Posted by Clare Solomon on August 15, 2010 · 3 Comments
details of speakers and workshops to follow
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Wild horses won’t keep me away
Do we need to book or just turn up? Is there a charge for this conference?
I’ve been inspired recently by the Berkeley Political/Social Science academic, Professor Wendy Brown. I think she has particularly interesting things to say about the disorientation/fragmentation of the ‘left’, and about building coalitions across groups of people – important now considering how many demographics/ different struggles are being played off each other eg ‘indigenous’ locals/ immigrants, young/old etc. And for a theorist she’s fairly readable.
What she does really well is hold onto more than one critique at a time and bring them together.
There’s a fairly short interview here (Feb 2010)
There’s a longer interview in the journal Contretemps (Jan 2006) which serves as an introduction (for me anyway) to her interests more widely but can’t find the link.
Here’s her Faculty page
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