Time: Wednesday, February 1 at 1:15 pm (Eastern time)

Hosted by: Security in Context

Co-sponsored by: The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University

Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ObJMK_VbSOyvOymwyKpTOQ

In Rooted Globalism, Kevin Funk unpacks the production of identities and imaginaries within the urban-based, Arab-descendant elite classes of Argentina, Brazil, and Chile. Based on extensive fieldwork, Funk illuminates how these elites navigate their Arab ancestry, Latin American host cultures, and roles as protagonists of globalization. With the term "rooted globalism," Funk captures the emergence of classed intersectional identities that are simultaneously local, national, transnational, and global. Focusing on an oft-ignored axis of South-South relations (between Latin America and the Arab world), Rooted Globalism provides detailed analysis of the identities, worldviews, and motivations of this group and ultimately reveals that rather than obliterating national identities, global capitalism relies on them. To address these claims, this event brings Funk into conversation with scholars whose work reflects on South-South relations, Arab-Latin American exchanges, critical political economy, and elite power and inequality.

Click here more information or to purchase the book: https://iupress.org/9780253062543/rooted-globalism


Kevin Funk, author (Columbia University)

Alejandro Velasco, discussant (New York University)

Jessica Stites Mor, discussant (University of British Columbia, Okanagan)

Sebastián Sclofsky, moderator (California State University, Stanislaus)

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