Lecture Series with Michael Burawoy – LECTURE 2: Race, Class and Capitalism

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Sewell Social Science Building, Room 8417
@ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

One of the most fraught inter-disciplinary debates in recent years has focused on the relationship between race, class and capitalism. Inspired by studies of apartheid South Africa, Cedric Robinson developed the concept of “racial capitalism” associated with the Black Radical Tradition in which racism drives capitalism both historically and globally – a view he distinguishes from conventional Marxism in which capitalism drives racism, what we might call “racialized capitalism.” The writings of W.E.B. Du Bois have become a terrain for conducting the debate. Accordingly, we will evaluate the competing claims of these alternative perspectives by looking at the full scope of Du Bois’ writings.

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