Review: Harsha Walia (2012) Undoing Border Imperialism, Oakland CA, Edinburgh, Washington DC: AK Press / Institute for Anarchist Studies. 340 pp. ISBN-13: 9781849351348 On the 2nd May 2014, approximately 150 detainees at Harmondsworth Immigration Detention Centre near London...Read more
Yasmin Gunaratnam, in her Death and the Migrant takes us back to what feels like a better time, maybe only a few weeks ago it seems, when migrants were not so openly denigrated and politically used, before, in Kureishi’s words they were ‘deposited outside the firmament of the acceptable’, when the sharing of experiences of existentiality seemed possible.
The continued absence of black and minority ethnic professors, the re-made forms of institutional university racism, and the subsequent cover-up provided by hollowed-out institution’s equalities policies have all been addressed.
The conversation was published in 2009 in a special edition of Cultural Studies dedicated to Stuart’s life and work. The advantage of the recording available here for the first time is that the listener can access aspects of Stuart’s style of intellectual dialogue that cannot be transposed to the page.