(the) Political, Götenborg, Performativity

What is Political in a Politics of Performativity?

Fashion and paradigms are not the same; so much is true even on the outer limits of scholarly debates. The notion of performativity shows just that; a term now so often mentioned, elaborated, experimented with and both hailed and degraded – not yet capable and not even certain of becoming a paradigm. Obviously drawn from theatre and performance studies, performativity is ‘in vogue’ in both social theory, science and technology studies as well as in political theory and arts. Continue reading

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