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Subjectivation in Political Theory and Contemporary Practices

Editors: Oberprantacher, Andreas, Siclodi, Andrei (Eds.)

  • Examines and discusses the nature of subjectivation in multiple contexts
  • Provides and assesses diverse accounts of subjectivation in, and as, political practices
  • Enables understanding of subjectivation 
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This book explores, discusses, and assesses the actual and potential sense of subjectivation in a variety of contexts. In particular, it reflects the genealogies, connections, variations, and practical implications of various theories of subjectivity and subjection while providing an up-to-date and authoritative account of how to engage with the ‘subject’. Rather than addressing the ‘subject’ merely in theoretical terms, this book explores subjectivation as a seminal expression of subjective practices in the plural. To the extent that subjectivity and subjection are key terms in a plurality of discourses and for a number of disciplines, Subjectivation in Political Theory and Contemporary Practices advances a trans-disciplinary reading by taking into account relevant debates that stretch from poststructuralism via postfordism to postdemocracy. In this sense, the book introduces readers to current approaches to subjectivation by displacing conventional understandings and suggesting unexpected reformulations. 

About the authors

Andreas Oberprantacher is Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy, University of Innsbruck, Austria; founding member of the research centre Migration & Globalization, and faculty member of the UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies. His previous publications include ‘Of Other Spaces (of Memory)’, Social Research: An International Quarterly (2016), ‘Holey Union: Contested European Frontier Zones’, Journal of Conflictology (2014), and Power and Justice in International Relations: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Global Challenges (co-ed with Marie-Luisa Frick) (2009).

Andrei Siclodi is a curator, writer, editor, and cultural worker based in Innsbruck, Austria. He is founding director of the International Fellowship Program for Art and Theory at Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen in Innsbruck, and editor of the publication series ‘Büchs’n’Books—Art and Knowledge Production in Context’. His previous publications include Private Investigations—Paths to Critical Knowledge Production in Contemporary Art (ed) (2011) and ‘Out of the Commodity!’ (guest ed), Open Systems Online Journal (2013).

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introducing a Contorted Subject Called ‘Subjectivation’

    Oberprantacher, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • After the Subject is Before the Subject: On the Political Meaning of Subjectivation in Nancy and Lacoue-Labarthe

    Boelderl, Artur R.

    Pages 27-46

  • The Excruciating Work of Love: On Foucault’s Kehre Towards the Subject

    Brighenti, Andrea Mubi

    Pages 47-71

  • On Theories of Subjectivity and the Practices of Political Subjectivation: Responsiveness, Dissent, and the Precarious Livability of Human Life

    Liebsch, Burkhard

    Pages 73-96

  • Political Subjectivation and Metaphysical Movement

    Lehmann, Sandra

    Pages 97-107

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-51659-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $60.00
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-1-137-51658-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Subjectivation in Political Theory and Contemporary Practices
Editors
  • Andreas Oberprantacher
  • Andrei Siclodi
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51659-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-51659-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-51658-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 353
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