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A Geographer's Perspective on the New  American Imperialism: Conversation with David Harvery, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, CUNY, March 2, 2004, by Harry Kreisler

This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas.

Welcome to a Conversation with History. I'm Harry Kreisler of the Institute of International Studies. Our guest today is David Harvey, who is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at City University of New York. He is the author of numerous books, including The Condition of Postmodernity, The Limits of Capitalism, The Urban Experience, and his most recent publication, The New Imperialism.

  1. Backgroundbook cover ... influence of parents ... education ... early interests pointing to geography
  2. Geography and Marxism ... geographers ... dissertation ... 1968 ... Marxism ... residence in U.S ... Engels and urban studies
  3. Teaching and Activism ... learning from students ... activism vs. support ... local versus the global ... getting activists to see the bigger picture ... changing role of geography in political thought
  4. Understanding the New Imperialism ... capitalist accumulation ... territorial logic ... accumulation by dispossession ... financial capitalization ... explaining the neoconservatives ... internal and external militarization ... role of technology ... emerging alliances against the U.S ... failure of oppositional movements ... the case of the Blair government
  5. Scenarios for the Future ... advice to students ... defining an alternative role for the U.S.

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