The production of homeliness: inside and outside the logic of generalized domestication

11 settembre 2018
11 September 2018
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Luogo: Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale, Via Verdi 26 - 38122 Trento,  Sala riunioni 3° piano


  • Ghassan Hage (University of Melbourne)


  • Paolo Boccagni (Università di Trento)

Generalised Domestication, as I argue in "Is Racism an Environmental Threat?" (2017), and as the etymology of domestication indicates, involves a fusion of the logic of the domus and the logic of the dominus. It points to a mode of existence where homeliness and domination, which might appear to begin with as involving antagonistic practices and affects, are intertwined. But can the logic of home-building be reduced to a form domestication or does it involve different modes of existence that lie outside the logic of domestication?

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