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The Ambiguous Position of the Dutch Caribbean

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Thinking from the Bottom: the Ambiguous Position of the Dutch Caribbean
Lecture by Egbert Alejandro Martina, independent researcher and cultural critic  

This lecture considers how the association between blackness and waste material and racial capitalism organize space. The longstanding relationship between racial capitalism and the abjection of blackness has not only condemned black people to deprived areas, but also made black communities particularly vulnerable to environmental toxicants.

This lecture is part of the event "Relinked, (Relayed), Related: a Reflection", aimed at young scholars situated in the Netherlands invested in Caribbean Studies.

Registrations for all students invested in Caribbean Studies: Please email Eloe Kingma at Be sure to specify your home institution and programme.

Organizers: Inez Blanca van der Scheer, Emma van Meyeren (Students rMA Literary Studies, University of Amsterdam)