• Collective Subjects and Political Transformation

    Author(s):
    Caroline Edwards (see profile) , Alexander Dunst
    Date:
    2011
    Subject(s):
    Cultural studies, Philosophy
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    collective politics, critical theory, cultural studies, subjectivity
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6TC71
    Abstract:
    In lieu of an abstract, here is the beginning of the article: What can today’s politics and cultures teach us about subjectivity? Can postdeconstructive theorisations of subjectivity retain or even widen the spaces in which subjects that are no longer metaphysical or humanist might cooperate to construct new emancipatory struggles? Guided by these questions, this special issue explores the ways in which subjectivity is being constituted and contested in the early twenty-first century: it examines radical traditions in the light of their impact on contemporary subject formation and the challenges and opportunities that the theorisation of subjectivity faces in the light of globalised cultural exchanges and crossdisciplinary fertilisations, a dominant neoliberal politics and media, and emerging grassroots movements. Throughout, the question of what it means to be a political subject in the early twenty-first century is explored with reference to a determinedly leftist tradition of anti-capitalism, antiimperialism, anti-racism and anti-sexism.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal Article
    Pub. DOI:
    10.1057/sub.2010.29
    Publisher:
    Palgrave Macmillan
    Journal:
    Subjectivity
    Issue:
    4
    Start Page:
    1
    End Page:
    8
    Status:
    Published
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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