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#151 Defining Racial Capitalism with Maya Goodfellow

The Diverse Minds Podcast

Welcome to the 151st episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast.The month of July is all about looking at lived experiences, what they mean and how they shape the world around us. I'm joined by the amazing Maya Goodfellow on this episode of the show.About my guest Maya GoodfellowMaya Goodfellow is an author, academic and broadcaster, specialising in the relationships between race, bordering and capitalism.She is currently Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Sheffield.Her first book Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats was published with Verso in 2019 and was longlisted for the Jhalak Prize.Maya received her PhD from SOAS, University of London in 2019. Maya has written for The Guardian and The New York Times, among others.In today’s show onAbout Maya Goodfellow and the work she does. [01:35]How she became an academic. [02:59]What the term "racial capitalism" means and why it's important to understand. [09:02]What workplaces can do to have conversations about racism. [23:08]Her top 3 tips for looking after her mental health. [26:01] Quotes onRacial capitalism provides us with the tools to think about how race can be produced through global capitalism.I like going open water swimming.If you can find anything in your life, that you can afford to do, do it.Burnout is real.One of the things that like keeps me going is finding people who are on the same page, and who want to fight for the same things. Connect with my guestMaya on Twitter and, Instagram Work with meHave a look at my online work-life balance course on Thinkific. You can access it here: http://bit.ly/DMMHPONC


19 Jul 2022

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Episode 25 - Maya Goodfellow

Still We Rise

A Decade ago, the Former Prime Minister Theresa May introduced the most draconian internal border controls on people who she thought were living in Britain without permission. This onerous policy and accompanying legislation resulted in what we now know as the Windrush Scandal. British citizens, particularly those from former colonies were caught up in papers please checks at GP Practices, DWP Offices, in the NHS and landlords became border guards, mandated to verify documents demonstrating a right to stay in the country. Schools were checking children's documents. It was a horrendous decade of state-directed discrimination which resulted in the deportation of citizens and ultimately the resignation of the then Home Secretary Amber Rudd. Maya Goodfellow an Academic and Author of Hostile Environment- How migrants became scapegoats joins us to provide her analysis and reflections on this architecture of oppression. She is candid and forthright. Her analysis lays bare how discrimination is sewn into Britain's statutory landscape.


31 May 2022

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Long Reads: Maya Goodfellow on Resisting Racism in Britain's 'Hostile Environment'

Jacobin Radio

Maya Goodfellow joins Long Reads for a discussion about racism in Britain's "hostile environment" and resistance to the repressive migration policies put forth by both Tory and Labour governments. Maya is an academic and the author of Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats.For more, see Maya's book as well as her article for Jacobin, "Borders Are the Problem, Not the People Crossing Them."Long Reads is a Jacobin podcast looking in-depth at political topics and thinkers, both contemporary and historical, with the magazine’s longform writers. Hosted by Features Editor Daniel Finn. Produced by Conor Gillies, music by Knxwledge. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


28 May 2022

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Hew Locke, Ivo Van Hove, Danielle De Niese, Ernesto Ottone and Dr Maya Goodfellow

Front Row

The latest in Tate Britain’s series of annual commissions is an installation by the artist Hew Locke. It’s called The Procession and is comprised of approximately 150 life-size figures - adults, children, animals - arranged in a hundred-yard-long parade. Each one is unique, dressed in colourful fabrics, many specially printed, and wearing masks. It evokes carnival parades, protest marches and funeral corteges. Tom talks to Hew about how he set about making such an ambitious and complicated artwork and finds out about his fascination with obsolete share certificates.Theatre director Ivo Van Hove and soprano Danielle de Niese join Tom to explore why Jean Cocteau’s play La Voix Humane is having a moment, with various stage, screen and opera productions opening this Spring.As the war in Ukraine continues, we talk to UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Culture, Ernesto Ottone, about the organisation’s activities protecting Ukrainian culture and heritage artefacts. We also discuss UNESCO’s recent report on the economic impact of the pandemic on creativity across the globe.And Moment of Joy – our occasional series which celebrates those intense moments when watching a film or a play, reading a book or poem, listening to music or looking at a picture makes your heart soar. Dr Maya Goodfellow, academic and professor at The School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London on why Elena Ferrante’s novel ‘My Brilliant Friend’ makes her joyful.Presenter: Tom SutcliffeProducer: Jodie Keane


21 Mar 2022

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Lord Andrew Adonis, Dr Maya Goodfellow, Dr Rakib Ehsan & Robert Taylor

Cross Question with Iain Dale

Joining Iain Dale on Cross Question this evening are Labour peer Lord Andrew Adonis, author Dr Maya Goodfellow, Research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society Dr Rakib Ehsan & journalist and commentator Robert Taylor.


