rethinking the rethink …

Prof. Dipesh Chakrabarty’s lecture for the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung’s Autumn School (2014) …

While deepening social divisions, the triumph of neoliberal capitalism has further deteriorated any notion of class. And there seems to be no prospect of a new theoretical and political synthesis. Under these problematic premises, Dipesh Chakrabarty embarks on a new reading of the once revolutionary concept of class.*

I share the audience’s skepticism as to whether climate change will bring about an end to Capitalism, but that is really just the end of what is a very meaty and insightful lecture. (Perhaps Prof. Chakrabatry was looking for an “up” note on which to end the lecture?)
Prof. Chakrabatry sheds some intellectual light on many current events. Well worth the listen!
Also on YouTube.

Panel discussion with Prof. Dipesh Chakrabarty (University of Chicago)
Moderation: Felix Fiedler
Date: Saturday, 25 Oct 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung
Franz-Mehring-Platz 1
10243 Berlin – Germany
Dipesh Chakrabarty: Rethinking Working Class by Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence.

* Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung: Comments under “Postcolonial Perspectives on a Revolutionary Concept, Panel discussion with Prof. Dipesh Chakrabarty (University of Chicago)”. On: Soundcloud. Date: 29 Oct 2014. URL: Last viewed: 27 Oct 2015.