Thursday March 8, 7:00PM
Joseph and Rosalie Segal Centre (1400-1410)
Reception afterwards in Teck Gallery
The Labour of Consumption in the Neoliberal Era
Antonio Gramsci’s prescient understanding of the central importance of ideology to political change has never been more pertinent than in the present neoliberal era, marked, among other things, by deeper levels of promotion and propaganda. In this talk, Professor Gerald Sussman asks, “are there peculiar aspects of the form and role of ideology that are especially pertinent to an informational and selling economy? “
Gerald Sussman is Professor of Urban Studies and International Studies at Portland State University, where he teaches graduate courses in international development, political economy, political communication, and media studies. His latest book is: The Propaganda Society: Promotional Culture and Politics in Global Context (Peter Lang, 2011). Professor Sussman also serves on the Community Advisory Board of Portland, Oregon’s public broadcasting station, KOPB.
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