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Ideas Matter: ‘The new elite and the institutionalisation of identity’

April 20, 2021

Seventh and final podcast in the series on Race and Racism, theme of BoI charity’s event The Academy, held online in late 2020.

In this episode we feature two talks that reflect on the emergence of a new elite and the institutionalisation of identity.

Lecturers:

Inaya Folarin Iman, founder, Equiano Project and presenter, GB News

Frank Furedi, a sociologist, public intellectual and author including ‘Democracy Under Siege’ and ‘Why Borders Matter’

THE ACADEMY ONLINE II: RACE AND RACISM
The Academy II was a half day online event via zoom that took place in November 2020. 

To view the full programme and some suggested background reading to the talks, please visit  https://theboi.co.uk/the-academy-online-ii-race-and-racism

For this lecture you may wish to read:-

  • ‘The Silent War: Imperialism and the Changing Perception of Race’ by Frank Furedi, Pluto Press, 1998 https://amzn.to/3v0REev  
  • ‘We need to abolish race’ by Inaya Folarin Iman; Spiked, 4 August 2020, https://bit.ly/2P4KPt3

THE ACADEMY
In the context of today’s instrumental approaches to knowledge, The Academy summer school is a modest attempt to demonstrate the value of scholarship, and of the worth of the university as a place of free enquiry dedicated to the pursuit of truth.

DONATING TO THE BOI CHARITY
The BOI charity is committed to continuing to host discussion and debates throughout this period when society is restricted by measures to tackle coronavirus. In order to realise events such as the Academy Online, none of our staff are furloughed and instead remain working. If you can, then please consider a donation, small or large. Visit: https://theboi.co.uk/donate

IDEAS MATTER PODCAST
Ideas Matter is a podcast that takes the most important issues of our times and explores the ideas and intellectual trends that have shaped where we are today.

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