Experimental Geographies

"There is tenderness only in the coarsest demand: that no-one shall go hungry any more" – Theodor Adorno, Minima Moralia (1974: 156)

Judith Butler: “New Thoughts on Solidarity”

Via Stuart Elden at Progressive Geographies – a video of Judith Butler’s plenary address to the American Academy of Religion entitled “New Thoughts on Solidarity.” The address explores the recent wave of global protests and what Butler herself describes as the ‘bodily demand for liveable lives.’ At stake here, Butler argues, is the building of political alliances and new ‘forms-of-life’ that seek to challenge contemporary forms of capitalism and the economically-induced precarity. The address was delivered in November 2011 though it is as timely as ever.

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This entry was posted on February 4, 2013 by in Commons, Geography, Politics, Theory and tagged , , , , .
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