Nomadic Feminist Theory In A Global Era

Author(s): Braidotti, Rosi

This lecture will address the so-called ›post-human‹ turn in contemporary feminist theory in the light of three main considerations: firstly the shifting perception and understanding of ›the human‹ in the Life sciences. Secondly the effects of globalization as a system that functions by instilling process of 'timeless time' and perverse, multiple time-lines. Thirdly, the impact of wars and conflicts in contemporary governmentality and the new forms of discrimination they engender on a planetary scale. Last but not least this paper examines the implications of this historical context for progressive, affirmative politics in general and gender issues in particular. Biography Rosi Braidotti was born in Italy, raised in Australia, graduated from the Sorbonne in Paris, and became the founding professor of the women's studies program in Utrecht at 33. She is currently Distinguished University Professor at Utrecht University and the founding Director of its Centre for Humanities. Rosi Braidotti's research and writing engages feminist philosophy and cultural studies. She is especially interested in post-structuralism and critical theory as well as epistemology and Deleuze studies. Her books include, Nomadic Theory. The Portable Rosi Braidotti, Columbia University Press: New York, 2011b; Transpositions: On Nomadic Ethics, Polity Press: Cambridge, 2006; Metamorphoses: Towards a Materialist Theory of Becoming, Polity Press: Cambridge, 2002; and Nomadic Subjects: Embodiment and Difference in Contemporary Feminist Theory, Columbia University Press: New York, 1994 and 2011a. Currently she is working on the concept of the posthuman and the notion of 'life'. She also serves as an advisor to the journals Signs, Differences and Theory and Culture & Society. In 2007 she was awarded an Honorary Degree in philosophy by the University of Helsinki.


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Braidotti, Rosi: Nomadic Feminist Theory In A Global Era. (2012-07-04). Bochum: Ruhr-Universtität Bochum (bochumer kolloquium medienwissenschaft, ). DOI: 10.25969/mediarep/14002.
 author = {Braidotti, Rosi},
 title = {Nomadic Feminist Theory In A Global Era},
 year = 2012-07-04,
 doi = {10.25969/mediarep/14002},
 address = {Bochum},

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