Wolfgang Streeck Gives Lecture at MPI

October 22, 2019

Renowned social scientist Wolfgang Streeck will give a lecture on “Reflections on the Particular and the Universal: Varieties and Commonalities in Social Life and Social Science” at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. The keynote talk will open the conference “Work, Ethics and Freedom” from 11 to 13 December 2019. It is the first major conference organized by the Max Planck – Cambridge Centre for Ethics, Economy and Social Change (Max-Cam).

Wolfgang Streeck will give a lecture at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology on 11 December 2019.

The conference examines labour relations in the twenty-first century and how they conflict with or strengthen the ethics of human freedom. Social discourses on this topic are frequently marked by extreme positions: on one side of the debate, work is interpreted as emancipatory; on the other, the wage labour system and all its neoliberal variants are seen as a threat to individual freedom and the democratic constitution of society. “For social anthropologists, the ramifications of labour relations in the twenty-first century for individuals, groups and social systems are a subject for empirical investigation,” says MPI Director Chris Hann. “Therefore, at the conference we will explore ethnographic studies at the interface between economics and ethics, in order to gain insight into the current relationship between work and human freedom.”

The lecture by Wolfgang Streeck will take place on
Wednesday, 11 December 2019
at 18:00 in the main seminar room

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Contact
Prof. Dr. Chris Hann
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Department ‘Resilience and Transformation in Eurasia’
Advokatenweg 36, 06114 Halle (Saale)
Tel.: 0345 2927-200
E-mail: hann@eth.mpg.de
http://www.eth.mpg.de/hann

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