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Doing and Being Politics in the Post-Revolutionary Age

Doing and Being Politics in the Post-Revolutionary Age
19 Russell Street, Room AP246
Time: Sep 30th, 2:00 pm End: Sep 30th, 4:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, Slavic Studies (FAS), Diaspora/Transnational, Anthropology (UTSC), Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS), 2000-
Talk by Jessica Greenberg (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

The Department of Anthropology and the Centre for Diasopra and Transnational Studies presents

Doing and Being Politics in the Post-Revolutionary Age

Prof. Jessica Greenberg (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

This talk analyzes how youth and feminist activists in contemporary Serbia configure politics when taken for granted categories of social transformation have become profoundly unmoored. I analyze how activists frame political ethics differently when they judge their actions against absolute definitions of social change versus contingent and situated understandings of praxis. I then consider whether a shift toward a more pragmatic politics among some youth activists is a sign that we are moving into a post-revolutionary age.

Jessica Greenberg is an associate professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on the anthropology of democracy, postsocialism, post-revolutionary and youth politics in the Balkans. Her new research looks at legal cultures, human rights and the judicialization of democracy in the context of European integration.

Anthropology Colloquium Series co-sponsored by the Centre for Diaspora & Transnational Studies (CDTS) and the Arts & Science Students' Union (ASSU).

The event is free and open to all. Registration required. For further information, please contact the Department of Anthropology at (416) 978-4805.


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