Sarah Sharma: sExit Machine Feminism

Úterý 25. 9. 2018
@ Goethe-Institut v Praze (2. patro)
facebook

Sarah%20sharma

Sarah Sharma: sExit Machine Feminism

Tuesday 25 March 2018
@ Goethe-Institut in Prague (2nd floor)
facebook

Sarah%20sharma

This lecture addresses the question of how feminist action might embrace the broken machine as opposed to attempting to exit or escape the techno-political scene.

Thinking alongside such feminist theorists as Judy Wajcman, Donna Haraway and Xenofeminists like Helen Hester, Sarah posits a techno-feminism that refuses to run smoothly with or be drained of capacity by a new machine. Rather, a feminism of the broken machine guarantees one cannot be re-plugged into this apparatus or re-charged by its energy.

This lecture addresses the question of how feminist action might embrace the broken machine as opposed to attempting to exit or escape the techno-political scene.

Thinking alongside such feminist theorists as Judy Wajcman, Donna Haraway and Xenofeminists like Helen Hester, Sarah posits a techno-feminism that refuses to run smoothly with or be drained of capacity by a new machine. Rather, a feminism of the broken machine guarantees one cannot be re-plugged into this apparatus or re-charged by its energy.

Sarah Sharma is Associate Professor and Director of the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto.

Her monograph In the Meantime: Temporality and Cultural Politics published by Duke University Press was awarded the “2014 National Communication Critical Cultural Division Book of the Year.” In the Meantime intervenes in the popular sentiment that the world is speeding and argues the explanatory power of speed-up is less an accurate depiction of the contemporary moment than it is an ideological discourse itself. Working against this myopic focus on speedup the book introduces a new approach to time and locates how temporality operates as a key relation of power structured at the intersection of a range of social differences.

Sarah is currently working on a new project that explores the gendered politics of exit and refusal, or what she terms “the (s)Exit”, within contemporary techno-culture.

Sarah Sharma is Associate Professor and Director of the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto.

Her monograph In the Meantime: Temporality and Cultural Politics published by Duke University Press was awarded the “2014 National Communication Critical Cultural Division Book of the Year.” In the Meantime intervenes in the popular sentiment that the world is speeding and argues the explanatory power of speed-up is less an accurate depiction of the contemporary moment than it is an ideological discourse itself. Working against this myopic focus on speedup the book introduces a new approach to time and locates how temporality operates as a key relation of power structured at the intersection of a range of social differences.

Sarah is currently working on a new project that explores the gendered politics of exit and refusal, or what she terms “the (s)Exit”, within contemporary techno-culture.

Předchozí akce

Past events