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Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Faculty Profiles

Colin Mooers

Media & Culture/ Politics & Policy

University   Ryerson University
E-Mail Address   cmooers@ryerson.ca
Phone Number   (416) 979-5000, ext. 6168
Office Location   JOR-728
Office Hours   TBA

Education

B.A. Philosophy (Ottawa); M.A.Philosophy (Toronto); Ph.D. Social and Political Thought (York)

Biography

Professor Mooers is currently Graduate Director of the Graduate Program in Communication and Culture. He joined the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University in 1987. He is the author of a book on the political economy of capitalism, The Making of Bourgeois Europe (Verso, 1991) and contributing editor of a book on public policy and globalization, Restructuring and Resistance: Public Policy in an Age of Global Capitalism (Fernwood, 2000) and contributing editor of The New Imperialists: Ideologies of Empire (Oneworld, 2006). He has also written on social movements, citizenship and capitalism, and the commodification of culture. He is currently writing a book titled, Imperial Subjects: Citizenship in an Age of Empire.

Research Interests

Marxism and cultural theory; subjectivity and commodification; citizenship and capitalism; globalization and contemporary imperialism.

Selected Publications

The New Imperialists: Ideologies of Empire for Empire (Oxford: Oneworld Publications, (2006).

"Multiculturalism and the Fetishism of Difference," Socialist Studies 2:1 (2006)

"What's Left After the Cultural Turn," Review Essay, Historical Materialism 11:3 (2003)
"Dialectics at a Standstill: The Art of David Mabb," in The Factory as it Might Be or the Hall of Flowers. (Art Gallery of Windsor, 2003).
"The New Fetishism: Citizenship and Finance Capital," Studies in Political Economy, 66 (Autumn 2001)
Restructuring and Resistance : Canadian Public Policy in the Age of Global Capitalism, edited by Mike Burke, Colin Mooers and John Shields. Halifax, N.S.: Fernwood, 2000.
"Beyond Left and Right?: The Self-Limiting Politics of the Third Way" in Restructuring and Resistance : Canadian public policy in the age of global capitalism, edited by Mike Burke, Colin Mooers and John Shields. Halifax, N.S.: Fernwood, 2000.
"Can We Still Resist?: Globalization, Citizenship Rights and Class Formation", in David Broad and Wayne Anthony (eds.) Citizens or Consumers? Halifax: Fernwood Press, 1999.

The Making of Bourgeois Europe: Absolutism, Revolution, and the Rise of Capitalism in England, France, and Germany. London; New York: Verso, 1991

 

 

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Harold [Innis] taught us how to use the bias of culture and communication as an instrument of research. By directing attention to the bias, or distorting power of the dominant imagery and technology of any culture, he showed us how to understand cultures.
~ Marshall McLuhan