Friday, July 2, 2010

David Harvey Animated

I know that Joshua is usually our go-to guy for the weekend Youtube videos (and he should have something up this weekend as well), but the RSA (Royal Society of Arts) Animate has created an animated version of one of David Harvey's recent talks.

I'm sure, as we've been reading through A Brief History of Neoliberalism, that not a few readers have wondered, when confronted with passages such as...
Nevertheless, these configurations of political economy remained difficult to map, although the totality of their relations are typically now referred to as neoliberalism, a concept that encompasses the aforementioned compression of time-space, the conservative counterrevolution that captured state power in various metropoles in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the postmodernization (if I can be permitted such a term) of culture.
  ...if there wasn't some kind of animated précis of the material. And now there is. 

The video jumps at a few crucial moments (where you just know that Harvey's going to start talking about the character of the 'spatial fix,' etc.) but it does summarize the advantages of Marxist analysis, and it does so with a bit of humor.

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