Risk, Relation, Revolution, Repair: Refusing Closure, Accepting Ambivalence

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Thursday, November 16th, 2017

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Thursday, November 16, 20171:00PM - 3:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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Series

Asian Pathways Speaker Series

Description

Risk, Relation, Revolution and Repair: these four concepts will serve as the basis for a conversation about how anti-colonial storytelling might disrupt hegemonic political, social and cultural discourse in critical media studies. What are the risks involved in producing subversive and inelegant subject formations that inform emerging political imaginaries, ways of being – alternative cultural geographic revolutions that pulsate with anger, love and optimism? What relations, and at what scale, are negotiated in the process? How might we highlight the risks of investing in this approach – to map out moments of uncertainty that animate social and political projects of possibility – given the colonial violence that structures and saturates mainstream media spaces? This paper will explore my personal and professional ambivalence, through struggles and unsettling moments that have occurred over the past two years, as I created and hosted a daily radio show entitled “Sense of Place.” Through a series of vignettes and radio clips, and informed by Sarah De Leeuw’s concept of “writing as righting” (De Leeuw 2017), I focus on the concepts of risk, relation, revolution and repair to share with listeners what anticolonial approaches can do to engage and refuse ongoing forms of colonial violence.

Part of the Asian Pathways Speaker Series; hosted by the Asian Pathways Research Lab.

Open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Minelle Mahtani is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Geography, and the Program in Journalism at University of Toronto, Scarborough. Previously, she taught in Media Studies at Lang College at the New School. She is former President of the Association of Canadian Studies and the winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee award. She is a former national television news journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and a former associate producer with “Canada: A People’s History.” She is the author of “Mixed Race Amnesia: Resisting the Romanticization of Multiraciality” (UBC Press) and one of the editors of the book, “Global Mixed Race” (NYU Press). Currently, she hosts a radio programme, “Sense of Place” at Roundhouse Radio.

Contact

Martina Mimica
416-946-8996


Speakers

Minelle Mahtani
Associate Professor in the Department of Human Geography, and the Program in Journalism at University of Toronto, Scarborough


Main Sponsor

Asian Institute

Sponsors

Asian Pathways Research Lab


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