Anthropology Colloquium & Book Launch: David Harvey

Friday, February 10, 2023

4:15 pm — 6:15 pm

Hybrid (see description for details)

Open to the Public

Join us for the launch of "David Harvey: A Critical Introduction to His Thought" edited by Noel Castree, Greig Charnock, and Brett Christophers, and with introductions by Ruth Wilson Gilmore.

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For both in-person and online registration, please register here.

This is a hybrid event, taking place online and in person in Room 5417 at the CUNY Graduate Center.


David Harvey is among the most influential Marxist thinkers of the last half century. This book offers a lucid and authoritative introduction to his work, with a structure designed to reflect the enduring topics and insights that serve to unify Harvey’s writings over a long period of time.

Harvey’s writings have exerted huge influence within the social sciences and the humanities. In addition, his work now commands a global readership among Left political activists and those interested in current world affairs. Harvey’s central preoccupation is capitalism and the impacts of its growth-obsessed, contradictory dynamics. His name is synonymous with key analytical concepts like ‘the spatial fix’ and ‘accumulation by dispossession’. This critical introduction to his thought is an essential companion for both new and more experienced readers. The critique of capitalism is one of the most important undertakings of our time, and Harvey’s work offers powerful tools to help us see why a ‘softer’ capitalism is insufficient and a post-capitalist future is necessary. This book is an important resource for scholars and graduate students in geography, politics and many other disciplines across the social sciences and humanities.


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