THE ELEVENTH BIENNIAL RADICAL PHILOSOPHY
Spaces of Control: Confronting Austerity and Repression
Stony Brook University, NY
November 6 - 9, 2014
Welcome to the website for the Radical Philosophy Association’s 2014 Biennial Conference, the eleventh. Below, you will find all of the information you need to know for the conference (registration, hotels, directions, etc.).
Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chairs the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. Her books include Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages, Cities in a World Economy, and The Global City and are translated into twenty-one languages. She also contributes regularly to www.opendemocracy.net and www.huffingtonpost.com.
Lisa Guenther is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University and the author of Social Death and its Afterlives: A Critical Phenomenology of Solitary Confinement.
Capitalism’s most recent crisis and the austerity measures imposed in its wake have resulted in unprecedented levels of inequity, dispossession, and suffering. Political dissent and democratic opposition are quelled by the employment of new and increasingly punitive measures of control. The spaces of such control are the subject matter of our conference. We envision such spaces as covert and overt, as conducting operations of confinement and detention, expulsion and displacement, as virtual and physical, carried out through police and military, through individuals and the state, publicly and privately. The exploration of such spaces may allow us to engage, resist, disrupt, and modify the practices that create them. We examine such spaces in order to see through them and move beyond them.