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Stuart Kirsch: Corporate Science

  • 2/7/2013 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Location: Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom
  • Event Type: Lecture

Stuart Kirsch: Corporate ScienceA talk from his forthcoming book, Mining Capitalism: Dialectical Relations between Corporations and their Critics. In his talk, Dr. Kirsch will examine how corporations strategically produce and deploy science. Building on critiques of tobacco industry sponsored science and the research practices of the pharmaceutical industry, it draws on long-term ethnography of the mining industry to argue that the problems associated with corporate science are intrinsic to contemporary capitalism rather than restricted to particular firms or industries.

Stuart Kirsch is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan.