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By Jeremy Gilbert
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Recordings of a regular seminar on radical theory, culture and politics led by Jeremy Gilbert, Professor of Cultural and Political Theory at the University of East London.
||CleanHegemony Now: Power in the Twenty-First Century (2)||With Alex Williams. In this session Alex and Jeremy go into more detail on some of the key conceptual arguments of their forthcoming book Hegemony Now, talking about platforms as a modality of power, the nature of material and social interests, and the||11 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPFI: The Financialisation of Everything||With Grace Blakely The ‘Private Finance Initiative’ still sounds like a dry, technical procedure that nobody could get too excited about. That’s what it’s supposed to sound like. Journalists and government have colluded for 25 years in making||11 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Right to the City: politics, place and policy in neoliberal London||With Anna Minton and Jacob Mukherjee. London’s housing market is in crisis because the global super-rich use our homes as piggy-banks and the government does nothing to stop them. Rent is becoming completely unaffordable (never mind buying a place). G||11 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlack Lives Matter – ‘race’, bodies and biopolitics in the 21st century||With Sarah Bufkin and Jacob Mukherjee. The Black Lives Matter movement has seen arguably the most significant revival of Black radicalism in the English-speaking world for many years. What has led to this situation and what are the political, historical||11 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArt, Glitch, Politics||At a time when the meaning of democracy is challenged by the power of algorithms and the politics of misinformation what has become apparent is that the valorisation of data is the defining characteristic of contemporary digital capitalism. Big Data is||11 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHegemony Now: Power in the Twenty-First Century (Part 1)||With Alex Williams. Gramsci’s concept of ‘hegemony’ remains indispensable to understanding the relationships between culture, politics, economics and technology. Every generation since the 1930s has had to update the idea and its application in||10 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEyes Right: Trumpism, Brexit and the rise of the alt-right||With Sarah Bufkin and Alan Finlayson. The Brexit vote and Trump’s election both seem to mark a terminal crisis for the liberal cosmopolitan consensus that has obtained in the English-speaking world since the 1990s. In both cases, centrist elites have||15 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWars and Capital||This year sees the publication of the English Edition of Lazzarato’s recent collaboration with philosopher Éric Alliez: Wars and Capital. In this seminar Éric and Maurizio introduce and discuss some of the key arguments and ideas from this importan||15 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWork, Debt, Creativity, Resistance: An Introduction to the thought of Maurizio Lazzarato||With Maurizio Lazzarato and Andrew Goffey Maurizio Lazzarato is best known for having coined the term ‘immaterial labour’ as a way of describing the many forms of work in the contemporary economy that do not produce physical outputs, but are concern||13 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy is in the Streets: Fifty Years of 1968||With Hilary Wainwright PHOTO: TIM CRABTREE May 1968 saw an escalation of protests and political actions by students and workers in France, leading a situation of near-revolution that lasted for several weeks and re-set the terms of political debate f||13 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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