The Oecumene project team is delighted to announce that our Second Symposium: Deorientalizing citizenship? will take place on 12-13 November 2012 at the Goodenough College in London. The symposium is organised by the Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism research project.
Thinking about ‘citizenship after orientalism’ involves addressing two theoretical issues. Firstly, what do we understand by orientalism thirty years after Edward Said’s seminal investigation? How can orientalism be re-articulated beyond its cultural or representational forms? Secondly, what do we mean by citizenship as a possible mode of political subjectivity? Is any articulation of political subjectivity which enacts a claim to rights, or to the right to claim rights, to be understood as citizenship?