Violence as a Saturated Site of Intersecting Power Relations

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 14:00
Location: John Bassett Theatre (102) (MTCC NORTH BUILDING)
Oral Presentation
Patricia HILL COLLINS, University of Maryland, USA
Violence constitutes an important dimension of racism, heteropatriarchy, capitalism and nationalism as distinctive systems of power. Intersectionality contends that these systems of power mutually construct one another, relying upon one another to reproduce social hierarchy. My presentation asks, in what ways might violence facilitate these processes of mutual construction? How might violence constitute a form of conceptual glue that sheds light on the interdependence seemingly separate systems of power?