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CANCELED The Sensorial Regime of “Second Slavery”

Event Details

April 3, 2020
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Herter Hall

Room: 301

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Patricia Martinho Ferreira
This event has been canceled.
The institution of slavery was constitutive of the modern liberal society and was crucial to the development of the capitalist world-system in the 19th century. In order to persevere and be legitimized in the eyes of an increasingly liberal Western society, slavery gradually moved away from traditional practices of physical punishment and coercive surveillance and became a more holistic institution. In its new shape, the institution of slavery paralleled other institutions associated to the emergence of the liberal society, intended to create self-disciplined bodies. Because of its disciplinary power, the “Second Slavery” mirrors aspects of other modern institutions such as the factory, the prison, and the school. This new form of slavery became possible because it was materialized in a landscape, under a sensorial regime that combined production and experience. This lecture is based on archaeological fieldwork in the Paraíba Valley in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Event Category

Lecture/Talk/Panel History