Understanding the events in Ferguson (as well as many other instances of police brutality) and the divided racial reaction to them, requires opening up the frame of analysis to broader economic and cultural factors in the contemporary social formation of neoliberal capitalism.
This talk will ask how the classic text of British cultural studies, Policing the Crisis written by Stuart Hall and his colleagues in the 1970s, can help us think through the complexities of our specifically American conjuncture.
This event is part of the Global Understanding, Inclusion Learning, and Discourse (GUILD) program, cosponsored by Commonwealth Honors College and UMass Amherst Residential Life. GUILD aims to engage students with others on topics of inclusivity & globalization, building multicultural competencies, connect across differences, and encourage analytical thinking about global issues.
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Pizza will be served at 5:45 p.m.