Author Talk: Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò on Elite Capture: How The Powerful Took Over Identity Politics (And Everything Else)

Event

Location

Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Date

Nov 16, 2022

Time

6:00 EST

Cost

Free

Cross-listed event
This event is co-organized with BPL Adult Programs.

About this event

I was waiting for this book without realizing I was waiting for this book.” — Ruth Wilson Gilmore

Join the philosopher Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò for a discussion of his new book Elite Capture: How the Powerful Took Over Identity Politics (And Everything Else). His work explores the process by which a radical concept can be stripped of its political substance and liberatory potential by becoming the victim of elite capture—deployed by political, social, and economic elites in the service of their own interests.

Following the discussion, there will be an audience Q&A, and for in-person attendees, the program will conclude with an author signing facilitated by an independent community bookstore.

About the author

Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University. He is the author of Elite Capture: How the Powerful Took Over Identity Politics (And Everything Else) and Reconsidering Reparations. His work exploring the intersections of climate justice and colonialism has been featured in The New Yorker, The Nation, Boston Review, Dissent, The Appeal, Slate, Al Jazeera, The New Republic, Aeon, and Foreign Policy.

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