CCSR Annual Lecture 2012 – Richard Sennett

29 May 2012
17:30to19:30

THE CRAFT OF COOPERATION

Richard Sennett is Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and at New York University. In his long and distinguished career he has written fifteen exceptionally influential books, among them The Fall of Public Man (1977), The Conscience of the Eye (1991), The Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism (1998),Respect, In an Age of Inequality (2003), The Culture of the New Capitalism (2005), The Craftsman (2008) and, most recently, Together: The Rituals, Pleasures, and Politics of Cooperation (2012)

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Music, Politics, Agency: Gender, Sexuality and Sound

7 March 2012
14:00to18:30

UEL Docklands Campus

EB.G.11

The second event in the Music, Politics, Agency series, this symposium explores debates around gender, sexuality and sound. Contributions will be situated in contexts that range from the recording studio to hip-hop, classical music and the New York dance floor.

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Pushing the Limits of the Affective Workspace: Revolts, Absorption, and Ecologies of Waste

21 March 2012
14:00to17:00

UEL Docklands Campus
Room EB.G.10

The boundaries of capitalist workspaces are continuously stretched to new limits. Work is pushed into the home, the obsolescent and the unconscious. Focusing on affective labour, new materialism and neuromarketing, this seminar looks initially beyond the media screens of the digital industries to the wasteful ecologies of obsolescent technology. It then explores resistance to contemporary capitalism extending to, for example, the refusal of caring labour. Last, it repositions the attentive subject of cognitive capitalism in a neurological space of absorbent and mostly unconscious consumption.

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