • Max Haiven, The Cultures of Financialization
  • Martijn Konings, The Emotional Logic of Capitalism

NB: This group will be invited to help craft a visiting speaker series, to take place in late Spring 2016 and Fall 2016, that would expand on and enrich the work of the group.

Also: Graduate students wishing to get course credit for participation in this reading group should enroll in GWSS 8210(002). This graduate seminar will have additional student-only meetings on the non-reading group Fridays and will have some writing assignments.

Please contact Prof. Joseph with any questions at mirandaj@email.arizona.edu.