The Economics of Parasite (26 Nov 2020)

Winner of four Academy Awards, a Golden Globe, and the Palme d’Or, Parasite touches on the dynamics of exploitation, class conflict, and the internalization of a capitalist subjectivity in the microcosm of a wealthy South Korean home, and a family’s attempt to escape its systemic deprivation.

On Thursday 26 Nov 2020 at 5pm, the Cambridge Society for Social and Economic Development (CAMSED) will host Dr Ha-Joon Chang (Faculty of Economics & Centre of Development Studies) for a virtual and timely talk on The Economics of Parasite, the award-winning film by Director Bong Joon-ho.

Within the context of the film, Dr Chang’s talk will centre on the themes of inequality and its transcendence in a world of highly globalised and concentrated capital.  

Recommended reading: South Koreans Worked a Democratic Miracle. Can They Do It Again?

This event is open to all members of the University of Cambridge and will take place over Zoom (link to be shared closer to the event). For more information and to sign up, please visit here ​or see the event page on Facebook. If you have any questions, please email Lara (lss43) or Jodi-Ann (jw2162).

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