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Beyond power/knowledge: an exploration of the relation of power, ignorance and stupidity

Professor David Graeber, Yale University, will give the 2006 Malinowski Memorial Lecture at LSE on Thursday 25 May. He will explore the relation of power, ignorance and stupidity.

While the idea that there is an intrinsic connection between knowledge and power is a gratifying one to academics, David Graeber will analyse the relation between ignorance/stupidity and power: the radical simplification of human life and the lopsided structures of the imagination that result from forms of inequality backed by violence.

David Graeber is associate professor at Yale University. He is author of Towards an Anthropological Theory of Value and Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology.

Professor Olivia Harris will chair this event.

Beyond Power/Knowledge: an exploration of the relation of power, ignorance and stupidity is on Thursday 25 May 2006 at 6pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk|

17 May 2006

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