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11 Feb
Colloquium: Readings in Racial Capitalism and Crisis
Event Type

Lectures, Symposia, Etc.

Topic

Humanities, Diversity

Target Audience

Faculty, Graduate Students

Tags

Social Justice

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Humanities Center
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Colloquium: Readings in Racial Capitalism and Crisis

Discussion Leader: Paul Johnson

 This meeting is first in a series hosted by the Humanities Center around racial capitalism and crisis. For this meeting, we’ll read a few selections from and relating to Cedric Robinson’s Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition. This meeting will double as a launching point for a semester-long reading group paralleling Humanities Center programming (though no future reading group commitment is required to attend this meeting.) In preparation, please identify a short passage in the readings suitable for close textual analysis in breakout work, and consider conceptual questions of interest that obtain to this topic. Please come prepared to discuss the following readings: the introduction and chapters 1 and 4 from Black Marxism (55 pages in all). There is also an optional reading: Jodi Melamed's "Racial Capitalism" (10 pages). All these texts are available here. Black Marxism is also available in its entirety as an e-book from the library here.

Thursday, February 11 at 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Colloquium: Readings in Racial Capitalism and Crisis

Discussion Leader: Paul Johnson

 This meeting is first in a series hosted by the Humanities Center around racial capitalism and crisis. For this meeting, we’ll read a few selections from and relating to Cedric Robinson’s Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition. This meeting will double as a launching point for a semester-long reading group paralleling Humanities Center programming (though no future reading group commitment is required to attend this meeting.) In preparation, please identify a short passage in the readings suitable for close textual analysis in breakout work, and consider conceptual questions of interest that obtain to this topic. Please come prepared to discuss the following readings: the introduction and chapters 1 and 4 from Black Marxism (55 pages in all). There is also an optional reading: Jodi Melamed's "Racial Capitalism" (10 pages). All these texts are available here. Black Marxism is also available in its entirety as an e-book from the library here.

Thursday, February 11 at 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Target Audience

Faculty, Graduate Students

University Unit
Humanities Center