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3pm Empire: Subjects, Networks, Resistance

October 22, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Week 6 [22nd October]: Economy
Discussion Topic: Expansion of a Liberal Market-Economy Reading:

-Amartya Sen, “Introduction;” “Market, State, and Social Opportunity” and “Women’s Agency and Social Change” in Development as Freedom (USA: First Anchor Books, 2000): 3-12; 111-145; 189-203.

-Lamia Karim, “ Demystifying Micro-Credit” Cultural Dynamics 20: 1 (2008): 5-29. -UN Report on the Development of Women (2009): v-xi; 55- 68.

Interview with David Graeber on Debt Part 1 and Part 2.

This reading group examines empires, ancient and modern, as a way into understanding our own presence as subjects in the neoliberal contemporary. We seek to untangle complex networks fabricated by empires where “all roads lead to Rome” but “all routers lead to the NSA,” and where movements such as Idle No More and Anonymous challenge these structures. We will investigate “Empire” across temporal, cultural, and disciplinary divisions to create a broader conversation amongst academics, technologists, artists, and other interested individuals, as we emphasize self-reflexivity alongside critical thinking illuminated by the humanities. Thursdays 15h00-17h00 IPLAI download outline. For more information contact Angela Tozer  angela.tozer@mail.mcgill.ca or Rebecca Robinson rebecca.robinson@mail.mcgill.ca


October 22, 2015
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


3610 McTavish, 2nd floor
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y2 Canada