We run this reading group in the hope that together we can reach different answers to the question “who are we?” We proceed with the assumption that nothing is our own, and therefore, with the possibility that we may embrace everything.
Byler finds that what’s going on in Xinjiang is not only violation of rights, nor simply authoritarianism, racism or Islamophobia, but rather the production and conquering of a new, colonial frontier of ethno-racialized global capitalism.
Atmospheres demands we recognize that a way out of shitholes of the here, now and forever require attention to the breaks and clefts where collective possibility of being together, unconfined, rageful, might give us a kind of shape of impossibility-- one where we might better carve out a life-giving world in the cinders of a colonial humanity.
In solidarity with abolition and anti-racist movements, the following EPD: Society and Space articles on racism, racialization, and policing are free to access through September 2020. We will continue to use our resources to support critical scholarship on these topics.
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