Talk at Amerikahaus, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München

16 Nov

Shame and the Humiliated Subject of Populist Racism

Free admission / Please register

Brexit and the election of Donald Trump have delivered twin shocks to the political and racial equilibria of the Anglosphere. What these crises reveal, among other things, are the vast reservoirs of affective intensity that can be unleashed against the specter of encroaching racial and ethnic diversity among populations traditionally identified by a colonial legacy of whiteness.
In this talk, some alignments are explored between the affective intensity of populist shame/humiliation and the implicit logic of racism itself. The intersection of populist humiliation and racism provides critical insight into the dynamics of the present, and also allows us to better comprehend the links between institutional or governmental logics and corporeal, affective states.

http://www.amerikahaus.de/en/events/detail/shame-and-the-humiliated-subject-of-populist-racism/

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