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David Theo Goldberg on states, violence and racialized disposability

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Histories of Violence is a multi-media forum dedicated to exploring the theoretical, empirical and aesthetic dimensions to violence. Founded and Directed by Dr. Brad Evans, this trans-disciplinary project provides an open access platform for the specific purposes of academic and public engagement; knowledge…

Gil Anidjar on violence, disposability and life

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Histories of Violence is a multi-media forum dedicated to exploring the theoretical, empirical and aesthetic dimensions to violence. Founded and Directed by Dr. Brad Evans, this trans-disciplinary project provides an open access platform for the specific purposes of academic and public engagement; knowledge…

Etienne Balibar on extreme violence and ‘the superfluous people’

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Histories of Violence is a multi-media forum dedicated to exploring the theoretical, empirical and aesthetic dimensions to violence. Founded and Directed by Dr. Brad Evans, this trans-disciplinary project provides an open access platform for the specific purposes of academic and public engagement; knowledge…

Zygmunt Bauman – Disposable Lives

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Histories of Violence is a multi-media forum dedicated to exploring the theoretical, empirical and aesthetic dimensions to violence. Founded and Directed by Dr. Brad Evans, this trans-disciplinary project provides an open access platform for the specific purposes of academic and public engagement; knowledge…

Lewis Gordon – Violence and Fanon

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Histories of Violence is a multi-media forum dedicated to exploring the theoretical, empirical and aesthetic dimensions to violence. Founded and Directed by Dr. Brad Evans, this trans-disciplinary project provides an open access platform for the specific purposes of academic and public engagement; knowledge…

Zout in de wonde – Een bespreking van White Innocence van Gloria Wekker

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Nog geen week geleden kwam een Nederlandse politieke partij met een statement dat aangaf waar zij voor staat: ‘een open, tolerant, democratisch Nederland waar individuele eigenschappen bepalend zijn, en niet sociale klasse, huidskleur, ras, geslacht of seksuele geaardheid.’ Dit statement mag opmerkelijk genoemd…

Progress for Integration of Muslims in Western Europe – And why that is based on a questionable idea

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The integration of Muslim immigrants in Western Europe is making clear progress. By the second generation at the latest, the majority have entered mainstream society. Interesting findings but one that is also problematic in the sense that it reproduces the idea of Islam and Muslims as an integration issue.

‘Een ouderwetse sociaal-democraat’ – Koopmans over de vermeende dreiging van ‘de (radicale) islam’

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Omdat 2017 waarschijnlijk niet wezenlijk anders zal zijn dan 2016, een interview met hoogleraar Ruud Koopmans in het AD. Koopmans is een vooraanstaand en internationaal gerenommeerd socioloog. Hij heeft vooral naam gemaakt met onderzoek naar politieke claims en politieke participatie van moslims. Het…

‘Minder moslims dan gedacht’ – Kanttekeningen bij de cijfers en waarom is dit nieuws eigenlijk?

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Groot nieuws vandaag! We overschatten het aantal en percentage moslims, zo blijkt uit een Ipsos Mori survey zoals gepubliceerd in The Guardian. Het ging over veel meer (check de cijfers met betrekking tot homoseksualiteit en abortus bijvoorbeeld), maar de discussie gaat toch voornamelijk…

Syrian philosopher Sadiq Jalal al-Azm (1934-2016)

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Sadiq Jalal Al-Azm born in 1934 has died. He was a Professor Emeritus of Modern European Philosophy at the University of Damascus in Syria and, until 2007, a visiting professor in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. He was specialized…

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