Julia Morris: “Values in Circulation in the Republic of Nauru’s Offshore Refugee Industry”

Short Description: The paper (“Values in Circulation in the Republic of Nauru’s Offshore Refugee Industry”) focuses on the political economic and moral values that converge around the making of a new offshore refugee frontier. It discusses the refugee as a promoted and self-promoted commodity, arguing that the inability to address the “refugee crisis” is entangled in the power of the commodity episteme and capitalist democratic dependency on refugees, resulting in a recursive cycle that refuels refugee resource economies, obfuscating human consequences. 

To request a copy of the paper, email Julia Sizek (jsizek@berkeley.edu) or Max Waterman (maxfield.waterman@berkeley.edu) in December. 

Event details
Date: 
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: 
Faculty Lounge, Kroeber Hall, Room 219