Munira Khayyat (NYU-Abu Dhabi), The Intimacy of Oil: Aramco, Arabia and Empire
Centre for Gulf Studies Virtual Seminar Series
|A Centre for Gulf Studies seminar
|20 February 2024
|17:00 to 18:30
This is a genealogical and familial work of scholarship embroidered by three sisters across disciplines and practices that plumbs the affective and intimate spaces of empire by way of their mother's memoir of growing up in Aramco and their maternal grandfather's vast photographic archive throughout the decades of his employment there. Bringing the diverse capacities of different disciplines, approaches and processes to bear upon the embodied history of empire, this sisterly work is a feminist re-ordering of archives, narratives. memories and the place of the political in the viscera of our ordinary life-worlds.
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