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Deadly and Slick: Sexual Modernity and the Making of Race (online launch)

When: Wednesday, May 31, 2023, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Online, zoom


Digital launch of the book by Dr Sita Balani "Deadly and Slick: Sexual Modernity and the Making of Race"

Join Professor Gargi Bhattacharrya and Dr Sita Balani for the digital launch of "Deadly and Slick: Sexual Modernity and the Making of Race". Published by Verso, Balani’s first book, "Deadly and Slick", attempts to understand the making of racial categories. The trickery of race comes down to how it is embedded in everyday life through the domain we take to be most intimate and essential: sexuality. Modernity inaugurates a new political subject made legible as an individual through the nuclear family, sexual adventure and the pursuit of romantic love. By examining the regulation of sexual life at Britain's borders, in colonial India, and through the functioning of the welfare state, marriage laws, education, and counterterrorism, Balani reveals that sexuality has become fatally intertwined with the making of race.

Dr Sita Balani will speak for 15 minutes and Professor Gargi Bhattacharrya will host a Q&A on the book before opening up the discussion to the audience. The launch is is free and open to all. Tune in while you cook your dinner!

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