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Existence is Resistance by Dr. Jasbir Puar

Carceral Capitalism in/and Palestine
March 13, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Walter Library Room 401/402

Headshot of Professor Jasbir Puar

Headshot of Professor Jasbir Puar
Professor Jasbir Puar

In this lecture, Professor Jasbir Puar 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," Professor Jasbir Puar argue two things: one, that the creation of Celeste Langan terms "mobility disabilities" through corporeal assault as well as infrastructural and beureucractic means are not only central to the calculus of the occupation, but important, linked logics of debiilitation; and two, that these calibrations of various types of movement render specfici stretchings of space and time, what Professor Jasbir Puar calls slow life. 

This event is part of the Feminist Studies Colloquium Series through the Department of Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies.