The German Consulate General Recommends:
The success of both the Brexit decision and right wing parties across Europe in recent years have signaled a deep crisis in the liberal politics that have dominated since the 1980s. What are the causes of this crisis? In his lecture series, Andreas Reckwitz explains the profound economic and cultural transformation taking place beneath the surface of political conflict in Europe which has swept away the foundations of former industrial modernity. As a consequence of post-industrialization and a change in values, a new antagonistic structure of social and cultural classes has emerged. This antagonism between the new and traditional middle classes forms the foundation of Europe’s political crisis.
Andreas Reckwitz is professor of sociology at the European University of Frankfurt/ Oder, Germany. He is currently Thomas-Mann-Fellow at the Thomas Mann House in Los Angeles and recently received the German Research Foundation’s Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, Germany’s most prestigious research award. He is the author of several books in the field of social theory and cultural sociology. His recent book “The Society of Singularities. The transformation of modernity” (Suhrkamp 2017) was awarded with several book prizes and is translated into five languages. He is a regular author of the German weekly paper Die Zeit.
Location and time:
German Academy New York
1014 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:00 PM, lecture starts at 6:30 PM
For reservations, please go to: Leibniz Lecture