17 July 2012, 4 pm
Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geopgraphical Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences and Law and School of Geographical Sciences
Title: The Urbanisation of Class Struggle
Speaker: Professor David Harvey
A Lecture in Celebration of the Award to Professor Harvey of an Honorary DSc. by the University of Bristol
David Harvey, the world’s pre-eminent geographer and one of its leading political economists and social theorists, is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the Graduate Centre of the City University of New York. Having taught formerly at the Universities of Bristol and Oxford and at Johns Hopkins University, Professor Harvey’s work has helped to radically transform practically every area of the social sciences with which he has engaged: from epistemology to urban analysis, from cultural theory to global political economy, from social movements to international relations. His books include: Explanation in Geography (1969), Social Justice and the City (1973), The Limits to Capital (1982), The Condition of Postmodernity (1989), Justice, Nature and the Geography of Difference (1996), The New Imperialism (2003), Paris – Capital of Modernity (2003), A Brief History of Neoliberalism (2005), Cosmopolitanism and the Geographies of Freedom (2009), A Companion to Marx’s Capital (2010), The Enigma of Capital (2011) and, most recently, Rebel Cities (2012).