Financialization and War: Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality, and Subjectivity

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Scholarly level: 
Faculty/Staff
Date created: 
2016-04-29
Keywords: 
Maurizio Lazzarato
Eric Alliez
Carl Schmitt
David McNally
Financialization
Wars and capitalism
Debt economy
Military warfare
Non-military warfare
VOCE
Abstract: 

In this talk, Maurizio Lazzarato will present an overview of the main themes of his upcoming book Wars and Capitalism, co-written with Eric Alliez. Building on both Carl Schmitt's argument that the economy is the continuation of war through other means and his previous work on debt economy, Lazzarato will interrogate the pivotal role of financial capitalism in indexing race, class, gender, sexuality and subjectivity to the logics of both military and non-military warfare.

Maurizio Lazzarato is a sociologist and philosopher living and working in Paris, where he studies immaterial labor, the breakdown of the wage system, and “post-socialist” movements. He is the author, most recently, of The Making of the Indebted Man, Signs and Machines, and Governing by Debt.

WITH RESPONSE BY:

David McNally teaches political science at York University in Toronto and actively supports numerous social justice movements in that city. He is the author of six books, including Monsters of the Market: Zombies Vampires, and Global Capitalism (winner of the 2012 Deutscher Memorial Award) and Global Slump: The Economics and Politics of Crisis and Resistance (winner of the 2012 Paul Sweezy Award from the American Sociological Association).

Language: 
English
Document type: 
Video
Rights: 
Rights remain with the authors.
Statistics: