Wednesday 7th December, 2011 at 5pm - Lecture Theatre SMB.0.14, Stewart Mason Building
Political Theory and its ‘others’
Professor Moya Lloyd, Politics, History and International Relations Department
In this lecture, Professor Moya Lloyd explores the relation between political theory and its ‘others’; those topics or areas that have traditionally been conceived of as apolitical.
In particular, she examines how ideas such as sex, gender, sexuality and the human have become intense sites of political contestation.
Drawing on a range of examples, she considers how different ideas come to be politicized in different contexts, how this politicization leads to a rethinking of what counts as politics, and how in turn this leads to an understanding of political theory as concerned less with prescribing what ought to be done than with questioning basic assumptions about how the world is ordered.