Necropolitics, Racism and (Failed) Citizenships in 21st Century Mexico

11/16/2017 - 12:30pm to 1:50pm
Location: 
Foster Hall, Room 103

Mexican Studies Seminar | Autumn 2017

Necropolitics, Racism and (Failed) Citizenships in 21st Century Mexico

Featuring

Federico Navarrete
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

In his presentation, Dr. Navarrete will explore the ways in which the prevalence of racism and other forms of discrimination in contemporary Mexico have created a social ambience that has in turn allowed the emergence of a necropolitical regime, without being their primary causes. He will also discuss how different waves of citizen participation have attempted to create an opposition to this deadly regime, but have proven unable, unfortunately, to create a form of public engagement that may be capable of confronting it.

Lunch will be provided for those who register in advance.
More information: 773.834.1987
mexicanstudies@uchicago.edu

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