For those interested Professor Jarrett Zigon will be giving a talk at the Center for Subjectivity Research at the South Campus (Karen Blixen Plads 8, Lecture room 15A.0.13) on the 1st of June from 13:15-15:00. See the below description for more information.
Ecstatic Relationality and Dying-With: Politics, Ethics, Community
CFS Lecture by Jarrett Zigon, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Virginia, USA.
This talk explores the politics and ethics of ecstatic relationality. In doing so, it considers perhaps the central experience of drug users around the globe who participate in anti-drug war political activity, that is, the experience of dying-with. This experience is not only a key motivation for becoming politically active. But it also initiates an awareness of the essential openness and relationality of being, an intertwining of existence, that through their political activity has given way to a community of whoever arrives.