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Date: Mon, 28 May 2007 14:40:09 +0100
From: "Ashwani Sharma" <ash.disorient {AT} gmail.com>
To: nettime-ann {AT} nettime.org
Subject: darkmatter Journal: Race/Matter - Call for Papers


apologies for x-posting. please distribute.

RACE/MATTER: MATERIALISM AND THE POLITICS OF RACIALIZATION

SPECIAL JOURNAL ISSUE OF DARKMATTER
http://www.darkmatter101.org

CALL FOR PAPERS

A materialist turn in the humanities and social sciences has revitalized
work in feminism, science and technology studies, critical social theory an=
d
phenomenology. But what of 'race' thinking from a materialist standpoint?
Can a materialist ontology of race transform anti-racist politics?


A politics of representation and changing the conditions of representation
has ostensibly become an anti-racist orthodoxy. How many times have we
repeated the mantra of race as a social and discursive construct and still
be left with a feeling that it fails to tell the whole story. And discourse=
s
of post-race are found to be wanting for their potential to erase why race
matters.


While the association of phenotypical differences with cultural categories
is a socially and historically contingent process, we continue to be
confronted by the irreducibility of race. From the perspective of
materiality, embodied difference is not the end point which has to be
discursively negotiated or dissolved. Rather, difference is a real point of
departure and struggle, in order to contest the constitution of race on the
very ground of everyday life.


The second journal issue of darkmatter seeks to open up the question of the
material facticity of race - possible topics of interest:


- post-race and the problem of liberal humanism
- anti-racism after multiculturalism
- the limits of vitalism and productionism
- race, migration, mobility
- neo-orientalism as differential exclusion
- non-essentialist biological approaches to race
- Justice beyond citizenship
- becoming post-human
- spatiality of race
- materiality of memory, voice, language or music
- racialization in bio-capitalism and embodied capitalism

Send expressions of interest with short description of possible
contributions to Dimitris Papadopoulos - papadopoulosd {AT} cardiff.ac.uk and
Sanjay Sharma - sanjay.sharma {AT} brunel.ac.uk by 30 June 2007.


Article length: 1,500 =96 5,000 words. Alternative formats, such as essays,
political commentaries, book and art reviews are welcome, in particular
audio, visual and digital contributions.


http://www.darkmatter101.org/site/2007/05/27/racematter-materialism- and-the=
-politics-of-racialization/





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