Oecumene is holding various international events related to citizenship after orientalism and political subjectivity. View our list of forthcoming and past events including Oecumene Symposiums, Seminars and other related events in which Oecumene team members participate.
The lecture aims at outlining at least two different forms of contemporary posthuman subjectivity. The first is an analytic mode of posthuman thought which acknowledges the decline of classical, unitary visions of subjectivity, due to a number of factors including scientific and technological advances, but does not embrace it at the normative level. The second is a more critical posthuman thought, which on the contrary embraces the new range of normative options and alternative values engendered by the posthuman predicament. The former results in a compensatory extension of ‘human’ rights to non-anthropocentric species and actors, in keeping with the humanistic tradition. The latter argues instead for a generic ‘becoming-nomadic’, which involves transversal assemblages across species and actors and requires the creation of new ethical frames, relations and practices. The paper ends by exploring the implication of these schemes for new insights into political subjectivity and offers examples of affirmative posthuman ‘viral politics’.
Lisa Pilgram presents her research on Muslim Family law in the UK at the IRKS Institue for Sociology of Law and Criminology on 24 May 2013.
For further information about Lisa's PhD research programme please visit the Research section of this website.
Engin Isin speaks on Panel 1 and chairs Panel 3 of this conference on 27 June 2013.
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