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The Object Identity - Epistemology and Cross-Perspectives

Abstract : The purpose of this collection is to investigate the dialectical relation between the subject's subjectivity and the object identity from both an epistemological and a political standpoint. By confronting the object identity with the researchers' subjectivity, the authors embrace an introspection, both epistemological and self-reflexive, about their diciplinary praxis so as to find out and possibly question the personal material — be it racial, gender-related, sexual, or cultural — that the practioners of their discipline or themselves may project onto the object of their analysis. The collection unfolds through the following stages. The first part deals with the hierarchy of identities and their systematized interaction for securing domination. The second part examines the different epistemological caesurae which are supposed to discard political domination but which could very well reveal themselves as theoretical and discursive weapons revived for the sake of power. Is the creation of new identities by crossing national cultures and thus unbinding individualities a plausible way out? How can the complexity of identities be reappraised through geographical and disciplinary cross-perspectives? This is the theme of the third part, while the fourth and last examines concurrently how subjective and artistic strategies — such as black queer subjectivity — can dismantle reductive theoretical systems and their political facets. Contributors: Rozena Maart (The Biko Institute, Canada) ; Monica Michlin (Université Paris IV-Sorbonne) ; Sabine Broeck (University of Bremen, Germany) ; Michelle M. Wright (University of Minnesota, USA) ; Guillaume Marche (Université Paris 12-Val-de-Marne) ; Roderick A. Ferguson (University of Minnesota, USA) ; Corey D. B. Walker (Brown University, USA) ; Peggy Pacini (Université Paris IV-Sorbonne) ; Lawrence P. Jackson (Emory University, USA) ; Xavier Lemoine (Université de Nantes) ; Nick Rees-Roberts (Université Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle) ; Jean-Paul Rocchi (Université Paris-Diderot).
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Jean-Paul Rocchi. The Object Identity - Epistemology and Cross-Perspectives. Paris, France. Revue Cahiers Charles V (40), 2006, ISBN : 2-902937-40-7. ⟨hal-01577865⟩



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