‘For Love of the World’ – Arendt, politics, space – CFP

Take note, fellow readers of The Human Condition from last winter’s reading group.

Progressive Geographies

 ‘For Love of the World’ – Arendt, politics, space

 Convener: Richard J Bater  (Royal Holloway, Universityof London)

Sponsored by the Political Geography Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society with theInstitute ofBritish Geographers

RGS-IBG Annual Conference, Edinburgh University – 3-5th July, 2012

Elisabeth Young-Bruehl (to whom the title of this session is indebted), in her biography of Hannah Arendt, notes her recurrent concern for ‘the world’, after Martin Heidegger, as well as her contemporary experiences of worldliness and worldlessness, – questions that geographers too have long concerned themselves with – at the very basis of her political thought.  There are glimmers too, of a sophisticated conception of the space(s) of politics and the production of space pregnant within Arendt’s works.  In ‘To Save the Jewish Homeland’ (1948), for example, we find Arendt’s anti-transcendental conception of the political and identity, as a critique of European nationalism, to inform…

View original post 293 more words

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s