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Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS) - March 19, 2021

Past and contemporary dimensions of racial capitalism: dialectics of freedom, violence, and reproductive labour

Feb 19, 2021

This panel examines past and contemporary dimensions of racial capitalism. The speakers will engage with the writings of Walter Rodney and C.L. R. James, among others. The discussion will revolve around the link between violence and racial capitalism (and its role in the constitution of the state, especially in its populist iteration), class dimensions and CLR James’ dialectic of freedom, colonial extractivism, and the politics of reproductive labour.

The panel features:

Robbie Shilliam, Professor at Johns Hopkins University

Randolph B. Persaud, Associate Professor, American University

Takiyah Harper-Shipman, Assistant Professor, Davidson College

Lisa Tilley, Lecturer, Birkbeck, University of London