Feb 6 , 2014
Issue of voice as resistance. In what form(s) can resistance play out?
The state exercises power through cleansing itself, construct itself as the
embodiment of freedom and liberty etc.
The violence that is depicted upon particular bodies must remain invisible
(minorities, the poor)
“Unmapping” – theoretical process of resistance, and practice.
Making state violence visible.
Bastion of white supremacy – academic institutions, ignore “black history”, speak
primarily of heroes and outside of Canadian context.
What are structural causes of equity? Institutional racism?
Solutions, what are they? Are they useful?
Post 9/11 is the Middle Eastern/South Asian body, constructed as terrorist,
represents racialization of terrorism.
Ascribed the role as “threat” to the nation state. Undocumented workers threat to
the safety of the nation.
Effect change in the machinery of power, forms of resistance. Destabilized the
institution of power, thrust into our entry