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Insurgent posthumanism

By Dimitrios Papadopoulos

Abstract

Can we imagine a posthumanism in close connection to alternative political projects and new global\ud social movements? What would it mean to organise radical left posthumanism? Posthumanism could\ud offer an alternative perspective to dominant left political fantasies focused on conquering institutional and\ud state power. But coupling radical left politics and posthumanism challenges many of mainstream\ud posthumanism’s assumptions. An insurgent posthumanism would contribute to the everyday making of\ud alternative ontologies: the exit of people into a common material world (not just a common humanity);\ud the embodiment – literally – of radical left politics; finally the exodus to a materialist, nonanthropocentric\ud view of history. These engagements are driven by the question of justice as a material,\ud processual and practical issue before its regulation though political representation. Alter-ontology: justice\ud engrained into cells, muscles, limbs, space, things, plants and animals. Justice is before the event of\ud contemporary left politics; it is about moulding alternative forms of life

Topics: H1
Publisher: ephemera
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:http://orca.cf.ac.uk:25430
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