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Herman Gray, “At the Limit of Representation: Neoliberalism, Media and African American Visibility”
November 30, 2011 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm | Stevenson Fireside Lounge
With African Americans as the primary example, Professor Gray probes the social, intellectual, and political investment in the cultural politics of recognition and visibility in the context of neoliberalism, suggesting that with neoliberalism we have reached the limit of such investments. Looking beyond this investment in representation, recognition and visibility, he examines what other critical modes and sites of cultural analysis and politics are possible.
Herman Gray is Professor of Sociology at UC Santa Cruz.
This colloquium is presented by the Center for Cultural Studies, with staff support provided by the Institute for Humanities Research.