Spring 2010 Speaker Series
CAPITALISM AND CULTURE: THE NEW CHALLENGES
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL STUDIES GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
The recent economic downturn has forced us to re-think the nature, potentialities and limitations of capitalism. Some argue that we are faced with a fundamental crisis of capitalism, while others see it as a temporary phenomenon. However, it is evident that fissures and faultlines have emerged in the capitalist imaginary. A re-examination of the ways in which capitalism and culture criss-cross will enable us to come up with newer strategies of understanding cultural texts and cultural discourses. The re-imagining of capitalism is also a re-imagining of culture.
Time: 12:00pm – 1:20pm Place: Tokioka Rm, Moore 319 or East-West Center, Burns Hall 2118 or 4005
(All presentations are free and open to the public; Schedule subject to change)
Wed. Jan. 13th – Dr. Suzanna Reiss, Department of History, UHM
Wed. Jan. 27th– Roundtable–
Moderator: Dr. Hui Jiang, East Asian Lang. & Literatures,UHM;
“Capitalism without Democracy? Lessons from China” Burns Hall 2118
Wed. Feb 17th – Dr. Seio Nakajima, Department of Sociology, UHM
Wed. Feb 24th – Rohan Kaylan, PhD Candidate Department of Political Science, UHM
Wed. March 3rd – Dr. Michael Shapiro, Department of Political Science
Wed. March 10th – Roundtable
Dr. S. Shankar, Departments of English & South Asian Studies, UHM;
Teach Us About Globalization Now?” Moore 319
Wed. March 17th– Dr. Monisha Das Gupta, Departments of Ethnic Studies & Women’s Studies
Wed. March 31st – Dr.
Wed. April 14th– Dr.
Wed. April 21st– Dr. Richard Rath, Department of History, UHM
“How to Read Hypertext: Publishing and Open Source in the Academy” Moore 319
Fri. May 7th– Capstone, Moore 319
UHM/EWC International Cultural Studies Certificate Program
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