Marxism and Neoliberalism

New School for Social Research: Liberal Studies

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Marxism and Neoliberalism

Summer 2021

Taught By: Benjamin Lee

Section: A

CRN: 2351

Credits: 3

Much of the contemporary discussion of neoliberalism was catalyzed by Michel Foucault's College de France lectures, which focused on its Chicago School origins (Hayek, Becker); these lectures, however, ignore the development of derivative finance at Chicago, whose global spread consolidates neoliberalism as the dominant framework for financial capitalism. This course will trace these issues to Marx, who provided the first systematic analysis of the relationship between capitalism and the roots of neoliberalism, and then extend these insights to the contemporary rise of the ideology of neoliberalism (John Rawls and Robert Nozick) and derivative finance.  We will also look at affect theory's uses of Marxism and critiques of neoliberalism, particularly the work of Lauren Berlant and Sianne Ngai

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Liberal Studies (GLIB)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 9

Add/Drop Deadline: June 7, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: July 28, 2021 (Wednesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:20pm 10/26/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 6/1/2021 - 7/20/2021