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PARSE: The Love of Violence: On Chickens, Home, and Geographies of Exclusion

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This talk explores how people develop attachments to spaces of violence and exclusion by looking at "home" as a political category tying belonging to violence.

Examining contexts of settler colonialism, particularly Israel/Palestine, where homes themselves are tools of dispossession, it asks how violence becomes formative of collective identities.

Within a larger mosaique of homes that are based on racial exclusions and the various modes of attachment to the violences embedded in these exclusions, the talk will focus on one radical outpost in the West Bank, called Givo't Olam. Givo't Olam is a chief supplier of organic produce and the largest supplier of free-range eggs in Israel.

Examining both the ethics of organic food and the material conditions of organic agriculture (land resources, waste and water), I show how a home is created as a dispositional tool within an ethical scheme. The talk therefore unfolds an ethic of violence in order to understand how a space can be sustained as "one's own" (i.e.: "home") when it is clearly, explicitly, and actively, based on an ongoing process of violent dispossession.

NOTE! This Key note speech is an open session, but we encourage you to come early because the number of seats are limited to 300 and there are 220 participants attending the conference.

Hagar Kotef is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) of Political Theory and Comparative Political Thought at the Department of Politics and International Relations, SOAS, The University of London.

She is the author of Movement and the Ordering of Freedom: On Liberal Governances of Mobility (Duke University Press, 2015).

Kotef has been a Co-Director of the Minerva Humanities Center at Tel Aviv University, a Research Fellow at Columbia University's Society of Fellows, and a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley and Ben Gurion University.

She is currently a Leverhulme Fellow, working on a new book titled (tentatively) Home: The Violence of Political Belonging (or: Mobility and Stability in Israel/Palestine).

Lecturer: Hagar Kotef, Department of Politics and International Relations, SOAS, The University of London.

Date: 11/16/2017

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Categories: International, Sustainable development, Kulturvård, Interdisciplinary, Art, Environment, Art History and Visual Studies, Social Sciences , Humanities, Kulturstudier, Diversity

Organizer: Parse/CGM

Location: HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8

Event URL: Read more about PARSE: The Love of Violence: On Chickens, Home, and Geographies of Exclusion

Contact person: Erling Björgvinsson

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