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25.04.2018Beckert_Imagined Futures

Book launch for the German translation of "Imagined Futures"

On May 9, MPIfG Director Jens Beckert will present his book Imaginierte Zukunft: Fiktionale Erwartungen und die Dynamik des Kapitalismus at the Cologne Public Library as part of the series "wissenswert - Gespr├Ąche am Puls der Zeit" ('Things to know - talks on the cutting edge'). With this research, Beckert provides an innovative contribution to capitalist theory in which he shows how fictional expectations generate dynamics within economies or - when expectations fail to materialize - how they can tip societies into crisis. In a discussion with host Gerd Scobel, Beckert will explain this new perspective on the capitalist economic system. Beckert was recently awarded the Leibniz Prize 2018 from the German Research Foundation for his ground-breaking research (J. Beckert, Imaginierte Zukunft: Fiktionale Erwartungen und die Dynamik des Kapitalismus. Suhrkamp 2018). more about the book
more about the book "Imagined Futures" (English version)
Book launch on May 9, 2018

 

 
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