What’s On

September 2021

Virtual Book Launch

Vendors’ Capitalism: Ingrid Bleynat in conversation with Robert Weis

13 September 2021, 18:00 BST / 10:00 PT

Join us on Monday, September 13 at 10 AM (PT) as Ingrid Bleynat discusses her brand-new book Vendors’ Capitalism: A Political Economy of Public Markets in Mexico City in conversation with Robert Weis (University of Northern Colorado).

Vendors’ Capitalism argues for the centrality of Mexico City’s public markets to the political economy of the city from the restoration of the Republic in 1867 to the heyday of the Mexican miracle and the PRI in the 1960s. Each day vendors interacted with customers, suppliers, government officials, and politicians, and the multiple conflicts that arose repeatedly tested the institutional capacity of the state. Through a close reading of the archives and an analysis of vendors’ intersecting economic and political lives, Ingrid Bleynat explores the dynamics, as well as the limits, of capitalist development in Mexico.

More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-book-talk-ingrid-bleynat-in-conversation-with-robert-weis-tickets-168623225607?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Register%20here&utm_campaign=Vendors%27%20Capitalism%20Virtual%20Event%20-%20September%202021


Public Seminar & Book Launch

The Color of Equality

22 September 2021, 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST

SPUI25, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Enlightenment is often either praised as the wellspring of egalitarianism and the modern philosophy of human rights or blamed as the source of racism, sexism, and all that has gone wrong in modernity. On the basis of his new book, The Color of Equality: Race and Common Humanity in Enlightenment Thought (University of Pennsylvania Press), historian Devin J. Vartija will discuss the contradictory legacy of the Enlightenment together with Shiru Lim, Amada M’charek and Alicia Montoya.

Find out more: https://spui25.nl/programma/the-color-of-equality


Book Talk

St Andrews Film Studies Departmental Speaker Series – Television and the Afghan Culture Wars by Dr Wazhmah Osman

22 September 2021, 15:00 BST

The Department of Film Studies at the University of St Andrews is thrilled to welcome Dr Wazhmah Osman to discuss her new book, Television and the Afghan Culture Wars: Brought to You by Foreigners, Warlords, and Activists.

Portrayed in Western discourse as tribal and traditional, Afghans have in fact intensely debated women’s rights, democracy, modernity, and Islam as part of their nation building in the post-9/11 era. Wazhmah Osman places television at the heart of these public and politically charged clashes while revealing how the medium also provides war-weary Afghans with a semblance of open discussion and healing. After four decades of gender and sectarian violence, she argues, the internationally funded media sector has the potential to bring about justice, national integration, and peace.

Find out more: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/st-andrews-film-studies-departmental-speaker-series-dr-wazhmah-osman-tickets-169487282023


October 2021

Virtual Book Talk

The Maternalists: Psychoanalysis, Motherhood, and the British Welfare State

6 October 2021, 18:00 BST

Shaul Bar-Haim in conversation with Lisa Appignanesi, chaired by Daniel Pick.

Join author Shaul Bar-Haim and Lisa Appignanesi for a discussion on his latest publication, The Maternalists: Psychoanalysis, Motherhood, and the British Welfare State, chaired by Daniel Pick.

The Maternalists is a study of the hitherto unexplored significance of utopian visions of the state as a maternal entity in mid-twentieth century Britain. Demonstrating the affinities between welfarism, maternalism, and psychoanalysis, Shaul Bar-Haim suggests a new reading of the British welfare state as a political project.

More info: https://www.freud.org.uk/event/the-maternalists-psychoanalysis-motherhood-and-the-british-welfare-state/


Book Launch

Vendors’ Capitalism: A Political Economy of Public Markets in Mexico

20 October 2021, 17:00 BST

Vendors’ Capitalism argues for the centrality of Mexico City’s public markets to the political economy of the city from the restoration of the Republic in 1867 to the heyday of the Mexican miracle and the PRI in the 1960s. Each day vendors interacted with customers, suppliers, government officials, and politicians, and the multiple conflicts that arose repeatedly tested the institutional capacity of the state. Through a close reading of the archives and an analysis of vendors’ intersecting economic and political lives, Ingrid Bleynat explores the dynamics, as well as the limits, of capitalist development in Mexico.

More info: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/events/book-launch-for-vendors-capitalism-a-political-economy-of-public-markets-in-mexico