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Conceptualizing Racism: A Discussion with Ghassan Hage

Tuesday, 16 May, 2017

Join us this Monday at MCC Beirut for a discussion with Dr. Ghassan Hage, Professor of Anthropology and Social Theory at the University of Melbourne, about his most recent book "Is Racism an Environmental Threat?" and his previous research and publications on racism.

Ghassan Hage works in the comparative anthropology of nationalism, multiculturalism and racism. His previously published works include White Nation: Fantasies of White Supremacy in a Multicultural Society (2000), Against Paranoid Nationalism (2003), Alter-Politics: Critical Anthropology and the Radical Imagination (2015).

MCC Achrafieh is located in Mar Mitr. Enter the street facing Spinneys Achrafieh and keep walking until you see Atik Pharmacy. We are in the same building (Sabbagha Building) on the first floor. You can find a location map below, or contact us on 01323221.

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On "Is Racism an Environmental Threat?":
The ecological crisis is the most overwhelming to have ever faced humanity and its consequences permeate every domain of life. Ghassan Hage examines its relation to Islamophobia as the dominant form of racism today, showing how both share roots in domination, colonialism and the logics of capitalism. Proposing that both racism and humanity’s destructive relationship with the environment emanate from the same mode of inhabiting the world, Hage gives voice to the claim taking shape in many activist spaces that anti-racist and ecological struggles are intrinsically related. In each the aim is to move beyond what makes us see otherness, whether human or nonhuman, as something that exists solely to be managed.

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