Political Theory Seminars


Political Theory Seminars

Please email kwekd@cardiff.ac.uk for Zoom links to the forthcoming events.

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Pre-publication book launch

Dr. Cristina-Ioana Dragomir (New York University)

Power on the Move: Adivasi and Roma Accessing Social Justice

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

4 p.m. Cardiff/London, 11 a.m. EST

Pease email kwekd@cardiff.ac.uk for Zoom link.

Based on intensive ethnographic work in Romania and India conducted over six years, this book traces the struggle for social justice in Roma and Adivasi communities. Throughout centuries of persecution and marginalization, the Roma and Adivasi have been viewed as both victims and fighters, as royals and paupers, beasts and gods, and lately have been challenging the political and social order by defying the status quo.

Different from commonly held suppositions that assume most marginalized and mobile communities typically resist the state and engage in hostile acts to undermine its authority, Power on the Move shows how these groups are willing to become full members. By utilizing different means, such as protests, sit-ins and grass roots organizing, they aim to gain the attention of the state (national and international), hoping to reach inclusion and access social justice.