Gästföreläsning: Racial Banishment: The Housing Question in Postcolonial America

  • Datum: –17.00
  • Plats: Campus Gamla torget, Uppsala universitet Brusewitz salen
  • Föreläsare: Ananya Roy, Professor of Urban Planning, Social Welfare, and Geography and The Meyer and Renee Luskin Chair in Inequality and Democracy at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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  • Arrangör: Centrum för Mångvetenskaplig Forskning om Rasism (CEMFOR)
  • Kontaktperson: Jeannette Escanilla
  • Föreläsning


This talk is concerned with dispossession and displacement in the contemporary American metropolis.  Eschewing familiar vocabularies of eviction and gentrification, I emphasize processes of state-instituted violence against targeted bodies and communities.  Conceptualizing such dispossession as racial banishment, I situate the contemporary housing question within the long histories of racial capitalism and a postcolonial critique of liberal democracy.

Arrangör: Uppsala universitet, Institutet för bostads- och urbanforskning (IBF), i samverkan med Centrum för mångvetenskaplig forskning om rasism (CEMFOR) och kulturgeografiska instituionen.