Lecture: Luc Boltanski and Arnaud Esquerre ‘The enrichment economy: narratives, collectibles and heritage as economic resources’, 17 November 2016

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Rethinking the Contemporary: The World since the Cold War Lecture Series
This series, associated with the TORCH network, ‘Rethinking the Contemporary: The World since the Cold War’, and co-sponsored by the Global History Centre, the Asian Studies Centre, the Modern European History Research Centre and Maison Francaise d’Oxford, hosts leading scholars, intellectuals and cultural practitioners who have been involved in developing new ways of understanding the world since the 1990s. This term’s lectures and seminars focus on the economy and markets in a broad cultural context.

Luc Boltanski (EHESS, Paris) and Arnaud Esquerre (CNRS) will be giving a lecture entitled


Thursday 17 November (6th week), 5pm – Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony’s College

All welcome

In their lecture, the eminent sociologists Luc Boltanski (author of the influential The New Spirit of Capitalism) and Arnaud Esquerre will explore what they see as a new ‘enrichment’ form of capitalism and its close associations with the luxury sector, heritage and collectible objects. 

Professors Boltanski and Esquerre will also be leading a seminar on the subject of their lecture in the TORCH seminar room, top floor, Oxford Humanities Research Centre, Woodstock Road, on Friday 18 November at 10 am.
Conveners: David Priestland, Marilyn Booth, Faisal Devji