Philosophy Born of Struggle XXI 2014 Annual Meeting -- Forging Concepts through Struggle: The New Slave—Racism, Empire, and Sexual Violence.

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Philosophy Born of Struggle XXI 2014
Annual Meeting
Forging Concepts through Struggle:
The New Slave—Racism, Empire, and Sexual Violence.
Paine College, Augusta, Georgia, October 31-November
1st, 2014.
Keynote: Amina Baraka (wife of the late Amiri Baraka)

PBS: Forging Concepts through Struggle: The New Slave
The thought of Blacks as NEW SLAVES has led recent scholars to reformulate questions of race, class, and gender into more complex notions of empire, neo-liberalism, and sexual violence. This reformulation has drawn on and reshaped resources from a variety of sources. Africana philosophy, Latin American philosophy, (post) structuralism/(post) colonialism, psychoanalysis, and anti-colonial thought have loomed large, as have the works of literary, visual, and performing artists.

The 2014 meeting of Philosophy Born of Struggle takes up these questions and resources. Hosted this year at Paine College in Augusta, Georgia, Philosophy Born of Struggle will hear papers and panel discussion looking to explore the complex obstacles towards freedom, or more accurately stated, how the conditions, values, and institutions we have made synonymous to “being free,” have in fact concealed and consolidated the long afterlife of slavery.
For more information contact Dr. Anthony Sean Neal (aneal@paine.edu) or visit: http://pbos.com/.