CGSC Events, Fall 2014
Tuesday, September 16th—They Can’t Represent Us! Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy
Singularity and Solidarity: Alessandrini on Fanon’s Humanism
2014–2015 Seminar: Humanity
In Memoriam: Marshall Berman, 1940-2013
Interior Monologue and the Role of Imagination
  • CGSC Events, Fall 2014
  • Tuesday, September 16th—They Can’t Represent Us! Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy
  • Singularity and Solidarity: Alessandrini on Fanon’s Humanism
  • 2014–2015 Seminar: Humanity
  • In Memoriam: Marshall Berman, 1940-2013
  • Interior Monologue and the Role of Imagination

2014–2015 Seminar: Humanity

The Committee begins with the observation that existing categories and analytic frameworks are inadequate to grasp the dynamics of our historical present. We are thus interested not only in questioning conventional assumptions in light of contemporary developments but also in the possibility of reclaiming, reworking, and refunctioning seemingly outmoded concepts in and for these times. [read more»]

Interior Monologue and the Role of Imagination

Like journalists, academics are used to working with hard evidence, things that can be shown and proven. The concern is that we may be wrong in imagining the lives of others very different from us, that we may impose our own biases and positionalities onto what we imagine as their interior lives. 

After Subaltern Studies?

For the past few years, the CGSC have been especially concerned with the adequacy of inherited categories to grasp the contemporary situation. We were thus quite interested in Chatterjee’s reflections on the contingent conditions through which the Subaltern Studies collective and conversation developed, the scholarly and worldly situation into which they were intervening, and the subsequent shifts that may [read more»]

They Can’t Represent Us! Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy

September 16, 2014
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room
Marina Sitrin (Visiting Scholar, Center for Place Culture, and Politics, CUNY Graduate Center) and Dario Azzelini (Institute for Sociology, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria) present their new book. Tuesday, September 16th
4:30-6:30pm
Room 5109
CUNY Graduate Center
365 5th Ave. New York, NY 10016
*This event is co-sponsored by the read more»]

Monday, May 5th: Rethinking the South African Crisis: Book Launch and Discussion

May 05, 2014
12:00 am
Bluestockings Books
Since the end of apartheid, South Africa has become an extreme but not exceptional embodiment of forces at play in many other regions of the world: intensifying inequality alongside ‘wageless life’; proliferating forms of protest and populist politics that move in different directions; and official efforts at containment ranging from liberal interventions targeting specific populations to increasingly common police brutality. [read more»]