Virus, Viral

Virus, Viral

2012

In Women Studies Quarterly, Viral, Volume 40, Numbers 1 and 2, Spring / Summer, eds. Patricia Clough and Jasbir Puar, The Feminist Press.

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Women Studies Quarterly, Viral

In a recent article titled “After Life: De Anima and Unhuman Politics,” Eugene Thacker writes, “If our global context of climate change, disasters, pandemics, or complex networks tells us anything, it is that political thought today demands a concept of life adequate to its anonymous, unhuman dimensions, an unhuman politics, for unhuman life.” Thacker’s use of the unhuman, rather than the inhuman or nonhuman, alludes to the strange worlds and weird lives┬áthat reveal themselves by turning toward the emergent, unexpected, and challenging interactions, engagements, and limits between the human and nonhuman.