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Hamzić, Vanja (2018) Bodies that Border that Line. In: 'Queer' Asia 2018 Keynote Panel, June 2018, 'Queer' Asia Conference, SOAS University of London, London, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

There is something about human body that defies borders; not only is one’s body unthinkable outside of its immediate environment—be that environment construed out of bodies of others, of certain human or even non-human shared corporeality, or of a space where the world, or worlding, happens—it is equally seemingly non-existent in the absence of other partial and perhaps necessarily imperfect connections: in language, sociality and other ways of being collective, or part of collectives, in one’s lifeworld. So, to draw a border, as Marilyn Strathern seems to have implied with her critical anthropological concepts of ‘dividuality’ and ‘partial connections’, means, in a way, to slip into an epistemic abyss where, in order to become something other than the other, one needs to at least partly lose oneself.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Items (Keynote)
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Law
Departments and Subunits > Interdisciplinary Studies > Centre for Gender Studies
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2018 10:20
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/26042

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