Understanding Embodied Agonistic Politics. Perspectives from Political and Critical Phenomenology

Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference contribution (without a publication)Academic


In this lecture, I explore two different understandings of embodiment in the (radical) democratic struggles of marginalized citizens and non-citizens: the precarious or vulnerable body on the one hand and the mobile-capable body on the other. The first view is associated with the work of Judith Butler, and prominent in critical phenomenology, the second view can be reconstructed from Hannah Arendt’s political phenomenology, with important complements based on Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology. I argue that the two understandings disclose different meanings and dimensions of democratic struggles.
Period15 Jan 2024
Event titleCritical & Political Phenomenology in Debate: Online Lecture Series
Event typeConference
LocationGermanyShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational