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25 Years

"'Existence is Resistance': Carceral Capitalism in/and Palestine."

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 6:00pm
Event Location: 
Walter Library, Room 401- 402

Presented by: Jasbir Puar, Rutgers University

Abstract: "In this lecture I examine the production of mobility obstacles and restrictions in Palestine through the linked frames of disaster and carceral capitalism, highlighting the logistics of border crossings and movement in the West Bank in relation to disability rights frameworks. Through an examination of the monetization of "existence is resistance," I argue two things: one, that the creation of what Celeste Langan terms "mobility disabilities" through corporeal assault as well as infrastructural and bureaucratic means are not only central to the calculus of the occupation, but importantly, linked logics of debilitation; and two, that these calibrations of various types of movement render specific stretchings of space and time, what I call slow life."