There are a lot of really interesting events coming up in London soon, I’ve listed a few of them below:
Thursday, 3 June: the Forum on Religion Seminar on ‘Home-grown terror, anti-Muslimism and the politics of fear: the rise ofthe far-right in today’s Britain’
Christopher Allen, Institute of Applied Social Studies, School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham Even before the summer disturbances in the northern mill towns in 2001 and the subsequent impact of 9/11, British far-right groups had begun to campaign against Muslims and the religion of Islam. After 9/11, and bolstered by the atrocities of 7/7, various ‘terror plots’ and other Muslim/ Islam-perceived issues, these same groups have employed increasingly more explicit campaigns to gain unprecedented electoral success. With the British National Party having secured victories in the European Parliament, the Greater London Assembly and various local councils across England, and with the English Defence League routinely marching across a range of different towns and cities against the ‘Islamification’ of Britain, the far-right’s anti-Muslim, anti-Islamic rhetoric can no longer be dismissed. This paper seeks to explore the issues raised by the rise and recent political success of the far-right by contextualising itwithin the wider discursive landscape. Drawing upon theories of Islamophobia, cultural racism, and the politics of fear, this paper will consider the extent to which the messages and meanings of the far-righthave found resonance and relevance across a much wider constituency in today’s Britain.
This seminar is free and open to the public; no reservation required. They
will take place from 5:30-7 pm in the Cañada Blanch Room (J116), LSE, Cowdray House, Portugal Street, London WC2A 2AE
Black Skin White Marx?
Goldsmiths Centre for Cultural Studies present a special intervention:
Professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (University Professor and Director of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, Columbia University,USA) and Professor Fred Moten (Professor of English, Duke University, USA) will be speaking in dialogue with Karl Marx on issues of race, critique and the possibilities for a radical politics to come.
4th June 2010, 1pm-4pm, Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre, Goldsmiths, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW
Beyond the Ghetto (day long event at UCL)
The workshop Beyond the Ghetto – an interdisciplinary perspective on patterns of ethnicity in the built environment aims to make progress towards interdisciplinary work in the field of cities and migration.
This year’s Nikos Stangos Memorial Lecture is entitled “The Humanities and the Anxiety of Violence” and will be delivered by Professor Homi Bhabha (Harvard University)
Monday 14 June, 6:00 PM, Christopher Ingold Auditorium, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org