Catherine Lutz, “The US Car Colossus and the Production of Inequality”

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Date(s) - 02/14/2014
4:15 pm - 6:00 pm

CUNY Graduate Center, Room C415A


The car-dependent mobility system of the United States not only reflects but intensively generates the inequalities which characterize the country.  This talk suggests that the concept of compulsory consumption and the automobile’s centrality to the current regime of accumulation can help account for this.  It suggests how theories of inequality and mobility might be adapted to account for the automobile industry’s capture of contemporary life.

Join us for a reception in the Brockway room (6402) at the conclusion of this event.

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