Julian Warner [UK/DE]

On Racial Authenticity

25.01.2019

Racial Authenticity is based upon essentialist notions of race and ethnicity, but it also describes the way in which we claim our subjecthood as identity by merging autobiography, practice, and body. It is a way in which racialized people speak with authority, as a useful tool in progressive struggles against discrimination and exclusion. In this talk, anthropologist/artist Julian Warner will draw from his ethnographic fieldwork on the current state of black cultural workers in Germany, to address this articulation of racist discourse, progressive politics, and neoliberal commodification. 

Enjoy a nice samosa after the talk before Ligia Lewis' performance starts.

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VIDEO: Julian Warner - On Racial Authenticity

VIDEO: Julian Warner - On Racial Authenticity
VIDEO: Julian Warner - On Racial Authenticity

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Sat 26.01.19

Racial Authenticity is based upon essentialist notions of race and ethnicity. Anthropologist/artist Julian Warner draws from his ethnographic fieldwork on the current state of black cultural workers in Germany, to address this articulation of racist discourse, progressive politics, and neoliberal commodification. Watch the talk here.