Slow, subversive damage: Is structural violence real?


Matt Gusmerotti

In this episode, Fisher FitzRandolph in fall 2020’s ANTH 405, Public Anthropology and Global Environmental Challenges, class at Colorado State University discusses the issue of structural violence. FitzRandodlf initially frames the topic around a story from Haiti, but the explanation quickly moves to include other places, including the U.S. and even individual companies. Where did the term structural violence come from, what does it mean and how can it manifest? FitzRandolph breaks these questions down and examines the difference between obvious and immediate versus subversive and long-term violence. Listen in to learn more and gain insight into how ordinary folks can work against structural violence.