Inaugural Lecture of David L. Blaney

11:30 AM  - 12:30 PM
Tuesday Mar 6, 2012
John B Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

The Inaugural Lecture of David L. Blaney as James Wallace Professor of Political Science speaking on "Justifying Capitalism: Adam Smith's Defense of a Commercial Society".

David L. Blaney has taught at Macalester since 1994.  He teaches courses in international relations, political economy, and international development.  He writes on the political and social theory of international relations and global political economy and political economic thought.  He has co-authored (with Naeem Inayatullah of Ithaca College), International Relations and the Problem of Difference (Routledge, 2004), which argues that the field of international relations has failed to confront its intellectual ties to the legacy of colonialism and cultural cleansing, and Savage Economics: Wealth, Poverty, and the Temporal Walls of Capitalism (Routledge, 2010), which challenges the misleading framing of choices between modern and savage, economy and culture, and capitalism and anti-capitalism.  Forthcoming (from Routledge, 2012), Thinking International Relations Differently (co-edited with Arlene Tickner, Universidad de losAndes) explores how the field of international relations travels across space—how knowledge production varies (or doesn’t) according to geocultural context.  Blaney was part of founding the College’s concentration in International Development.

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