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Body Economies: Authority, Agency and Shifting Value in the Global South

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Mikel Venhovens - Participant

This PhD course develops the concept of body economies to highlight the ways in which bodies are, on the one hand, constituted as physio-psycho-social assemblages, assembled by and for social and political authorities, generating various material and symbolic effects; and on the other, are sites and means through which material and symbolic value is produced, transformed, transported, marketed and exchanged both by subjects/citizens themselves and by various external actors. The analytical focus is on the political and economic dynamics through and for which bodies are assembled or disassembled, and mobilised or immobilised. The notion of body economies hence brings the dual lenses of political economy and the body to bear on issues of gender and sexuality; mobility, insecurity, displacement and confinement; forms of value and production and reproduction; and citizenship and sovereignty in the Global South.
5 Apr 20177 Apr 2017


CourseBody Economies: Authority, Agency and Shifting Value in the Global South
LocationCopenhagen University

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