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Spheres of Citizenship | Bethania Assy on "Political (re)existence and the subject of injustice"

Prof. Bethania Assy is going to hold the opening keynote to a workshop within the project 'Spheres of Citizenship' funded by CAPES and DAAD. Her talk deals with 'Political (re)existence and the subject of injustice' and will take place on November 7th 2022 at 1 p.m at Dorotheenstr. 26, Room 422.



Political (re)existence and the subject of injustice proposes a new epistemological approach to a theory of justice based on the concrete experience of the subject of injustice. In her presentation, Bethania Assy explores the relationship between capture, understood as vulnerability in the access to rights, and resistance, understood as the development of potency to self and collective affirmation, from three aspects: the development of political capacity as a process of subjectivation, the production of rights through the development of a new grammar of rights and the ethic of responsibility of the subjects that are not exposed to that violence. Her concept of resistance as re-existence starts with the recognition of state violence as formative in the process of subjectivation, the different temporalities of emergence, injustice, and reparation, as well as the spatiality that determines the concrete experience of injustice.