Subjects in Process investigates the human subject in the first decade of the twenty-first century in relation to changing social circumstances and belongings. The concept of 'subjectivity' in the Western tradition has focused on the figure of the autonomous, self-conscious, and rooted individual. This book develops a conception of the subject that is nomadic and fluid rather than grounded and complete. Written from a perspective that takes account of globalisation - and the pressures that it places upon individuals and communities - this book draws upon Nietzsche and the post-modern thinkers that followed him. Arguing that a modern conception of the subject must be one based on cultural exchanges and transformations, this book is sure to provide new insights for anyone concerned with or interested in the identity of the individual now and in the future.
Table of Contents
1. Subjects in the Margins Leonor Arfuch 2. Sociologizing Global Youth Cultures: The Genealogy of a Discourse of Subjects in Process Tina (A. C.) Besley 3. Becoming Selves with/in Landscapes and across Borders Bronwyn Davies, Bodil Halvars-Franzen, Hillevi Lenz Taguchi,Farzaneh Moinian, Kajsa Ohrlander, and Anna Palmer 4. And the Debate on Subjectivity Does Not End Rosa Nidia Buenfil Burgos 5. Fantasies of "Chineseness" and the Traffic in Women from Mainland China to Hong Kong in Fruit Chan's Durian Durian Pheng Cheah 6. Cultural Contact and the Turn to the Subject Alicia de Alba 7. Not Neo-Marxist, Not Post-Marxist, Not Marxian:Some Notes on Critical Pedagogy and Marxist Thought Peter McLaren 8. Bodies of Knowledge and Knowledges of the Body Michael A. Peters 9. The Subject in Honigswald's New Kantian Transcendental Philosophy-or Why Culture and Subject Are One Monika Witsch 10. The Nomadic Existence of the Eternal Improviser and Diasporic Co-poiesis in the Era of Mega-speed Ilan Gur-Ze'ev 11. Ernesto Laclau. Interview Alicia de Alba