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SAC presents: Nosheen Ali

341 Eggers Hall

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This talk  will examine the aesthetics and politics of nature in the constitution of state and region in Pakistan. Ali examines how the strategic, border region of the Northern Areas has been constructed and contained through nationalist discourses of scenic landscapes as well as state practices of biodiversity conservation. Both processes have served to deny regional identity and rights, while entrenching state power as well as a neoliberal commodification of nature in the Northern Areas.  She will also discuss the limits and possibilities of contesting such processes of rule through locally grounded ecological imaginings and interventions. 

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