Kolloquium Prof. Laura Briggs (University of Massachusetts Amherst, US)
Referent/in: Prof. Laura Briggs (University of Massachusetts Amherst, US)
30.06.2022 - 15:00 Uhr
online via Zoom
Beschreibung der Veranstaltung
Were the Trump administration’s “Zero Tolerance” policy and child separations exceptional? Not particularly. This talk locates them in the midst of two histories: the long tradition of taking the children of people of color and impoverished people in the Americas, and the use of children to enact a policy of deterrence since the Reagan era that relied on fear to prevent refugees and asylum-seekers from crossing the US-Mexico border. However, this kind of child-taking has been met in every generation by resistance movements that have sought to end it.
Laura Briggs is Professor of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the author of a number of books, including Taking Children: A History of American Terror (2020) and How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics: From Welfare Reform to Foreclosure to Trump (2017).
The colloquium takes place via ZOOM.
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Cover of „Taking Children: A History of American Terror“ (2020)