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Capitalism Without Images

Wednesday 15 May 2013, 4.30PM to 6.00pm

Speaker(s): Professor T J Clark, Professor Emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley and Visiting Professor at York

What it would be like for the present image-world of advanced capitalism to begin to fail? Could there be a moment at which the magic of the commodity - its hold on us, our addiction to it - begins to wear out?  Are we at the beginning of such a moment, in a Europe of non-shopping and mass youth unemployment?  Are 'austerity' and 'spectacle' compatible?  If not, what new (or old) political horizons become possible?

Location: Vanbrugh College V/045

Admission: Admission is free, everyone is welcome.

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