SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY SEMINAR - MONDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2015 - AUSTIN ZEIDERMAN - (LSE)
|Starts:||16:00 30 Nov 2015|
|Ends:||18:00 30 Nov 2015|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
Title : "Submergence : Precarious Politics in Colombia's Future Port-City"
In this talk, I will examine territorial conflicts in the rapidly expanding port-city of Buenaventura on Colombia's Pacific coast.
These conflicts are concentrated in the seaside shantytown of Bajamar (meaning : low-tide) built and inhabited by Afro-Colombian settlers.
Activists and residents here struggle under conditions of heightened insecurity to defend their territories against the threat of displacement.
In doing so they must navigate formations of liberal governance and their multicultural and biopolitical logics of vulnerability and protection.
Focusing on conflicts over land in the waterfront settlements of Bajamar, I will use the socio-material conditions of the intertidal zone, and
in particular the figure of submergence, to illuminate forms of political life in Colombia's future port-city.
The struggles of Afro-Colombians to contest violent dispossession in Buenaventura reflect the racialized politics of precarity under late liberalism.
Social Anthropology Seminar
Monday, 30 November 2015
(Tea and Coffee will be available outside the boardroom at 4:00pm)
2.016/2.017, Second Floor Boardroom, Arthur Lewis Building
Travel and Contact Information
2nd floor Boardroom, 2.016 / 2.017
Arthur Lewis Building