The Materialisms Old and New reading group will be discussing William Connolly (2013) The Fragility of Things: Self-Organizing Processes, Neoliberal Fantasies, and Democratic Activism. The book will be introduced by David Chandler (Centre for the Study of Democracy). The meeting is open to all and pre-booking is not required. Wine and nibbles will be available.

About the group: the 'Materialisms Old and New’ reading group organises regular meetings to discuss both old and new materialist understandings of markets, rationalities, agency, contingency, power and governance. This is not a lecture course, so we will be mixing up the texts and approaching key or interesting readings in an informal and flexible way, with a brief introduction by one of the group members. If you would like to be added to the group’s mailing list, please contact David Chandler.