Globalization, Structures of Violence and Everyday Life

Monday, 16 July 2018: 14:00-15:20
Location: John Bassett Theatre (102) (MTCC NORTH BUILDING)

Language: English

Globalization processes have had both productive and problematic consequences – not just for reconfiguring ‘macro’ societal structures but indeed deeply impacting the everyday lives of individuals and communities. But the latter  has received less scholarly attention, the priority often being accorded to institutional changes instead. Global institutional and techno-bureaucratic transformations have seen the dominance of socio-economic and political matrices that have themselves produced forms of inequalities and oppressions at an everyday life level. The langauge of ‘violence’ captures well the devastating effects of globalization processes which lead to displacements, dislocations and differentations across lines of gender, class, religion, age and nationality and merit critical sociological engagement as an ethical-moral project.
Session Organizers:
Celi SCALON, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Vineeta SINHA, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Vineeta SINHA, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Oral Presentations
"Feeling Race": The Field Of Racialized Emotions In Trump America
Eduardo BONILLA-SILVA, Duke University, USA
Everyday Violence and the Privatization of Coercion
Maznah MOHAMAD, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Socio-ecological Violences, Resistances, and Orders
Jose Esteban CASTRO, National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Argentina
Symbiosis of Terrorist Tactics and High Tech
Randall COLLINS, University of Pennsylvania, USA
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