Skip navigation

Culture (and Cultural Studies) After the Crunch: the End of Neoliberalism?



10.30am-5pm, February 4th, 2009



At Rich Mix, London



Organised by the Pavis Centre for Cultural and Social Theory, The Open University & the Centre for Cultural Studies Research, University of East London



The crisis of financial markets and the cheap-credit economy is interpreted by many as spelling the end of the 30-year neoliberal regime which has had such profound political, social and material consequences for world culture. Are we now witnessing the opening of a new conjuncture? What might be the social and cultural consequences of emergent forms of re-regulated capitalism? Does the Democratic landslide in the U.S. Presidential election presage an upsurge of progressive political activity -from within and outside government – in the Anglo-Saxon world, as did the elections of 1932 and 1964? Or has the cultural impact of neo-liberalism changed forever the meaning of ‘progressive’ cultural and social forces?



Prof. Tony Bennett (Open University)

Prof. John Clarke (Open University)

Prof. Nick Couldry (Goldsmiths College)

Dr. Jeremy Gilbert (University of East London)

Prof. Lawrence Grossberg (University of North Carolina)

Prof. Mica Nava (University of East London)

Dr. Jason Toynbee (Open University)



Tea, Coffee and Lunch will be provided

For free registration send an email to Fernando D. Rubio:



Rich Mix, London.

35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road
London, E1 6LA

Tube:  Liverpool Street

Buses: 388, 8    



Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Rikowski web site, The Flow of Ideas is at:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: