Thursday, February 9
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Nancy Fraser, The New School
Ryan Cecil Jobson, University of Chicago (discussant)
Lisa Wedeen, University of Chicago (moderator)
Please join us to celebrate Nancy Fraser’s recent book, Cannibal Capitalism: How Our System Is Devouring Democracy, Care, and the Planet—and What We Can Do About It (Verso Books, 2022). Fraser will be joined in conversation by Ryan Cecil Jobson, and 3CT co-director Lisa Wedeen will moderate.
Capital is currently cannibalizing every sphere of life—guzzling wealth from nature and racialized populations, sucking up our ability to care for each other, and gutting the practice of politics. In this tightly argued and urgent volume, leading Marxist feminist theorist Nancy Fraser charts the voracious appetite of capital, tracking it from crisis point to crisis point, from ecological devastation to the collapse of democracy, from racial violence to the devaluing of care work. These crisis points all come to a head in Covid-19, which Fraser argues can help us envision the resistance we need to end the feeding frenzy.
What we need, she argues, is a wide-ranging socialist movement that can recognize the rapaciousness of capital— and starve it to death.
Presented by 3CT, the Committee on Environment, Geography and Urbanization (CEGU), and the Seminary Co-op Bookstores.
This event is free and open to the public, and registration is recommended. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require any accommodations to enable your full participation.
Please note: Masks are required for all Seminary Co-op Bookstore events.