Friday, November 06, 2015

The Ambience of Culture

Internally-displaced persons, a UN refugee category, is applied to victims of political violence. In the US, exempted from IDP consideration, refugees result from finance capital's political violence.

This displacement, that severs community ties, means these refugees are forcibly disconnected from American society. Dispossessed of the ability to participate in cultural creation, which mostly happens in high-rent urban areas, IDPs become invisible.

Massive displacement, now taking place in cosmopolitan cultural incubators like San Francisco and Vancouver, alters the ambience of culture itself.


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