Tag: Hip Hop

Imagining a Post-Neoliberal World: Culture and Social Movements

Sujatha Fernandes
“What Comes After Neoliberalism? Collective Action and the Hybrid State in Chávez’s Venezuela”
Tuesday, March 27, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
“'I’m an African': Black Aesthetics and the Making of a Hip Hop Globe”
Wednesday, March 28, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
Thursday, March 29, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science


SUJATHA FERNANDES is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is the author, most recently, of Close to the Edge: In Search of the Global Hip Hop Generation (Verso, 2011). Her other books are Cuba Represent! Cuban Arts, State Power, and the Making of New Revolutionary Cultures (Duke University Press, 2006) and Who Can Stop the Drums? Urban Social Movements in Chávez’s Venezuela (Duke University Press, 2010). Fernandes has written about social movements, global hip hop, and the politics of neoliberalism in both academic journals and popular forums, including The New York Times, The Nation, The Huffington Post, and Colorlines.



Injustice, Dissent, & the Dark Ghetto

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"Liberalism, Self-Respect, & the Ghetto Poor"
Wednesday, November 28, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
"Impure Dissent: Hip Hop & the Political Ethics of Marginalized Black Urban Youth”
Thursday, November 29, 4pm, 7191 Helen C. White
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty, and Public
Friday, November 30, 12 noon, 8146 Social Science

TOMMIE SHELBY is Professor of African and African American Studies and Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University. He is the author of We Who Are Dark: The Philosophical Foundations of Black Solidarity (Harvard University Press, 2005). His research focuses on questions of racial and distributive justice and on the history of black political thought, and his articles have appeared in such journals as Philosophy & Public Affairs, Ethics, Political Theory, Critical Inquiry, and Daedalus. He is currently writing a book on race and urban poverty, tentatively entitled “Justice and the Dark Ghetto.” He is also coeditor of the magazine Transition.

Co-sponsored by the Philosophy Department, the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives, the Political Science Department, the Afro-American Studies Department and Global Studies.