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The Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Prize Committee, in conjunction with Historical Materialism, present the 2012 Deutscher Memorial Lecture

Jairus Banaji

“Seasons of self-delusion: opium, capitalism and the financial markets’

Friday, 9 November 2012
Location: Khalili Lecture Theatre, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Time: 18.15-20.00

At the lecture the winner of the 2012 Deutscher Memorial Prize will be announced. The following books have been shortlisted:

* Michael Buroway and Karl von Holdt, Conversations with Bourdieu: The Johannesburg Moment (Wits University Press)

* David McNally, Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires and Global Capitalism (Brill)

* Sean Sayers, Marx & Alienation: Essays on Hegelian Themes (Palgrave Macmillan)

The lecture is part of the annual Historical Materialism conference: it is free to
registered participants.


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A film by Patrick Keiller

With Vanessa Redgrave as the Narrator

In cinemas from 19th November 2010

(UK 2010 | 101 mins | Cert U)

Robinson in Ruins is the eagerly awaited sequel to Patrick Keiller’s earlier two films London and Robinson in Space. Narrated by Vanessa Redgrave, this cinematic essay intriguingly blends fiction and documentary, taking us on a tour of the English landscape against the backdrop of our current economic predicament and looming environmental catastrophe…

References to the Captain Swing riots of 1830, Shelley, Marx, the opium poppy fields of Oxfordshire and the war in Afghanistan all serve to make this a timely, provocative film, studded with surreal humour.

Intellectually stimulating, mysterious and beautiful, Robinson in Ruins makes us consider the world around us afresh.

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