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Freedom From Work: Embracing Financial Self-Help in the U.S. and Argentina

February 19, 2018 7:30 PM

The Tulane Sociology Colloquium presents Professor Daniel Fridman of the University of Texas at Austin

Professor Fridman will present research from his book Freedom from Work: Embracing Financial Self-Help in the United States and Argentina (Stanford University Press, 2016). Freedom from Work analyzes how people in the US and Argentina are taught to think about themselves as economic actors today. The author follows groups of fans of financial success best-sellers and associated practices, like seminars, and even a board game. Fridman uses ethnographic methods and in-depth interviews to unpack the core ideas and practices of financial self-help, which exhorts readers to endure a tough self-exploration and self-transformation in order to achieve “financial freedom.”

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

Place: Newcomb Hall 002

This talk is presented by the Altman Program, Tulane Department of Sociology, and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. For more information please contact Professor Camilo Leslie at cleslie1@tulane.edu

Professor Daniel Fridman, February 28, 2018