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Empire’s Endgame with Gargi Bhattacharyya and co-authors including Adam Elliott-Cooper, Sita Balani and others
Sun, March 7, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM$7.00 – $25.00
Empire’s Endgame: Racism and the British State
by Gargi Bhattacharyya, Adam Elliott-Cooper, Sita Balani, Kerem Nisancioglu, Kojo Koram, Dalia Gebrial, Nadine El-Enany and Luke de Noronha
Moderated by Wilf Sullivan (Race Equality Officer, Trades Union Congress, London)
Engaging with Black Lives Matter and Rhodes Must Fall movements, Empire’s Endgame offers an original perspective on race, media, the state and criminalization, and a political vision that includes — rather than expels — in the face of crisis.
In this moment of profound overlapping crises, the landscape of politics and entitlement is rapidly remade. Several leading scholars powerfully intervene in debates on racial capitalism and political crisis in Britain. While the ‘hostile environment’ policy and Brexit referendum throw the centrality of race into sharp relief, discussions of racism have too often focus on individual behaviours. Bringing to the fore broad political and economic contextss, the authors trace ways in which empire’s legacies have been reshaped by global capitalism, the digital environment and instability in the nation-state.
Gargi Bhattacharyya is Professor of Sociology, University of East London and author of Rethinking Racial Capitalism(2018), Dangerous Brown Men (2008) and Traffick (2005). Adam Elliott-Cooper is Research Associate in Social Sciences at Greenwich University (UK) and author of Black Resistance to British Policing (2021). Sita Balani is Lecturer in Contemporary Literature and Culture at King’s College, London and author of Deadly and Slick: How Sex Makes Race in Postcolonial Britain (2021). Kerem Nisancioglu is Lecturer in International Relations at SOAS, University of London, co-author of How the West Came to Rule (2015) and co-editor of Decolonising the University(2018). Kojo Koram is Lecturer at School of Law, Birkbeck College, University of London and editor of The War on Drugs and the Global Color Line (2019). Dalia Gebrial is editor of a Historical Materialism special issue on identity politics and co-editor of Decolonising the University (2017). Nadine El-Enany and Luke de Noronha are co-authors too.
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