Displacements in Global Capitalism
Masterclass with Professor Susanne Soederberg (Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada)
The main aim of our Masterclass is to think through the material, institutional and socio-spatial dimensions of displacements in contemporary capitalism. In so doing, we will interrogate the structural violence underpinning social dislocations by discussing the strengths and weaknesses of various concepts ranging from surplus populations to racial capitalism. We will also apply these analytics to two Australian experiences with displacements, namely: evictions from rental housing and offshoring of refugees.
Location: Social Science Building, A02, Level 4 Meeting Room 441, University of Sydney
Date and time: 16 October, 2:30pm-4:30pm
Registration: Email David Primrose (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Required Scholarly Readings:
Prem Kumar Rajaram (2018) ‘Refugees as Surplus Population: Race, Migration and Capitalist Value Regimes,’ New Political Economy, Vol. 23(5): 627-639.
Ida Danewid (2019) ‘The Fire This Time: Grenfell, Racial Capitalism and the Urbanisation of Empire,’ European Journal of International Relations. (pdf attached) https://doi.org/10.1177/1354066119858388
Required Policy Readings:
ILO (2019) World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2019. Geneva: International Labour Organization. Available at: https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—dgreports/—dcomm/—publ/documents/publication/wcms_670542.pdf (Executive Summary)
‘There’s No Escape from Australia’s Refugee Gulag,’ Foreign Policy. 30 April 2018. Available at: https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/04/30/theres-no-escape-from-australias-refugee-gulag/
Tenants’ Union of New South Wales (2019) ‘Lives turned upside down.’ Sydney: Tenants’ Union of NSW. Available at: https://files.tenants.org.au/policy/2019-Lives-turned-upside-down.pdf