Lecture | GLASS
Diffracted Histories and Colonial Recursions in These Times
- Ann Stoler
- Tuesday 17 May 2016
- Academy Building
2311 GJ Leiden
- Small Auditorium
Professor Ann Stoler (New School for Social Research) will deliver the Spring 2016 GLASS Lecture. All are welcome.
Diffracted Histories and Colonial Incursions in These Times
This talk poses a simple question: how do colonial histories matter in our contemporary world? Might we think of this moment, not as one of a colonial past or colonial present but one in which a colonial presence pervades sensibilities and evades easy recognition, as it still carves out the jagged political lineaments and fault lines of unequitably distributed duress today. Challenging us to reconsider the categories and concepts on which understandings of colonial effects have relied, it calls for concept-work that attends not to the fixity of concepts, but to their fragilities and filiations, and the political logics and foreclosures which they support.