Legitimizing Austerity: On the Politics of Cutbacks and Crip Resistance.
Welcome to the third and last Crip & Queer seminar of the autumn term 2017 at the Department of Gender Studies, Lund University.
Niklas Altermark is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science at Lund University.
At the seminar Niklas will map out the processes that has lead to a situation where personal assistance, a vital service for independent living of disabled people, is under threat of being dismantled. He will focus on how the cutbacks and distortions of what the service is have been carried out and legitimized. Niklas also aims to ponder how the politics of austerity has been resisted. The disability movement has so far successfully mobilized to counter some of the immediate threats to personal assistance, although the struggle for independent living and equality is far from over. The end of the seminar will then be dedicated to discussion on strategies of resistance and the role of critical scholars, for example in striking alliances with political activists.
The seminar will be held in English. It is open to the interested public and university community. Welcome!
Accessibility: The building is wheelchair accessible. There is an elevator, automatic doors and accessible toilet. The presentation will be around 45 minutes with a 15 minute break. The remaining time will be intended for discussion and questions.
Please contact us if there is anything we should know and can do in advance so that you can come and take part.
If further information is needed, please contact Tinna Ólafsdóttir at ti7787ol-s [at] student [dot] lu [dot] se
Location: Room 226, House M. Allhelgona Kyrkogata 14, Lund