Remembering Moishe Postone

Monday, 11 June 2018, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften (IFK)

The IWM and the IFK are jointly organizing a memorial meeting for Prof. Moishe Postone, who was a Visiting Fellow at the IWM for the 2017-18 academic year until his stay was tragically cut short by terminal illness in March of this year. He was also in Vienna at the invitation of the IFK | Kunstuniversität Linz in Spring 2016 as Stadt Wien/IFK_Fellow.

The author of a truly groundbreaking reinterpretation of Marx’s critical social theory, he was working on a new reading of Das Kapital, while also being actively engaged in the fundamental debates of our age about the crisis of labor or the resurgence of ethno-nationalist political imaginaries. His legacy, which combines unparalleled theoretical rigor and genuine intellectual curiosity, lives on not only in the generations of scholars he mentored at the University of Chicago, but also among the thousands of readers around the world who continue to discover anew the revelatory force of his insights.

With contributions by:
Christine Achinger, Istvan Adorjan, Judit Bodnár, Hamid Ekbia, Hanna Engelmeier, Stephan Grigat, Gáspár Miklós Tamás, Thomas Macho, Till van Rahden, Shalini Randeria, Dorothea Rein

 

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