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Surveillance Regimes: Capitalism / Race / Digitality

Nov 9

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Monday, November 9, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm


Brian Jefferson, Darren Byler, Carolina Sanchez Boe

Our speakers for this Ethnography Workshop grapple with the following questions How do we understand the relationship between cybernetic capitalism and racial capitalism? How are states working with tech firms to maintain racial hierarchies in citizenries and labor markets? How does digital enclosure of Uyghur and Kazakh societies in Northwest China produce a form of original accumulation or capitalist frontier making? How do digital enclosures convert targeted populations into data while at the same time expropriating their labor and produce an underclass of dependent laborers? How are electronic bracelets from the US-Mexico border to Europe tracking migrants and creating borders without fences and confinement without walls? Brian Jefferson, is an Associate Professor of Geography and Geographic Information Science at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Author of Digitize and Punish: Racial Criminalization in the Digital Age. Darren Byler, is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Asian Studies at University of Colorado, Boulder. Terror Capitalism: Uyghur Dispossession and Masculinity in a Chinese City will be published by Duke University Press January 2021. Carolina Sanchez Boe, is a Postdoctoral fellow, Independent Research Fund Denmark and Université de Paris. She is the author of the forthcoming The Undeported: The Making of a Floating Population of a Floating Population of Exiles in France and Europext