Eyes of the storm: reflections on sacrifice, alterity and political violence in (de-industrializing) South Africa

Video May 03, 2018
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Keynote Lecture by Rosalind C. Morris, Columbia University

Industrial capitalism did not merely transform the nature of production, Walter Benjamin reminds us; it made waste a source of value. But if the slag-heaps and refuse dumps of industrial production have become the locus of new economic and social forms, they are often also zones of informality and exception, abandonment and precarity—from which the institutions of law and policing have been withdrawn.

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