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

Malinowski Memorial Lecture

Date: Thursday 25 May 2006
Time: 6.00pm
Venue
: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor David Graeber
Chair: Professor Olivia Harris

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.

For further information email events@lse.ac.uk| or phone 020 7955 6043.

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