CIDRAL Key Ideas Seminar: 'Karl Polanyi' led by Pat Devine
|Starts:||13:00 13 Feb 2019|
|Ends:||15:00 13 Feb 2019|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Current University students|
This event is part of CIDRAL's Spring 2019 programme, 'Work, Leisure, Culture'.
Pat Devine (University of Manchester) will lead a key ideas seminar on the work of Karl Polanyi.
The economic historian, Karl Polanyi (1886-1964), wrote powerfully against neoliberal thinkers – primarily Friedrich Hayek - in his book, The Great Transformation (1944). Indeed, his thesis that the self-regulating market (capitalism) is destructive of human and non-human nature has become increasingly important in the neoliberal period, influencing contemporary figures such as David Harvey. In this seminar, I shall give a brief summary of his life, and an account of his central thesis, pointing out ambiguities and blind spots in his argument, before going on to outline controversies over different interpretations of his concept of the 'double movement'. I shall also attempt to link all this to CIDRAL's theme of work, leisure, culture.
There is a preparatory reading available at https://bit.ly/2sJLMZ2
Travel and Contact Information
Samuel Alexander Building