The New Class Analysis: Perspectives from the Academy and Beyond with Catherine Liu, George Hoare and Alex Hochuli

Department: Humanities Center

Date and Time: December 9, 2021 | 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Event Location: Zoom

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A conversation on class and capitalism with Catherine Liu, George Hoare and  Alex Hochuli.

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Ideas with Impact: humanities research meets today's global challenges

Presented by UCI Humanities Center

UCI Professor Catherine Liu, NGO worker George Hoare, and Journalist Alex Hochuli debate the possibilities and limitations of the new class analysis. Drawing on a range of sources and examples, they put Catherine's recent missive against the professional-managerial class, Virtue Hoarders: The Case Against the PMC, in conservation with Alex and George's co-authored panoramic survey of global politics, The End of the End of History: Politics in the Twenty-First Century, with a particular focus on the political role of the middle classes in contemporary capitalism.

George Hoare is a writer and broadcaster based in London, where he works for a mental health NGO. He, along with Philip Cunliffe and Alex Hochuli host Bungacast. His books include An Introduction to Antonio Gramsci (Bloomsbury, 2016; with Nathan Sperber).

Alex Hochuli is also a co-host of Bungacast, translator, journalist and media consultant. He is a regular contributor to Damage Magazine and Jacobin and is co-author of The End of the End of History: Politics in the Twenty-First Century.

Dr. Catherine Liu is Professor of Film and Media Studies at UC Irvine and author, most recently of Virtue Hoarders: the Case Against the Professional Managerial Class. She is at work on a book on the theoretical historical configuration of trauma and the public sphere in the post-68 world.

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