We are delighted to announce that registration is open for the Second Symposium: Deorientalizing citizenship? Experiments in political subjectivity.
12-13 November 2012
Goodenough College, London
Keynote lectures by
- Walter Mignolo (Duke University) Citizenship, Knowledge and the Limits of Humanity (II)
- Saba Mahmood (University of California, Berkeley) Religious Liberty, the Minority Problem and Geopolitics
You can find the preliminary programme via: http://www.oecumene.eu/files/oecumene/2ndSymposiumProgramme.pdf
To book the event (£30 for 2 days) and for further details, please follow: http://www.oecumene.eu/events/2nd-symposium
Thinking about 'citizenship after orientalism' involves addressing two theoretical issues. Firstly, what do we understand by orientalism thirty years after Edward Said's seminal investigation? How can orientalism be re-articulated beyond its cultural or representational forms? Secondly, what do we mean by citizenship as a possible mode of political subjectivity? Is any articulation of political subjectivity which enacts a claim to rights, or to the right to claim rights, to be understood as citizenship? Keynote speakers Saba Mahmood and Walter Mignolo together with a selection of panelists will address these questions from multi-disciplinary perspectives.
- Panel 1 ‘Orientalism, colonialism and citizenship’: Sukanya Banerjee (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Jack Harrington (The Open University), Alessandra Marino (The Open University), Meyda Yeğenoğlu (Istanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi)
- Panel 2 ‘Democratizing politics, decolonizing citizenship’: Bela Bhatia (Tata Institute of Social Sciences), Oscar Guardiola-Rivera (Birkbeck, University of London), Charles Hirschkind (University of California, Berkeley), Sasha Roseneil (Birkbeck, University of London)
- Panel 3 ‘The universal after orientalism’: Gurminder Bhambra (University of Warwick), Sudeep Dasgupta (University of Amsterdam), Antke Engel (Institute for Queer Theory), Vivienne Jabri (King’s College London)
- Roundtable ‘Citizenship After Orientalism: An Unfinished Project’: Discussion of Citizenship Studies Journal special issue. http://www.tandfonline.com.libezproxy.open.ac.uk/toc/ccst20/16/5-6 (free access to selected journal articles for participants of the Symposium will be provided prior to the event)
The Symposium is organised by the European Research Council funded project Oecumene: Citizenship after orientalism based at The Open University. To receive up-dates regarding the symposium and other project activities, please register via www.oecumene.eu/user/register
We look forward to seeing you at our Second Symposium in November.
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