Eastern to hold Book Launch for Sociology Professor Dennis Canterbury

WILLIMANTIC, CT (09/06/2018) A book launch for Eastern Connecticut State University Professor Dennis Canterbury’s latest book, “Neoextractivism and Capitalist Development,” will occur on Sept. 12 from 3-4 p.m. in room 301 of the Science Building.

A Q&A session will follow the launch. The event is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.

Canterbury is a sociology professor who specializes in labor, development, globalization and Caribbean social structure. The term “neoextractivism” refers to the collection of state-private sector policies intended to utilize income from natural resource sales for development objectives and improving the lives of a country’s citizens.

“Neoextractivism and Capitalist Development” argues that neoextractivism is merely another means of capitalist development, reinforcing the position of elites with few benefits for working people. His book aims to help readers critically analyze neoextractivism and identify alternative paths for improving the human condition.

Written by Jordan Corey