Research seminar: "(De-)Constructing the other: Complicating the antagonism/agonism dichotomy"

  • Date: –17:00
  • Location: Engelska parken House 22, room 22-1017
  • Lecturer: Nico Carpentier, är professor vid Charles University i Prag; han har också deltidsanställningar vid Vrije Universiteit Bryssel (VUB - Free University of Brussels), som docent och vid Uppsala Universitet som seniorforskare. Kommentator: Daniel Strand, CEMFOR.
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  • Organiser: Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism (CEMFOR)
  • Contact person: jeannette escanilla
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Abstract
"This talk aims to contribute to the theoretical discussions on othering processes, by linking them to the dynamics of antagonism and agonism, as developed by Mouffe (2005, 2013). Building on two research projects, one on conflict transformation and community media in Cyprus, and one on the construction of the homeless subject position in Greece, an argument will be made to move beyond the constructions of enemy and adversary. Several trajectories will be considered, including the multiplicity of interacting antagonisms and agonisms, the existence of other others, and the possibility of synergism.”

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