5 Jan 2022

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Episode 9 - Maya Goodfellow on Race, Class, and the Hostile Environment

Enemies of the People

Today's episode features Dr Maria Norris in conversation with Maya Goodfellow. Maya is the author of Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats and a Leverhulme Fellow at the University of Sheffield. Buy The Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats Follow Maya Goodfellow on TwitterFollow Enemies of the People on TwitterFollow Maria W. Norris on Twitter******Join the Anti-Fascism Book club and support the show over at Ko-fi ********https://ko-fi.com/mariawnorris


4 Oct 2021

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Border Abolition Now w/ Harsha Walia, Gargi Bhattacharyya, & Maya Goodfellow

Haymarket Books Live

Harsha Walia, Gargi Bhattacharyya and Maya Goodfellow discuss the global migration crisis, racial capitalism, and the ascendant far-right.How do borders divide the international working class and consolidate imperial, capitalist, and racist rule?Amidst a global pandemic, governments around the world have accelerated border closings, imposed more barriers to asylum seekers, and expanded immigrant detention. In Border and Rule: Global Migration, Capitalism, and the Rise of Racist Nationalism, Harsha Walia disrupts easy explanations for the migrant and refugee crises, instead showing them to be the inevitable outcomes of conquest, capitalist globalization, and climate change generating mass dispossession worldwide.Join Harsha Walia, Maya Goodfellow and Gargi Bhattacharyya for a discussion about this timely book.UK readers, purchase Border and Rule here: https://housmans.com/product/border-and-rule-global-migration-capitalism-and-the-rise-of-racist-nationalism/----------------------------------------------------Speakers:Gargi Bhattacharyya is one of the UK's leading scholars on race and capitalism. She is the author of Rethinking Racial Capitalism (2018), Dangerous Brown Men (2008), Traffick (2005) and co-author of Empire's Endgame (2020).Harsha Walia is the award-winning author of Undoing Border Imperialism (2013) and, most recently, Border and Rule. Trained in the law, she is a community organizer and campaigner in migrant justice, anti-capitalist, feminist, and anti-imperialist movements, including No One Is Illegal and Women’s Memorial March Committee.Maya Goodfellow is a Research Fellow at SPERI, University of Sheffield. She is also a regular broadcast commentator and writer, having written for the New York Times and the Guardian, among others. Maya is the author of Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats (2020). ----------------------------------------------------This event is sponsored by Housmans Bookshop and Haymarket Books.Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/dSETYvreYZIBuy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.orgFollow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

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25 May 2021

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Public Knowledge: New Radical with Maya Goodfellow & Alina Kolar

Camden Art Audio

The New Radical is an online series of conversations between Arts of the Working Class and contributing writers for Verso Books, discussing what the new radical means today. Maya Goodfellow and Alina Kolar speak about the understanding of the word Radical in relation to Immigration and Borders, Affect and Effect of Time, with regards to the ongoing impact of the pandemic, and what is within and beyond our control. Maya Goodfellow is a writer, researcher and academic. She has written for the New York Times, the Guardian, the New Statesman, Al Jazeera and the Independent. She received her PhD from SOAS, University of London and is a trustee of the Runnymede Trust. She is the author of Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats, out now in paperback with Verso.


7 May 2021

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The Demonization of the Other - Interview w/ Dr. Maya Goodfellow

New Left Radio

we see the same debate on immigration play out across the anglophone world with the arguments against newcomers ranging from mildly xenophobic to outright offensive. We’re joined by author, researcher, and academic whose expertise is the racialised rhetoric and policy of immigration to separate the reality from the myth, and the politics of scapegoating the most vulnerable among us in an attempt to cover up the failures of capitalism that has left so many of us on the economic sidelines and looking for someone to blame.


9 Mar 2021

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Hostile Environment with Maya Goodfellow

A Cuppa T & E

The UK immigration system is designed to exploit and dehumanise immigrants. Maya Goodfellow's research and book Hostile Environment: How immigrants became scapegoats provides a voice to those silenced by policies. In this episode, we learn about her take on the state of our immigration laws. Have UK policies created a market for immigration? Is there a difference between immigrants and expats? Are people more complex than our current immigration system allows for? Can we ever have a border control system that does not discriminate against or exclude individuals? Listen to find out!  If you want to send us a voice note for us to answer in our next season, click here, or join the discussion on Twitter and Instagram @acuppatande!


27 Jan 2021