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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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After dispossession

Ethnographic approaches to neoliberalization

Oscar Salemink and Mattias Borg Rasmussen

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 with

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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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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

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Pleasure and Dementia

On Becoming an Appreciating Subject

Annelieke Driessen

their subjectivity; they can no longer express themselves intelligibly, and are stripped of all possibilities to enjoy life (ibid.: 14). In line with Higgs and Gilleard, I argue that this imaginary is disabling in itself. In presenting dementia as a

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Comprehending Subjectivity in Vietnam and Beyond

Tine M. Gammeltoft

which subjectivities emerge out of the ways in which people are accompanied, committed, exposed, indebted, obliged, and submitted to one another (e.g., Dyring et al. 2017 ; Englund 2008 ; Ferguson 2013 ; Ingold 2016 ; Rodima-Taylor 2013 ; Sahlins

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Fadi Amer

eclectic nature, however, this diversity tamed by the freedom to choose presents a radical knot embedded in its very understanding of subjectivity – a scepticism threatened with the looming danger of self-erasure. Accordingly, I shall also defend the

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First as Tragedy, Then as Teleology

The Politics/People Dichotomy in the Ethnography of Post-Yugoslav Nationalization

Stef Jansen

of nationalism in the early 1990s are thus infrequent and at best formulaic. Ethnographers therefore rarely encounter people’s recollections of their own prewar or wartime nationalist subjectivity in terms of intentional action. Far more commonly

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The temporality of illegality

Experiences of undocumented Latin American migrants in London

Ana Gutiérrez Garza

migrants’ subjectivities, I first draw on recent anthropological studies that have directed their attention toward the study of illegality and its effects on migrants’ social worlds. The work of Deborah Boehm (2012) , Joanna Dreby (2016) , and Sarah