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Political Futures Reading Group: Arjun Appadurai's The Future as Cultural Fact  Add To Calendar

July 11, 2018 from 12 :00-2:00 PM

The Political Futures Conference at the Institute for the Humanities (Oct 12-13 2018), co-organized with Anna Kornbluh (English) and Nasser Mufti (English), will explore and critique our current modes of imagining new affiliations, resource distributions, and institutions across a range of disciplines.

At this point, we are supplying a conference "reading list." The list is composed of illuminating texts that the organizers and participants collaboratively chose as a useful background for the conference discussions. Please see the reading list here, which also includes Rousseau's Second Discourse, to be discussed at the conference itself.  

On July 11 at 12-2pm at the Institute for the Humanities at UIC, we will host a reading group on one of these texts, Arjun Appadurai's The Future as Cultural Fact (Verso, 2013).  

Lunch will be provided.  

Please register/rsvp for the lunch and to request a PDF of Appadurai's book at huminst@uic.edu.

Come connect with colleagues and friends in a casual atmosphere to discuss this exciting and important book!  

  • Date(s): Wednesday, 7/11 12:00 PM to Wednesday, 7/11 2:00 PM
  • Address: 701 S. Morgan St.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Contact: Linda Vavra
  • Email: lvavra@uic.edu
  • Website: http://huminst.uic.edu/
  • Phone: 312-996-6354
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