Independent Radical Publishing
Thu, 15 Jun 2023, 6:00 PM (BST)
SALT Lecture Theatre (Paul Webley Wing), SOAS University of London, 10 Thornhaugh Street, London, WC1H 0XG
A panel discussion of Nadya Ali's forthcoming 'The Violence of Britishness: Racism, Borders and the Conditions of Citizenship'.
Join us for this conversation about The Violence of Britishness: Racism, Borders and the Conditions of Citizenship.
Speaking with the author, Nadya Ali, will be a stellar line up:
About the book:
In post-Brexit Britain wracked by multiple crises, the entitlements of citizenship grow increasingly precarious. ‘Britishness’ is a way of understanding the nation shaped by white nationalism that acts as a powerful tool of racial bordering, separating the deserving from the undeserving.
In The Violence of Britishness, Nadya Ali examines the impact of counter-terrorism and immigration policy on Muslims and other racially minoritised groups. Dissecting the Prevent strategy, she shows how Muslims have been compelled to reform their conduct and their faith in order to prove their ‘Britishness’, or risk being labelled an ‘extremist’ and made vulnerable to further state violence.
Situating this within broader changes such as the hostile environment, austerity, and the cost of living crisis, who gets what is increasingly decided through who counts as sufficiently ‘British’.
Attendance is free of charge but seats are limited – booking in advance is required. Click the link below to find out more.
Explores how 'Britishness' functions as a tool of violent racial bordering