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 Rozario's recent book The Culture of Calamity
picture 31 Aug 2007 @ 23:31, by Letecia Layson

AlterNet featured an interview with Kevin Rozario about his recent book "The Culture of Calamity"

"Capitalism itself is a system of destruction and creation. You have to keep destroying the old in order to clear space for the new. Otherwise, it achieves stasis, and if it achieves stasis, it dies. It depends on constant expansion just to keep going. But again, to be very clear about this, not all Americans think this is a blessing. This is a process that can be extremely lucrative for businesses, but it's a process that can be extremely destructive for laborers. The benefits of disaster are very unevenly portioned and they go to those with power and influence rather than ordinary Americans."

View the full interview online at: [link]

Note: Kevin Rozario teaches courses in American popular culture and cultural theory. After receiving his Ph.D. from Yale in 1997, he taught at Oberlin and Wellesley before coming to Smith. Although trained as a historian, his interdisciplinary interests keep pulling him into such other fields as literary criticism, media studies, philosophy, economics, environmental history, gender studies, and cultural theory. From Smith College


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