Politicized Practice/Anarchist/Theatre and Performance Research Group  

 What does Citizenship mean in the 21st century? Protest, papers, politics

 Dr Nina Power, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy University of Roehampton, London

1pm Wednesday 25 April Martin Hall MHL117a/b

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This talk will example the technical and activist definitions of citizenship in relation to the possibility of protest, belonging and precarity. How do these elements combine and pull apart when we think about questions of asylum, public debate and the freedom of assembly? Drawing on philosophy, politics and law, this paper will suggest that we need to understand citizenship as a constant set of antagonistic relations.

Nina Power teaches Philosophy at the University of Roehampton and is the author of multiple articles on politics, culture, philosophy and feminism. She is a founding member of Defend the Right to Protest, a campaign group set up in the the wake of the student protests of late 2010/early 2011 in opposition to the harsh police tactics and criminalisation of protesters that occurred on these and subsequent protests. She is a corresponding editor for Historical Materialism and is on the organising committee for Marxism in Culture. She writes for many magazines and newspapers, including The Wire, frieze, Strike! and The Guardian.

For more information email Gillian Whiteley at G.Whiteley@lboro.ac.uk

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