China and the Global Neoliberal Turn: What does Labor have to do with it

Rebecca KarThis talk will discuss why and how “neo-liberalism” — often understood to be about the retreat of the state from markets and the economic — is a suitable term for China’s 1990s and beyond. It will enter the problem through the issue of labor to argue that it is from the premise of labor control that all neo-liberalisms operate, no matter what their particular cultural or historical manifestations might be. By starting from labor/labor control, we can begin to sketch not only China’s economic formation but the global formation to which it contributes and in which it is embedded.

❖ Monday, October 15th, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
❖ Hollander Hall, Room 241

Sponsored by: Programs in Comparative Literature, Asian Studies, Departments of German-Russian, History.