Racial Displacements: Peripheries, Camps, Resistance [ Zurück ]

18.06. - 19.06.2018
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IRiS Annual Conference, University of Birmingham, June 18th and 19th, 2018

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Taking place on 18 and 19 June 2018, this international conference aims to bring together scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds, and engage conversations about mechanisms, meanings and experiences of various forms of displacement.


In 2015 the number of forcibly displaced people across the world was the highest since World War II (UNHCR Global Trends 2016). As global inequalities are largely the sedimentation of colonialism, several mechanisms and expressions of displacement still occur alongside racial lines. The conference offers a forum where scholars can initiate a dialogue to illuminate the logics of displacement and banishment that operate across both global and urban peripheries conjointly.


Through the lens of racial displacements, we aim to trace a line linking global and urban peripheries, investigating the proliferation of different forms of encampments as well as their metamorphosing into cities, while reflecting on the partitioning and securitization of the urban space.


Racial displacements also produce emerging forms of resistance such as, for example, the Standing Rock's fight against the Dakota pipeline in the US, and the micropolitics of resistance of foreign construction workers in Dubai...