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Landmark: We are next to Cathedral Middle School, in the lane opposite J.B.Petit School.

 

 
 

​“Why Is Trump So Enjoyable?”

16 Dec '17 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
 

​How can we begin to explain the apparent imperviousness of Trump’s popularity to gaffes and scandals that would long since have brought down any other politician? I suggest that in order to begin to answer this question, we need to come grips with the dimension of enjoyment that drives attachment – as well as opposition – to the Trump phenomenon. One of the most important implications of interpreting politics through the lens of enjoyment is the necessity of moving beyond merely interest- and utility-based analyses of public life. And this, in turn, opens up an ethical question: can we imagine a collective ethics that is not organized around a moralized insistence on living a useful life?

Please note that registrations via email are required for this free lecture. Kindly email us at info@jp-india.org.

 
 
 

William Mazzarella

William Mazzarella is the Neukom Family Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Shoveling Smoke: Advertising and Globalization in Contemporary India (Duke, 2003), Censorium: Cinema and the Open Edge of Mass Publicity (Duke, 2013), and The Mana of Mass Society (Chicago, 2017). He is also the editor of K D Katrak: Collected Poems (2016) and the co-editor, with Raminder Kaur, of Censorship in South Asia: Cultural Regulation from Sedition to Seduction (2009)

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Jnanapravaha
Queens Mansion, 3rd Floor, G. Talwatkar Marg,
Fort, Mumbai - 400001. India.
Tel: +91-22-2207 2974 / 2207 2975.
Fax: +91-22-2207 2976.
Email: to.jnanapravaha@gmail.com,
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