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Max Weber Lecture Series

The Max Weber Lectures are a part of a series of lectures related to the themes of the research projects of the India Branch Office. Well-known experts from any of the research themes of the IBO are specially invited to India to share their expertise with project partners and other researchers in India. The series consists of two set of two lectures each by the invited speake

Pauline Lipman (Chicago)
Education and Urban Crises: Coercive Neoliberalism, the Politics of Disposability, and the Struggle for the Right to the City

Venues and dates:

  • National Institute of Advanced Studies Bangalore, 12 November 2018, 5:30 pm and
  • India International Centre New Delhi, 16 November 2018, 6 pm

This paper argues that education is co-constitutive of the neoliberal economic-political order and its urban crises and is a critical site for resistance to neoliberalism, racism, reactionary nationalism, and xenophobia. I begin with the stakes of the present moment: the conjuncture of profound economic, political, social, and ecological crises and global resurgence of xenophobic, white supremacist, nationalist, anti-democratic agendas, on one hand, and new resistances, solidarities, social imaginaries and emerging counter-hegemonic programs, on the other. I trace this polarized moment to the protracted structural crisis of capitalism, globalized neoliberalism, and legacies of colonialism, white supremacy, xenophobia, and entrenched class/race/gender/caste/ethnic/religious social hierarchies that variously permeate our societies at all scales.

Abstract (PDF file)

Pauline Lipman is Professor of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Director of the Collaborative for Equity and Justice in Education, a university-community collaborative research center.


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