Archaeologies, genealogies, ethics
Goldie Osuri & Simone Drichel
Over the last couple of decades, the emergence of neoliberalism as the dominant organizing imperative across social and public spaces and institutions, coupled with the exceptionalism of imperial and often violent, authoritarian forms of ‘democracy,’ has fostered a rethinking of politics across a wide range of contexts. Rethinking politics through critical intervention necessitates an engagement with conceptual
forms, even epistemes, of an earlier theorisation of politics. The essays in this issue of Borderlands offer ways of rethinking not only politics but also ways of retheorising sites and subjects of the epistemological and the political—Guantanamo Bay, Disneyland,
conservative female politicians, migration and multiculturalism, disciplines and the academy, and mass protest movements.
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