Emancipation with and without Marx

Seminar with Morad Farhadpour (Porsesh Institute / Thesis 11) | In english These talks, given in three parts, follow three main goals : to increase the conceptual determination and the historical content of the very idea of emancipation ; to present Marx’s thought and politics as the most significant site for the development of a dialectical relation between emancipation and domination ; and to unfold this dialectic as the best way for dealing with ‘the crisis of Marxism’ and determining at what points we have to go beyond Marx.

Temporalities, subjectivities, politics

The temporality of political upheaval is that of a break within the continuity of an abstract, homogeneous and empty time of capital. Conversely, the chronopolitics of capitalism and its dream of global synchronicity find its ultimate realization in the crisis, which has become a mode of governmentality.
What if we take the question from the notion of subjectivity as it relates to an agency, that is to say on politics in a given place and time, according to a point of view that was not interchangeable?

New spaces of emancipation

How the spaces of revolt, insurrection, resistance on a global scale reveal a new subversive and creative subjectivity and micropolitics of emancipation in the making ? The Kurdish Movement and the Revolution of Rojava, the Green Movement, Arab Springs and Movement of the Places, Tahrir Square, Gezi Park, Nuit Debout, Syntagma Square, Maidan Square, the Chiapas Movement, the Vinegra Revolt in Brazil, etc.

Political studies in Palestine and Kurdistan II

Western political modernity had at the same time excluded any other notion of politics than that in which political activity was rationalized in the State, in a sharing of so–called statesless peoples, also called without history, and others, any other construction than that based on the model of identity and difference and included as its margins the other possible versions of human life.

Political studies in Palestine and Kurdistan

The starting point of the research is in the expressions of traveling theories which, where a conceptual chain was lacking (exiles, wars, and displacements, situations of subalternization in life, law, and the language, separations), is written in a cartography of narratives where statements and utterances can not be disjointed. These narratives are the concrete syntagms resulting from the encounter, the forms of life, their persistence, and the form of their historicity.