Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect – reviewed by Dr Andra le Roux-Kemp

‘Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect’ by Mel Y. Chen (Duke University Press, 2012).  What does U.S. Senator George Allen’s 2006 re-election campaign, turtle eggs and the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 have in common? Or how about the dehumanising effect of disability discourse and ‘The Estrangement of Labour’ Read more…

Human-Animal Exchange: Two Events at the Edinburgh International Science Festival (April 2013)

Human Hybrids: Perspectives on Human-Animal Exchange April, 6 – 7.30pm, Teviot Row. Tickets £8 / £6 In this Edinburgh International Science Festival symposium, Gill Haddow, Paul De Sousa, Calum MacKellar (Director of Research, Scottish Council on Human Bioethics) and Hugh Whittall (Director of the Nuffield Council of Bioethics) join Shawn Read more…

“What is ‘mental illness’ today – five hard questions” Nikolas Rose (Public Seminar, University of Nottingham, 15 May 2013)

What is ‘mental illness’ today – five hard questions Professor Nikolas Rose 4.30pm, Wednesday 15 May B63, Law & Social Sciences Building, University Park, University of Nottingham Abstract:  In this talk I want to characterize the ‘territory’ of mental illness today by posing five hard questions that seem to me Read more…