Feminist Dilemmas around Sexuality and Agency

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The Centre for Humanities Research and the University of the Western Cape invites you to the second Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Lecture in African Humanities and Letters for 2014:

Nivedita Menon (University of Delhi, India)
‘Feminist Dilemmas around Sexuality and Agency’

Date: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Time: 3 – 4:30pm
Venue: Library Auditorium, UWC

Dutch Racism

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Philomena Essed and Isabel Hoving (eds.)

Dutch Racism is the first comprehensive study of its kind. The approach is unique, not comparative but relational, in unraveling the legacy of racism in the Netherlands and the (former) colonies. Authors contribute to identifying the complex ways in which racism operates in and beyond the national borders, shaped by European and global influences, and intersecting with other systems of domination. Contrary to common sense beliefs it appears that old-fashioned biological notions of “race” never disappeared. At the same time the Netherlands echoes, if not leads, a wider European trend, where offensive statements about Muslims are an everyday phenomenon. Dutch Racism challenges readers to question what happens when the moral rejection of racism looses ground […]