This talk will explore how carceral power and the techniques of containment were woven into the quotidian geographies of poor and working class Black people on Chicago's South Side. Through and examination of housing, policing, and the production of masculinity, this talk demonstrates how the explosion of Black incarceration rates in the latter 20th century were enabled by the geography of incarceration at the beginning of the century.
Book signing and light reception to follow. Free and open to the public.
Please join us on Tuesday, November 1, 12-1pm for a "What I Am Thinking About Now" presentation from Rolland Murray, Associate Professor of English at Brown University. His talk is titled, "Not Being and Blackness: Percival Everett and the Incorporation of Black Culture."
Recent historical research on comparative development in the Global South traces contemporary development outcomes to the types of state institutions installed by European colonizing agents. However, this research overlooks the role of the subaltern in state-building and, in turn, development. This talk will offer an alternative “postcolonial sociological approach” to historical analyses of development, which explicitly considers how subaltern agency shapes the development trajectories of nations.
In 1968 the Third World Liberation Front at San Francisco State College demanded the creation of a Third World studies program to counter the existing curricula that ignored issues of power—notably, imperialism and oppression. The administration responded by institutionalizing an ethnic studies program; Third World studies was over before it began. Detailing the field's genesis and premature death, Gary Y.
Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA), Lippitt House
Please join us on Friday, November 11 at 9:30 - 11:00am for an informal seminar with Gary Okihiro, professor of international and public affairs and the founding director of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University. The discussion will center on Professor Okihiro's recently published book, Third World Studies: Theorizing Liberation (2016).
DESCRIPTION: Brown University invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate in Racial Inequality to be jointly shared by the Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs and the Center for the Study of Race & Ethnicity in America. We seek a scholar with interests in racial inequality/structural racism in the post 1970s U.S. in areas such as: urban poverty, social and cultural theories of racism, gender, segregation, housing or welfare.