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Adventure Capitalism: A History of Libertarian Exit, from the Era of Decolonization to the Digital Age

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Olin Library, 107
Olin Library, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Sometimes dismissed as mere fantasies, utopian capitalist experiments by the ultra-rich have in fact been tried in many places on earth, often with disastrous consequences for the local inhabitants, according to Ray Craib, Marie Underhill Noll Professor of American History.  

In a live, hybrid (in-person and livestreamed) Chats in the Stacks book talk, Craib, who also holds affiliations with Romance studies, Latin American and Caribbean studies, and Latino studies, will discuss this history as revealed in his new book Adventure Capitalism: A History of Libertarian Exit, from the Era of Decolonization to the Digital Age (PM Press/Spectre, 2022). Based on deep dives into FBI files as well as archives in the US, the UK, and Vanuatu, Adventure Capitalism is a global history of elite exit projects involving an array of characters, from old guard coup leaders to techno-utopians, segregationists, socialists, real estate speculators and international spies. Craib will explore his work’s implications for understanding the history of contemporary cap­italism, decolonization, and empire, as well as the direction of our global future.

This talk is hosted by Olin Library. Light refreshments will be served. 

Dial-In Information

To join the talk via Zoom livestream please register through the following link: 
https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jyJ9XxXMSiGWBkq5lEkrDA 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Event Type

Author Appearance, Special Event, Presentation

Departments

Latino Studies Program, History, Romance Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Cornell University Library, Olin Library, American Studies Program, Sustainability

University Themes

Research

Tags

Cornell University Library, CUL, Latino Studies, Latin American Studies, book talk, olin library, Romance Studies, amstcal, CUHistory

Contact E-Mail

jl3378@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Jenny Leijonhufvud

Speaker

Ray Craib

Speaker Affiliation

History, Romance Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Latino Studies,

Speaker Web Site

https://history.cornell.edu/raymond-b-craib

Registration Status

No registration needed for in-person, but register via the link above to join the webinar.

Open To

Free and open to all.

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