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On May 6 and 7, 2016, Cornell's South Asia Program and Syracuse's South Asia Center hosted the Cornell-Syracuse South Asia Symposium. This year's symposium was "Gujarat/Guatemala: Marketing Care and Speculating Life."
By bringing the discourses of academia and activism together around the same table, our symposium seeks to put back gendered, racialized bodies, which routinely disappear in analyses of present and future biomarkets, at the center of the global economy of care. This objective is correspondingly encoded in the geographic specificity of the event’s title. Instead of taking the widely acknowledged deterritorialization of both bodies and bodies-in-the-making as our point of departure, we center our discussions on the interface between two hard locations, Gujarat and Guatemala, in order to negotiate the symbolic and material aspects of the symposium’s subject.
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