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December 9, 2016
Canadian Excellence


Faculty of Arts

Political Science

"Freedom of Choice: Jazz, Neoliberalism, and The Lincoln Center." Public Lecture - Mark Laver

Jan 23/13

Date: Jan 23/13
Time: 12:00 - 13:30
Location: Paul Martin Centre
Cost: n/a

Mark Laver, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Improvisation, Community and Social Practice | Improvisation, communaute, et pratiques sociales, University of Guelph

Public Lecture: “Freedom of Choice: Jazz, Neoliberalism, and The Lincoln Center”

This talk explores Jazz as a uniquely American cultural practice that is used in support of nationalistic discourses of neoliberal democracy and freedom.  The opening of a new jazz palace in Doha, Qatar under the Jazz at the Lincoln Center (J@LC) program and Starwood Hotels (the first of four proposed for the Middle East and Asia) is discussed from the persepctive of free market economics and jazz-based American cultural imperialism.

 Co-sponsored with Faculty of Music


Contact: Debora VanNijnatten
Phone: 3841

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