Cultures of Violence and Contemporary Racism

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 16:00-17:30
Location: Hörsaal 31 (Main Building)
RC05 Racism, Nationalism and Ethnic Relations (host committee)

Language: English

This session invites both theoretical and empirical papers that focus on aspects of the cultures of violence, both symbolic and tangible, that entrench and normalise racism and its intersections with other forms of discrimination in contemporary societies. The humanities and social sciences are currently preoccupied with the concepts of bare life and biopower/biopolitics and with associated theories of the posthuman and non-human in understanding social change, risks and shaping futures.
Yet in both of these important strands of debate, the centrality of race and its associated histories of violent disruption and practices of exclusion in shaping understandings of what it is to be human are largely absent. Papers that engage with any aspect of these debates are most welcome. The session welcomes in particular papers that illuminate the role of black feminist theory in exposing the cultures of violence, of exploitation and racialisation at the heart of the project of modernity and the human aligned with it.
Session Organizer:
Claudia TAZREITER, University of New South Wales, Australia
Indigenous Peoples, the Neoliberal Settler State and Trans-Generational Violence
Deirdre HOWARD-WAGNER, University of Sydney, Australia
Practices of Exclusion: Mass Incarceration of M?ori and the Impact of State Violence on the Indigenous Community in Aotearoa/New Zealand
Maja CURCIC, The University of Auckland, New Zealand; Marko GALIC, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
"Why Did They Do It?" Muslims, Terrorism and the Boston Marathon Bombings
Nazli KIBRIA, Boston University, USA; Saher SELOD, Simmons College, USA; Tobias Henry WATSON, Boston University, USA
How Violent Right-Wing Extremists Leave Racist Groups in the U.S.
Kathleen BLEE, university of pittsburgh, USA; Matthew DEMICHELE, RTI International, USA; Pete SIMI, university of Nebraska, USA
Racial Discrimination: An Experience of North East Indians in the Metropolises
Ajailiu NIUMAI, Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy, University of Hyderabad, Telangana, India, India