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Podcast    H2'ed 7/20/17

Robert E. Barrios, on How Neoliberals Do DIsaster Capitalism

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Broadcast 7/20/2017 at 7:43 PM EDT (18 Listens, 11 Downloads, 1324 Itunes)
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Roberto E. Barrios is an associate professor of Anthropology at Southern University of Illinois, Carbondale and author of the book, Governing Affect: Neoliberalism and Disaster Reconstruction. He is an expert on how people, governments and NGOs respond to disasters.

His book is about the affect and emotions of disaster victims and then it looks at how neoliberalism plays a role. It caught my attention because it made me think of Naomi Klein's book, Shock Doctrine, and her ideas on disaster capitalism.

It seems clear that disaster "recovery" efforts can make life worse for people. "The disaster after the disaster."

I'm also very interested in how Top down and Bottom up approaches are applied to disaster assessment and recovery.

Let's start out talking about your work as an anthropologist and ethnographer and why you look at affect and emotion, and how are they different? Then, please give some definitions for neoliberalism and how it applies to disaster recovery.

Ecologies of affect, affective regimes of state.

Western European approaches to affect, emotion and passion--Spinoza and Kant.

Top down brain functioning controls affect.

You say that disaster victims will sometimes consider the people trying to help them to be ethnocidal.

Talk about the anthropology of affect and disaster

Hallarse--feeling comfortable

Talk about the social disruption of disasters and the social disruption of disaster relief

Institutional racism and disaster relief.

Anthropologists say common sense is not common, it's cultural.

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media.

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He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity

He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites,

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, (more...)

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