Dr. Bedour Alagraa - The Interminable Catastrophe
Women & Gender Studies
Published at : 23 Jan 2021
Dr Bedour Alagraa is Assistant professor of Political and Social Thought in the Department of African and African diaspora studies at the University of Texas Austin. Her manuscript, The Interminable Catastrophe: Fatal Liberalisms, Plantation Logics, and Black Political Life in the Wake of Disaster charts a conceptual history of catastrophe as a political category/concept (rather than an event), via its inauguration in early modern natural science and empiricist debates, and subsequent crystallization as a concept on the plantation.
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