Book Launch | Plastic Materialities: Politics, Legality, and Metamorphosis in the Work of Catherine Malabou

You are cordially invited to the launch of Brenna Bhandar and Jonathon Goldberg-Hiller (eds) Plastic Materialities: Politics, Legality, and Metamorphosis in the Work of Catherine Malabou (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015)

Plastic Materialities

When: Thursday, 4th June 2015, 6:30pm
Where: Blackwell’s Holborn, London, WC1V 6EP

With presentations by:

Brenna Bhandar, School of Law, SOAS, London
Howard Caygill, CRMEP, Kingston University
Chris Lloyd, School of Law, Oxford Brookes University
Catherine Malabou, CRMEP, Kingston University

Catherine Malabou’s concept of plasticity has influenced and inspired scholars from across disciplines. The contributors to Plastic Materialities—whose fields include political philosophy, critical legal studies, social theory, literature, and philosophy—use Malabou’s innovative combination of post-structuralism and neuroscience to evaluate the political implications of her work. They address, among other things, subjectivity, science, war, the malleability of sexuality, neoliberalism and economic theory, indigenous and racial politics, and the relationship between the human and non-human. Plastic Materialities also includes three essays by Malabou and an interview with her, all of which bring her work into conversation with issues of sovereignty, justice, and social order for the first time.

Contributors: Brenna Bhandar, Silvana Carotenuto, Jonathan Goldberg-Hiller, Jairus Victor Grove, Catherine Kellogg, Catherine Malabou, Renisa Mawani, Fred Moten, Alain Pottage, Michael J. Shapiro, Alberto Toscano

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