She has presented her research at national and international conferences. Through her research, Gotman also shows how beneath the radar of this colonial discourse, men and women gathered together to repossess on their terms the gestures of social revolt. So what we see is that some lives matter more than others, that some lives matter so much that they need to be protected at all costs, and that other lives matter less, or not at all. More recently, several critics—most prominently, Viviane Namaste —have criticised Judith Butler's Undoing Gender for under-emphasizing the intersectional aspects of gender-based violence. Butler acknowledges, however, that categorized identities are important for political action at the present time.
At once a catchall term to denote spontaneous gestures and the unruly movements of crowds, 'choreomania' emerged in the nineteenth century at a time of heightened class conflict, nationalist policy, and colonial rule. The signatories acknowledged not having had access to the confidential findings of the investigation that followed the complaint against Ronell. Giving an account of oneself. This concept is linked to Butler's discussion of performativity. How is agency complicated by the inter-related nature of life in the everyday? Occupy Wall Street takes over Washington Square Park, August 2011.
Feminist contentions: a philosophical exchange. Contributors include: Nancy Adajania, Edit András, Athena Athanasiou, Zygmunt Bauman, Dave Beech, Brett Bloom, Rosi Braidotti, Susan Buck-Morss, Campus in Camps, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Chto Delat? How might mourning turn into an event of agonistic performativity? Early on, Butler warns against collapsing particular histories into each other p. Dispossession describes the condition of those who have lost land, citizenship, property, and a broader belonging to the world. This study does an excellent job of articulating, in various ways, the need to conceptualise dispossession outside the logic of possession. Archived from on October 23, 2013. What does occupation mean in regards to discipline and resistance? Imagine Butler and Athanasiou discussing their ideas during a panel at a conference. If relevant parts of populations are exp.
This is very much in contrast to the spiritual philosophy that underlies eastern cultures, where specifically yogis have and continue to deeply focus on unconditional detachment. It is not done with, over, relegated to a past, which then becomes part of a causal or narrative reconstruction of the self. Dispossession describes the condition of those who have lost land, citizenship, property, and a broader belonging to the world. Satysfakcja klientów jest dla nas najważniejsza, dlatego, zgodnie z Waszymi preferencjami, stale rozbudowujemy ofertę, a także wzbogacamy ją o kolejne, atrakcyjne kategorie produktowe. Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity. Excitable speech: a politics of the performative. New York: Columbia University Press.
The authors approach spatial political issues through the concept of performativity but without really addressing the issue of space. Bodies on the street are precarious - exposed to police force, they are also standing for, and opposing, their dispossession. The culmination of an eight-year curatorial research experiment, Former West imagines a world beyond our immediate condition. This thought-provoking book seeks to elaborate our understanding of dispossession outside of the conventional logic of possession, a hallmark of capitalism, liberalism, and humanism. Her works are often studied in film studies courses emphasizing gender studies and performativity in discourse.
If black lives do not matter, then they are not really regarded as lives, since a life is supposed to matter. Bodies on the street are precarious - exposed to police force, they are also standing for, and opposing, their dispossession. Archived from on September 20, 2014. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. They attempt not only to theorise dispossession and relate it to performativity, but also make it relevant to what they construct as a particular point in history - the Arab Spring, Occupy and other anti-neoliberal public demonstrations. . Which bodies are vulnerable as a result of normalizing regimes? Cody Campbell found the book to be an enjoyable read, and particularly liked the chemistry between the two authors, but worries that t hose looking for a more concrete analysis of dispossession and its relationship to performativity may walk away disappointed.
Can art institute the contemporary it envisions, and live as if it were possible? If it is impossible to demand that those who profit from the recession redistribute their wealth and cease their greed, then yes, we demand the impossible. Since 1993, she has taught at the , where she is now Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory. With their rich and distinct wealth of philosophical knowledge and continuous political engagements, leading feminist scholars Judith Butler and Athena Athanasiou set out to answer this question. Beginning from an awareness that we are all relational and interdependent beings, their lucid, compelling exchanges encourage us all to reflect again on what feminist and queer theory can contribute to the search for forms of collectivity capable of intervening in battles against these cruel and precarious times. In the form of a dialogue, the book was written primarily via email during the height of the Egyptian Revolution and the Greek uprising; the effect produced is one of collegial discourse.
In Butler's account, it is on the basis of the construction of natural binary sex that binary gender and heterosexuality are likewise constructed as natural. Some of those theoretical trends draw on older genealogies of thought, from Baruch Spinoza to Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. Butler believes that identity forms through repetition or imitation and is not original. Edited by Maria Hlavajova and Simon Sheikh. These bodies insist upon their collective standing, organize themselves without and against hierarchy, and refuse to become disposable: they demand regard. This book interrogates the agonistic and open-ended corporeality and conviviality of the crowd as it assembles in cities to protest political and economic dispossession through a performative dispossession of the sovereign subject and its propriety. Ultimately, Dispossession offers a great deal to readers.
Drawing on recent scholarship that shows how participation in London cultural life was very expensive in the eighteenth century, as well as evidence that enslavers were therefore some of the few early Americans who could afford to import British cultural products, the volume merges the fields of the history of the book, Atlantic studies, and the study of race, arguing that the empire-wide circulation of British books was underwritten by the labour of the African diaspora. This was particularly the case in France during the anti-gay marriage protests. This thought-provoking book seeks to. In the context of neoliberal expropriation of labor and livelihood, dispossession opens up a performative condition of being both affected by injustice and prompted to act. Frames of war: when is life grievable?. Through the conversation that Butler and Athanasiou engage in, they highlight dispossession in several ways, one being the dispossession of self, which could largely be defined by the owning of land, property etc. The book will therefore prove useful to various readers.