Epidemic Subjects - Radical Ontology

Edited by Elisabeth von Samsonow

Epidemic Subjects - Radical Ontology

Edited by Elisabeth von Samsonow

Distributed for Diaphanes

192 pages | 12 halftones | 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 | © 2016
Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9783037345962 Published June 2017 N/F/S Belgium, France & Luxembourg
Modern philosophy continues to grapple with the idea of subjectivity—and, as the concept of subjectivity has consequently been repeatedly refined and redefined, the struggle has spread to the ways we conceive of sovereignty, collectivity, nationality, and identity as a result. Yet, in the absence of an authoritative account of these central philosophical concepts, exciting new ways of thinking have emerged which continue to develop and evolve.
           
Epidemic Subjects—Radical Ontology brings together a renowned team of contributors, including  Levi Bryant, Angela Melitopoulos, and Susan Stryker, who together forge a radically inclusive definition of subjectivity. Drawing on Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s concept of the “girl” as a heuristic device for examining modern society and its foundations, they tie together recent trends in philosophy and offer a concrete way forward from the conception of the “thing” or “object” privileged by new materialism, speculative realism, and other theories of subjectivity.
Contents
Elisabeth von Samsonow
Epidemic Subjects
 
Suzana Milevska
Becoming-Girl:
Compossibility, Intersectionality, and Agency
 
Levi R. Bryant
Two Ontologies:
Posthumanism and Lacan’s Graph of Sexuation
 
Arantzazu Saratxaha Arregi
Girl:
A Paradigmatic Example of Evolutionary Disobedience
 
Boyan Manchev
Pandora’s Toys or zoon technicon
and the Technical Ghosts of the Future
 
Peter Sloterdijk
Theory of Evolution
 
Karin Ferrari
Weird Wired Viral: A Graphic Novel
 
Francesca Coin
Tearing the Neoliberal Subject
 
Johanna Braun
The American Girl and the Horror of (In)Justice
 
Angela Melitopoulos
Austism and Networks
 
Elisabeth von Samsonow
Latency: Biography of an Omniscient Spy
 
Contributors
 
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