public humanities at yale | e-newsletter | may 2020

Professor Douglas Rogers, who talks to Matt Jacobson about his work on anthropological approaches to capitalism in this week's podcast.  (see links below)

Welcome to the May issue of the Public Humanities @ Yale monthly e-newsletter.  

We hope you are staying safe and healthy.  

This month we launch our new podcast series, "The History of Right Now," a series of interviews inspired by the popular undergraduate lecture course at Yale taught by Matt Jacobson.  In this first conversation, Matt Jacobson interviews cultural anthropologist Douglas Rogers about his research on the anthropology of capitalism and corporations and what his work and teaching are helping him to understand about this moment in history.

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podcast| 4 minutes

Excerpt 1 | Matt Jacobson interviews Professor Douglas Rogers about his work on the anthropology of capitalism and corporations.

hear the entire 30 minute conversation here.

podcast| 5 minutes

Excerpt 2 |  Matt Jacobson asks Douglas Rogers: What does the pandemic teach us about capitalism?

In this final excerpt from their conversation, Matt Jacobson and Douglas Rogers talk about his current course "Anthropological Approaches to Capitalism": listen to the 3-minute podcast here.

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