Special Issue "Of Beasts, Sovereigns and Societies"
A special issue of Societies (ISSN 2075-4698).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 October 2012)
Prof. Dr. George Pavlich (Website)
Department of Sociology, 5-21 HM Tory Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H4, Canada
Fax: +1 780 492 7196
Interests: socio-legal studies; social theory; governmentality studies; law and society research; sociology of law; colonial and postcolonial criminal justice systems
We invite contributors to author a short 6,000-8,000 word essay on Jacques Derrida’s The Beast and the Sovereign v. 1. or 2. Authors might choose to focus on the connection between Derrida’s work and other writers he takes up in the lectures (e.g. Agamben, Deleuze, Foucault, Hobbes, Lacan, DH Lawrence, Paul Valery), to analyze his deployment of key terms (e.g. bêtise, deferral, decision) and images (esp. wolves), or consider Derrida’s text in relation to his other published writings on practices such as Law, Community, Testimony, Sovereignty, The Animal, Violence, society and Literature. Authors should comment on ways Derrida’s work allows us to think differently about sovereignty politics and our relations to various forms of difference (across cultures, societies, between humans and other species, etc).
Prof. Dr. George Pavlich
- "The Animal"
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