Category Archives: racism

Challenging Italian Racism – New Issue: darkmatter Journal Advertisements

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Thinking Thru’ Islamophobia Symposium

7 May 2008 Centre for Ethnicity & Racism Studies School of Sociology and Social Policy University of Leeds Since the end of the Cold War a series of `moral panics’ has swept over Western plutocracies at the heart of which … Continue reading

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Update – Extimité: On Žižek and Race

Call for Papers – Special issue of International Journal of Žižek Studies Guest Editors: Ashwani Sharma and Valerie Hill The notion of race is routinely invoked in contemporary academia while at the same time its analysis is … Continue reading

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Žižek and liberal multiculturalism

Sara Ahmed has written an interesting piece on Žižek’s critique of liberal multiculturalism on darkmatter: In his plenary talk at the Law and Critique Conference (2007)1 Slavoj Žižek repeatedly asserted that liberal multiculturalism – and its ‘politically correct’ premise of … Continue reading

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State of Exception?

The ‘war on terror’ is essentially a security and policing operation on a global sphere. While there has been much debate about the significance of 9/11 as an event, if it is approached through the lens of the shifts in … Continue reading

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Representing White Supremacy/Digital Slavery

I was about to comment on this US print advert for a new Intel computer chip, when after complaints of racism, Intel have apologized and pulled the offending ad. This is Intel’s statement on their blog: ‘Intel’s intent of our … Continue reading

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