Session of the seminar Racism and Anti-Semitism: global, national and local perspectives with John Solomos (Warwick University).
In this lecture we seek to explore the relative absence of a dialogue between scholars working on race and racism in the North American and European context. Drawing on a critical analysis of recent scholarship in both the UK and the U.S. we argue that the absence of a dialogue needs to be addressed if we are to build on the valuable conceptual advances that have been made.
The seminar of the International Platform on Racism and Antisemitism intends to approach racism and anti-Semitism as a global, national and local phenomena, resulting from numerous metamorphoses and historical evolutions. The old forms of racism have not disappeared, but they are now in institutional and systemic mode, and in so-called "cultural" or "differentialist" form. Hatred and rejection of the other are now to be found on social networks (conspiracy theories, often anti-Semitic) and in algorithms.
This international online seminar, coordinated by Geoffrey Pleyers & Breno Bringel, gathers scholars from different continents to analyse the way social movements and popular actors have faced the pandemic in a range of countries. It aims at elaborating and discussing a global perspective on the current crisis and the way actors may shape the societies that will emerge out of it.