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Françoise Vergès – BODY

Thu, Nov 03, 2016 8pm
Friedrich-Kopsch-Auditorium at the Institut für Anatomie of the Charité hospital, Berlin

In a third contribution, the political scientist Françoise Vergès analyzes transformations of the human body and points out the historical continuities of racial narratives forced onto bodies. What can we learn from colonial slavery about predatory economy and wars today? Starting from the political and economic dimensions of the black body in the context of the Transatlantic slave trade during colonialism, she analyzes the structure of the self in the “post-colonial body” and politics of reparation.

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