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Co-sponsored event: The Legacy of Moishe Postone Conference


  • Franke Institute for the Humanities (map)

The legacy of Moishe Postone: Teacher, Historian, Critical Theorist brings together his students from across the social science and humanities to celebrate and reflect upon his historical, theoretical, and pedagogical work. Moishe’s profound and rigorous social theory illuminates supra-disciplinary questions ranging from capitalism’s historical dynamic to the social, political, and economic crises of the contemporary conjuncture. The conference will elaborate some of the critical methods of potentials of Moishe’s theory.

This conference is generously co-sponsored by the Bernard Weissbourd Memorial Fund, the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory, the Committee on Japanese Studies at the Center for East Asian Studies, the Franke Institute for the Humanities, the Graduate Council Fund, the International House Global Voices Program, the Joyce Z. and Jacob Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies, the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights, the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, and the Departments of Anthropology, Comparative Human Development, Germanic Studies, and History at the University of Chicago.

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