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IRAAS "Race Across Borders" Conference Explores New Forms of Collective Identity

Howard Winant, Temple University, and Percy Hintzen, University of California, Berkeley, were among the speakers at Columbia's Institute for Research in African-American Studies "Race Across Borders" Conference. The conference explored how the reconfiguration of territories is leading to new conceptualizations of personal and collective identities.

Howard Winant

Howard Winant discusses the politics of global realignment, the breaks and ruptures that occur around the world, and the significance of these realignments. According to Winant, World War II was an example of such a rupture and the world is currently experiencing another.

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Percy Hintzen

Percy Hintzen analyzes the reproduction of colonial forms of domination and exploitation in post-colonial economies, specifically as it relates to the Caribbean. He discusses the Caribbean within the context of the political development of modernization and racial discourse, citing that "modernity was created in the space of Caribbean colonialism."

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Published: Nov. 21, 2001
Last modified:Sep 18, 2002