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Presentation Title: The Bhopal Gas Tragedy: Righting and (Re)Writing the Historical Wound

Section: Ethical Complications III

Location: , 303

Date & Time: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 2:10pm - 2:25pm

Abstract:

The Bhopal Gas Tragedy of 1984 has been framed as the "world's worst industrial accident," but there are no culprits in an accident. However, for Bhopal survivors, the Union Carbide offense is inextricably linked to America and the American ideal. This study began as an attempt to identify the media, political, and economically constructed "fiction" surrounding the disaster, but it was impossible to deal with this topic without being caught in a web of anti-american sentiment. Ultimately, the hostility and distrust which greeted me framed my investigation and provided invaluable insight into the current divisions in both the activist struggle and everyday life in Bhopal.  

Type of Presentation: Individual oral

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Presentation Area: Sociology & Anthropology

Presentation Topic: Environment

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Presenter Information
Presenter(s): Sorscher, Ella Agnew
Major(s): Sociology/Anthropology
Class Year(s): 2014

Sponsor(s): Sheridan, Michael J.
Dept(s): Sociology/Anthropology

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