This lecture given by Professor Rosi Braidotti 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 globalisation as a system that functions by instilling processes of ‘timeless time’ and perverse, multiple time-lines. Thirdly, the impact of inhuman factors like wars and conflicts in contemporary governmentality and the new forms of discrimination they engender on a planetary scale. Last but not least, this lecture examines the implications of this historical context for progressive, affirmative politics in general and gender and feminist issues in particular.
This lecture is hosted by Professors Barbara Bolt and Anne Marsh.
Rosi Braidotti is the Distinguished University Professor at Utrecht University and founding Director of the Centre for the Humanities.