The Debatability of Racism. Networked Participative Media and Postracialism.

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The Debatability of Racism. Networked Participative Media and Postracialism.

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This is the text of a keynote lecture given at the conference The porous walls of Fortress Europe at Erasmus University in Rotterdam 19 November 2015, and at the Raster seminar ‘The politics of (anti)racism: perspectives on research and teaching’ at the University of Helsinki, 15 October 2015. According to Gavin Titley, "the contest over what counts as racism, and who gets to define it, and in what contexts with what political consequences, is being played out in ‘social media’ – integrated into the hybrid media system – but in ways, I want to argue, that are politically generative. These snapshots are not just intended to flag research directions that I and others may be departing on, but also to draw attention to how, antiracist scholars, in a context now of conflict and markedly racializing politics, have to examine the ways in which the public denial and deflection of racism is being secured not just through silencing, but through debatability."

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Gavan Titley

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Gavan Titley, “The Debatability of Racism. Networked Participative Media and Postracialism.,” Anti-Racism Digital Library, accessed November 25, 2020, https://sacred.omeka.net/items/show/102.