Construction and Use of Racial Difference

Backed by colonial or postcolonial practice, often transformed into a legal device and drawing on medical or anthropological pseudo-knowledge, the idea of race follows a specific path each time and finds multiple applications. At the crossroads of different logics, the construction of racial difference takes place over long or short periods of time, sometimes punctuated by resurgences and re-appropriations. Between Spain, Italy and France, but also outside Europe, it resonates with the political and ideological context of the moment.


Workshop coordinated by Yasuko Takezawa and Jean-Frédéric Schaub