Prof. Jasbir Puar – CIGS Annual Lecture. Affective Politics: States of Debility and Capacity

Date: 14 May 2014, 5.30pm
Location: The Great Woodhouse room, University House

Derived from her new forthcoming monograph, Affective Politics: States of Debility and Capacity, which takes up questions of disability in the context of theories of bodily assemblages and affectivity that trouble intersectional identity frames, this talk elaborates an ethos of conviviality.

Conviviality is an anti-reproductive challenge to biopolitics that seeks to dissassemble the relations between capacitated and debilitated bodies, arguing for more porous corporeal and political engagements within and across geopolitical spaces wrought through notions of the impersonal and futurity.