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In his compelling new book The New Imperialism, Harvey questions the ‘American Empire’ and the meaning of the shift in U.S. politics from consensus to coercion on the world stage. According to Richard Sennett, Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics, “David Harvey has written a profound, and profoundly disturbing, book. For thirty years his writings have taken aim at the complacent conviction that what exists works. Harvey is a scholarly radical; his writing is free of journalistic cliches, full of facts and carefully thought-through ideas. This book is beautifully crafted, its prose accessible, its narrative one of mounting intensity and urgency. The New Imperialism mounts a stunning indictment of our present institutions of power, while offering hopeful insights about how these institutions could be changed.”
Prior to his appointment at CUNY, Harvey’s illustrious career has included academic appointments at the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics, the Sorbonne, and Johns Hopkins. From a foundation in historical geography and examination of the methodology and philosophy of geography, his interests have evolved to areas of political economy and the process of urbanization; cultural, literary, and artistic transformation in history; and questions of environmental and political justice. The author of numerous books, Harvey is known for his groundbreaking work in The Condition of Postmodernity, Limits to Capital, Spaces of Hope, Social Justice and the City, Justice, Nature and the Geography of Difference, and Spaces of Capital. Oxford University Press has recently published his latest book, The New Imperialism.
Harvey’s lecture is co-sponsored by the Departments of Literature and History, the Division of Arts & Humanities, UCSD Center for the Humanities, and the Institute for International, Comparative, & Area Studies (IICAS).
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