|Marc Lafia on Sun, 28 Oct 2018 17:10:00 +0100 (CET)|
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Well worth reading the entire interview. But here is a pertinent excerpt.
Learning to Love Again: An Interview with Wendy Brown
CC: Would you say that a paradox that flows from that faith is then how to actually achieve that freedom with others while taking into account the force and the power of difference? How to cope with the inevitable drive toward some form of individuation or recognition of the integrity of self through difference? Would you say that this is an ongoing agitation in mapping the project of freedom with others?
WB: Is it a problematic of difference? Absolutely. To return again to Marx, I think he made it too simple, since the whole project of freedom with others was allowed to come to rest in labour, rather than in what we have come to understand as a multiplicity of other activities where difference actually has a more persistent rather than resolvable quality. That is the burr under the saddle of the project. On the other hand, I don't think that difference stymies or overthrows it. Difference complicates it. The project of freedom with others means not only beginning to look to some sort of sharing of power or collective engagement with the powers that condition our lives, but requires reckoning with the unknowable, the enigmatic, the uncomfortable, without then ceding to a radical libertarian let us all go off with our differences' as if they were natural and ahistorical. This requires that we deal with differences not simply as social phenomena but as a domain of subjectivity and psyche, a domain much political and social theory has only recently been willing to approach.
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On Oct 28, 2018, at 11:01 AM, Keith Hart <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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