National Conference on Reconciliation, Multiculturalism,Immigration and Human Rights

Dr Lorraine Johnson-Riordan
Senior Fellow, Centre for the Study of Culture, Work & Technology, City University of New York

Time, Space and the Race Wars in the Age of Globalization

This paper will examine the shifting configurations of racism from modernity to (post)modernity. If modernity and the modern nation-state in Australia was founded in and cemented by a racism of inclusion/exclusion, maintained by the policing of racial borders, and legitimated by specific narrative strategies of time and space, what is happening now in the age of globalization when the (post) colonial nation-state and continuing struggles for social justice for Indigenous peoples seem to be subordinated to the imperatives of global power? What new configurations of racism are evident? What are its temporal/spatial politics/strategies? And what do we do to combat it?

Presentation Type
30 min paper

University of Technology, Sydney, 1-2 December 2000

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