War economies in Iraq and Iraqi-Kurdistan
This event is part of the event series "Contemporary war economies between conflict and capitalism" which examines the relationship between war and the economy in West Asia and North Africa.
Our second event investigates how the economy can become war itself, drawing on past and present experiences from Kurdistan-Iraq and Central Iraq. Is "the economy" the solution to the problem of war or its continuation?
Looking at different periods of Iraq’s and Iraqi Kurdistan’s history, this talk will question the strict definitional boundary between economy and war. It will therefore interrogate the usual definition of economy as a mode of production, exchange and consumption geared towards the capitalist market. It reframes ‘the economy’ as the question about “making a living” in people’s everyday life. The central question then is how does war become part or even necessary to make a living?
Further information on our Website: https://www.disorient.de/event/contemporary-war-economies-between-conflict-and-capitalism-iraqi-kurdistan-and-iraq