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MIT Lecture: ‘Is Islamaphobia Accelerating Global Warming?’ (No more than unicorn farts)
A Monday lecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology examined the question of whether or not hatred of Muslims was driving the rise in global temperatures.
Ghassan Hage is a professor at the School of Philosophy, Anthropology and Social Inquiry at the University of Melbourne. His Monday lecture, ‘Is Islamaphobia Accelerating Global Warming?’, is named after an upcoming book of the same name. According to his lecture bio, Hage works in “the comparative anthropology of nationalism, multiculturalism, diaspora and racism and on the relation between anthropology, philosophy and social and political theory.”
Mediaite has read the lecture description several times over and can’t make heads or tails of it. Rather than decipher it ourselves, we’ll leave it our readers:
This talk examines the relation between Islamophobia as the dominant form of racism today and the ecological crisis. It looks at the three common ways in which the two phenomena are seen to be linked: as an entanglement of two crises, metaphorically related with one being a source of imagery for the other and both originating in colonial forms of capitalist accumulation. The talk proposes a fourth way of linking the two: an argument that they are both emanating from a similar mode of being, or enmeshment, in the world, what is referred to as ‘generalised domestication.’
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