Date | April, 2015

Jeffrey Goldfarb – “OOPS vs MOOCs: Midterm Report, Part 2”

O.O.P.S. vs M.O.O.C.s: Midterm Report, Part 2 Jeffrey Goldfarb — April 27, 2015 (This post was republished in its entirety from Public Seminar) The Social Condition © vbecker | Flickr The O.O.P.S. courses, Rethinking Capitalism and Feminism, Capitalism and Social Transformation, share a critical understanding: capitalism, as we are experiencing it, is undesirable and not […]

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Jeffrey Goldfarb – “Andreas Kalyvas on the Critical Situation in Greece and Europe”

Andreas Kalyvas on the Critical Situation in Greece and Europe Jeffrey Goldfarb — April 24, 2015 (This post was republished in its entirety from Public Seminar) Andreas Kalyvas and I sat down the other day to discuss the situation of Greece and Europe. He and I have been talking about politics for years, in Wroclaw, […]

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Event Video: “The New School Divested. Now What?”

The New School’s Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility recently put on a panel event entitled, “The New School Divested. Now What?” The event, which was recorded and is now available online here, discussed The New School’s recent commitment to divest from fossil fuels (coal, oil, and gas), but went further to ask how the university […]

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Stephen Graf – “Labour-Power, Punk Rock and Possibilities for Feminist Politics”

Labour-Power, Punk Rock and Possibilities for Feminist Politics Stephen Graf — April 20, 2015 (This post was republished in its entirety from Public Seminar) With the rapid proliferation in the past few decades of subject-centered politics that frame oppression in terms of two, three, or more relatively autonomous yet interacting systems, what fruits could a […]

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Trebor Scholz – “Platform Cooperativism vs. the Sharing Economy”

Platform Cooperativism vs. the Sharing Economy Trebor Scholz — April 17, 2015 (This post was republished in its entirety from Public Seminar) New York City street scene © Trebor Scholz The backlash against unethical labor practices in the “collaborative sharing economy” has been overplayed. Recently, The Washington Post, New York Times and others started to […]

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Jeffrey Goldfarb – “OOPS vs MOOCs: Midterm Report, Part 1”

O.O.P.S. vs M.O.O.C.s: Midterm Report, Part 1 Jeffrey Goldfarb — April 13, 2015 (This post has been republished in its entirety from Public Seminar) “Course-features” © Brenda Padilla | Flickr “The proponents of M.O.O.C.s (Massive Open Online Courses) look for the magic bullet, hoping to find a technological solution to the crisis in education. The […]

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Eli Zaretsky – “The Invention of Money”

The Invention of Money Eli Zaretsky — April 12, 2015 (This post has been republished in its entirety from Public Seminar) The invention of money — discussed last week by Julia Ott — is one of the greatest of all human inventions, comparable to the invention of the wheel, if not quite up to the […]

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Alix Jansen – “Feminism, Capitalism, and the Family: Reflections on Margaret Benston’s ‘Political Economy’”

Feminism, Capitalism, and the Family: Reflections on Margaret Benston’s ‘Political Economy’ Alix Jansen — April 6, 2015 (This post was republished in its entirety from Public Seminar) Margaret Benston’s article “Political Economy of Women’s Liberation” articulates the specific relationship of women to production in capitalism in a compelling way. She outlines the ways in which […]

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Trebor Scholz -“Think Outside the Boss”

The New School’s Trebor Scholz has written a piece for the university’s Public Seminar webpage. Available here, the piece is a transcription of his recent comments for the 8th Annual Eric N Schocket Memorial Lecture on Class and Culture, and discusses trends–both hopeful and concerning–regarding work in the 21st century.

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