Event! Death of a Yuppie Dream: Who Are the Professional Managerial Class and What Do They Do?
Our series of lecture on modern social class continues with a debate on the nature of the middle class
A series of lectures on modern social class, co-hosted by Conter and the Haven’s Wright Centre for Social Justice at UW Madison, continues on Wednesday, 22nd February, 6pm with a debate on the nature of the Professional Managerial Class.
Catherine Liu is the author of Virtue Hoarders: The Case Against the Professional Managerial Class published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2021 and The American Idyll: Academic Anti-Elitism as Cultural Critique was published by the University of Iowa Press in 2011. She works on Critical Theory of the old fashioned kind and is engaged in a long term critique of Professional Managerial Class driven liberal politics. She has written an unpublished memoir called Panda Gifts.
Gabriel Winant is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Chicago. He is the author of The Next Shift: The Fall of Industry and the Rise of Health Care in Rust Belt America, which investigates the rise of the “service economy” in the aftermath of manufacturing. His second project, tentatively titled Our Weary Years: How the Working Class Survived Industrial America, explores similar problems in an earlier period. His writing also appears frequently in publications such as Dissent, n+1, and The Nation.
Peter Ramand is the coauthor of Yes: The Radical Case for Scottish Independence and the editor of Old Nations, Auld Enemies, New Times: The Selected Works of Tom Nairn. He is a doctoral candidate at the University of Wisconsin Madison. His research primarily engages questions of populism and nationalism using quantitative class analysis in the Neo-Marxist tradition. Pete is a member of the Conter editorial board.