Antykolonialna rewolta czy neoliberalna rozkosz? Miłość w naszych czasach
Anticolonial Revolt or Neoliberal Bliss? Love in our Times
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This text has been written as part of my research project on love and neoliberalism while working on my postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Ørebro in Sweden (Gex-cel theme 10, Love in our Time; http://www.genderexcel.org/?q=node/238). Part of a wider project, it is an attempt at at the impossible task of discussing various theories of love produced by some feminists of Color and decolonial theorists in the context of love asan important inspiration for feminist critical theory in just one article. My analysis starts with an assumption formulated by Margaret Toye, that love has for too long been neglected bygender/feminist studies; this assumption was also made by Anna Jonasdottir, the director of the Love in our Time project. I discuss various connections between love, emancipation and critical practice analyzed by various authors such as Anzaldua, Moraga, Lugones, hooks, Sandoval and Spivak and I connect this focus on the importance of love within progressive feminist writing to theories of translation presented by Benjamin, Spivak and Derrida. I compare love in translation to imagination in Kant’s epistemology to strengthen the critical connection between the feminist writing I discuss and critical philosophical tradition but also to propose a particular interpretation of neoliberalism as system where love might not be possible (which does not mean it never happens).
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