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After the Good Life, the Impasse: human resources, time out, and the precarious present


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Speaker(s): Professor Lauren Berlant

Recorded on 4 February 2009 in Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House.

This lecture draws on two films of Laurent Cantet - Human Resources (1999) and Time Out (2001) - to engage the new affective languages of the contemporary economic atmosphere, languages of anxiety, contingency and precarity. Lauren Berlant is George M Pullman Professor, Department of English, University of Chicago. Sadie Wearing is lecturer in gender theory, culture and media at the Gender Institute, LSE.

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