The Spirit of Financialism: Appadurai’s lecture at the London School of Economics

February 6, 2010

Arjun Appadurai, author of the famed Social Life of Things, will be giving a public lecture on “The Entrepreneurial Ethic and the Spirit of Financialism,” organized by the LSE’s department of anthropology.

Date: Tuesday 9 February 2010
Time: 6.15pm
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

From the lecture announcement:

Arjun Appadurai is a socio-cultural anthropologist with specializations in globalization, public culture, and urban studies. His major accomplishment has been the construction of anthropological frameworks for the study of global media, consumption, and migration. His current work focuses on poverty, violence, and social inclusion in mega-cities with a special focus on Mumbai (India). He currently serves as Senior Advisor for Global Initiatives at The New School in New York City, where he also holds a Distinguished Professorship as the John Dewey Professor in the Social Sciences

This event will be followed by a drinks reception in the Senior Common Room, 5th Floor, Old Building, LSE.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, email

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