Critiquing capitalism today
- Date: Wednesday 11 April 2018, 16:00 – 18:00
- Location: Meadows Teaching Rooms 05
- Type: Seminars and lectures
- Cost: Free
This a joint seminar hosted by CERIC and Economics, Dr Harry Pitt of the University of Bristol will be giving a seminar on Wednesday 11 April 2018.
Cutting across Sociology of Work, Organisation Studies and Global Political Economy, my research takes a critical perspective on the changing world of work and economic life. My empirical research to date has interrogated the creative industries as a forum for wider changes in contemporary capitalism, specifically with reference to conflicts and tensions around valuation and measurement. Contesting the conceptualisation of creative industries as ‘beyond measure’, my doctoral thesis examined the continued struggle to value and quantify creative labour in advertising, branding and graphic design, and the conflicts and tensions that arise around it. Theoretically, this work has sought to interrogate claims of novelty around key areas of contemporary work via a reconceptualisation of Marx’s critique of political economy for the critical study of organisations, with a particular focus on value. This strand of my work culminates in a monograph, Critiquing Capitalism Today: New Ways to Read Marx, published with Palgrave in late 2017.
We look forward to seeing you there.