Financialization and War: Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality and Subjectivity

April 29, 2016

Maurizio Lazzarato

Friday, April 29, 7:00PM–9:00PM, Room 1800, SFU Harbour Centre

Co-presented by SFU’s School of Communication, SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement, SFU's Department of English, SFU's FCAT, SFU's Contemporary Arts Graduate Program, SFU's School for International Studies, SFU's CPCC, SFU's Department Sociology & Anthropology, SFU's Labour Studies, SFU's FASS and UBC's Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory 

In this talk, Maurizio Lazzarato will present an overview of the main themes of his upcoming book "Wars and Capitalism", co-written with Eric Alliez. Building on both Carl Schmitt's argument that the economy is the continuation of war through other means and his previous work on debt economy, Lazzarato will interrogate the pivotal role of financial capitalism in indexing race, class, gender, sexuality and subjectivity to the logics of both military and non-military warfare.

Maurizio Lazzarato is a sociologist and philosopher living and working in Paris, where he studies immaterial labor, the breakdown of the wage system, and “post-socialist” movements. He is the author, most recently, of The Making of the Indebted Man, Signs and Machines, and Governing by Debt.

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David McNally teaches political science at York University in Toronto and actively supports numerous social justice movements in that city. He is the author of six books, including "Monsters of the Market: Zombies Vampires, and Global Capitalism" (winner of the 2012 Deutscher Memorial Award) and "Global Slump: The Economics and Politics of Crisis and Resistance" (winner of the 2012 Paul Sweezy Award from the American Sociological Association).