Dissent and Multiple Identities

Abstract : A companion volume to L'Objet identité: épistémologie et transversalité (2006) which critically examined the new epistemological configuration of the object identity in regards to African American, Queer and Gender Studies, Dissidence et identités plurielles (Dissent and Multiple Identities) intends to shift the focus to the perspective of individual and collective praxes in identity formations, be they communal, national, racial, sexual and/or gender-related. This new collection has the double-faced notion of dissent as its main prism, both a source of fruitful advancement and a threat pregnant with stasis and petrification. As the necessary impetus to the teleological tension toward communal emancipation, scientific progress and social transformation, dissent is herein examined within texts (dissensions in literary and political manifestos, conflicting positioning in theoretical discourses, subversive fictional texts, and controversial artistic analyses) and within socio-political movements (dissidence and/or strategic reorientation especially in consciousness-rising subject groups). Contributors also consider the divide between the text and the socio-political transformation while paying a particular attention to the risky translation of dissenting theoretical constructions into individual and collective praxes by social and political actors alike. In an interdisciplinary perspective the collection eventually aims at analysing the process of dissent when it becomes a barrier that defers the actualization of a globalized agenda encompassing identity formations beyond particular interests. Contributors: Introduction by Jean-Paul Rocchi (Université Paris-Diderot) ; Lewis R. Gordon (Temple University, USA) ; Rozena Maart (University of the Western Cape, South Africa) ; Jane Gordon (Temple University, USA) ; Guillaume Marche (Paris 12-Val de Marne) ; Abigail Lang (Université Paris-Diderot) ; Xavier Lemoine (Université de Nantes) ; Henriette Gunkel (University of East London, the United Kingdom) ; Volker Woltersdorff (Free University of Berlin, Germany) ; Corey D. B. Walker (Brown University, USA) ; Frédéric Sylvanise (Université Paris 13-Nord) ; Silyane Larcher (EHESS/Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne) ; Tristan Cabello (Northwestern University, USA) ; Monica Michlin (Paris IV-Sorbonne) ; Sara Thornton (Université Paris-Diderot); Nick Rees-Roberts (Bristol University, the United Kingdom) ; Antje Schuhmann (University of Munich, Germany/University of Witwatersrand, South Africa).
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Jean-Paul Rocchi. Dissent and Multiple Identities. France. Presses Universitaires de Nancy, 2008, Collection "Regards croisés sur le monde anglophone", ISBN: 978-2-86480-899-2. 〈http://www.lcdpu.fr/livre/?GCOI=27000100050050〉. 〈hal-01576868〉



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