Solidarity, authenticity and anti racism

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Dinesh Wadiwel


Anti Racist struggles often aim to construct alliances between groups under the banner of "solidarity" in order to achieve change. Using Foucault's Society Must be Defended lectures as a basis, this paper interrogates the difficulties associated with creating solidarity in anti racist movements, when conflict and war might be treated as the basis for racial stratifications. Following from this, it is argued that friendships in spite of differences are possible under the guise of "truce": that is through allegiances that begin by acknowledging the fact of war.

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Dinesh Wadiwel

Dinesh Joseph Wadiwel is an independent scholar who has published in the areas of biopolitics, human and non human relationships, race, and sovereign violence. Dinesh has a doctorate from the Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney, and is an adjunct researcher with the Social Policy Research Group, Hawke Research Institute, University of South Australia.