Who’s afraid of “Critical Race Theory”?

Part of the lecture series and collaborative interdisciplinary research project "Democratisation and Power Structures". This talk will trace the “career” of the term “critical race theory” and the discourse it has generated to shed light on how the power of language is deployed within the culture wars around identity politics in the United States. It highlights “critical race theory” as a paradigmatic example of a larger conservative strategy to appropriate and reframe concepts of the political left in order to secure power. Situating the debate on “critical race theory” within the contemporary discourse on racism in the US, the presentation seeks to raise the question of why this strategy is successful and whether it exposes flaws in progressive ideas about race and (anti-)racism.
Time
Wednesday, 29.06.2022 18:00 - 20:00
Event type
Lecture series
Topic
Ethik, Versöhnung, Ringvorlesung "Demokratisierung und Machtstrukturen"
Target groups

Public

Languages
Englisch
Location
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Regina-Pacis-Weg 3 D-53113 Bonn
Room
Hörsaal 8 und über Zoom (hybrid)
Reservation
No
Organizer
TRA Individuen, Institutionen und Gesellschaften
Contact

Prof. Dr. Svenja Kranich, Prof. Dr. Daniela Pirazzini und PD Dr. Simone Knewitz

lets@uni-bonn.de

+49 (0)228 73-7625

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