Founded Utopias for Emancipation: The Algerian Liberation War as the Mecca of a Scientific Revolution

Apr 2, 2018, 12:00 pm12:00 pm
Jones Hall 202


GOOD Free and open to the public
Event Description

Amín Pérez is a sociologist and a Member in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His research explores the intersection of race, law, and politics in the exclusion of citizens seen as strangers in the Caribbean and in Europe, and rethinks the intellectual revolution that gave birth to a new way of thinking about domination and social emancipation during the war of decolonization in Algeria. He has edited and authored the forewords to two books by Pierre Bourdieu and Abdelmalek Sayad on colonialism, capitalism, and migration: El desarraigo. La violencia del capitalismo en una sociedad rural (The Uprooting: Violence of Capitalism in a Rural Society) and L’immigration ou les paradoxes de l’altérité 3. La fabrication des identités culturelles (The Immigration and the Paradoxes of Otherness: The Making of Cultural Identities). His book, From Colonial Liberation to Social Freedom. Renewing Social Sciences to Meet Political Needs, is forthcoming.

Light Lunch Served.