In this book, Dr. Julia Sachseder delves into the complex dynamics of violence within the context of Colombia's armed conflict. The book foregrounds the concept of “coloniality of violence” that generates a critical understanding of the political economy of violence as implicated within intersectional power structures that are historically anchored in colonialism and reproduced by the corresponding logics of contemporary capitalism and war. In so doing, it reveals how local and global (corporate) actors are complicit in exacerbating local forms of domination that (re-)produce violence through a political economy of extractivism, expansion and displacement. Second, it shows that this political economy of violence is deeply entangled with racist and sexist global ideologies, practices and structures that are inseparable from Colombia’s colonial legacy. This shared space for violent forms of domination and appropriation facilitate capital accumulation and a (post)colonial social order.
The event includes an introduction by the author, short interventions by the discussants, and an interactive Q&A session with the audience.
Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with thought-provoking ideas and discussions at the intersection of violence, political economy, coloniality and gender. Mark your calendars and be part of this conversation.
Dr. Alke Jenss
Dr. Elissa Helms
Prof. Dr. Nadia Jones Gailani