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Immobile subjectivities

Navigating (Im)mobility in Migrants’ Career and Life Journeys

Flavia Cangià

and Csordas 2020 ). The ambivalence characterizing this condition can be conceptually illustrated by what I call immobile subjectivities . In what follows, I introduce the concept of existential immobility and frame the study of migrants’ career

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Lear's Subjectivity and Apotheosis

Mehrdad Bidgoli

Other, especially in the reunion scene. But they remain silent when it comes to ‘the third party’. While Sean Lawrence in his seminal articles on this tragedy has scarcely pointed to Lear's subjectivity as a pure Levinasian exposure, 3 James Kearney

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Subjective Freedom and Necessity in Hegel's Philosophy of Right

David James

Hegel associates 'subjective' freedom with various rights, all of which concern the subject's particularity, and with the demand that this particularity be accorded proper recognition within the modern state. I show that Hegel's account of subjective freedom can be assimilated to the 'positive' model of freedom that is often attributed to him because of the way in which the objective determinations of right (Recht) recognise the subject's particularity in the form of individual welfare. To this extent, the practical constraints to which individuals are subject in the modern state are not purely external ones, and the freedom which they enjoy within it is not merely subjective in kind. In exploring the role of certain practical forms of necessity in Hegel's account of civil society I show, however, that Hegel points to the existence of a group of people, the poor, who must be thought to lack subjective freedom, because they will experience the constraints to which they are subject as purely external ones. He also suggests the existence of a form of freedom that is merely subjective in kind, because it consists in a sense of absence of constraint that fails to reflect fully the practical forms of necessity that underlie civil society and constrain an individual's actions. The importance of the concept of necessity in Hegel's Philosophy of Right, as highlighted in the paper, demonstrates, moreover, that the emphasis on freedom found in recent interpretations of Hegel's social and political philosophy needs to be counterbalanced by greater recognition of the role played in it by this concept.

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Sexuality and subjectivity

Erotic practices and the question of bodily sensations

Rachel Spronk

Although the history of anthropology shows various shifts in the way sexuality has been theorised, studies of the relation between sexuality and bodily sensations have remained limited. In this article I explore the concept of body‐sensorial knowledge to understand the relation between the social significance of sexuality and erotic sensations. I argue that the sensual qualities of sexuality are mediators and shapers of social knowledge that help to understand how causal relations, such as the reconfiguration of culture, gender and sexuality in postcolonial Kenyan society, are registered in people's self‐perceptions.

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Narrating Political Subjectivity

A Conversation among Liberals, Conservatives, and Anti-Liberals

Manuel Clemens

subjectivity in a time of crisis. In this sense, Bildung would be less about aesthetic and youthful desires, 6 and more about contemplating contemporary democratic societies and the heterogeneous crowd of people who are shaping their political subjectivity

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After dispossession

Ethnographic approaches to neoliberalization

Oscar Salemink and Mattias Borg Rasmussen

processes and subjective experiences are all connected to a redefinition, repackaging, and transformation of a variety of dispossessions that people around the world experience. “After dispossession” provides ethnographic accounts of the diverse ways to deal

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Theorizing “The Plunge”

(Queer) Girls’ Adolescence, Risk, and Subjectivity in Blue is the Warmest Color

Michelle Miller

: “Radical political change will come about only when new forms of subjectivity and sociality can be forged by thinking beyond the limits of what is already comprehensible” (2008: xiii, emphasis in original). By opening narrative possibilities, we create

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The Power and Productivity of Vigilance Regimes

Ana Ivasiuc, Eveline Dürr, and Catherine Whittaker

which it is productive of materialities, visualities, and cognitive and affective subjectivities, structuring social practices in specific ways. 1 Thus, we chart the power and productiveness of vigilance along the axes of visuality, materiality, and

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From In-Itself to Practico-Inert

Freedom, Subjectivity and Progress

Kimberly S. Engels

’s concept of in-itself in Being and Nothingness 2 to practico-inert in CDR and beyond accounts for many of the differences in the views of human subjectivity presented in his earlier and later works. By subjectivity, I mean the state of being a conscious

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Jablonka et la question du sujet en sciences sociales

Le cas de Laëtitia ou la fin des hommes

Nathan Bracher

sujetsobjets. Qu’ils le veuillent ou non, ils ont donc affaire aux valeurs et à l’éthique, de par leur propre implication subjective irrévocable. Même en voulant éviter les excès et dérapages de l’idéologie et de l’arbitraire individuel, on ne peut pas aborder